Our culture

The people at Savour and Grace are part of Melbourne food culture and have been for decades. Some have been chefs, some front of house in leading restaurants. We eat where you eat. We drink where you drink. We read the same papers and websites and share the same aspirations and frustrations. Like our customers we are a small business with just a modest number of people working with us. Something people really notice when doing business with us.

We get that you need people you can rely on who are practical, responsive to your needs and understand urgency. We understand that good food is about a little bit of glory and a whole heap of hard work. We know that attention to detail and quality control really counts.

At our core Savour and Grace is all about people and product. Being in food has never been easy but it’s often a joy when done well. We are committed to finding product, sharing knowledge, learning from you and enjoying our relationships with our producers and customers.

We never forget that it’s a privilege to do what we do.

Our team

Sam Hurst

Director of Sales and Product Development

Sam Hurst

Director of Sales and Product Development

Owner and co-founder of Savour and Grace Sam Hurst has spent his life in the food business and has extensive knowledge and understanding of preserved and fermented foods.  Sam’s key responsibility is to develop and set Savor and Grace’s strategy and direction. Much of Sam’s day is spent sourcing and selecting products and talking with customers, producers and co-workers about the things that really matter, “People and Product”.

sam.hurst@savourandgrace.com.au

Dylan Minster

Director of Finance and Operations

Dylan Minster

Director of Finance and Operations

Owner and co-founder of Savour and Grace Dylan Minster has a strong finance background and is an experienced leader with a strong understanding of how complex food businesses work. With constant attention to detail and a strong focus on innovation and improvement Dylan drives efficiency and excellence across our whole business.

dylan.minster@savourandgrace.com.au

Lee Gnocchi

Accounts

Lee Gnocchi

Accounts

Lee has worked with Sam and Dylan for over two decades she assists with accounts and oversees OH&S and human resources. With her calm yet strong demeanor Lee is a constant and essential part of Savour and Grace.

accounts@savourandgrace.com.au

Ken Minster

Management support

Ken Minster

Management support

With incredible attention to detail Ken makes sure the accounting arm of the business is working perfectly. A man with plenty of life experience he is often a source of wise council and sound advice to Sam and Dylan. He is Dylan’s dad and we love having him around.

Sally Smith

Product Development

Sally Smith

Product Development

Sally is a qualified chef and has spent the majority of her working life in and around Restaurants and quality food in Melbourne. Sally spends her day meeting with small producers sourcing, grading and selecting the products that eventually make it to our range.

sally.smith@savourandgrace.com.au

Maria Fernandez

Preserved and Fermented Food Specialist

Maria Fernandez

Preserved and Fermented Food Specialist

Maria has a degree in hospitality management and is a qualified chef.
She complements our team very well sharing her knowledge and passion for Latin American food.
She really enjoys working with chefs and understanding their specific needs.
Maria always goes an extra mile to offer her best advice when it comes to product selection and use.

Tamara Krivonos

Preserved and Fermented Food Specialist

Tamara Krivonos

Preserved and Fermented Food Specialist

Tamara has worked in the some of the best restaurants in Melbourne and understands what makes restaurants successful. She has exceptional food knowledge and knows how to work alongside chefs connecting them to the right products for their specific purposes.

tamara.krivonos@savourandgrace.com.au

Jade Irving

Preserved and Fermented Food Specialist

Jade Irving

Preserved and Fermented Food Specialist

A qualified chef with an hospitality management degree Jade now spends her time working with Melbourne’s best independent food retailers, cafes and restaurants connecting them to the best possible product for their business. She is a reliable source of information and advice for customers looking to improve their food business.

jade.irving@savourandgrace.com.au

Jessica Savoia

Preserved and Fermented Food Specialist

Jessica Savoia

Preserved and Fermented Food Specialist

Jess loved using Savour and Grace whilst working as a chef in Melbourne, she decided to make a change and we are lucky enough to have her part of the team now sharing her love of food. Jess knows first hand how to help choosing the right product for particular recipes and menu planning.

Ian Rivera

Warehouse Manager/Quality Control

Ian Rivera

Warehouse Manager/Quality Control

Ian spends his days surrounded by our Cheese predominately, cutting wrapping and checking quality on a regular basis. Ian plays a vital role in Savour and Grace ensuring we maintain consistently high levels of quality control and Food safety.

ian.rivera@savourandgrace.com.au

Graham Martin

Warehouse Logistics

Graham Martin

Warehouse Logistics

With a broad range of skills Graham’s diversity is highly valued at Savour and Grace. Ever reliable, calm under pressure with a great sense of humour Graham excels in whatever role he’s involved in at Savour and Grace.

Jeison Olivos

Warehouse support

Jeison Olivos

Warehouse support

Jeison is a proud Columbian and takes great care and pride in organizing stock and picking your orders.

Kat Mountford

Purchasing Manager

Kat Mountford

Purchasing Manager

Kat is from a hospitality background so quality and food have always been a priority.
She now works closely with all our suppliers ordering and maintaining stock levels to ensure we keep products out of stock to a minimum.

Jack Templeton Knight

Warehouse Support

Jack Templeton Knight

Warehouse Support

Jack is with us part time whilst studying International studies and French. When we asked Jack what he likes about working at Savour and Grace he said Boxing up Customers orders like its Christmas.

Holly Harman

Admin Accounts Support

Holly Harman

Admin Accounts Support

Holly supports our admin team keeping everything in order. When she’s not at Savour and Grace she is studying journalism,playing Netball and catching up with friends.

Sean Deans

Delivery Driver

Sean Deans

Delivery Driver

Roy Kamuta

Warehouse Team Member

Roy Kamuta

Warehouse Team Member

With a humble approach and a humorous personality, Roy is one of our highly valued employees who keeps our warehouse operations running with a high level of efficiency.
Roy also enjoys cutting and caring for your cheese.
His hidden talent is dancing.