Explore the ‘Food Secrets of Stepney’

25/09/2017

South Australia’s hidden tastes, flavours and experiences continue to be discovered and shared through the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters’ Food Secrets initiative, with the launch of the Food Secrets of Stepney publication.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Mayor, Robert Bria, said the Food Secrets of Stepney publication showcases the unique food and beverage manufacturers in Stepney and celebrates their part of this burgeoning, world-class food manufacturing area.

“Much like Glynde, featured in the first publication of our Food Secrets initiative, Stepney is home to some of the State’s best kept food secrets with a handful of unique manufacturers sharing fascinating stories, and of course, world-class products,” he said.

“Through the Food Secrets initiative, the Council is recognising and showcasing the food and beverage manufacturing sector in Glynde and Stepney; reinforcing South Australia as a premier food and wine destination.”

The Food Secrets of Stepney shares the stories of boutique and family-owned businesses and food and beverage manufacturers which produce and export world-class produce to local and national markets.

Despite its small footprint, Stepney is home to a number of food and beverage manufacturers that are testament to the diversity and excellence of South Australia’s food manufacturing industry, and that demonstrate a long history and culture within the local community.

“From Rio Coffee, steeped in history as South Australia’s oldest coffee roasting house, to the newest kid on the block, boutique craft brewery Little Bang Brewing Co., Stepney is home to household brands producing high quality food and beverages.”

“Both Quinzi’s Confectionery and Heidelberg Cakes have their roots firmly placed in Stepney, producing sweet treats that have been central to important celebrations for a combined 67 years.”

“The success and growth of these businesses demonstrates that despite improvements in technology and processes, the passion, tradition and craftsmanship of family recipes has ensured the quality and authenticity of products manufactured in Stepney, and the sustainability of these businesses.”

Renowned South Australian chef and restauranteur, Salvatore Pepe, is the Ambassador of the Council’s Food Secrets initiative, and both the Glynde and Stepney publications.

“I’m honoured and proud to be the Ambassador for this strategic and exciting initiative,” said Salvatore.

“It’s fantastic to be able to source products of such quality from businesses just minutes from my home, and integrate these into my kitchen and restaurant at Pepe Cucina.”

“There is no doubt that the people behind these businesses put their customer’s experience and the craftsmanship of their products first.”

For more information on the Food Secrets initiative, visit www.npsp.sa.gov.au or contact the Council’s Economic Development Unit on 8366 4555.

Pick up a copy

The Food Secrets of Stepney will be available from Friday 29 September 2017 from:

Norwood Town Hall

St Peters, Payneham and Norwood Libraries

All participating businesses

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077