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Bendigo Wholefoods philosophy – Food we love it!

We’re a greengrocer, delicatessen, edible garden nursery, provedore and wholefoods kitchen cafe. We’ve got slow food, local food, global food, organic food, health food, vegan food, super food, growing food, food for fun and more…We have gathered goodies from over 100 producers and farmers from the Bendigo central Victorian region to showcase in the café + instore.

Whether it’s a breakfast box for your B+B, a parcel of produce for a picnic in the park, or a crispy crunchy Harcourt apple for that sight seeing snack…. In the heart of this beautiful regional city, Bendigo Wholefoods shop brings to the table treats that will tantalise your tastebuds on your trip. With free tastings daily…you can mingle and munch your way through local life…

Wholefoods Kitchen designs dishes for diverse diets. You can find your flavour in ‘wholebowls’, brekky bruschetta, fresh juices, smoothies, super salads, peckish pots and wholesome paleo, raw and vegan goodies. Eat in, take out, it’s good to go!

Just over 11 years ago Darren and Nicole Murphy became the shiny new owners. Their vision has seen Bendigo Wholefoods become a green grocer, delicatessen, kitchen nursery, providore and wholefoods cafe with a big focus on local and regional produce. We strive to bring an experience back to into shopping.

BWFK_Shoot220160130_0148 resizedAreas of Interest? passion?  what can you can bring to the table for our customers?

We are always on the look-out for people that have a strong interest or passion to work in the following areas of the shop: Local Fresh Seasonal Produce; Fresh Bread Daily and Special Diet Breads; Culinary Tourism; Global Cuisine; Health & Wellbeing; Kitchen Gardening; Homewares; Gifts; and Cookbooks…or that you have a passion or strong interest in wellbeing diets, baking and home making, preserving, fermenting, cooking, gardening, vegan and paleo cooking or even a bit of street food fun – adventure eating!

There is also a business to run so we are open to “fresh ideas”

Roles at Bendigo Wholefoods SHOP (Retail) & KITCHEN (Hospitality) & Business Management

Here are some of the areas of the store you may see yourself working:

  • Customer service/retail and hospitality – so you can get amongst it
  • Fresh produce & shop box packing – it’s going to someone’s home
  • Pricing, Packing, Shelf stacking & bulk foods –
  • Project management & business development  & fresh ideas
  • Online sales & online store management – IT stuff
  • Seasonal Marketing & social media – come with a plan
  • Chef/cook/kitchen hand – get creative
  • Barista/ juicer – that can make this section sing
  • After school – customer service & end of day jobs – we want you to come to work
  • Food tourism and provinence
  • Buying roles: produce, deli, ready meals
  • Home making: pickle, preserve, providore for the store and our Wholefoods brand

Expressions of Interest

When submitting a general ‘expression of interest’ to work at Bendigo Wholefoods  please ensure you have a serious crack at your application from the start so we don’t have to play chicken & egg. Your email should include an attached cover letter and current CV. Your cover letter should have reference to a specific advertised job OR an expression of interest for particular employment (chef/cook, café hospo, customer service retail etc) in the subject heading, so all the eggs are in the one basket. To avoid ruffling feathers, please include the hours you can and cannot work on a standard week and also note other commitments that will impact your employment throughout the coming year. This means there is less plucking about…. & you will go up the pecking order. This is no yolk!

To apply for a job with us, please send your cover letter/email & attached resume to

Put this in your email subject line – Job: type of your or work you are wanting? NAME (full name)? Mobile number (your number)?