We are a mum (self-professed chutney queen), dad (labeling machine) and son (annoying michelin-trained chef) team based in Sydney and make our socially good jars of chutneys and pickles by hand, in small batches.
Chutney Queen / She is mum, she is awesome. Nothing more needs to be said. If you'd really like to know she moonlights between being awesome, teaching kids and crafting those lip-smacking chutneys.
Big chutney hugs to you all
Mum, dad and me xx
Dad, the Superhero / My brother and I grew up seeing dad grow carrots with two legs and eggplants with ears; looks don’t matter he’d proudly tell us. He's our labelling machine :p
Annoying Son / The son, a corporate world drop out he worked with the likes of SAP and Deloitte; is now a Le Cordon Bleu (France) trained chef with further training at 3 Michelin star restaurant L’Astrance (France).
Just like people, fruits and vegetables are rejected for their lumps, bumps and blemishes, twists, kinks and colour. We say embrace them all. We've set out to promote self-esteem amongst wonky yet gorgeous produce.
WHAT WE DO
Beauty contest leaves aesthetically wonky and bruised fruits and vegetables destined for landfill. Wasted food is also wasted inputs (energy, water and fertilisers).
In Australia, an estimated $10 billion of food is wasted every year. Of this, fresh produce is roughly $4-5 billion.
That’s just shit.
A culinary definition - chutneys are condiments made from fruits/veg, vinegar, spices, sugar. Bit like jams, they’re more entertaining.
Squishy, wonky, bruised or simply unsold fruits and vegetables - we rescue and convert them into what we call, rescued chutneys.
WHO WE EMPLOY
We choose to focus on providing employment to female disadvantaged job seekers in the community. Our employment program aims to develop living skills and provide women with a new found sense of purpose and meaning in their lives.
It intends to build independence and promote a healthy reintegration back into the community, as valued and participating members.
We believe transparency is key to a just food system. Who grows it, how its grown and where it all comes from - we aim to share everything with you.
We create ethical and sustainable chutneys that are good for our planet and its people. We use organic produce and Fairtrade spices & sugar in our <unashamedly> epic chutneys.
OUR EPIC SOCIAL IMPACT
URBAN farmed herbs
NATURAL additives / zilch artificial jazz / 0 e numbers / yuck
FARMERS & ENVIRONMENT
2.1 TONS or produce rescued & converted into ..
10,966 JARS of cracking chutneys; preventing ..
6.05 TONS of CO2 emissions averted #heckyeah
DELIVERY carbon neutral
5 wheel barrows contributed by our Fairtrade premiums
1415 chutney jars we've donated to charities, booya!
2009 folks we've taught how to make 'rescued' chutneys
11 GRADS we've mentored
212 markets attended in Sydney & Melbourne
14,443 crackers served at markets for tastings
TOTE BAGS we like, plastic bags we hate
ICE CREAM #noms
PROUD business partner of this awesome program
1 OF 183 BCorporations in Australia
1 OF 2 globally Fairtrade certified for chutneys
MEMBER of this cracking sustainable development organisation
FAMILY <mum, dad & annoying son > team of co-founders
ONE woman employee from Asylum Seeker Centre
BOWLING oooo, our favourite team activity
WE'RE A BUSINESS, DOING IT RIGHT
We think we're pretty rad ..
We are focused on solving a problem; we create more social, environmental and economic value than destruction, more good than harm.
Every inch of our business is layered with a social mission and transparent dedication to an ethical product and respect for humanity — from how we source (organic and Fairtrade), to how we produce our epic chutneys (hand chopped, stirred and jarred), to who we hire (disadvantaged female job seekers) and how we run our business (a certified BCorporation).
Social entrepreneurship is about innovative, market-oriented approaches underpinned by a passion for social equity and environmental sustainability. Ultimately, social entrepreneurship is aimed at transformational systems change that tackles root causes of poverty, marginalisation, environmental deterioration and accompanying loss of human dignity.
Our tamarind chutneys are Fairtrade certified and the only ones across Australia and New Zealand.
It gets one better, we are 1 of 2 globally to hold such a certification for its chutneys.
Certified B Corporations are a new type of company which use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Check out our B Corp page and view our detailed B Impact report.
A business partner of Love Food Hate Waste program; it's managed by the Environment Protection Authority and run in partnership with retailers, food manufacturers, local government authorities and community groups.