To provide premium quality fresh food, direct from local farmers and producers when possible, at the best possible price and with outstanding service to our customers!
Our passion for food!
Our family is very passionate about good healthy food! The kitchen has always been the heart of our household and we enjoy nothing more than preparing good food to share with family and close friends!
Through Otto’s we want to extend this passion and share it with our local community, Townsville and beyond!
Warrina Shopping Centre was the first Shopping Centre built north of Brisbane in 1966.
The store has been at Warrina since its opening in 1966, first as an Alfred Shaw and later as an All Hours, then a Cut Price, an AUR and a Foodworks before being re-named Otto’s Fresh Food Market.
Our Family migrated to Australia from Germany in 1989 and bought the Warrina Shopping Centre as an investment property.
Otto took over the running of the store in 1994. Coming from a background in commercial construction and with no experience in the retail industry this decision proved to be an interesting challenge!
Otto has always had a passion for food! And a vision to bring the food he missed from his home country to Townsville. To satisfy his hunger he employed a young smallgoods maker from Germany in 1995, founded the Otto’s Freshfoods brand and started producing his own German smallgoods. The Otto’s brand was also used for the meat lines and later taken through to the bakery production when Otto’s Bakehouse was opened in 2006, baking authentic German breads.
When we decided to re-brand the store in 2013 Otto’s was an obvious choice for the name and we became Otto’s Fresh Food Market.
We no longer produce our own smallgoods, but now sell a great range of European smallgoods produced in the region, we have a European baker who bakes traditional European breads and we carry a range of imported German and continental grocery lines…amongst lots of other things!
The Otto’s family has grown to include fellow dedicated foodies to help turn Otto’s dream into a reality and to offer you great products and excellent service. Otto takes great pride in treating his employees as part of the family.
Otto spends his days ensuring the quality of his product and you will often find him at the meat cabinet tending to his favourite department. Make sure to say hello next time you see him there, he is never short of advice in the best cut of meat!