Founded by Dan Curtis 10 years ago in the tiny confines of his garage and serviced by a sole delivery van. Big Ben Specialty Foods has out grown two warehouses and now employs over 10 amazing team members. We are a Melbourne based sole distributor of Chef’s Choice organic and wholefood and gourmet products along with Stonebarn Truffle products as well as other fine products.



Dan Curtis

National Sales Manager


Jonathan Curtis

Senior Sales Representative  


Nick Lidstrom

Sales Representatives

Our team of experienced account managers’ service Melbourne, country Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland.


From our humble beginnings, the company was built on two products, saffron and vanilla beans. To this day they are still the cornerstone of our business however, we have added a few products!

These include -

  • Pure flavour extracts, from vanilla to coconut and everything in between! We can supply anywhere from 100ml – 3.78L

  • Truffles and truffle products, Big Ben is a leading supplier of Plantin French Perigord truffles along with gourmet products from the Western Australia producer of black Perigord truffles, Stonebarn

  • Saffron, stocking one of widest ranges of saffron in Australia, we carry high quality brands from Iran and Spain and are able to supply small to large quantities

  • Vanilla products, consistently available despite global shortage. From quality beans, to powder and paste, all available in retail to bulk sizes

  • Christmas has become our specialty offering over 3,500 unique European confectioneries, conserves, shortbreads and many more

  • Others include, a wide range of forest mushrooms, artisan French oils, French fois gras, French duck and goose fats, artisan flours, organic grains, specialty sauces and many, many more


We take pride in helping our customers build their business. Our philosophy is based on growing together; taking a customer focused approach. We are known for our unique range and ability to source hard to find products.

The business founder, Dan, has over 40 years’ experience in the food industry. His insight into the sector is invaluable and his ability to provide advice and support to our customers is well appreciated.

We would like to welcome all prospective stockist to contact our friendly staff via this contact button below.