Meet the Team Behind the Food

We prepare and deliver healthy, delicious, good food, made from natural ingredients and designed to give your body all the nutrition it needs.

Emma Buckley, BsC, RNutr

Director of Nutrition

Emma is the Director of Nutrition and co-founder of GourmetFuel. She has developed an entire range of health foods to compliment healthy living and performance. Emma Buckley B.Sc, is a Registered Nutritionist from Dublin, Ireland. A UCD graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry and Graduate Certificate and Higher Diploma in Diet and Nutrition. She is an international keynote conference speaker on nutrition and health and has worked closely with professional and Olympic athletes and coaches covering track, field and combat sports at the highest levels. Her knowledge of how food works in the body helps her design the healthiest meals and meal plans possible. Emma is a UKVRN Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition (, specialising in Food.

Andy Dowling

Head Chef

Andy is an exceptional chef, a proven team leader and kitchen manager whose career spans over a decade. Previously a Head Chef in Avoca for four years, he also worked in St Vincent’s Private Hospital, adhering to the strict health and safety standards. He has vast experience providing healthy and balanced meals to both customers and patients with special dietary requirements.
Using our very own FuelMatrix Nutrition Technology, Andy and his team create every meal from scratch with natural, wholesome, fresh and healthy produce. We use only top quality ingedients from certified and trusts suppliers.

The Story

We really love food but we’ve always liked to eat healthy too. Back before GourmetFuel started in 2014, we found the only way to get our hands on truly good food that tasted good too, was to cook it ourselves. That meant shopping, chopping and cooking meals from scratch. Admittedly we loved to cook, but that takes time and all too often life got in the way and we found ourselves making poor choices at lunchtime or after a long day’s work. So we thought, there must be a way that everyone can enjoy delicious healthy food every day, without having to spend hours in the supermarket and the kitchen….and just like that GourmetFuel was born!

The Story

We really love food but we’ve always liked to eat healthy too. Back before GourmetFuel started in 2014, we found the only way to get our hands on truly good food that tasted good too, was to cook it ourselves. That meant shopping, chopping and cooking meals from scratch. Admittedly we loved to cook, but that takes time and all too often life got in the way and we found ourselves making poor choices at lunchtime or after a long day’s work. So we thought, there must be a way that everyone can enjoy delicious healthy food every day, without having to spend hours in the supermarket and the kitchen….and just like that GourmetFuel was born!

What meals can we cook for you?


400 kCals


500 kCals


600 kCals


200 kCals


300 kCals


900 kCals

What our Customers say...

Great tasty food, fast delivery and a wide variety to choose from. Helped me out massively in my first week home with a newborn. Would definitely recommend.

Marie Byrne Avatar Marie Byrne

Maybe the best website ever. Simple to use and dishes described excellently. Great photos so that you see exactly what you get with full nutritional advice. Food is extremely good and great flavours,. The fish cakes were a particular favourite and we will continue to shop here.

Michael Kenefick Avatar Michael Kenefick

GourmetFuel were brilliant and really helped my 95 year old dad by delivering him beautifully prepared meals during lockdown. It meant that although I can't see him and be with him, he had a good nutritious and tasty meal everyday. Cannot recommend them highly enough, thank you.

Kim Yates Avatar Kim Yates


I honestly can not recommend Gourmet Fuel enough. Their service has been excellent and the team are just so helpful.

Ordering was so simple. Delivery time is quick. Not only are these meals tasty but they are also super nutritious, with the macro breakdown clearly visible for anyone macro counting. Huge thanks for this wonderful service. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ursula Macken Avatar Ursula Macken

Fantastic service. The food is top quality and fresh with some great selections. I love the Mexican dishes!

The customer service is also second to none. Whenever I have a question someone's on the live chat ready to assist. An example of how amazing the customer service is, was when Jane called after our order to give us a welcome and some additional advice!

If you're looking for help with maintain healthy eating and having delicious food than Gourmet Fuel is the way to go!

Barry Hickey Avatar Barry Hickey

Best customer service and great meals.

I had an issue in the first week, but they were available right away, listened to the problem, solved it for me, refunded me, and... changed their procedures to improve for all clients in the future! Great way to keep a customer forever! 😀

I now have a subscription; the choice is great, the meals tasty and healthy and no hassle at all!

