The Dinner Ladies are Sophie Gilliatt and Katherine Westwood. They got together at the school gate in 2007 and came up with the idea of preparing dinners for time-poor friends so that they would always have good homemade food in their fridges and freezers. What started as a back shed project has now grown to a fleet of delivery trucks dropping off many hundreds of delicious home-cooked meals to hungry households every day.
Between them, the Dinner Ladies have seven children and two husbands of varying sizes, appetites and degrees of fussiness. There’s not much they don’t know about pleasing a tricky crowd.