About Us


After more than 20 years supplying kitchenware & tableware to the restaurant & cafe market Terry McDonnell believed that chefs, restaurant owners & anybody that was serious about cooking would benefit from having access to products used by the professionals.

In December 2005 having located a suitable CBD premises at Lismore in northern NSW The Kitchen Shelf was established with an extensive range of premium kitchen appliances, utensils, tableware & cooking products.

Our aim has been to offer a friendly environment where food service professionals & serious home cooks feel comfortable with the quality of their purchase & satisfied with the experience of visiting our shop.

Since 2005 we have been fortunate to have helped many apprentice chefs select their first uniform & knife kit whilst encouraging them to enjoy their passion for cooking. We have had great satisfaction in following the careers of these apprentices as they move into the exciting world of professional food service.

Just as satisfying has been the opportunity to help serious home cooks find a cake pan or utensil that will solve a problem with a newly discovered recipe.

We invite you to visit our extensively stocked showroom & also use our convenient online shop.