Best pies ever, best sausage rolls in Melbourne, such delicious pastry, so much deliciousness crammed into one store – these are not our words but words of the many patrons that visit or seek Johnny Ripe products.
It’s about the little things that make a big difference, and it’s all on display when you find your way to The Red Hill Kitchen at Flinders.
When chef husband and wife team Jim and Melanie Houston got married at the Portsea Hotel, little did they know that 10 years later they would buy a business across the road from the Portsea Hotel and live in it with their three children for the best part of a year. That business is now known as Essence Food for the Soul. As chefs, life for Jim and Melanie was busy, particularly with three young children. The long hours took a strain, and they were ready to make a lifestyle change within the food industry. Sometimes everything falls into place and you find the ideal scenario, and this wholesale food business was perfect for the chef team. Essence Food for the Soul is all about the best quality produce made into delicious, heat and serve meals that help the time poor to eat well.