Why Yamba?

Over the years many people have asked me “why did you choose Yamba?”
Well the answer is clean air, clean water and peace.
Years ago i visited an old friend who had moved to Yamba with his family. On that day, he suggested i jump in his work ute and he would show me around. Well off we went, past the marina, around to Turners beach, then up on the hill to the light house and then down to the Yamba Surf Life Saving Club on Main Beach. I looked at my friend and then at the green lawns which changed to golden sand and then into crystal blue ocean with rolling surf and said to him, you bugger, you never told me you moved to paradise!
It was 14 years later, but i eventually moved to our little slice of paradise.
For those unfamiliar with Yamba, it’s 2 hours by road, south of the New South Wales and Queensland border on the Pacific Ocean coastline.
Situated on the southern side of the Clarence River entrance, Yamba has an active commercial fishing fleet that catch the famous Yamba King prawn and lots of other seafood including shark, mullet, flathead, whiting, mackerel, tuna, jewfish, pearl perch and pilchards.
The township has a population of about 7,000 residents which grows to about 20,000 during peak tourist season.
Like many small coastal towns, Yamba faces many growth pressures, but the old Yamba can still be experienced in off season times with people smiling, waving and saying hello in the street.
Nicholson Fine Foods has a stall at our local monthly markets called the Yamba River Markets. We partner with 1ounce coffee, its a great way to connect with our local community.
The logistics of being located between the cities of SE Queensland and Sydney work well for us as we can ship overnight to many of our customers using our courier service.
Here’s a little look and cook video around Yamba click here

Sydney Weekender comes to Nicholson Fine Foods


A few weeks ago my phone rang, it was the producer from Sydney weekender, a New South Wales based TV show hosted by Mike Whitney.
The producer said they were keen to come and film a “foodie tour” at Nicholson Fine Foods. I didn’t hesitate, and answered yes, yes, yes!
Over the next couple of weeks the Sydney Weekender office advised me on what they needed to film and when they were to arrive.
A few days prior, I did some planning on how best to present the products, food to prepare and the finished food layout.
We rounded up a few local kids who were keen to be on TV.
The film crew arrived around 3 PM to plates of fresh cut sandwiches and a cool drink, which they enjoyed greatly.
Dan an I had set the work room up for the shoot and the crew and director approved with some minor changes.
I showed the director my plans and prepared dishes, which met with a big tick, much to my relief.

Then it was camera rolling and action!

The crew were so professional and easy going. we just rolled with the various cooking tips and presentation pieces.

It was all over in a couple of hours.

I gave the crew a hamper each as a memento of their visit and then they were off. We all looked at each other and said what just happened! It all seemed like a dream.

Some weeks later the office called to advise the show was going to air on the next Sunday (25th September 2016). The excitement rose as the hour approached. I called, sms’d and emailed everyone I could to advise the show was on air.

Wow! what a job the crew had done. The editing told a great story, Mikes voice over was perfect and everyone had their little moment of glory.

Mike is gregarious personality with an engaging manner and famous for his cricketing career representing Australia and his home state of New South Wales.

A huge thank you to all the crew from Sydney Weekender, you made it so easy.


Creator of the Month

It’s time to get creative!


In 2016 we want to celebrate our NFF community by highlighting all of the wonderful meals, flavour memories and foodie experiences you create.


On the first Thursday of every month we will announce our “NFF Creator of the Month” (and reward them with a personalised Nicholson Fine Foods hamper).


To join in on the fun, make sure to upload a picture of your nff creation to our facebook page, or use the instagram tag #createwithnff.



Do you have a Cajun salmon dish and beetroot finishing vinegar salad that your friends rave about?


Are you proud of the summer berry and Belgian White Chocolate Mousse cake you made for your niece’s birthday?


I got a feeling…part 1 #nicholsonfinefoods #weloveourlamb #italystralian

A photo posted by Melissa Kelly (@finecupbarrista) on


Did the porcini mushroom ravioli get devoured at last night’s dinner party? We want to know!



With Australia Day just around the corner, there’s no better time to whip out the camera and share your tasty creations


All our products are artisan and handmade, designed to bring joy and inspire creativity. Now we want to showcase your talent too.



We hope you are as excited as we are,

Peter and the NFF Team

Win an Xmas Hamper

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! In the spirit of the season, and to celebrate our new website launch, we are giving away four Xmas hampers to our supporters.

