That’s our mission – transforming your life through the quality of food you eat.
Choose texture modified products that not only support your overall health and wellbeing but suit your lifestyle.
We believe that having dysphagia doesn’t have to take away your joy eating or dignity at mealtimes. We produce the largest variety of value-added texture modified products in Australia so that you can continue your enjoying your food at home or with family and friends.
We produce a range of quality texture modified products that we guarantee you’ll look forward to eating. Our conveniently packaged fresh and all-natural ingredient products and meals make preparing your meal easy.
Our range of texture modified products is made to IDDSI standards so that you can be assured they’re safe for you. Our Pureed Level 4, Mince & Moist Level 5 and Moderately Thick Level 3 products are made for people with dysphagia at any stage in their life or circumstance.
Choose from the widest range of packaged products or our convenient pre-plated meals that can be delivered right to your door.
Enabling you to eat with your eyes first.
The saying ‘eating with our eyes first’ comes from positive psychology in which the eating experience is dramatically enhanced when the food we eat or is being served is easy to identify. It means you have the ability to respond to your meal in an emotionally positive way.
What is IDDSI?
The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) is a global standard with terminology and definitions to describe texture modified foods and thickened liquids used for individuals with dysphagia of all ages, in all care settings, and for all cultures.
The IDDSI framework consists of a continuum of 8 levels (0-7). Levels are identified by text labels, numbers, and colour codes to improve safety and identification. The standardised descriptors and testing methods will allow for consistent production and easy testing of thickened liquids and texture modified foods.
What types of texture modified foods do you make?
We make the largest range of texture modified products and meals in Australia that complies with IDDSI standards.
With so many options to choose from, we guarantee you’ll never get bored at mealtimes!
Protein options – Level 4 Pureed, Level 5 Minced & Moist and Level 6 Soft & Bite-Sized
Vegetarian options – Level 4 Pureed and Level 5 Minced & Moist
Vegetable options – Level 4 Pureed and Level 5 Minced & Moist
Desserts/Fruits options – Level 4 Pureed
Sauce/Gravy options – Level 3 Moderately Thick
Pre-Plated Meal (PPM) options – Level 4 Pureed
Check out our product range.
What are pre-plated meals (PPMs)?
We have created a range of frozen meals on recyclable plates that are easy to prepare and heat at home offering convenience and value-added nutrition.
Do you service the NDIS?
Not yet! We’re currently in the process of applying for NDIS registration.
Do you offer products or meals for vegetarian diets?
We offer a range of vegetarian options that meet IDDSI Level 4 Pureed and Level 5 Minced & Moist standards.
Visit our shop to view our vegetarian options.
Who is Textured Concept Foods?
We’re an Australian company on a mission to transform people’s lives through the food they eat. We’re dedicated to producing value-added texture modified products and meals that are safe, wholesome and visually appealing.
Established in 2012, the TCF founding team consists of former chef Darren Benfell and leading dietitian Dr Lisa Sossen who share a common passion: to bring dignity back at mealtimes for people on a texture modified diet. Together Darren and Lisa have built a successful business that produces Australia’s largest range of texture modified products and meals.
Go to About and find out more about TCF.
Do your products contain allergens?
For ingredients, nutritional and allergen information on any of our products go to our shop to see a list of relevant information.
Are your products delivered frozen?
All our products are delivered frozen. Our manufacturing process cooks fresh, wholesome ingredients and snap-freezes them locking in their natural flavours and goodness.
What will my products or meals look like on a plate at home?
Your meal will look like a normal meal. We mould each and every product to appear as it should! That means when you prepare your plate with our carrots or a Sirloin steak or our delicious choc ripple cake, they will look and taste just like carrots, steak and choc ripple cake.
How do I store your products or meals?
All our products should be stored frozen in your freezer.
How long do your products or meals last?
All our products and meals are snap-frozen with a shelf life of 12 months, so you can conveniently have them on hand for the longer term.
How do I prepare your products or meals at home?
Whether you purchase our products in bulk or order pre-plated meals, we’ve made preparing your meal from home as easy as 1-2-3!
To prepare our packaged products:
1: Plate your food and allow to defrost
2: Reheat (in a home microwave or commercial oven in a healthcare setting)
3: Serve and enjoy!
