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Schwarze Seafood

Meet Dennis from Schwarze Seafoods

Schwarze Seafoods has provided fresh, high-quality seafood to the Dandenong Market community for more than 85 years. With a sumptuous range of 90% Australian and 10% New Zealand sourced stock, Dennis specialises in restaurant quality produce.

The business was most recently passed down to current owner, Dennis Schwarze, who is the third generation to own the popular market stall.

Dennis came to own the family stall following the passing of his farther Merv who inherited the business from Dennis’ grandmother Alice. Originally operated as a fish and chippery, Schwarze Seafoods has solely provided fresh seafood since the early 1990s.

Dennis, who spent much of his childhood at Dandenong Market, created fond memories helping at his family’s shop in his youth.

“Dandenong Market has been my home practically all my life. I am so lucky to be a part of it,” said Dennis.

Despite now being in his 60s, Dennis has remained eager to continue operating his business. The self-confessed work-a-holic has persisted to handpick his product fresh each Market day in the wee hours of the morning – a task he has done since joining the business when he was just 16.

These days it is fourth-generation Schwarze, Dennis’ daughter Jess who operates much of the business. Jess has worked for her dad for almost 20 years and admires his dedication to his business.

“He is the hardest working person I know,” she said.

Schwarze Seafoods is located in the Meat, Fish and Deli Hall and is open every Market day from 7am-4pm. 

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    Dandenong Market

    Clow Street & Cleeland Street
    Dandenong, VIC 3175

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    Tuesday 7am - 4pm

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