We are pleased to announce that we are going to be working a lot closely with one of our favourite suppliers here in Melbourne. Melbourne Food Ingredient Depot are the number one supplier of hard to get ingredients here in Australia, their range includes modified starches, hydrocolloids, freeze dried products, sugar substitutes and much more. Phil Vernon (above right at our Masterclass this year), the owner, is a highly educated man in this field and is a constant source of knowledge to us in our work. As of June this year we will be working much more closely with this brand to help Phil and his team develop recipes for his products to be launched on the market. We will also be helping them to develop base mixes of different hydrocolloids and starches to be retailed along the lines of other recognized overseas brands. This year with Phil's help we introduced a chocolate application for a kaolin/lactose mix to our attendees at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and Phil included packs of products for our gift bags (above). Specific areas that we will be working on initially are a dry base powder to achieve great ice cream results, different applications for different grades of tapioca maltodextrin, recipe development for Phil's new emulsifier 'Emulate' and developing Australia's own brand of the US product Pure-Coat.
If you would like to visit Melbourne Food Ingredient Depot for yourself then the details are below. We are pleased to announce this new alliance and we will of course keep you updated with all of our research and results.
Melbourne Food Ingredient Depot
508 Lygon Street
ph.03 9386 3206