Gluten Free Store

The Gluten Free Store is a family-based business established primarily to provide Coeliac safe baking product to manufacturers and retailers of gluten-free food. It…

Cookie Time

Baked with passion, Cookie Time cookies are made with real chocolate and real ingredients. From the get-go, Cookie Time was created for serious cookie…

The Colletive

The Collective was started in New Zealand by two clever entrepreneurial chefs, Angus Allan and Ofer Shenhav. Their quest was simple: create an extraordinary yoghurt with…

The Caker

The ethos is simple: Your cake should taste even better than it looks. This is what The Caker has become known for and has…

Kavita’s Kitchen

Quick, authentic, and delicious! Banish all your kitchen pain and mess and create effortless, wholesome gourmet meals in minutes with the help of Kavita’s…

Salsa Brava

Empower the taste of your meals with Salsa Brava’s handmade raw sauces full of healthy and natural ingredients made in Raglan, New Zealand. With…

Just Fresh Co.

Creating a quick, easy and healthy dinner, a warm comforting drink to relax after a long day or adding to water to make a…

Daily Good

Meet your new daily health warrior, Daily Good Tonics. A range of delicious infusions packed full of organic, superhero ingredients. Each tonic is formulated…

House of Dumplings

Every single dumpling from House of Dumplings is carefully handcrafted, just like every dumpling should be. Nature provides flavour in abundance, therefore House of…

HempFarm NZ

HempFarm began with a handful of seeds and a very big dream: a dream to build a vibrant hemp industry in New Zealand. Hemp…

Betsitas

Get ready to take your dishes to another level with these artisan sauces. All Betsitas products are handcrafted in Wellington, with the freshest produce,…

Sweetree

Sweetree honey is pure, location-specific honey from the Waikato. Each of the honey varieties is a true reflection of the area and season its bees have…

Phoric

Phoric’s mission was to develop a clean, natural alternative to the additive and preservative-filled energy drinks people are hooked on to help them through…

Solomons Gold Chocolate

From the pristine Pacific archipelago of the Solomon Islands, Solomons Gold Chocolate hand-select the best cacao beans and handcraft them in New Zealand to…

Keto Genie

Keto Genie produce bread and cookie mixes that are incredibly simple to make and taste great. They are made from real food, are nutritious…

Fix & Fogg

The Fix & Fogg name comes from two characters in the classic 1873 adventure novel, Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne:…

Big Ev’s

Bring a little spice to your life with Big Ev’s highly acclaimed chilli jams, chilli chutneys and chilli Italian sauces made locally with natural…

Bees Up Top

Bees Up Top aims to increase New Zealand’s bee population by supplying healthy, happy hives to urban areas and educating future generations on the…

Croissants and Co.

Croissants and Co have created a new collection of the finest macarons combining secret recipes learnt in some of the most prestigious pastry houses…

Stripped Jerky

Stripped Jerky is handcrafted in small batches using prime New Zealand grass-fed beef. Untainted by nitrates, artificial flavours, preservatives or colours. They’ve changed jerky…

YUM

Now in Nelson, this Kiwi granola company focuses on sustainably producing Yum fresh each day. They create their own recipes using Yum to not…

Wobblinc

The Jellyologist started as a creative experiment on Instagram. Over a year in development has seen The Jellyologist’s favourite gourmet jelly flavours reinvented in…

Whole Harry

Whole Harry is passionate about Whole Food! Their 100% organic certified maple is sourced from 3000 family farms across Vermont in the USA and…

Low Carb Zone

Low Carb Zone is a humble, family business where they carefully select the best natural, functional ingredients to create tasty, low carb products everyone…

QUARTERPAST

QUARTERPAST’s collaboration of honest ingredients known to boost the body’s natural immune system deliver a better way to consume superfoods in a delicious cup…

Kiwi Kai

Nelson’s best kept secret, Kiwi Kai brings you the best Kaimoana and Maori foods in the region. Their Atutahi drinks range combine unique Kiwi…