Also kudos for their recycle policy 🙂

margherita frezza Avatar margherita frezza

Im on my second week now, Absolutely delighted with GourmetFuel. Their customer service is the best, the food quality is fresh and the whole concept has really made my life so much more easier to manage with out having to worry about food prepping or portion control. Also the nutrition advise is fab!

Nicole Stevenson Avatar Nicole Stevenson

Couldn't be happier with this service. Takes the guess work out of calorie counting. Jayne sorts out my meals weekly and is a pleasure to deal with. Food is top quality and it is great value for money, the time I am saving not having to prep, cook and clean is great!

David Glen Avatar David Glen

To be honest....I am very impressed. Food is delicious. It's actually very good value for money. Great selection. Very easily could order a 4 or 5 days of the dinner and have it in work for lunch. Top Quality. Delivered right to my door.

Emmet Cooke Avatar Emmet Cooke

Has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Emma and the guys at Gourmet Fuel as they supported us with a corporate offering for our staff at Accenture. Feedback from staff has been fantastic and I can vouch for that having availed of the dinners myself, delicious and delivered on time with no issues

Killian Kelleher Avatar Killian Kelleher

Received my first order on Friday. The food was fabulous. So tasty. I had Cottage Pie and my son had Beef Chilli. Really delicious and tasty. Great service, prompt delivery, great customer service. Will definitely order again and will be availing of the free nutrition consultation.

Jacinta Lord Avatar Jacinta Lord

I ordered a meal hamper through my Irishlife health insurance policy. When received there was a couple of meals missing. When i contacted Gourmet fuel they we very quick to respond, extremely apologetic, and offered me a quick fix. There meals are very tasty and really high quality. I would really like to promote this service and will be using in the future again.

Graham carty Avatar Graham carty

Delicious meals with all information on protein, fats etc. Order system so easy and delivery in time. Best I have experienced.

Helen O'Brien Avatar Helen O'Brien

I use Gourmet Fuel to feed my participants during research. When some have dropped out, I've tried the food myself. It's the best quality meal prep I've had to date.

Mark Germaine Avatar Mark Germaine

Just started using this service. I am very impressed with the quality of food and the variety on offer.

I looked at other providers and GourmetFuel is definitely one of the best for food quality and service.

Ursula Collins Avatar Ursula Collins

I was delighted to receive a gourmet fuel hamper with 5 delicious lunches, dinners and snacks, when I arrived home from the hospital after having my son. I can not recommend Gourmet Fuel enough. The service is excellent and the delivery time is quick. Not only are the meals delicious and tasty but they are also nutritious and just the kind of food you would crave after having a baby! Huge thanks for this wonderful service. Now I can spend quality time with my newborn baby instead of worrying about what to cook next!

Gráinne, Cork

Grainne Murphy Avatar Grainne Murphy

I used these guys during a really busy period of training. It meant I got more variety in my food and a lot more free time. Making 4000 calories worth of healthy food every day would have taken up my evenings and half my Sunday. The meals are all delicious and they incorporated all my feedback following the first week. I collect my food so can't speak to the delivery but always very friendly when I collect.

Daryl O REILLY Avatar Daryl O REILLY

Meals are really tasty and plentiful. I have saved a fortune by not having to food shop and also have no more food being wasted and thrown in to the bin. It also means I eat a nutritious dinner every day now which was never a certainty.

lorraine dowdall Avatar lorraine dowdall

Top quality food, really fresh and tasty. Would recommend it definitely. Just annoyed I only heard about it last week. Loving it. Thanks, Pat

Pat Mchugh Avatar Pat Mchugh

Loved this benefit of my Irish Life health insurance package.

I liked each meal & snack. I really enjoyed that they were healthy aswell as delicious.

Portions were great, for my big appetite!

Great job Gourmet Fuel & Irish Life.

Happy Customer,



Michelle Walsh Avatar Michelle Walsh

After years of trying to out 'gym' a poor diet - eating to much/ to little not regularly.... all the things that just won't work... I finally made the move to sign up to Gourmet Fuel - and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made.

I have always enjoyed exercise & the gym - but never really looked like I did... last year I switched to a new gym - and my focus has become performance. And I think everyone knows - nutrician & fueling your body is key to this.

