News & Events
The CEO Magazine "Not Just Desserts" feature & "Save Room for Dessert" company profile
January 23 2017, The CEO Magazine
The feature shows the history of how Sweet by Nature came to be, and how Megan Misso, the company's founder and current Managing Director, paved the way for it's future success.
Herald Sun "Hidden Gems" feature
October 15 2016, Weekend Herald Sun
Over the weekend The Sweet by Nature Kitchen was highlighted as one of the hidden gems of the North.
A new menu for The Sweet by Nature Kitchen
November 9 2016, The Sweet by Nature Kitchen, Heidelberg West
Our renovations are finished, our new equipment is in, and so it is now time to unveil a new menu for The Sweet by Nature Kitchen. We are launching our full service breakfast menu this December! With our fabulous new chef, Jenny, and our brilliant new manager Lee-Anne, we’re very excited to share this new era, so stay tuned.
Best Biz Awards
October 28 2016, Cellini's, Heidelberg
Banyule’s Bestbiz Awards were announced on Wednesday evening at Cellinis in Heidelberg. Sweet by Nature were lucky enough to be nominated in the Manufacturing Category. Also nominated were Birch Haberdashery, Dolphin Products, and Chocolatier Australia. Dolphin Products took out first prize. Congrats to Mario and the team, well deserved! Thank you to everyone who voted for us to get into the Top 3. Also thank you to Frank Woodley and everyone from Banyule who helped put on such a great event.
Café Renovations – Part 2
August 13 The Sweet by Nature Kitchen, Heidelberg West
Part 2 of our renovations was completed last week! We have added an outdoor decking area, complete with seating and a ramp, with added grip strips. This area will be the perfect place to hang out during the warmer months! We still have a bunch of extra changes to be made, so watch this space!
Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards 2015
July 7 Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale
The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is a member based organisation that promotes and celebrates agriculture through events which link industry with consumers. The RASV ultimately aims to improve the quality and increase demand for Victorian agriculture produce.
Of the 22 items entered, 13 won medals! The biggest call for celebration was the Gold Medal for our Drunken Sticky Pudding, part of our Christmas Range available for purchase on November 2.
Cafe Renovations - Part 1
March 25 Naturelover's Cafe, Heidelberg West
Our Part 1 of our Café renovations are now complete, phew!
The kids play area had a total facelift with the addition of fake grass, a blackboard wall, and fairy lights. The tables are now adorned with pot plants and panella sugar. We’ve changed coffee suppliers and upgraded to a shiny new coffee machine. We've also extended our kitchen and brought in a new seconds fridge.
Leukaemia Foundation World's Greatest Shave Fundraiser 2015
March 14 Sweet by Nature, Heidelberg West
It was a fantastic day on Saturday, the sun was shining, the dunk tank was full, and our volunteers were ready for action! Our World's Greatest Shave fundraiser is run annually and we love the opportunity to support the Leukaemia Foundation. We had a variety of activities including a dunking machine, bungee run, jumping castle, sticky wall, car show, live bands, and a cupcake and cake-pop making stand. Masters was also generous enough to donate a painting station where kids could paint their own gnome, and then take it home!
We had a huge amount of donations from all of contributors, and without their support this event wouldn't be possible:
A special thanks also to all of the fantastic volunteers on the day who volunteered hours of their time and worked tirelessly to help us pull everything together! If you'd like to get involved for next year, don't be shy! Please feel free to get in touch on 9456 9300 or send an email to email@example.com
Love Your Sister 'BoUNCE' Fundraiser Dinner 2015
February 13 Zinc, Federation Square
On Friday the 13th of February, we were thrilled to attend Love Your Sister’s “BoUNCE” fundraiser dinner, held at Zinc in Federation Square. The room was full of love and laughter, and hefty number of pink balloons! The storm didn’t dampen the spirits of any of the volunteers involved, and the night was a wonderful experience for us. We watched the video of Connie and Sam's journey, and it brought us to tears, but their dedication left us feeling hopeful. Sam is an incredible human for travelling around Australia on his unicycle, spreading awareness of breast cancer to women everywhere.
Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph 2013
August 17 City of Merbein, Mildura region
Saturday August 17 was a perfectly sunny day for a trip to the country, Megan and Paul enjoyed a festive and wonderful day in the city of Merbein, located just outside Mildura and the location of the 2013 Great Australian Vanilla Slice Truimph. It was the second year that Merbein had played host to the now famous competition. Originating in 1998 after a visit from the then premier Jeff Kennett in the rural town of Ouyen Victoria, the Great Australian Vanilla Slice Truimph attracts both Vanilla Slice bakers and Vanilla Slice lovers from all round the country.
Sweet by Nature won the professional section in its first year of entry 2010. This year though, the local competition was just too strong, with Hudaks Bakery Chain in Mildura scooping the lot; Professional, Innovative, Plum Pudding and Sun Muscat categories.
Sweet by Nature did receive the 2nd place award though for our delicious new Strawberries 'n' Cream Vanilla custard slice, which will be available through our cafe and through some of our customer outlets, for the next 3 months.
"It is a wonderful festival environment...thanks to all those involved at Merbein for being the perfect host for this great event. Watch out Hudaks, we'll sharpen our efforts and be back next year to try again!!" - Megan Misso, founder.
June 3 - 6 Royal Exhition Building Carlton
Melbourne's hospitality community was out in force at Foodservice Australia 2013, held June 3 - 6, with more than 5000 visitors over the show's 3 days.
Sweet by Nature exhibited here for the first time and agreed with many other exhibitors noting that the visitors who attended the event were ready to do business, and came from well-known local and regional restaurants, cafes, bakeries and hotels.
Held at the majestic Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, an intimate and welcoming atmosphere for the successful event. Thanks to all of our customers who came over to say hello, it was great to have the opportunity to chat with you all.
Myer Precious Metal Ball 2013
May 25, 2013
Myer Stores Community Fund raised precious metal in support of Redkite at the Myer Precious Metal Ball held on the 25th of May. Redkite was showcased as the nominated charity for this exclusive black tie event held at the Docklands in Melbourne. Money raised by the fund will enable Redkite to provide essential support to over 100 families on their cancer journey.
A big thankyou to Myer and the Red Kite group for allowing us to be involved in this wonderful event, we were proud to contribute to such a worthy cause. Sweet by Nature's celebration cake voucher raising over $400 on the night.