Simply Foods

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Simply Foods? Is there a difference between Simply Foods, Fuel Up, Ready Meals, and City Core Catering?

Ready Maid Meals and City Core Catering are now Simply Foods. Simply Foods is the parent company of Fuel Up, which is a specialized turnkey school lunch program for Canadian school districts and similar institutions that aim to provide freshly prepared lunches regularly for their students. More information about Fuel Up can be found here.

To start a conversation about our Meal Prep & Delivery and Catering services, please email or call us at 604-620-5474.

I’m looking for a catering company that can provide meals for my organization. Can I create a unique meal plan and menu that will work specifically for my group? How many meals can I order at once?

We can absolutely work with you to create a unique meal plan that works for your organization. We have an extensive catalogue for you to choose from, in addition to access to our wonderful team of chefs who can create new dishes for your organization and/or event. We offer home deliveries for individuals, or we can service events for groups of 10 to 1,500 meals per order.

To start a conversation with someone on our team, please email or call us at 604-620-5474.

Are you still offering catering services during COVID-19?

Yes, but to ensure everyone’s safety, we are currently not offering our regular in-person services (such as bartending and waitressing). Each meal will instead be individually packaged and delivered hot with our drivers geared with proper PPE. Here is our list of Catering Boxes available for order. For more information on our COVID-19 Safety Plan, please visit our page here.

Can I still taste-test your food during COVID-19?

Absolutely! You are always welcome at our table. We just have a few mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols to follow when you (and your guests) arrive. We are also offering Zoom appointments and free delivery for samples to your location so that we can meet remotely. Please email us at or call us at 604-620-5474 for more information and to book an appointment.

Where can I order meals for seniors? How long would it take for my orders to arrive?

You can order meals specially made to support seniors at our online store at

Orders typically arrive within 7 business days. For instance, if you placed your order on January 7th, 2021, your order would arrive on Saturday or Sunday, January 16th or 17th. Home and/or office meal deliveries are made on Saturdays and Sundays between 2-6pm, with pick-up options (with the delivery fee waived) available on Mondays after 10:00am.

Where can I order lunches for my child?

There are two ways to order food for your family. You can order meals a la carte from our online store here (

If you’re inquiring about the Fuel Up School Lunch Program:

It depends on where your child goes to school. If your child goes to school in the New Westminster, please visit this link to place a new order or create a new profile:

An overview of the program, including information about our Subsidy Program, is provided here

If your child goes to school in the Abbotsford School District, please email Helen Duval at for program and order inquiries.

I don’t know if my school has Fuel Up. How can I check, and how can my school adopt the program?

We have our list of Fuel Up schools on our website. Check to see if your school has adopted Fuel Up here.


For schools with Fuel Up:

If you’re a school administrator or parent who has a child attending school in New Westminster, please email the New Westminster School District at for inquiries. For students in the Abbotsford School District, please email Helen Duval at

For schools new to Fuel Up:

If you’re a school district administrator or school administrator from another district, please email us anytime at, and tell us more about your school by completing this Fuel Up Intake Form:

I’m interested in selling your products to my customers. How do I become a vendor and where can I find wholesale prices?

We’d love to work with you too! Please email Co-owner and Business Development Manager, Katie Hovey, at for the full list of our products that are optimized for retail, along with their prices and to request a tasting.

Visit our online store:

My company is interested in becoming a sponsor and/or partner. Who should I speak to for more information?

Thank you for your interest in investing in our company! We’d love to explore how our two forces can support the community together. We offer multiple levels of sponsorships that allow companies to provide financial support and/or offer sponsorships in-kind. Please email us at to start the conversation.