AMINO MANTRA

Amino Mantra was founded by husband and wife team, chef Pritesh Kajaria and food scientist Dr Trang Duong-Kajaria in order to leave a lighter…

HONEST GOODS

Honest Goods was created by friendly couple Seth and Megan, who are passionate about all things that nourish the mind, body and soul. The purpose…

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Harraways & Sons

Harraways has fed kiwis breakfast around the country with the highest quality oats for over 150 years. Hailing proudly from the deep south, the…

1919 DISTILLING

1919 Distilling is one of Auckland’s newest distilleries. The company creates craft gins from its East Tamaki headquarters, under the supervision of founder and…

WALTER & ROSE

Ronda Hensley’s love for baking paved the way for her to open the doors of Walter & Rose in 2015 to Auckland customers, providing custom designer cakes. Taking…

WEBSTER’S TEA

Mark Webster, the 28-year-old owner and operator of Webster’s Tea, developed the concept while travelling the world. He caught up with the team to…

BONNIE GOODS

Bonnie Goods was established in 2013 by Morgan Maw and husband, Nic, hand-baking oatcakes in central Auckland. They spoke to the team about their…

CARTEL FOOD CO.

Martinborough’s Cartel Food Company was born out of a desire to offer high quality frozen Mexican food, revitalising the Mexican food genre and reinvigorating…

K4 CULTURED FOODS

K4 Cultured Foods are artisanal craft-brewers of premium Green Tea Kombucha and Probiotic Cultured Foods.  K4 is the creation of Kaye van der Straten…

BAILEY’S FUDGE KITCHEN

With three generations of confectionery and fudge making in their blood, the team at Bailey’s Fudge Kitchen are now bringing that wealth of experience and knowledge to…

KOHU ROAD

​Kohu Road was founded in 2007 by husband and wife team, Greg and Yayoi Hall. After a 15 year journey, travelling across Europe and Asia, searching for…

HORLEYS

“The Horleys team have always shared a love of sport, fitness and health. Since our foundation in New Zealand over 40 years ago, we…

FRANK’S SAUSAGES

Kiwis love their sausages. Unfortunately, Germans don’t love Kiwi sausages. Fortunately, one German decided to take it into his own hands and started making…

LIVING GOODNESS

Artisan food producers and premium fermented food aficionados Peter & Fiona, creators and managing partners of the Living Goodness brand, have since 2015, established…

SWISS DELI

A cut above the rest! Swiss Deli is a New Zealand artisan manufacturer of continental style delicatessen meats and small goods. Established in 1982,…

FIREMAN’S BREW

Robert Nowaczyk has a distinguished career in civil service, serving local communities as an EMT, Paramedic, SWAT team member, and now firefighter. He is…

DUNNINGHAMS 

For nearly a century the Dunningham family has been supplying New Zealand with high quality spices and rubs. The team spoke to Geraldine about…

ZELI! SAUERKRAUT

Zeli!’s handmade traditional Czech sauerkraut is a naturally fermented, probiotic super food made in small batches from locally sourced produce. In addition to the…

SOUL ORGANICS

Soul Organics is one thing and one thing only – raw, certified organic, cold pressed living juices. Fruit and vegetables come straight from certified organic growers…

GRIN NATURAL

Grin came about in 2013 following the growing demand for natural, chemical-free products. There were plenty of New Zealand made natural skin and beauty…

WABI O

The kombucha craze is sweeping the nation right now, but Wabi O were doing it long before Instagram posts became a social litmus test….

SUNUP INC.

