Having relocated from Sydney for a rural lifestyle we decided to start a food business. We are passionate about food and adore mayonnaise. Having lived in London and Kenya, we were frustrated by the quality of Australian Mayonnaise here at the time. We started to make mayonnaise from the kitchen at home and sold it to local and Sydney customers.
The name Doodles Creek, was inspired by the permanent pristine spring-fed creek that ran through the family farm in Kangaloon in the Southern Highlands south of Sydney
With a lot of help from family and friends in 2002, Doodles Creek started making a delicious creamy traditional mayonnaise.
I took the first jars of mayonnaise to the the "farmers" market in Bowral and sold out.
Many people love the label, which was designed and printed in-house. We wanted the label to reflect the quality of the product inside and be good enough to have on a table set for a lunch or dinner party.
Doodles' products soon expanded to include innovative flavoured mayonnaises, like Chilli Lime and Coriander and Wasabi. All new products have to pass the often harsh and critical evaluations of the family who now have highly sophisticated taste buds.
There is no compromise to quality and the products are as natural as the manufacturing and storage processes will allow. For example, unlike most other mayonnaises, Doodles mayonnaise is thickened traditionally with egg yolks and the salad dressings have no added water or preservatives.
We have now moved back to the city. In a matter of weeks, camps by the dam were replaced with surfs at the beach. It is not unusual for us to have four or five starving teenagers for breakfast after an early morning surf. This has inspired new products to be released soon, like an Asian Dressing and a Tomato Sugo with Chilli.
We are very proud that Doodles Creek today is one of Australia's leading gourmet food brands, renown for quality, freshness and innovation.