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Discover delicious with handcrafted gourmet goodness from the team at Essence.

Local chefs and soul mates Jim and Mel combine a life long passion for food with their catering and hospitality background, to make meals that are truly, food for the soul.

Their diverse range features natural and gluten-free ingredients, created on site at Essence HQ in Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula. Look out for quiches, pies, curries, soups and delicious desserts stocked at quality retailers in Sydney, Melbourne and the Mornington & Bellarine Peninsulas.

Their Vision: “To connect, inspire and share through the creation of premium meals”.

Their “why” is simple; “we love creating exceptional choices for people who love real food.”



Explore our delicious range of gourmet food
- available for re-sale or to include as
part of your menu.



Want to stock up
with our gourmet goodies?
Find a stockist near you.

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