About 8 weeks ago I decided to tackle the 'nutrician' element. If I'm honest - I don't enjoy food prep & even when I did prep I'd be bored of eating the same thing after 2 days & then just stop. Finding Gourmet Fuel has been exactly the answer I've needed - the food is amaizng. I can't wait to see what they've got in my plan for the week when I get there on Monday. And Katie was amazing working with me to balance my macros - thanks Katie!

Since starting my plan I've lost over 8kg of body fat alone. And I can honestly say - doing the exercise I enjoy & loving the food I'm eating has made this the easiest way I've ever lost any weight!

Thanks to Katie, Emma & the team - I can honestly say I don't see a time where I don't have Gourmet Fuel as part of my lifestyle! Would easily recommend the service to anyone! 🙂

Kara L Avatar Kara L

It's like having your own personal chef and nutritionist rolled into one. The food is sensationally good. And it's calorie controlled. We have been using the service since April and I've lost 8lbs so far. We just buy the dinners but I've had some of the lunches and they are delicious too. I can't see how you'd make the variety and quality at home any cheaper as there is now zero food waste in our house. This is a blow for my dogs as food waste was their passion. We both work full time and eating healthily was a goal not easily achieved. Till now!!! I highly recommend this service.

Kathy Boyd Avatar Kathy Boyd

As Nutritionist for Tipperary Footballers, I was looking for a company that could deliver tasty, nutritious food to 35+ players but at an affordable price also. Gourmet fuel were quick to jump on board providing us with samples of their meals almost immediately. With the players really enjoying their samples, we decided to go ahead with Gourmet Fuel. They have a variety of lunches/dinners to choose from which allowed players to choose different meals each week. The feedback from players has always been positive. Orders are delivered on-time and if anything changes in regards training/matches etc… Gourmet Fuel are always quick to help out and think of alternative solutions for us to get a delivery on time. I would recommend using Gourmet Fuel when working with teams as they are quick and efficient, provide meals to suit individuals needs and are very tasty.

Eimear Bryant Avatar Eimear Bryant

I've been ordering food from Gourmet Fuel, on and off, for a few years now.It's been fantastic for me, particularly in the times when I've wanted food for one and cooking just seems like too much trouble, or at times when I've been getting home late from work and there just isn't time to start cooking.

At the moment, I'm getting 2 meals a day from them as part of a targeted calorie intake plan, which they designed for me.

Most importantly for me, the food tastes really great and I have complete confidence in its quality and freshness. It's like having all the convenience of takeaway, but it's really good and healthy.

The website can be a bit messy at times, but they seem very comfortable with taking phone calls to sort out anything. Whoever answers the phone always seems able to do everything.

All in all, I've been very pleased with the whole experience with Gourmet Fuel, and I'm happy to recommend them.

Ray Duffin Avatar Ray Duffin

You’ve tried the rest ,

Now try the best ... great meals great portions tasty treats and great service , even modified my plan , 5 stars 🌟

Derek Kearney Avatar Derek Kearney

The meals are lovely, they make it really easy to lose weight. The ordering process is quick and easy and the staff are great. I can't fault them.

Aedin Bridgit McHugh Avatar Aedin Bridgit McHugh

Hi, just letting you know we got our order today and the goats cheese salad is the best thing ive tasted in a long while. Keep up the good work!!!

Mark Hall Avatar Mark Hall

I have used Gourmet Fuel the last two weeks and the experience has been great! I would definitely recommend them. Having a busy schedule makes it difficult to always make the right choices when it comes to food. There is a good choice of meals and everything has been fresh and tasty.

Debbie Avatar Debbie

I have been a customer of Gormel Fuel since January and I couldn’t recommend it more highly. With long hours at work and little time for meal prep, the service Gourmet Fuel offers is a life saver. It can be a challenge to maintain healthy eating with a busy schedule and now, Gourmet Fuel looks after that for me. All my meals are catered to my own goals (likes and dislikes also) and delivered twice a week to work in cooler bags so I don’t have to stress. The food is fresh, tasty and of the highest quality. I feel much healthier and happier as a result. Many thanks to Emma and the team.

Rachel Fitzsimons Avatar Rachel Fitzsimons

GourmetFuel provides delicious, healthy food, delivered directly to your door. There is total flexibility in ordering, great communication with the office and the dishes are so much healthier than the average supermarket ready meal. The dishes stack neatly in the fridge and freezer. The seafood paella was a particular favourite, and the snacks are great too.

Anne C Avatar Anne C