Case studies

the Grower

"It's the perfect synergy working with Monica and Eric: we look after the quality of the primary product and The Other Chef Fine Foods take care of turning our produce into award-winning preserves. It's a great outcome for primary and secondary industry in the Hastings and supports our ongoing effort to promote our local gourmet foods."
- Anthony Sarks, Ricardoes Tomatoes

We have worked with Anthony and Richard and their team since 2008, and now contract manufacture more than 20 products for their label, ranging from jams and relishes to vinegar and tapenade. These products have solved oversupply issues, and created a product with a much longer shelf-life than their fresh fruit.

the Café and Regional Food Store

“I have been working with Eric and Monica Robinson since 2007 and together we have developed a range of products to suit our growing market. The Bent on Food range must be high quality, consistent products to suit our reputation as an award winning brand. The range sells extremely well with many repeat purchases, and we have nothing but praise for the professionalism of both Monica and Eric from The Other Chef Fine Foods.”
- Donna Carrier, Bent on Food, Wingham NSW

Donna worked closely with Eric to develop the recipes, using ingredient combinations that afforded her bespoke food products a unique point-of-difference. Each product is also packaged in catering food service pales for her café menu. Many of the products in the Bent on Food range have gone on to win medals at the major national food shows, adding kudos to her label.

the Niche Retail Brand

“As a new start-up business, we were seeking a manufacturer that we could count on and The Other Chef Fine Foods was an ideal match. Our association with their team has allowed us to translate our recipes into award winning commercial products. Eric’s experience as a chef and Monica’s production background have permitted us to focus on marketing our new company and getting our message out to our customers. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with The Other Chef Fine Foods as we grow.”
- Denyse McDonald, Proprietor, Currong Comestibles

Currong Comestibles found The Other Chef Fine Foods had the right mix of imagination & expertise to convert their exclusive chutney and *shrub recipes into commercially viable products.  (*A refreshing vinegar based cordial)

the Burger Joint

“Eric and Monica favour da’best local ingredients which are locally-grown by friendly farmers. They use fresh produce - never frozen - and they do not use any artificial colours, flavours or the best part is they are DA’Real thing!”
- James D’Ath, proprietor

When James was planning the menu for his new Brisbane burger joint DA’Burger, he didn’t want to use mass-produced relishes. His top-notch burgers are made from the best meat, salad and buns available, so it made sense to find relishes made with just as much care.

All relishes are packaged for safe use in his busy kitchen, in catering-sized plastic food-service pales which packed on pallets for easy delivery.  DA'Burger also up-sell small jars of the relishes for customers to take home & enjoy.