About Us

 

Home of the Yarra Valley’s favourite preserves for over 20 years, Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods brings together the freshest Australian local produce to manufacture an inspired and beautifully packaged collection of gourmet salad dressings, jams, jellies, mustards, cordials, chutney/relishes, mayonnaise, and sauces. Made from the finest, pure ingredients, our all-natural range is handmade in small batches to retain all the flavour and goodness you’d expect of a gourmet product made with love. Put simply, it’s simple food, with extraordinary flavour, 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. Our amazing kitchen team led by Chris, along with Jason, Matt, Tracey, Anita, Amanda, Narelle and Becc, proudly make our artisan preserves and gourmet foods, ably supported by a labelling and gifting team in Colleen, Jan, Grace and Joanna. In addition, our 2021 Thursday crew (who we missed terribly in COVID lockdown) – Rhys, Deakin, Lucius, Kyle, Brandon and Nick – from the Yarra Ranges Special Development School, along with their carer Stacey, assist in making boxes and labelling jelly and mustard. All together they produce the final finished product– a beautifully labelled and branded packaged jar!

Sales Manager Michael is on the road looking after our home state, whilst Rob deals with NSW and Craig is new business development. Jacqui looks after national sales accounts and all other states, along with accounts, marketing, product development, and ensuring a consistent supply of coffee and birthday cakes!

Deb is a marvellous pick-packer assisting the very efficient Brian in the warehouse and, with their extraordinary attention to detail, get completed and correct orders out the door. The ever faithful Brendan makes his way around Melbourne to deliver orders in our branded van.

What an incredible team we have….