Nate Pealer decided to test himself in the kitchen one day, and raw coffee beans were his target. Six years on, the owner of…

SOLOMON’S GOLD

From humble beginnings involving home ovens and hairdryers, to leading the way in clean and healthy chocolate – yes, it can exist! The team…

BROTHERS BEER

Brothers Beer is a local brewery with a community focus, producing some top notch beers. Restaurant & Café caught up with the boys to…

BEST BONES BROTH

Kate Moffat’s frustration at not being able to find the perfect broth sparked a moment of inspiration, and she and husband Derek started on…

CLEARWATER’S DAIRY

“Clearwater’s Organic Dairy, the Farm Dairy where Bryan and Jackie Clearwater’s team produce their award-winning Cream-Top-Yoghurts and dairy products, a melt in the mouth…

BONDI CHAI

Bondi Chai is the Gold Standard in chai latte. A silk-smooth creaminess and almost addictive taste make Bondi Chai one of Australia’s favourite drinks, enhancing the…

BAKED

Not content with spreading the word of HELL in their stores across the country, the boys behind the iconic pizza brand made a move…

A & V 2000 INC

A & V 2000 Inc. Is a Canadian based cereal manufacturer with an eye on all things good and healthy. The team spoke to Jason Bellas about…

HAPPY MONKEY

Formed in 2009 by two friends, Greg Boyle and Wayne Hitchman, with over 40 years’ experience in the UK food & drink industry, Happy Monkey was established…

SCHOC CHOCOLATES

It was a long time coming, but Schoc Chocolates owner and co-founder Murray Langham had a dream, and it involved, chocolate (of course), counselling,…

DONOVANS

Donovans Chocolates was originally established in 1991 by Patrick Donovan who was taught by master confectioner Karl Pajo, the Russian fudge maker was renowned for his marvellous,…

CHIA

Taking inspiration from the recovery methods of her sporty family, Chloe Van Dyke set out to make an endurance drink of her own. She…

BE NOURISHED

As a mother of two children, our founder Joanna Nolan, became interested in nutrition in 2007 when she found herself looking for ways to…

APE SNACKS

Everybody loves to snack, and consumers are becoming increasingly aware of healthy choices and conscious eating in a world of sugar and nasties. Ape…

AKARUA

AKARUA Located in Central Otago, the world’s southernmost winemaking region, Akarua was established in 1996 by Sir Clifford Skeggs and is now run by his son…

NAUTILUS ESTATE

Nautilus Estate is a family-run business that has been producing a range of wines since 1985. What is your company background, how did you start…

PURE SAFFRONA

Pure Saffrona supplies gourmet certified and non-certified organic Persian saffron and other Persian herbs worldwide. What is your company background, how did you start…

PURE

PURE is a range of ice creams, sorbets, and coconut-based gelato that is free of added preservatives, colours, flavours, gelatine or synthetic stabilisers. What is your…

PROPER CRISPS

Proper Crisps is a brand of potato, parsnip, and kumara chips founded by English couple, the Franklin’s, and is now owned by Ned and Mina…

GALBRAITHS

The iconic alehouse has been a fixture at the top of Mt Eden Road for over a century and has been home to Galbraiths…

Spice Drops

Gouri Kubairm MD of Spice Drops is third generation of the family that pioneered the essential oils industry in India. Her grandfather, Mr DV…

WELLINGTON CHOCOLATE FACTORY

WELLINGTON CHOCOLATE FACTORY Wellington Chocolate Factory is New Zealand’s first fair trade, organic bean-to-bar chocolate factory. The team spoke to general manager Miriam Ramos. What is…

VENERDI

Health and nutrition are at the epicentre of Venerdi. Each and every product is designed to deliver on taste, texture and most importantly, personal…

THREE BOYS

Ralph Bungard launched the brewery in 2004 from his garage, opening up commercial operations in 2005. Ralph, who has a PhD in plant biochemistry,…

WILD APPETITE

Wild Appetite is one of New Zealand’s leading fine food manufacturers with a range of premium quality products for the retail grocery, export, and…

THE RAW KITCHEN

The Raw Kitchen is a wellness brand that promotes delicious, plant based foods. The business started 4 years ago by nutritionist Olivia Scott, after spending time researching how…

NEOMEGA

Judit Beres’ passion for clean-eating and entrepreneurship lead her to start up her own company – Neomega. Offering naturally pressed avocado oil infused with…