Download our detailed heating instructions.
To prepare our pre-plated meals at home:
1: Defrost your meal while in its sealed vacuumed bag
2: Heat your meal and sauce, add sauce on the side
3: Serve and enjoy!
Download our detailed pre-plated meal heating instructions.
How can I make an online order?
Head to our Shop, select the packaged products or pre-plated meals you’d like to order, and complete your delivery information and payment.
Is making a payment on your website safe and secure?
Our payment gateway is provided by Square, which allows safe and efficient credit card processing.
Can I make a phone order?
If you’d prefer to speak to our team or you need help placing an order over the phone, please call us on (03) 9357 6007.
How many products or meals should I order?
For our home customers we suggest:
What is your minimum order?
We do not have a minimum home order.
Where do you deliver?
We deliver to our home customers in metro Victoria.
To ensure we deliver to your postcode, please go to Shop Now to access our postcode delivery checker.
If you live in a postcode that we don’t deliver to, please call us on (03) 9357 6007 to see how we can organise delivery to you.
What can I do if you don’t deliver to my postcode?
If we do not currently deliver to your postcode, give our friendly team a call on (03) 9357 6007 and we’ll see what we can organise.
Do you deliver to regional/rural areas?
No we currently don’t deliver to regional/rural areas.
Go to Shop Now to check if we deliver to your postcode.
How much is delivery to metro Melbourne?
Select Melbourne metro postcodes standard $35 delivery fee applies for all orders.
What happens if I’m not at home?
You will need to be at home to accept your delivery as our products are delivered frozen and will need to be stored in your freezer (especially on warm days).
Can you deliver to my work or my elderly parent’s address?
Yes we can deliver to your work address or another person’s address on your behalf.
How are my products or meals packaged?
All our individual protein, vegetables and desserts are packaged and secured as portions in user-friendly, resealable packaging to ensure product integrity, ease of use and wastage reduction.
Our pre-plated meals are served on a recyclable plate in a vacuum sealed bag.
Do you offer refunds and returns?
Please refer to our refund and return policy.
Who will deliver my order?
We use our own delivery vehicle and partner with third-party delivery companies.
Self-managing my nephew Matthew’s NDIS Funding Plan means I deal with lots of service providers. TCF is a shining light and a lifesaver for Matt. We’ll be forever grateful.
The food products are amazing on so many different levels – flavour, perfect texture, nutritional content, reduced preparation time, visually appealing and my twin boys are gaining weight!
I’ve seen different dietitians and they’ve generally suggested adding PaediaSure to my cerebral palsy twins’ drinks and meals. I never got any results that way. But the TCF products we’re using now are something special.
My heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the TCF team – you’ll never fully understand the difference you’ve made in our lives.
I have bought Textured Concept Foods for my daughter Katrina for just over two years now. Katrina has dysphagia which means all her meals must be pureed so she can swallow them safely.
We buy all our food products through Textured Concept Foods – they’re NDIS approved as long as you get a letter from a Speech Therapist for approval and submit to NDIS.
After Katrina was admitted to hospital for Aspiration Pneumonia, a Speech Therapist suggested I try Textured Concept Foods. In hospital, Katrina enjoyed eating the pureed meals that they gave her and her health picked up. Her weight stabilised and we’re happy to say she’s never had Aspiration Pneumonia while on Textured Concept Foods.
Katrina looks forward to all her meals knowing she won’t choke on the foods and get sick. l have tasted the meals myself and am very impressed with the taste, look and quality.
In early 2021 we travelled to Western Australia and packed enough meals for four months, however we ended up staying for six! I tried another company’s pureed foods while in WA and Katrina didn’t like the foods at all – the quality and taste weren’t there and she experienced aspiration (breathing foreign objects into your airways) while on these different foods.
This meant that I had to cook and puree all her meals again so she didn’t end up in hospital, which I’m not used to doing anymore. So next time we go interstate, l’ll make sure we take enough Textured Concept Foods for our entire stay!
The preparation, look, taste and variety of meals is of an extremely high quality. I highly recommend all the food products from TCF.
PS Katrina has tried them all and loves them all (except the chocolate products as she doesn’t like chocolate!)