Harvest Kitchen – the beginning
The journey towards Harvest Kitchen was borne simply out of a love of food and a great passion for the premium produce Tasmania is becoming famous for. My husband and sons often commented that I should ‘do something’ with this. It just seemed one of those crazy ideas that would just be talked about over the dinner table and not go any further. However, with the strong desire to do something different and innovative, Harvest Kitchen was created. The final push came out of a chance (culminating) comment from my lovely sister-in-law. Mad brainstorming of business ideas ensued. I asked everybody for their thoughts and ideas. Late nights, many glasses of wine, and quite a bit of single malt whisky was mixed with the crazy unpacking because we had just moved house too!
How would it be if I could provide a link between the wonderful produce at Harvest Market and the people who love good food?
Wouldn’t it be fantastic to create experiences where people get together, prepare and eat new recipes and have loads of fun as well.
Imagine inspiring cooking confidence in those who perceive they cannot cook.
Imagine giving them the confidence to go back to the Harvest Market the next week and buy the ingredients to make the dishes themselves.
Harvest Kitchen’s initial business plan was to create a cooking school in our home, which showcased produce from the Launceston and surrounding regions. With the stumbling block of needing a very expensive commercial kitchen installed, the idea of taking the classes to the client was borne. Suddenly, the business model changed. It became part of an innovative way of providing a wonderful experience for the consumer, and it could be held in the comfort of your own home or business.
And so our journey began.