BLOOMERY

Bloomery is a range of all natural, gluten free liqueurs called SweetShines, co-founded by Linda Losey and Tom Kiefer (wife and husband) and partner Rob…

ALDERSON’S

Alderson’s range of hot sauces were inspired by the spice of Latin America. Made with New Zealand grown ingredients, Alderson’s stockists are growing thanks…

OCEAN’S HALO

Ocean’s Halo came about when Robert Mock had an abrupt career shift, leaving his job selling financial derivatives.  In a conversation with the other…

PURECOCO

Purecoco are innovating in terms of business model, ethical practices and ingredient inputs. Their coconut and cocao products are free from nasty additives, and…

BESAHA

For two years Besaha has been bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to New Zealand. The team spoke to Soufiane Et Tijani about the…

BEHEMOTH BREWING

Behemoth is a range of craft beers that include unorthodox flavours such as Triple Chocolate Milk. Andrew Childs is the owner and brewer for…

B.EFFECT

B.Effect comes from the concept of “The Butterfly Effect”, in such that represents how small changes can cause great effects. B.Effect is a range of craft…

SWAY

Sway manufactures high-end, gluten free baking mixes for pikelets, waffles, cookies and muffins. Owner Faine Alexander discussed the company’s journey so far and where…

SUPERB HERB

Superb Herb is owned by the Pike family and was established 17 years ago when Charles Pike returned from his OE with the idea…

KIWIGARDEN

Kiwigarden produces a range of 100% natural, no nasties, freeze-dried snacks. Founders Taine Randell and Joanne Edwards spoke to the team about entering the healthy…

NOSHORTCUTS

NoShortcuts is a brand of hand crafted chutneys, relishes, pickles and jam that use basic and simple ingredients and created through a labour-intensive cooking process. The…

NOURISH

Nourish Healthy Food bars was created as a labour of love by John Matsis. They provide a range of protein and fibre-rich snack bars made…

FORTY THIEVES

Forty Thieves was founded in 2016 by husband and wife team, Brent Godfrey and Shyr Gelber. They spoke to the team about their unique artisan nut butters….

MANA KAI HONEY

Emerging from a mutual passion for bees and beekeeping, Mana Kai Honey was formed in 2013 by Bobby Leef and Sera Grubb. Mana Kai Honey is a 100% New…

ARTEMIS

When Artemis founder Sandra Clair moved to New Zealand from Switzerland, she was captivated by the landscape, lifestyle and people of Otago. The name…

TIO PABLO

Tio Pablo manufactures and imports authentic Mexican food. Owner Faine Alexander discussed the company’s journey so far and where she would like to go…

EPIC BREWING CO.

Luke Nicholas started his journey at the Cock and Bull ​brewpub ​back in ​1997​, ​working for the brewing arm of the English pub chain…

MOONBAR

In a place free from restriction, Moonbar was created launching a new frontier in natural food energy. The team spoke to the founder Richard…

POPPY & OLIVE

Sophie Williamson started Poppy & Olive in late 2013. Being diagnosed with Ceoliac disease at age five, she’d grown up experimenting with different foods…

THE LUCKY TACO

Established in 2013, The Lucky Taco food truck is the spicy brainchild of husband and wife team, Sarah and Otis Frizzell. Besotted with tacos…

SODA PRESS CO.

In the 1950’s a ‘Soda-Jerk’ was (and still is) a respectable job, similar to what coffee barristas are today – Soda Press Co. was…

KUMARA FUSION

Carlos and Olga Martinez de Treviño hail from the Basque region between Spain and France, an area with gastronomy at the centre of its…

ATTITUDE FOODS 

Attitude Foods NZ Ltd produces ‘quality’, handmade, NZ Organic and gourmet food condiments. The company was born on Waiheke Island by a talented local…

DURELLO

Neide Durello was born and raised in rural Brazil of Italian origins. One of nine children, she realised at a young age that love and affection…

