HISTORY

Introducing Sticky Fingers Gourmet Foods, a Western JHP_20100604_127.jpgAustralian business specialising in the manufacture of an exquisite range of hand-made gourmet condiments for the Australian and overseas Food Service Industries.

Sticky Fingers comes to you from humble beginnings and started in 1998 with one product only... a “good old fashioned” Tomato Relish, made by hand and developed by founder Lyn Bentley as a delicious and more versatile alternative to the commercially available tomato chutneys.

From home kitchen to local markets and country fairs, and moving on to city festivals and then major food and wine exhibitions, many more products joined the range... all manufactured by hand and inspired by the natural flavours and aromas of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, and Lyn’s passion for fantastic food.  Sticky Fingers’ reputation and customer following continued to grow and was boosted by winning 9 medals in the Wrest Point National Fine Food Awards of 2001 & 2002.

Indeed, 2002 proved to be a watershed year for Sticky Fingers Gourmet Foods.

Firstly, Edward LaFerla, a former management consultant and lover of good food, impressed by Lyn’s drive and dedication, joined her as a partner in the business.

Then, in 2002 Sticky Fingers’ biggest customer Cino to Go was purchased by Dome Coffee Australia as part of its growth and restructure strategy.  Coincidently, the new management recognised the importance of outsourcing towards simplifying business practices and maximising profits, and together with all of Dome’s suppliers, the then relatively small Sticky Fingers was invited to tender for the supply of all of Dome’s jams and relishes.

In what was perhaps Lyn’s gutsiest move, together with an unshakable belief in herself and her products, and a conviction that she would win this tender, commercial premises were established in O’Connor to supply Dome and the WA food industry generally.

The rest as they say is history, with Sticky Fingers’ win of that tender and the establishment of a strong and successful business relationship with Dome Coffee that still exists today.

Sticky Fingers has maintained a steady and impressive growth and currently manufactures its hand-made relishes, jams, mayonnaises & aioli, mustards, savoury sauces, marinades and more at a rate in excess of 100 tonne per year for its' many customers, from now expanded premises in O’Connor Western Australia.

Lyn and Edwards' vision is to continue Sticky Fingers upward growth by maintaining the existing high standards of quality and flavour while introducing innovative new products to its customers.

You’re most welcome to visit our factory at O’Connor to meet Lyn, Edward and their fantastic team, and avail yourself of the opportunity to find out just how good high quality hand-made food can be. Please call us on 08 9314 3663 to make arrangements.

Good eating

Lyn Bentley & Edward LaFerla