In September 2017, Sabrina Ravail arrived in Brisbane fresh from France, with the ambition to create meals and preserves from local produce that might otherwise go to waste because of its misshapenness or over-abundance. The result is Marché Gourmand, a name that combines two of her passions:
Marché – a constant reminder that ingredients should be sourced locally and according to the seasons
Gourmand – her excessive desire to make everything in life about satiating the taste buds
Although a beginner in the food business world, Sabrina’s quiches and galettes are both perfectly simple and deeply embedded in ethical intention. She has shed more than a tear over the current state of our food system, and resolves to play her part in creating a different kind of future.
Sabrina is well prepared for a steep learning curve, and when she makes it through some of the early stages with us, she would love to have a small café. She accepts that in the beginning, she’ll be serving to a niche market – our gorgeous customers – who already understand (we think) the positive impact their eating choices are making. But she’s hoping that her future plans for a more mainstream preserves company could make Marché Gourmand a player in the growing force to change the rules of our food industry more generally.