Entering is simple:

1. Visit our Facebook and/or Instagram Page

2. Comment the answers to 3 easy questions we have posted

         DAY FOUR QUESTIONS (last day!):

        1. Which gift hamper from the Online Store would you most like to have under the tree this Christmas?

        2. What are 3 interesting facts about our BioBurger?

        3. When did you first discover Nicholson Fine Foods?

3. Tag a friend and/or share to double your chances!

Wishing you good luck and a Merry Christmas, Peter and the NFF team

win an xmas hamper

Terms & Conditions

1. The promotion starts at 2pm AEDT on Friday 11th December 2015 and closes at 11:59pm AEDT on Monday 14th December 2015. No entries will be accepted after this time. 

2. To enter, you must follow the Nicholson Fine Foods Facebook or Instagram page and comment with the correct answers for each day’s corresponding questions

3. You can enter each day, however daily winners are unable to enter again for an additional daily prize throughout the week.

4. All eligible entries will be judged by our representatives before being placed into a draw. Daily draws will take place at ¼ Mooli Place Yamba, NSW, during the competition period. Entries will be judged on their correct answers before being placed into a draw.

5. The prize is 4x Nicholson Fine Foods Xmas hampers valued at $59AUD each The total prize pool is approximately $236AUD.

6. Winner(s) names will be published on our social media pages on or around Tuesday 15th December 2015.17. To claim your prize, you must follow the instructions set out in the notification message we send to you telling you that you’re a winner. This includes providing verification information regarding your entry, if requested by us. We will make reasonable efforts to contact you, but if you’ve not claimed your prize by the prize claim date (15/12/15), it will be forfeited, and no other prize or cash alternative will be offered. 

7. In entering the Promotion, you must also comply with the terms of use of any social media platform via which we conduct the Promotion (eg Facebook, Instagram or Twitter Rules).

8. As the Promotion is conducted via the Facebook or Instagram platforms:

a. You acknowledge that the Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.

b. You acknowledge that any information you provide in connection with the Promotion is provided to us (as the Promoter) and not to Facebook or Instagram.

c. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Promotion will be directed to us (as the Promoter), and not to Facebook or Instagram.

d. You release Facebook, Instagram and their associated companies from all liability arising in respect of the Promotion.

9. We may collect personal information in order to conduct the promotion and may disclose such information to third parties (including agents, contractors, service providers and prize suppliers) for that purpose. We may also use your information for marketing and promotional purposes. See our privacy policy at www.nicholsonfinefoods.com.au for full details.

10. We and our associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any damage to or delay in transit of prizes.

Foodie paradise in Yamba – A tour and taste experience


Come and experience Yamba’s home of champion gourmet food products at Nicholson Fine Foods.


Winner of 12 Australian Champion Trophies.

Champion ribbons Sydney Royal 2010


A “tour and taste experience” can be organised by calling the factory on (02)66463191 and making a booking.

The “tour and taste” will take about 30 minutes and is available after 4pm on weekdays and some Saturdays.

 Raspberry Passion with cake


It’s all about Belgian Chocolate, Fruit Vinegars, Garnishing Pearls and Spice Mixes.


4 Mooli Place Yamba Industrial Estate (off Angourie Road)


Come and taste what all the fuss is about!

– Peter

Garnishing Pearls

An easy and creative way to lift the luxury and sophistication of simple foods.


Designed and made in Australia by Nicholson Fine Foods.


Flavour range – Red Capsicum – Blood Plum – Red Chilli


Awards Winner 1x Gold, 1 Silver, 1 bronze  2014 Sydney Royal Winner 1x Gold, 2 Silver, 2014 Royal Hobart Fine Awards


Fun ways to enjoy your Garnishing Pearls




  • Serve a selection of pearls with oysters
  • Top your favourite steak with Red Chilli Garnishing Pearls
  • Garnish some canapés with Garnishing Pearls
  • Dress up a salad with Garnishing Pearls
  • Mix with some olive oil to make a fun dressing
  • Serve with a cheese platter
  • Garnish pasta or risotto
  • Top a grilled fillet of fish with pearls
  • Mix with thin mayonnaise to make a colourful salad sauce




  • Liven up a glass of sparkling wine with Plum Garnishing Pearls
  • Red Capsicum Garnishing Pearls with a gin and tonic
  • Garnish a Bloody Mary with Red Chilli Garnishing Pearls
  • Serve a vodka and tonic with Plum Garnishing Pearls
  • Serve Tequila shots with Red Chilli Garnishing Pearls




  • Pack size 125g (65 – 250 serves)
  • serving size .5g – 2g depending on application
  • Flavour – gentle – sweet – sour – fruity – all natural – vegan – gluten free
  • Texture, soft gel with a nice melting ability
  • Shelf life 6 months – refrigerated
  • Temperature range for use 0°c – 50° c
  • Box size – 125g – 12 units
  • Designed and made in Australia by Nicholson Fine Foods.