Home of the Yarra Valley’s favourite preserves for 20 years, Yarra Valley Gourmet Food brings together the freshest Australian local produce in an inspired and beautifully packaged collection of gourmet salad dressings, jams, jellies, mustards, cordials, chutneys, mayonnaise, vinegars and infused oils. Made from the finest, pure ingredients, our all-natural range is produced in small batches to retain all the flavor and goodness you’d expect of a product made with love. Put simply, it’s simple food, with extraordinary flavor, from the heart of the Yarra Valley.
Purchasing the business in 2009 from the originating owners, Jacqui Harvey continues to grow and develop the range, focusing on interesting and innovative flavour combinations whilst ensuring the highest quality of product. Caroline, Caralyn, Karen and Simon proudly make our specialty preserves and gourmet foods, ably supported by a labeling team in Colleen and Jan, as well as our new semester Thursday crew – Tiana, Hayden and Jess from the Yarra Ranges Special Development School – to produce the final finished product – a beautifully labeled and branded packaged product!
Sales Manager Michael Peterson looks after most of our home state, Denis Griffiths, Regional Sales Manager in New South Wales, and our new Sales Representative, Deborah Youren, tackles Victorian metro and country east. Jacqui concentrates on national accounts and all other states. Good ‘ol Geoff deftly makes his way around Melbourne with the use of his slate Melways and memory alone to deliver orders in our branded van, with help from our new driving recruit Brendan. It is left to Darren in the picking, packing and posting area to help get those orders out the door.
Whilst marketing and administration have been left to Jacqui in the past (along with product development, purchasing, cleaning, and ensuring the consistent supply of coffee and cake!), we are now so pleased to have Russell Wolff, Jacqui’s former work colleague, on board to make life so much easier, whilst Colleen deals with the ever-so-important accounts department.
What an awesome team we have!