Winter 2022

Friday 22 July:

Regretfully, the Wild Food Cafe is closed due to Covid. 

People have been suggesting that, after two and a half years, now is a perfect time to pause and take a break. After all, it's mid Winter, the sun is shining (well this week at least), the wattle is blooming and unfortunately, the latest Covid variant is everywhere and our fabulous team is certainly not immune. So here's the plan: we're going to close the Wild Food Cafe until around mid August to recharge and regroup. We have some exciting plans for Spring and we look forward to sharing them with you soon. Our wholesale hospitality food service business The Outback Chef continues uninterrupted. So stay warm and stay well.

See you back at the cafe in a few weeks.

Doggie Day Out - Every 2nd Sunday - 9.00am - 11.00am starting 10 June:  

Yes we know every day is a special day when you're a dog living on Phillip Island, but now we're adding the best dog day ever to the canine calendar. That's right, our Doggie Days Out are set to become THE social event of the month. So grab the lead, pack the pooch and point your nose towards the Wild Food Farm every second Sunday from 9.00 - 11.00am. Our wonderful bushland walking trails full of sights, sounds and scents are yours to explore. All this for $5 per pooch including one warming espresso, cafè latte, cappuccino, hot chocolate or tea (for the loyal owner of course) plus a doggie treat served in our Rainforest atrium when you return. Upsize with a Wild Food Farm muffin, cake or toastie at regular menu prices. Ready to put your best paw forward?

Saturday Afternoon Music in the Rainforest:

We're also delighted to let you know that our popular SATURDAYS IN THE RAINFOREST will continue from 12.00pm- 4.00pm.

And we've just installed lots of heaters to keep you cozy.

Local musos The Times aka Mark and Dave will entertain you from 12.30pm. 

Indoors - Outdoors - Undercover in the Rainforest: Take your pick.

Come and join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee or a relaxing beer or wine with friends. Bookings preferred for Rainforest.

We have so much space for you to spead out and relax: Undercover in our Rainforest, on our cafe verandahs, in the courtyard and on the lawns.

Bookings preferred. Just use the Enquire and Book button at the top of this page.

Training Opportunities right here on Phillip Island:

We're very excited to announce two great training opportunities from PICAL, Phillip Island's amazing Community and Learning Centre.

Hospitality: Proudly supported by Food and Fibre Gippsland and conducted at the Wild Food Farm at Rhyll, this course provides detailed training in a range of hospitality operational skills including basic back-of-house food preparation, to front of house waiting and beverage service. You will learn what it takes to work in hospitality businesses including cafes, restaurants, and catering operations. 

Horticulture: If you enjoy working in a hands-on environment or putting your practical skills to the test, then this course is for you! This exciting 7-week course held at Wild Food Farm with an expert horticulturist, will provide you valuable skills in establishing and maintaining garden beds, plant growth, soils, machinery operation and disease control, and experiencing everything the horticulture industry has to offer in a fun and practical environment. Click on the link below for full details of both courses.

Bookings: or at PICAL reception 59521131

Hampers aren't just for Christmas:

Thanks to everyone who purchased our Christmas hampers. We hope they were well received by the lucky recipients. Our range of Wild Food Farm Hampers are available right throught the year and you can order online, here on the website. Just go to the SHOP click on the BROWSE button and place your orders.

Bookings and Inquiries:

And remember if you wish to contact us to make a booking or an inquiry, the quickest way to reach us is right here on the website. Just click on the ENQUIRE & BOOK botton top right of every page, fill in your contact details and the nature of your enquiry and we'll be onto it.

Lots more to tell in our next Newsletter coming very soon.

Jude Mayall

The Outback Chef at Wild Food Farm, Phillip Island

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