Gerry’s Wraps

Gerry’s Wraps serves as further proof of the indomitable Canterbury spirit. The team spoke to Gerry’s Wraps about overcoming the destruction of the Christchurch…

DEVONPORT CHOCOLATES

A ferry trip across the Waitemata Harbour wouldn’t be complete without stopping by the iconic Devonport Chocolates store. Owners Stephanie and Terry Everitt talked…

COYO

COYO is the original coconut milk yoghurt, developed by Henry Gosling approximately 8 years ago and has lead to something of a coconut milk…

CLEAN PALEO

Born out of a frustration with limited breakfasts for those adhering to a paleo diet, Clean Living is going from strength to strength. The…

CATHEDRAL COVE NATURALS

At Cathedral Cove Naturals, the products reflect their philosophy. Their mission is to provide real foods for a modern world, creating natural and honest food products…

CASTLE ROCK CAFÉ

Located ten minutes away from the Coromadel Peninsula’s stunning Whangapauoa Beach, the Castle Rock Café is a local institution. However, not content with limiting…

TAHA BEVERAGES LTD.

Taha originated from its founders desire to produce something different using a fusion of Asian and New Zealand Māori herbal ingredients that are traditionally…

THE KVAS COMPANY

The Kvas Company was established by Jack Bristow, originally from the UK, and Sabina Sabirova-Bristow, from Russia. The pair moved to New Zealand from…

PINOLI PINE NUTS

“Pinoli Ltd was founded nearly twenty years ago in November 1997 by Andy and Barbara Wiltshire. We wondered why nobody was growing pine nuts…

THE CLAREVILLE BAKERY

Husband and wife Mike and Rose Kloeg opened The Clareville Bakery in 2013, out of a desire of produce high-quality products with natural ingredients…

SODA PRESS CO.

Soda Press Co.’s founder Cameron Romeril has always loved food, so when he found there was a lack of choice within the premium soda…

WHO ATE ALL THE PIES?

Attracted by its good products and potential to scale, Steven Turner bought Who ate all the Pies? from its original owners and spent the…

THE LARDER PROJECT

Created by Nicky White in Clevedon, The Larder Project produces wholesome, handmade snacks with no refined sugar, wheat products, preservatives, additives, trans fats, colouring…

8 WIRED BREWING CO.

8 Wired Brewing was founded in 2009, but its story dates back a little further, to a smart Christmas present founder Søren Eriksen received…

HOP FEDERATION

Born out of a long-standing love of brewing, Hop Federation was founded in 2013 by husband-wife team Simon and Nicki Nicholas, who decided to…

TIO PABLO

Tio Pablo manufactures and imports authentic Mexican food. Owner Faine Alexander discussed the company’s journey so far and where she would like to go…

LINE’S KNÆKBRØD

Knækbrød is a traditional flat crackerbread from Scandinavia, which comes in different variants depending on which country you’re in. The seeded version is very…

FORTY THIEVES

After a couple of months traveling the world, Shry Gelber and Brent Godfrey decided to join forces to create Forty Thieves. We spoke to…

CATHEDRAL COVE NATURALS

Family business Cathedral Cove Macadamias started as a small operation in a biodynamic orchard at Cathedral Cove on the Coromandel Peninsula, today it has…

SWEET AS POPCORN

Sweet As Popcorn Ltd started out with Bill Neal cooking popcorn in a mobile cooker at the Frankton Markets in Hamilton each Saturday. Since…

MANDYS HORSERADISH

Christchurch-based Mandys Horseradish owner Mandy Steel has been making horseradish sauce for about 10 years. Her point of difference is the use of New…

WILD WEST WORCESTER

Based in Dargaville, Wild West Worcester is a family-owned business offering a range of sauces and relishes. Owned by Katie Le Noel, the company…

KARVEN CRAFT DISTILLER

Karven Craft Distiller was founded in January, but the Kiwi company’s story began a lot earlier. Based in Riverhead, director Stephen Menzies discussed winning…

LIME ROCK WINES

Distinctive wines from the Central Hawke’s Bay Limestone Hills, Lime Rock is a very small wine company started in 2000 in Waipawa. Winemaker Rosie…

SMALL BATCH EDIBLES

Based in Mount Maunganui, Small Batch is a family-run artisan business producing aioli and nut butter. Owners Nick Delaney and Elaine Jennings are a…

SIMO’S

Moroccan-born and Christchurch-based chef Simo Abbari has developed a range of marinades and zest, bringing his Mediterranean and North African heritage to New Zealand….

