Hello, and Welcome to our first blog….…the one all about us!
We are Steph and Christine, the owners & Chef of
Jamworks Gourmet Foods Cafe and Larder. We are often asked how Jamworks came about, so here is our story....
child, Steph can’t remember a time when there wasn’t a pantry full of bottled
peaches, pasta sauces and jams galore., and with a passion for creating quality products and meals using locally sourced produced, we are continuing the dream created by Steph’s parents, Sue and Peter Ingall.
From a small market started in the late 80’s with a few
like-minded locals, Sue and Peter expanded their preserve making hobby into a
cottage industry supplying local businesses and visitors to the Granite Belt. After many, many …many markets, it was time
to go it alone and build their own shop.
Jamworks of Glen Aplin opened in 2001 in the original 1915 Thorndale
School building purchased from the local cement works.
While the bright city lights lured Steph away for a time,
the strong connection to the region, and the understanding of the vast range of
Jamworks products, along with the retirement of Sue and Peter beckoned Steph
back to the Granite Belt. With business
partner Christine, a qualified chef, we took over running of Jamworks of Glen
Aplin in 2014.
On ANZAC day 2015 we officially purchased Jamworks of Glen
Aplin from Sue and Peter. With the
support of both locals and visitors alike, and our vision for creating an
expanded product line, we rebranded to Jamworks Gourmet Foods.
With the ever-increasing access to local produce, we decided
to build a purpose-built facility to include production and an expanded Cafe under
one roof. On the 25th April 2016
Jamworks Gourmet Foods Cafe and Larder was opened.....and we were lucky enough to share our 2nd Birthday with some pretty amazing people!
At Jamworks Gourmet Foods Cafe and Larder, we now
manufacture over 120 preserves and condiments onsite with more to come. Being fully licenced we are also proud to
serve a variety of local wines to complement our unique dishes. Our extensive
Breakfast, Lunch and light meals menu changes seasonally……but will always
include our popular trademark scones!!