Food Guru is one of Australia's most comprehensive online gourmet food stores. Food Guru provides an extensive range of unique gourmet food products and superior quality kitchen accessories and apparel.
With an ever increasing interest in food, produce and new concepts, our consumers seek easy to access products that allow them to create their own gourmet experience. Food Guru prides itself as an organisation that places their customers as the ears and eyes to Australia’s best food related offerings.
We understand the difficulties of sourcing ingredients in day to day life and recognise the benefits and convenience of e-commerce and online shopping. We ensure a retained human element to your shopping experience with a strong customer service team providing constant support and getting your orders to you as quickly as possible.
Claire Mukhi and Vanessa Prior at Everleigh Markets
Founder Claire Mukhi registered Food Guru with her late Father Michael, following years of dreaming to work with their joint passion for food. Michael passed suddenly in June 2010 and after 10 years climbing the corporate ladder in recruitment, Claire's ambition, unfailing passion for food and desire for a more flexible work situation led her to create an online business catering to these needs.
Claire's father Michael at a McIntosh & Bowman Cheese Making Course.
The desire to start Food Guru was also borne out of frustration at seeing local food producers create some amazing ingredients yet don’t have the ability to reach the wider country due to the challenge of competing with overseas imports.
Soon to compliment Claire was her sister-in-law and now business partner, Vanessa Prior. Vanessa has spent the last 9 years working hard to raise her 3 children and being actively involved in their educational and co-curricular activities. Prior to this, Vanessa worked as a manager for a large corporate commodity supplier and was responsible for their operations and logistics.
Her skills, both as a mother and operations guru meant that it was the perfect fit for Vanessa to manage the requirements of Food Guru’s stock management and distribution.
Above all, Vanessa shares Claire’s passion for all things food, and with a particular interest in healthy options for children. Hence the exciting addition of Baby Guru to the Gourmet Grocer range.
Claire hopes to grow the business three fold in the coming year, adding more suppliers, products, cooking schools and food tours to the site. While Vanessa aims to compliment Food Guru’s range of products by ensuring that every Food Guru customer receives their goods on time and in full with exemplary customer service. Eventually, it will be a one stop shop for gourmet ‘foodies’ countrywide.
Food Guru’s ‘Food News’ showcases Food Journalist Jane De Graaff as she discovers what’s behind the cooking schools and food tours as well as food trends and new products.
Jane De Graaff - Food Journalist
Jane is a professional Food & Lifestyle writer & journalist, with an all-consuming love of good food and the intriguing stories surrounding it.
Moving between Sydney and Melbourne she has written feature articles for The Herald Sun; Extra Food and Focus, Sydney Morning Herald; Good Living, SBS Food, G-Magazine, Virgin Blue Voyeur and reports for Broadsheet Melbourne writing food features and news. She is also a reviewer for The Coffee Guide Sydney and Melbourne, The Age; Good Café Guide and The Age; Cheap Eats ’09, ’10, ’11.
Her yellow KitchenAid is named ‘the delightful Daisy’ and she thinks the world without cheese would be a very dull place.
Jane is thrilled to be sniffing out regular food features for Food Guru and you can check out more of her published work at www.iateitall.blogspot.com or chat foodie adventures on twitter @JdGiateitall.
Sigrid de Castella - Foodie & Author
We are pleased to recently welcome Sigrid de Castella to the team. Sigrid de Castella is an author and photographer whose book “Half The Woman I Was” has received international acclaim. As a self-confessed foodie who has now learned to balance her waistline she often travels to exotic destinations to explore new gastronomic experiences and find inspiration for new recipes. As an experienced cook, Sigrid’s specialty is her ability to adapt every day recipes into healthier allergy-conscious versions without sacrificing flavour or texture. Sigrid’s first cook book is currently scheduled for release in 2013. For more information visit www.HalfTheWomanIWas.com