All in Business

Hum Honey

Drizzling lemon myrtle-infused honey onto my morning cereal feels blasphemous; I should instead be ceremoniously eating it directly from the spoon. It’s no secret the Sunshine Coast is home to a high calibre of producers, and meeting Leisa Sams, the woman behind Australia’s best new product, it’s evident she’s the Queen Bee.

Hinterland Feijoas

When Sally Hookey suggested she and partner Peter Heineger turn the sod on a feijoa farm on the Sunshine Coast, Peter hadn’t even tasted the fruit. Now, the first certified organic feijoa growers in Australia are staunch members of the local farming community, dedicated to seeing it thrive.

Noosa Earth

If you’re tucking into a mushroom breakfast this morning, while sipping a cup of coffee, chances are you have never thought about the correlation between the two. But in one of the latest initiatives to combat the war on waste, Simon Jones is using spent coffee grounds to produce oyster mushrooms, all grown out of shipping containers on an urban block in Noosa.

Pottery for the Planet

You’ve seen them everywhere, chances are you’re drinking from one right now, but have you ever wondered where they came from? Renton Bishopric and Clare Botfield are the creators of the first ceramic reusable coffee cups, saving over 10 million takeaway cups from going into landfill.

Chilli Festival

Do you tear up at the thought of the Crying Tiger? Or are you as brazen as they come and bite into a Carolina Reaper without batting an eyelid? It’s time to put your taste buds to the test at the hottest foodie festival on the Sunshine Coast, as Olivia Sainsbury serves up the annual Hot 91.1 Ignite Chilli Festival.

Holly Ryan

Creating modern-day heirlooms is at the forefront of Holly Ryan’s mind, not only because of the sentimental value of her jewellery and sculptures, allowing her designs to transcend time, but also to maximise the sustainable and ethical ethos, which is at her very core.

The Milk Pantry

When Jess Beveridge was breastfeeding her three babes, she struggled. Plagued with mastitis and a fluctuating milk supply, Jess found solace in a homemade batch of lactation cookies. Now, Jess is helping other mums through her business, which has been recognised with the Sunshine Coast Business Award for sustainability.

Box Brownie

Having entered the real estate photography market in the era of film, Brad Filliponi has not only seen the industry grow into the digital age, he and his business partner Mel Myers are driving the next generation with an innovative concept gaining worldwide traction.

Your Mates Brewing Co.

The foodie industry on the Sunshine Coast is booming, and fostering that growth is GrowCoastal, the region's first food accelerator supporting the most innovative food and beverage operators on the Coast. Ahead of the launch of this year’s program in April, we catch up with GrowCoastal alumni Matt Hepburn and Christen McGarry of Your Mates Brewing Co.

Peter Kuruvita

Peter Kuruvita began his love affair with food in the traditional kitchen of his ancestral home in Colombo, Sri Lanka; so it is fitting that after three decades, the award-winning chef and restaurateur returned to his roots through cookbooks, television series and culinary tours.

Aimee Provence

Drawing on the culinary and creative entrepreneurial skills of her English parents, Aimee Russell has created a decadent and delicious high tea parlour serving the most scrumptious scones laden with homemade jam and clotted cream. Profile pulls up a chair at Aimee Provence, to sample the traditional gourmet delights.

QCamel

With sand between my toes, wind in my hair and a slightly salty finish on the palate, camel milk is an acquired taste. Touted for its abundant health benefits and sustainable practices in which its farmed, it’s become a foodie favourite sweeping the nation.

First Batch Coffee

The world of coffee can be all-consuming, overwhelmed by extraction, bean density and solubles. What happened to just making a great-tasting cuppa? Brent Deller has the answer, creating a recipe for consistency through knowledge and training – resulting in the perfect pour, every time.

Cass Deller

The artform of watercolour is saturating the design industry, adorning clothing and footwear, homewares and textiles, even wallpaper, stationery and accessories. At the centre of it all is Cass Deller, whose bespoke designs are proof that it’s never too late to change careers.

Boom Shankar

For over two decades, Dui Cameron has been injecting colour into women’s wardrobes through her fashion label Boom Shankar, which started as a humble market stall and has grown into an internationally-renowned business.

Nectar and Stone

A fusion of traditional family cooking and a passion for fashion put Caroline Khoo on a path to the whimsical wonderland of Nectar and Stone. The clever cook-turned-author shares how she turned a creative side project into a bountiful ecommerce business sweeping the nation.