Business Name: Garden Food Prep
Support Received: Start & Grow
Location: Southend and Rochford, Essex
With a background in food and fitness, and the drive and determination to help people to adopt healthier eating habits, Christian Larocque was inspired to start up his own food preparation business.
Christian told us about his start-up journey.
Tell us more about your business, Garden Food Prep.
Launched in January 2017, Garden Food Prep is an educational meal preparation company based in Southend and Rochford, offering its customers healthy, pre-prepared meals to help them to achieve their diet and fitness goals. With the calories, fat, carbohydrates and protein all measured out in advance, our meal plans help people to stay on track.
Other meal prep companies focus on convenience over health, but for our service, the convenience aspect is incidental. Accuracy is our focus to ensure clients achieve their goals.
What is the inspiration and motivation behind the business?
I grew up witnessing ‘yo-yo dieters’, which heavily influenced my thought process for Garden Food Prep. I have been on my own food and fitness journey, which has seen me spend five years travelling the globe and adopting different eating habits. In that time, I have seen the impact that an ongoing, sustainable diet can have, and I brought those principles back to the UK to apply to Garden Food Prep.
With the food and fitness industry still growing, but not yet saturated, the feedback I have received has been overwhelmingly positive.
I have been told by others who work in the fitness industry that nobody is doing the food as accurately as I am. I am still always looking to improve and keep ahead of the competition in terms of quality. My interest in food and nutrition drives me hard.