Michelle Darlington, a former finalist on MasterChef Australia, is the owner and operator of Nourish Kitchen + Lifestyle – a gorgeous foodie destination store in Berry.

Michelle opened the doors to the store in September 2015 with the inspiration to create a “foodies playground” with exclusive kitchenware, cookware, gourmet food and great coffee.

img_6682-blogHer philosophy is simple:

Life is about sharing good food with good friends, sourced as locally and sustainably as possible, using the best kitchen equipment available.


An “obsessed foodie”, Michelle describes her experience on the first series of MasterChef Australia in 2009, as a wonderful journey into the shared love of food with 20 amazing contestants.

“It’s hard to sum up, but I met some incredible chef’s, visited some cool kitchens and there was plenty of stress to go with that privilege!” she said.


A local resident of Berry for many years, Michelle loves the village atmosphere and close proximity to both the city life and beautiful beaches.

One of the things Michelle loves about the store is meeting people and chatting about all things food.

“Sometimes we exchange recipes, sometimes life experiences but above all, it’s all about meeting wonderful people,” she said.

When asked what her favourite item was in the store, there were several to mention!

“I love my range of GOLD products from France, salt / pepper / mustards etc … my knives…. my coffee…  toast tongs… Tetsuya’s oyster vinaigrette and my bourbon barrel aged maple syrup from Vermont,” Michelle said.

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Nourish Lifestyle + Kitchen is located at 3/68 Albert Street in Berry – you can’t miss it – just look for the gorgeous red building!

Michelle will be hosting a VIP Shopping + Foodie Event for Luxe South Coast on our Berry trip and looks forward to welcoming you to her store.

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