MELBOURNE, Australia, Feb. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Australia's economy is booming and with it comes more spending power for many households. The average spend on dining out and take-away meals has been on the rise for the past 20 years. This has resulted in Melbourne's culture of 'foodies' – people with a particular interest in searching out gourmet gastronomic experiences. However, a Melbourne-based kitchen design company has revealed their top five reasons why foodies should re-think their dining options and choose to eat in more often.
According to CommBank Signals, Australians are showing a taste for convenience more than ever before. The average spend per month on fast food has increased by 23 percent in the last 4 years, with the average person spending $70 a week. A CommBank Signals economist stated that Australians are opting for fast food and cafes as cheaper alternatives to dining in.
However, there are adverse effects to this lifestyle. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that the leading cause of death remains to be heart disease with diabetes fast catching up. This can be partly attributed to the poor eating habit of frequently consuming fast food.
"While couples and families enjoy being social, they're actually starving for more quality time together, as well as getting onto healthier and balanced diets," says Peter Tredinnick, head of The Kitchen Place. "Dining in is a way to achieve both."
With these facts in mind, Peter has revealed what his company considers the reasons why Melbourne foodies should opt to do more dining in, than out.
- It saves money. Average spending per person on fast food is at $70 per week which can easily translate into $3,640 in a year.
- It's healthier. A person who prepares their own meals will find it easier to stick on a diet and have healthier options.
- More family time. The dinner table is a great opportunity to talk with one's partner and kids.
- It's fun. By working together to create a meal, making dinner becomes a fun thing to do.
- Get a sense of accomplishment. Experiment with new recipes. Master the art of cooking and feel satisfied out of creating something delicious.
"Clearly, the benefits of cooking and eating in far outweigh dining out, especially if it's fast food," says Peter Tredinnick.
The Kitchen Place believes that in order to re-create exciting gastronomic experiences at home, one's kitchen must be well thought out. "Even a simple tweak in the layout can make all the difference," comments Peter Tredinnick. He continues, "We customise our kitchens based on the homeowner's tastes and preferences; we've helped Melbournians transform their kitchens to spaces for culinary excitement and social entertainment."
Visit The Kitchen Place website for more information on how Peter's team can help and the latest in trendy kitchen designs: http://www.thekitchenplace.com.au/
About The Kitchen Place
The Kitchen Place specialises in designing and building the dream kitchen. From contemporary designs to French provincial kitchens, they can bring your vision to life with expertise, creativity and professionalism.
Started in 1978, it has grown to include some of Melbourne's best kitchen designers, installers and cabinet makers. Their services also extend to bathroom cabinets, laundry cabinets, splashbacks, and benchtops.
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