Thursday, July 5th, 2012
The Perfect Palate is a new enterprise, a portion controlled gourmet food service provider that home delivers.  The Perfect Palate has recently expanded service delivery nationally to meet demand.

Originally developed as a food service provider for the gastric banding market,
The Perfect Palate has expanded its client base to include those looking for a psychological approach to weight loss.

“Our approach is psychological in nature,” says co-founder Kerry Howard. 

Ms Howard speaks from the heart of experience, not only as a provisionally registered psychologist but also as she is a sucessful ‘loser’ herself – having lost 40kgs over an 18 month period.

“I had a gastric band in 2007, however if I had not dealt with my underlying psychological drivers for food, the benefit of the gastric band as a tool would have been lost” Ms Howard said.

Kerry also provides psychological support services to bariatric clients and understands the emotional drivers that increase food consumption.  The Perfect Palate menu is specifically designed to take you back to basics – enjoy a little bit of everything, with fabulous flavours and sensational taste.

“In gaining control of my emotional eating, I was able to lose the majority of my excess weight, but I struggled to maintain variety in my diet” Ms Howard said.  “I’m a busy person, so making the best food options was difficult as I didn’t put much thought into it – I often eat on the run” she said.

“With a gastric band that can be difficult – the portion size needs to be smaller than average and I wasted so much food”.

When she met her partner Peter Barter, a chef and restaurateur with over 30 years in the food and wine industry, they decided to synergise their expertise and The Perfect Palate was born.

“There is much research about now that shows that long term weight loss is about reducing the amount that you eat,” Ms Howard said.  “By eating things are are full flavoured and eating them mindfully, we naturally feel more satisfied, thus we are able to consume less.”

“I also encourage bringing your eating forward to earlier in the day and eating smaller portions more regularly throughout the day to keep you going.”

“It’s also about making sure you don’t feel deprived.  If you want chocolate – eat it, but limit the amount and have it as early in the day as you can manage.  Our menu includes some fabulous desserts for just this reason.”

As an entirely web based business, ordering from The Perfect Palate is very simple.  By logging into their website ( you simply drag and drop the products of your choosing into the shopping cart for a streamlined checkout process.   Products ordered before 11am (Monday-Thursday) are usually delivered to your door the following day*.

"We carry a wide range of meals and snacks to suit a variety of budgets, our portions are small and we have a wide variety of produce to keep your taste buds tantalised" Ms Howard said.  “No minimum orders, no contracts, just fantastic food.”

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(*depending on location, some regional areas are up to 48 hours)

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The Perfect Palate

The Perfect Palate is a gourmet portion controlled food providore who home deliver their products all over Australia.

Established by a food and weight management therapist and a chef, The Perfect Palate synergises flavour, portion and the psychological drivers for eating.

The head office is in the ACT, however the distribution centre has been established in Nambucca Heads in NSW. With products sourced nationally, as well as local produce, this is truly a national company.

From Nambucca Heads products are air freighted all over Australia, providing local employment opportunities in a region that is in desperate need of them.

Due to the web based nature of their ordering system and the freight capabilities, they have been able to pick up the distribution hub of this business and locate it in an area of much needed regional development and still provide national service delivery.

Kerry Howard
P: 0427 244 920


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