Awesome Producers

Great food starts with great produce. The better the Ingredients, the less you have to do to them – that’s my kind of cooking! Meet some of the awesome producers who make it easy for us to create delicious dishes.

Be Inspired Recipe Kit - Vietnamese
Pepe Saya - round

Pepe Saya

Artisanal butter maker Pepe Saya batch churns single origin cream to produce the best quality butter, buttermilk, ghee and crème fraîche that I'm proud to share with you.

Get Fish - packing

Get Fish

I'm delighted to be sourcing our seafood from Frank Theodore whose family has been in the seafood business for many years. You can order all your favourite seafood online.

Vic's Meat - Anthony & Victor Puharich

Vic's Meat

Father and son Vic and Anthony Puharich have been supplying Sydney's finest restaurants for over 25 years, as well as the public 7 days a week from Vic's Meat Market in Pyrmont.

The Gourmet Potato - Wentworth Hill

The Gourmet Potato

Annette and Wentworth Hill work with small producers to grow the best potatoes I’ve ever tasted. Praised by chefs like Neil Perry and available from Harris Farm Markets.

Parisi - Chris & Julian Flemington


Father and son, Chris and Julian Parisi, and their team are at Flemington Markets daily and work with a huge network of growers to source the great fruit and vegetables I love.

Windy Hills - thyme

Windy Hills Farm

Germaine & Jeff Borg grow wonderful potted herbs on their family farm near Camden, that last for weeks on the kitchen counter and months in the garden.

Vannella Cheese Tour - Giuseppe Minoia

Vannella Cheese​

Vito Minoia, his son Giuseppe, and their team are as passionate about cheese as I am. They produce all things stretched curd plus beautiful ricotta from single origin cow and buffalo milk.

ALTO Olives - Robert Armstrong in Groves

ALTO Olives

Robert Armstrong’s commitment to his land and olive groves has made ALTO Australia’s most awarded extra virgin olive oil. His agrodolce (bitter-sweet) vinegars are awesome too.

Olsson's Salt Crock

Olsson’s Salt

I love the pure Australian salt flakes produced by Alex Olsson and her family. They're Australia's oldest family owned and operated sea salt producer, making solar sea salt since 1948.

Spaghetti Carbonara - How To Cook Pasta Perfectly

Barilla Pasta

You can't beat Italy’s #1 selling pasta for reliable consistent results. Long and short, for soup or baking, with egg and without. I love their new bronze-extruded range too!

Simple Party Sausage Rolls - Carême Pastry (Careme)

Carême Pastry

Claire Wood produces beautiful artisanal pastry to make baking easy. I love her all butter puff and shortcrust with sour cream, free-range eggs and locally-milled flour.

Fruit Leather Rolls


The Issac family imports the best Middle Eastern brands. I love their Auburn warehouse for the freshest nuts and huge array of spices, legumes and groceries.

French Onion Soup (Soupe à l'oignon gratinée)

Maggie Beer

I love a quality shortcut that tastes great and Maggie Beer’s stocks, including her free-range chicken stock and natural beef bone broth, are always in my pantry.

Hot and Sour Prawn Soup (dtom yum gung)


David Thompson introduced me to this outstanding Thai brand many years ago. The flavour of their fish sauce and wonderfully smoky oyster sauce is unsurpassed.

Bruschetta Caprese - Mutti Cherry Tomatoes and Vannella Buffalo Bocconcini

Mutti Tomatoes

Canned tomatoes simply must be Italian, and the best Italian canned tomatoes are Mutti: pelati, polpa, paste and gorgeous cherry tomatoes!

Spaghetti Vongole - Myer Seafood

Myers Seafood

I love the Coffin Bay vongole from this South Australian producer. From the cold Southern Ocean, they're small, tasty, conveniently-packed and sustainable!

Chouriço à Bombeiro (Flaming Chorizo)

Nomad/La Boqueria

I love the chorizo and other small goods from this Sydney-based producer and the naturally-brined olives they import from boutique Spanish producer Losada.

Saffron Poached Pears

Saffron & More

Parya Zaghand imports the best Persian saffron, barberries, vivid green pistachios, rose petals, sweet treats and more from her ancestral homeland.

Gnocchi Fritti with Salumi

Salumi Australia

Sardinian-born Massimo Scalas makes salumi that transports me to Italy. It's made from locally, ethically-raised pork, using traditional techniques.

Spice-rubbed lamb backstrap

Spice & Co.

Chef Mike Tafe and his wife Stacey source and supply spices to independent grocers and Be Inspired. It's all about quality and freshness.

Planet Protector - Be Inspired Recipe Kits

Planet Protector

I couldn’t deliver all this awesome produce without great insulated packaging, from an innovative company diverting wool destined for landfill.

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