One of Mossel Bay’s success stories is surely Gastãos Quality Food (Pty) Ltd in Gericke Street, Voorbaai. Gastão and Thereza de Nobrega are well known among local restaurants and hotels from as far as Heidelberg to Plettenberg Bay including Beaufort West and Oudtshoorn, particularly on service delivery and are in the process of extending the delivery area.
It is not only the industrial consumers that benefit. Even the domestic consumer can pop in. Gastãos Quality Foods is not only popular with local residents, but also among holidaymakers for their wide variety of seafood products.
Gastãos Quality Foods has a highly skilled owner pair at the head since 1999. The late Gastão de Nobrega and Thereza have experience in the seafood industry and Gastao managed a cheese factory for 7 years. Gastão is the son of the late Jose and Zulmira de Nobrega, originally from the Island of Madeira, who for years were also well known in the hotel industry. These included Mira-Mar Hotel in Melkbosstrand, the Commercial Hotel in Darling and the old Boston Hotel in Bellville. Thereza who swopped her teaching career for this fascinating industry, is the daughter of the well known Mossel Bay couple, Rita and the late John (Shortie) Terblanche. Many Mossel Bay Residents will remember Shortie’s contribution to Mossel Bay. He also served on the City Council, Hospital Board and the Ports Advisory Council – from there the De Nobrega couple’s sentiment for Mossel Bay.
Gastãos Quality Foods originated with four staff members, namely Thereza, Machelle Fitzgerald, Willem Smith and Florida van Beulen whom are still employed at the company. Today, Gastão’s Quality Foods is proud of their 36 staff members.
For the de Nobregas who see their staff as their greatest asset, the acquisition of their three sons, Gavin (Administrative Manager), Wayne (Branch Manager) and Michael (General Manager) to the business, are truly a winning combination.
The product range varies from poultry to meat, fish and dairy products and frozen products, a wide range seafood, canned and dry products such as rice and pasta and a wide variety of sauces and cooking oil.
Gastãos Quality Foods (Pty) Ltd would like to take this opportunity to thank their Heavenly Father for the success of this business. Sincere thanks to every staff member who is an asset for this business and also to every customer, without whose support the survival of the business would not be possible.
Visit Gastãos Quality Foods from 08:00 to 17:00 and Saturdays from 08:00 to 13:00 in Gericke Street.
Tel: +27 (0)44 695-0176
Gericke Street, Voorbaai, Mossel Bay, 6506
P.O. Box 473, Hartenbos, 6520
Fax: +27 (0)44 695-0173