Chris and Melissa Storr have opened a The Gourmet Storr based in Coolum. Picture: Supplied
Chris and Melissa Storr have opened a The Gourmet Storr based in Coolum. Picture: Supplied

New gourmet ‘Storr’ offers up healthy snacks

A gourmet Christmas cake with more than 10 fruits soaked in Grand Marnier for three months was one of the first products sold at a new Coast bakery.

As a family of six, the Storrs know how busy life can get and how easy it is to opt for the quick, easy, unhealthy food option.

The Gourmet Storr was created to make delicious, flavourful, healthy products to eat on the go and snacks for kids' lunch boxes.

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"All of our products are handmade in a commercial kitchen that we hire, using fresh, local ingredients wherever possible and a lot of love," Chris Storr said.

Chris and Melissa Storr have opened a The Gourmet Storr based in Coolum. Picture: Supplied
Chris and Melissa Storr have opened a The Gourmet Storr based in Coolum. Picture: Supplied

The qualified baker started his career in 1999.

He has worked for franchise bakeries, five-star resorts, boutique bakeries, and now his own business with his wife Melissa "who has always loved baking in the kitchen at home".

The Coolum-based shop has been taking orders via social media since last week.

"Our product range will be an every increasing one, but for the moment consists of our gourmet Christmas cake … four flavours of gourmet crackers, five flavours of seeded bites, bliss balls, toasted muesli, granola, and two hampers," Mr Storr said.

He said they were open to working with other local business in a wholesale capacity.