Author(s): Simmone Logue
Simmone Logue and her team ice hundreds of cakes, bake tens of thousands of pies and stir more than a thousand casseroles of beef bourguignon each week. But this consummate professional hasn't lost any of the passion or forgotten any of the secrets that made her a great home cook in the first place. Every recipe in this collection has a special place in Simmone's heart and marks a milestone on her journey to becoming a legendary baker, caterer and businesswoman. From the early days as the 'fairy pudding godmother', who walked her home-made cakes up the road to local cafes, to the thriving businesswoman who now supplies busy people, supermarkets, footy stadiums and airlines from her artisan bakery in Sydney. The kitchen is Simmone's natural habitat - the heart of her home and her business, the place where she eats, sleeps and breathes her passion for food.
Simmone started her food business in a small flat in Sydney's Neutral Bay, hand-delivering her cakes to local cafe owners. She then leased an old butcher's shop, added pies, braises and salads to her repertoire, and her business continued to grow. Now, twenty-five years on, Simmone Logue has created a $10 million business in wholesaling, retailing and catering. The Simmone Logue kitchen team, based in Marrickville, is now 60 strong, and makes everything by hand and from scratch. Her clients include Woolworths, Qantas, Virgin, Thomas Dux. Simmone Logue is a Gold Licence Caterer and caters for intimate dinners for six, a quick lunch in one of her stores, or a corporate cocktail party for 500. Her customers trust the team will deliver high quality, tasty food which is both beautiful in presentation and delicious to eat with family and friends.