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 vinegars. 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. We welcome Chris to the team as our new Production Manager and, along with Caralyn, Tracey and Anita, they proudly make our artisan preserves and gourmet foods, ably supported by a labelling and gifting team in Colleen, Jan, and Alesha. In addition, our new 2019 Thursday crew – Joseph, Daniel, Gemma and Shane – from the Yarra Ranges Special Development School, along with their carers Lorna and Kathy, 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 Peterson is on the road looking after our home state and Russell concentrates on internal sales and everything sales administration (as well as contributing to the welcome supply of baked goods!). Lynn looks after all things accounts, whilst Jacqui develops national accounts and all other states, along with marketing, product development, and ensuring a consistent supply of coffee and birthday cakes!
Brendan makes his way around Melbourne to deliver orders in our branded van, whilst Darren and Geoff deal with the picking, packing and posting to help get those orders out the door.
What an awesome team we have….