It started off as a way to subsidise her maternity leave, and now a Sunshine Coast mother-of-two with a passion for experimenting in the kitchen is expanding her sweet business.
Rosebed & Finch in Eudlo is a place for Cheryse Healy to share vegan, gluten- and refined sugar-free delicacies with the public from her cottage kitchen.
“We have a beautiful garden setting and servery window to do coffees, grab-and-go desserts and a small savoury range as well,” Ms Healy says.
“We are not a traditional cafe; it’s a relaxed garden studio to try yourself some edible art, attend one of our workshops or grab that caffeine fix or last-minute birthday cake on the way through our beautiful town.”
The business began in 2016 when Ms Healy rented commercial kitchen spaces after business hours, experimenting with recipes and selling a few boxes of treats each week to help earn some money while pregnant with her second son Alfie.
Eventually she launched the business online for wholesale orders, home deliveries and catering, with plans to establish a permanent set-up.
“We found out where we lived in Eudlo is commercially zoned, so we built a space out the front,” Ms Healy says.
“It was probably more of a project than we set out to do but it was good because it took so long and the business was able to organically grow online.
“Going through COVID we were able to manoeuvre the business model into what we wanted it to be.
“It was a blessing in disguise. I probably wouldn’t have said that two years ago, but it is now.”
The name itself comes from the street they live on, Rosebed Street, and Finch is the maiden name of Ms Healy’s great-grandmother.
Busy juggling her two sons, Franklin, six, and Alfie, three, Ms Healy says the business is a real family venture with her husband, Rhys Williams, often helping on the Friday morning home delivery run.
The business will continue its model of wholesale orders, home deliveries and workshops and eventually Ms Healy plans to make the new space available to hire out for baby showers or private bookings on the weekend.
The cottage kitchen will officially open in March with a date to be announced on social media in the coming weeks.
Rosebed & Finch is located at 15 Rosebed Street, Euldo, will be open from 9am to 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and is pet friendly.