Using local produce and product in every which way we she can is a main focus for Jennifer Mutich at her new café in Moore Park Beach.
The first-time business owner has just opened Blessed Café at 63 Sylvan Drive and said she was committed to supporting other Bundaberg Region businesses as much as possible.
“I have incorporated a lot of other local businesses within my business,” she said.
“I am trying to get as much local product in store, like local honey, cheese and more.
“We also have plenty of different products and items on display, all made locally, so people can come eat and shop at the same time.
“We try to keep it all as local as possible. I think we all need to support each other, that's the bottom line!”
A former nurse, Jennifer said she had never owned her own business before but was excited to see what the change in career had in store.
She said after seeing the empty space on her routine drives around the beachside suburb, she knew she could make something of the building on Sylvan Drive.
“I live out here at Moore Park Beach and I kept driving past the building and saw it was empty, so I decided to open my own café,” she said.
“I was a nurse prior to this and I was looking for a lifestyle change, and with everything else going on at the moment it seemed like a great thing to do.
“I don't have a background in the industry but my mum was a chef, which has helped, she has given me guidance.”
Jennifer said Blessed Café had hired four employees and was already enjoying plenty of support from locals and visitors alike.
“We have been open for one week and we are seeing plenty of new faces,” she said.
“We cater for breakfast and lunch seven days a week.
“So far, the most popular dish has been the eggs benedict, you just can't go past the sauce!”
Blessed Café is open every day from 6.30 am to 3 pm at 63 Sylvan Drive.
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