L’AUTHENTIQUE

The L’Authentique business came from an intense passion for quality French produce coupled with New Zealanders’ desire for and lack of such produce. Owner…

Ō PURE

Pure water coming from a purely New Zealand owned and operated business, O Pure embodies the spirit of natural artisan water. While the brand…

HONEYWRAP

Following a mid-life crisis, a love of nature and a school project, three mums came together to create Honeywrap, a natural, reusable food wrap…

LOAF

Loaf’s founder Sean Armstrong has received many accolades both overseas and here in New Zealand, for him launching Loaf was a natural progression after…

BESAHA

Originally from Morocco, Soufiane Et Tijani grew up in a family and culture where food is a source of celebration and enjoyment and with…

MATCHA MATCHA

Matcha is powdered green tea, which has featured in the Japanese tea ceremony since the 13th century. Matcha Matcha has brought 100 percent pure…

ABE’S BAGELS

New Zealand-owned and operated ABE’S Real Bagels Ltd was founded in 1996, and today employs over 60 people. It all started twenty years ago…

MOSSOP’S

Established as a family business nearly 70 years ago, Mossop’s has been producing top quality honey ever since, using traditional methods to ensure the…

MOKO SMOKED EEL

Raised by his grandparents, Robert Dawson recalls going on regular childhood eeling expeditions with his uncles and aunties. Today, he’s the man behind Moko…

CRAWLERS

Founded in 2013 by designers Daniel Craig and Matthew Genefaas, Crawlers is a clever combination of ethics and aesthetics. The Auckland-based brand has developed…

HAMMERHEAD FOODS

Darcy Schack and business partner Carl Hatfield developed their first range of eight gourmet, all-natural, easy-to-use products over the space of about 18 months….

BLACK GARLIC MAN

Established in 2014, Black Garlic Man is a New Zealand artisan business offering garlic produced by inducing natural fermentation with no additives or chemicals….

HOUSE OF DUMPLINGS

At House of Dumplings, the team believes in honest, guilt-free comfort food and offer a range of handmade dumplings crafted in the traditional Chinese…

LIFE HEALTH FOODS

As a supplier of innovative plant-based solutions for foodservice, Life Health Foods is committed to a plant-based philosophy and has a mission to remain…

JAYEN FOOD CONCEPTS LTD

Proudly New Zealand owned and operated since 1997, Jayen Food Concepts Ltd supply and install simple and easy-to-operate branded food systems with a wealth…

WAIHEKE HERBS

Home herbalist Wendy Kendall wanted to create a healthy spread alternative for her young children, with the result being Waiheke Herbs, a unique artisan…

CASTLE ROCK

A small boutique family business situated on State Highway 25, Te Rereanga in rural Coromandel, Castle Rock Café makes chutney, relish, jelly, sauce and…

Te Atatu Toasted

In late 2012, Te Atatu Toasted founder Clare Robinson took the plunge and started her own business making muesli after receiving positive feedback from…

THE GREENSTONE DRINKS CO.

