Main Ridge Olive Oil Co

Tim Jupp is full of surprises, experienced and focused beyond his years. Young and talented, this fine dining chef has moved away from the 80 hour working weeks his chosen profession demands to chef at Commonfolk in Mornington, where the hours are much more conducive to family life. Given that he and his wife Michelle have four children under the age of 11, you can understand his life choices.

Finesse Catering Group

Brad and Roong Holtz of Finesse Catering Group are a formidable team. Passionate, creative and classically trained, their worlds collided when Brad attended one of Roong’s cooking classes in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, where Roong taught tourists and professional chefs the art of traditional Thai cooking. At the time Brad was working as a chef on small private yachts in Alaska and Mexico but they found a way to be together, moving to the Mornington Peninsula in 2007.

Famous Condiments

Summer for Kathy and Bernie from The Red Hill Kitchen in Flinders means: harvesting potatoes, rhubarb, garlic & zucchinis. Planting corn, beans, pumpkins & tying up the tomatoes! It also means keeping busy servicing their many customers who serve their famous condiments on the peninsula and tucking into the beautiful array of foods they put through winter which include olives, salami, preserved lemons etc.

Artisanal Workmanship

Owners Lana and Ben Smith have created a beautiful store sprinkled with uptown homewares made by artists and craftspeople around Australia that have inspired them. Yes they actually know the people behind the brands! Some are unique, some are eclectic and we’re sure you would agree that most would belong in your home. The main point of difference with The Artisan Storeroom is the quality hardwood furniture on display; made with recycled, reclaimed and milled Australian timbers and steel - all made by hand, with sweat in Ben’s manshed.

Georgie Bass

Welcome to Georgie Bass, the latest food experience in the heart of Flinders that combines a café & cookery. Inspiration for the name comes from George Bass, the legendary sailor who accompanied his good friend Matthew Flinders when they were charting Bass Strait to Tasmania.

Australian Certified Organic

Ever wondered what key benefits arise from a full sourdough fermentation, that excludes the use of bakers yeast? For starters, the long slow fermentation brakes down about 90% of the gluten in the bread so even the wheat loaves are very low in gluten, suitable for most people with gluten intolerance.

Gourmet delights!

Essence Food for the Soul is a gourmet offering focused on creating quality meals for high end retailers and their discerning clientele. At the heart of Essence are creative duo Jim and Mel who met working at a friends’ restaurant. Ten years following wedding celebrations at Portsea, they discovered their dream business just across the road.

The Dolphin Research Institute

Did you know that our dolphins share their precious home with over 4 million people who live around Port Phillip and Western Port? Did you know that there is a Mornington Peninsula based organisation that is a leading provider of research (major health studies of our bays’ dolphins), champions education (to value dolphins and reduce pollution flowing into our bays), and provides much needed leadership (working with governments for constructive and sustainable actions)?