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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I love the Coffin Bay vongole from this South Australian producer. From the cold Southern Ocean, they're small, tasty, conveniently-packed and sustainable!
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.
Parya Zaghand imports the best Persian saffron, barberries, vivid green pistachios, rose petals, sweet treats and more from her ancestral homeland.
Sardinian-born Massimo Scalas makes salumi that transports me to Italy. It's made from locally, ethically-raised pork, using traditional techniques.
Chef Mike Tafe and his wife Stacey source and supply spices to independent grocers and Be Inspired. It's all about quality and freshness.