My passion for food began as a high school student. Cooking good food and perfecting recipes to share with family and friends became ingrained in me. After high school I took a year off to save for my degree and found myself working three jobs one of them being a kitchen hand at a large Restaurant in Mt Dandenong in Melbourne’s East. I soon progressed from pot washer and became the deserts “chef” where I prepared all of the cakes and petit fours for the weekend trade. My passion for aviation however prevailed and at the turn of the year I commenced my Aviation degree. My career as a pilot took me many places, living in various towns and cities around Australia. I was lucky enough to visit much of the World and was blown away by the different foods and cuisines so my passion for good fresh food was reinforced further. Travel for us was as much about immersing ourselves in the food and culture as it was about seeing the sites!
You never know where life will lead you and after the collapse of Ansett our jobs were all hanging in the breeze. It was time for the next chapter. Hence, Fudge by Rich was born! Now a mother of three little ladies my passion for good quality wholesome food is stronger than ever. Our treats here are always homemade, with the best quality real ingredients that we can source. It is now 10 years since Fudge by Rich sold its first batch of 10 bars to my Mother in Laws café “Tastebuds in theVille” here in Healesville. Each year we continue to grow and I am humbled by the wonderful feedback from our loyal customers who too share the love for real ingredients, great quality and most importantly real flavour in their decadent treats!! For that we thank you!
If the day comes when Fudge by Rich reaches the galley of a Qantas Aircraft, you will know that my two passions in life have combined!!