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One of our major investments during 2017 was the installation of a 40 kW photovoltaic system to offset our regular power supply.  Here are a few photos we took to record the event.

One of the highlights of 2017 was winning the Chicken Treat ‘Supplier of the Year’ Award.

In October, we were advised by Kirsten Chessor, Head of Menu Innovation for the Craveable Brands Fast Food Company (incorporating Red Rooster, Chicken Treat and Oporto) that she and Jeremy Staite (New Product Development Specialist) would be visiting WA for a Meet & Greet and site visit.  Imagine our surprise when, on the day of their visit, after conversation about current projects and a walk-through of our production facility, Justin Garcia, Supply Chain Category Manager for the West Australian arm of the business, slipped out to his car to retrieve the supplier award for 2017 which he then presented to us.

We have to say that we have found the team at Craveable Brands Pty Ltd a pleasure to work with, and look forward to another year of collaboration.

Left to right: Deirdre Fleming, Justin Garcia and Elinor Fleming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deirdre Fleming, Justin Garcia and Elinor Fleming

So your steak is perfectly cooked – slightly pink and tender in the middle, charcoal grilled on the outside, and you’re looking for that extra something.  Why not try our Black Pepper Sauce?  Chock full of pepper  – both cracked black and white, with extra beefy flavours and hints of oyster and soy, our Black Pepper Sauce has the perfect balance to round off your steak experience.

Available at Spudshed, Gilbert’s Fresh, Drovers Pastoral Company and select IGA and Farmer Jacks stores in Western Australia.  Phone us for your nearest stockist.

It’s spring racing season, and the race is on to find the most scrumptious salad dressing to go with your Melbourne Cup lunch.

We recommend Gourmetchef’s Red Wine and Balsamic Dressing, perfect for adding a special zing to your fresh and green creation!

Wisemate Foods Pty Ltd specialises in the production of Sauces and Dressings, both under our brand and for selected clients. A position is available for a commercial or industrial cook. Unlike a restaurant position, production is focused on batch processing of bulk quantities of product. The successful applicant will have the following skills and qualities:

• qualifications in Commercial Cookery and preferably five years’ experience in a commercial or industrial kitchen;
• experience implementing HACCP, GMP, Food Safety and OHS Standards;
• the ability to work unsupervised, but also operate well within a team;
• an interest in operating medium to large scale food production machinery;
• experience managing and training food production staff;
• good organisational skills and accuracy in following procedures;
• a creative flair for researching and developing new product lines and the ability to interpret design briefs from clients;
• the ability to work with a sense of urgency when required;
• the ability to monitor and ensure the quality of products at all stages of preparation;
• a forklift licence is preferred; however, training will be provided if necessary;
• physical strength and the ability to lift heavy ingredients within OHS guidelines;
• as we are a small team, the flexibility to fill in for other food production staff where required;
• a positive and respectful attitude towards other staff;
• the ability to communicate well in English;
• Australian residency and a valid work permit.

Work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Fridays. A six week trial period will apply. Starting salary $24 – $27 per hour, depending on experience. Please provide three referees as well as your resume and write an explanation of why you are the right candidate for this job.  Please direct your application to the Human Resources Manager, wisemate@gourmetchef.com.au or drop off your resume to our factory at 14 Venture Loop, Wangara  WA  6065.