a few words about us

Helen's European Cuisine began in 1993, however the story began many years prior as Helen Zeniou grew up in Cyprus discovering the powerful connection between people, family, food and happiness. To Helen, family is everything and food was the perfect vehicle to show her love and bring the people close to her together…to laugh…to eat…to create memories and to enjoy life.

This passion for bringing people together through a love of great food is what lead Helen to cook delicious homemade Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as lasagnes, pastries and quiches for local cafes. People were immediately attracted to the traditional flavours of these handmade, premium quality dishes. Word of mouth quickly spread and the rest they say is history.

A lot has changed at Helen's since 1993 as we've grown to become Australia’s leading provider of premium quality handmade savoury and sweet food to cafes, delis, restaurants, hotels and beyond across the country. Today the home-style love and care remains the same. We are still very proudly 100% family owned and operated. All of our products are still made by hand, not machines. We are passionate about supporting local Australian producers, sourcing fresh, locally grown ingredients wherever possible.

Our dedicated team work proudly in our state-of-the-art facility in Brisbane to craft our signature savory and sweet products by hand with love - we really believe you can taste the difference. We delight in providing you and your customers with the finest-quality food – straight from our kitchen to yours. You'll want to tell people you made it yourself….

Thanks Mum x

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring people together through a love of food. As Australia’s most trusted manufacturer of quality savory and sweet products, we’re passionate about providing a range of products that offer premium quality, consistency and convenience – backed up by exceptional customer service.

Our Products

Helen's European Cuisine provides an extensive and versatile range of gourmet savoury products, as well as a select range of gourmet sweets. Our products are diverse and available in a range of sizes, from individual portions and bite-sized finger foods, to large display cabinet items. Our products reach a widespread marketplace, available from up-market cafes, delicatessens, hotels and pubs, plus other outlets supplied by our vast network of independent distributors.

At Helen's European Cuisine we are devoted to ensuring the highest levels of quality, taste, consistency and service. This dedication is evident throughout our production, manufacturing and distribution processes. From the very beginning, fresh produce is hand-picked from local markets and premium ingredients sourced from quality suppliers. Produce is meticulously washed, sorted and sliced, then mixed and cooked with other fine ingredients to create our mouth-watering fillings and sauces. The various mixes are then hand-assembled into our quality selection of pastries and doughs, laid out on trays and oven-baked until golden brown. After cooking, products are snap frozen and carefully packed to ensure maximum freshness.

Our Values

Our founder Helen lends her name to every single product that leaves our factory, which means we never compromise on the quality or taste of the food we make. Helen’s European Cuisine is a family-run company at its heart, built on the values of trust, respect and integrity.

Helen's Guarantee

Your satisfaction and the satisfaction of your customers is our priority. If you or your customers are not happy with any of the products included in the first Helen’s order you receive, we will refund 100% of the invoice value, guaranteed.

National Delivery

Whilst our products are hand made in Brisbane our delivery network extends across the country.

Hand made with love

Made by people, not machines. We think you can taste the love that goes into every one of our products.

Fresh ingredients

Wherever possible all our ingredients are source from local farmers. Helping the industry and keeping to our fresh promise.