T H E s t o r y
G A T H E R E R .
It all started when…
In 2012 I decided I was done with working late nights in hospitality, and made a very bold move for someone living in a town of 250 people, and also for someone with no formal cooking training.
I bought a food caravan...
I decided to make quality homemade food, and to offer what I hoped to be the best coffee on the coast, for the people passing through my tiny village on the tourist crazy Glacier Highway.
Four years later, discouraged by the wet west coast weather and her influence on my ability to trade in a caravan, I bought a tiny black cottage opposite my food caravan's site.
After extensive renovations, I opened the doors to my beautiful Gatherer Wholefoods Coffeehouse in February 2016.
The food focus has changed over the last six years, evolving with myself & my interests and understanding. I was recently diagnosed with post-traumatic osteo arthritis in my spine, a lifetime sentence of pain & inflammation at the age of 36, so decided nutrition was the key to managing this for me.
Gatherer too, now has a plant-rich whole foods focus. Using local or close to local and organic produce where possible. We try to limit allergens and make a variety of beautiful fresh food that is friendly for most.
Never one to have a solo focus, I have embarked on another journey recently, to develop my knowledge with regard to this nutritional shift and to satisfy my desire to help others in similar situations. I am currently studying to become a qualified nutritionist & naturopath.
Who knows what you will see next from me and what the little black cottage at 110 Main Road will be serving up in years to come.
Grateful for everyones continued love and support as always...