Making fresh herbs and spices easy for everyday cooking is our passion. We all know that fresh herbs make a big difference to the flavour and quality of a meal. But with all the goings-on during the week it’s hard to find the time to buy or even prepare them.
Gourmet Garden is an ideal solution for busy cooks who don’t want to lose out on flavour for their everyday cooking. Our herbs are organically grown and are simply washed, chopped, blended and packed into tubes to maintain all their fresh taste and nutrition. These handy fresh herbs in a tube keep their taste for weeks in the fridge so there’s no wastage. Discover Gourmet Garden in 16 varieties such as Garlic, Basil, Coriander and Chilli, along with Gourmet Garden Fresh Seasonings available in the fresh produce section of your supermarket.
History of the Company
In the mid 1990s two scientists were not satisfied with the short season for fresh herbs and the flavour of dry herbs. This created the path for the pair to discover a unique process to capture and store fresh chopped herbs and spices under refrigeration. Their vision lay in using the antioxidant and antimicrobial qualities of herbs and spices so they could be packaged fresh, without cooking or dying procedures. This would ensure the best possible fresh flavour and aroma, with the highest value of nutrients.
In 1998, in the relaxed surroundings of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, the Botanical Food Company began commercialising the patented process to ensure the herbs are picked when the antioxidants and natural essential oils are at their peak which maximise the herbs fresh flavour and aroma.
Launched in 1999, Gourmet Garden has managed to grow from a small, privately owned company proving success on Australian shores, to a now burgeoning global success story. The company now exports to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and Asia with great success and further international markets are currently being planned.
Gourmet Garden has received many awards since its opening in 1999. In 2006 Gourmet Garden entered many awards and won the Australian Export awards agribusiness category, Queensland Smart Award - Food and Agribusiness category and numerous awards at the Queensland Export Awards.
In 2006 Gourmet Garden moved into a new purpose processing which gained organic certification by the Organic Food Chain in 2009.