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.

Working closely with their team, they are devoted to producing delicious food using the best ingredients, site made stocks and traditional hand crafted cooking. A core base of year round favourites suit time poor customers who like to eat well.  The consistency and quality of their products ensure shelves are replenished weekly at fine food retailers across Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. Offering a diverse range of soups, curries, pies, quiches and speciality desserts has seen the business flourish.  Best sellers include the Chicken and Shiitake Pho, Lemongrass, Lime and Coconut Chicken, Mexican Beef Burritos, Streaky Bacon Quiche and Decadent Chocolate Mousse.  Their luscious Vanilla Bean Custard has a cult like following and is made with four natural ingredients including free range eggs and real vanilla. Locally you can find their gourmet delights at Flinders General Store, IGA Mount Martha, Montino Deli Rye, Mount Eliza Village Fruits, The Pantry House Mornington, Provincia Safety Beach, Ritchies Mount Eliza, Tullys and Sciclunas Sorrento.

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