After rave reviews of a raspberry sauce Julie served at a dinner party one evening 25 years ago, the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company was conceived. Julie drove its early development from home while looking after her two young children, Will & Lucy. The opening for a quality Tasmanian product was widely appreciated and within a few years, Julie and Tim were able to justify the building of what became the production kitchen and tasting room on their Ericvale property. While Julie has worked concertedly through the years to develop and consolidate the business and the product line, she has also resumed her profession as an Orthoptist. Between these two consuming careers, Julie has nurtured her vision for the growth of the Gourmet Sauce Company and continues to scrupulously manage the quality control of the product always seeking to ensure its deserved reputation as amongst the finest of Tasmanian condiments.
As first girl on the block, Kate’s jam and condiment making skills have had the opportunity of a decade of honing and perfecting. Ever insistent on the right way of doing things and an eagle’s eye for the crooked label, Kate keeps the rest of us on the hop, aspiring to her perfectionistic attitude and masterful abilities. Tunefully humming along as she goes, her calm disposition belies her fantastic output and quality product at the end of the day.
Chris has been with the TGS team for over 15 years. Her aptitude and tenacity with numbers and accounts keeps us all on track with our accounting skills. Her wonderfully dry sense of humour provides us with welcome light relief when needed. Her efficiency, loyalty and dedication to the business is appreciated by us all. After all she pays the wages!
Where Tim provided the magnificent garden environment of the TGSC in the early years, he has also always worked tirelessly to market the business throughout Tasmania, Australia and internationally. Not only has he consolidated and spread the word of the TGSC brand, but has made enormous inroads into making the property a must-visit highlight for travellers to Tasmania. His tireless energy, creative flair and warm hospitality have made Tim one of Tasmanian tourism's stand-out operators, and a great reason to visit the home of the Sauce Company.
Our lovely Linda has sold more jars of jam than she’d care to remember, and always with grace and good humour. Tastings, sales and product dispatch have kept her busy here for close to 10 years giving us all the pleasure of her practical solutions, grounded perceptions, collaborative style and the most infectious & best laugh ever!
Laurie has brought a wealth of hospitality experience to the business through her almost three decades of catering and restaurant ownership and management. Due to the enormous increase in tour visitations to the property, our catering operations have been refined, and Laurie has taken the group catering to a new level with an emphasis on presentation and utilising wherever the organic home grown produce from our Potager Garden. In her element cooking, serving and selling, she is always happy to share her enthusiasm for the TGSC product and ever eager to extend her vocabulary, has relished the opportunity to learn from our many Hong Kong visitors, the Cantonese version of the wonderful taste sensations and contents of our line of 37 condiments and jams.
The go-to guy, our man on the spot. He who can fix all things, find the best buys online, and has the longest repertoire of jokes possible. Jurgen takes charge of our operations with scientific precision and endless energy. This is no shrinking violet – taking great pride in all his accomplishments and always happy to share these out loud. Jurg’s tireless dedication to quality control and perfection of the finished product contribute to TGSC’s reputation as the best on the market.
Julie AKA 'Penny'
With decades of cooking experience behind her, we were recently lucky enough to have Penny join the team of jam-makers. Equally at home with baking and catering, Penny has taken on the title of Scone Queen and also makes a mean Spinach Salad! Happy with a multitude of roles, Penny keeps us all hydrated and fair-minded. Happy too are our chooks who have a new friend never too busy to stop for a chat and a quick replenishment of their water bowl.
A longstanding member of the TGSC team, Celia is an invaluable member in the tasting, labelling and packing rooms. Always helpful and pleasant to be around, her warmth and lovely smile add to our customers’ enjoyment of their tasting experience and make her a most amicable staff colleague and friend.