Joe Gehrke and Daphne Raj, founders of ice tea manufacturer The Greenstone Drinks Co, started the business because they couldn’t find any low-sugar drinks…

BROOKFARM

From the first day of sales producing five bags of macadamia muesli to today producing over 21 tons of product a week, Pam and…

PETER PIPERS

Being longtime fans of Garry Sommerville’s Kaitaia Fire, Peter Pipers co-creators Kyle Arnesen and Barry Power were inspired to create their own chipotle. Barry…

THE BIG SMOKE BBQ

Director Mike Jeffries started his gourmet mobile BBQ catering company The Big Smoke BBQ Co back in 2010 after wanting an outlet for his…

NO SHORTCUTS

Award-winning handmade gourmet chutney company No Shortcuts was Highly Commended at the 2014 NZ Farmers Market Awards. Owner Mary Brons chatted with the team…

Over The Moon Dairy Co.

Artisan cheesemakers since 2007, Over The Moon Dairy Co. is based in Putaruru in the Waikato. Marketing manager Stephanie Shailer talked with the team…

HARRIS STOCK

Harris Stock is changing the market for liquid cooking stock, using only organic ingredients and avoiding preservatives, food colouring and other nasties. The brand…

PEGGY DARING

Anne Prescott has been in the food industry for as long as she can remember, with humble beginnings as a dish hand through to…

LASCO SALAMI

From a farming and horticultural background, Jeff Ryan knew that there were unique attributes to high-quality food, in particular for meat. With a willingness…

SALLY’S CHUTNEYS

Coming from a long line of bakers, cooks and chefs, Sally Holt has always loved cooking and enjoying good food. Holt chatted with the…

MOUNT MICHAEL WINES

Boutique Central Otago wine company, Mount Michael Wines, was established in 1994. The business has organically grown a small domestic following over the last…

BLACK STAG DELI

German master butcher Manfred immigrated to New Zealand in 2006, and since 2015 has been a New Zealand citizen. Missing a good sausage, he…

GOODBUZZ

When making kombucha started taking over the home of Alex Campbell and his wife Amber, they decided it was time for a new chapter…

ORIGINAL FOODS BAKING CO.

As one of New Zealand’s biggest privately-owned baking companies, Original Foods Baking Co (OFBC) is a wholesale manufacturing baked goods company that produce some…

BENJER DRINKS

Established in Ettrick on the side of the road, Benjer Drinks Co was a means for the apple farmers to use up excess produce….

VENERDI

Gluten-free company Venerdi was established 14 years ago and today remains a family owned and operated business. CEO, Tim Grainger’s grandfather, was successful in…

HEILALA VANILLA

Beginning as an aid project over ten years ago, Heilala Vanilla established a vanilla plantation in partnership with a local family from the village…

LITTLE BIRD ORGANICS

Creator of Little Bird Organics, Megan May grew up on an organic farm surrounded by an abundance of fresh produce where her mother and…

KAKO CHOCOLATE

The Kako Chocolate company started from scratch in 2012 and was created to bring a new style of modern artisan chocolate onto the market….

SACHIE’S KITCHEN

Sachie is the chef and owner of Sachie’s Kitchen, which she began with her husband and business partner Nick Siu eight years ago. Sachie…

AOTEA TONICS

Inspired by traditional forms of remedial medicine as well as the desire to create a sustainable business, Aotea Tonics was named after the Great…

THE KEFIR COMPANY

Anita Kyle started making kefir for her children who were having gut issues, and along with husband Terry decided to produce kefir so other…

REBEL FOOD

Rebel Food Ltd owner/director Joe Swatland’s background is all to do with food, having spent over 11 years of his career as a chef….

FRANKTON HEAT

A company born out of curiosity and a bit of luck, Frankton Heat Hot Sauce in Queenstown came about after Lucas Parkinson spent a…

WHITESTONE CHEESE

Established nearly thirty years ago by Bob and Sue Berry, Whitestone Cheese has grown into a flourishing, award-winning enterprise while remaining proudly family-owned. Their…

MT COOK ALPINE SALMON

Producers of freshwater salmon, Mt Cook Alpine Salmon is today backed by a group of shareholders, many who were never salmon lovers until they…

GET REAL FOOD

Started approximately two years ago by sisters Melissa Sattler and Anna Keown, Get Real Food is a company that likes to take Kiwi favourites…

DANNY’S PASTA

Artisan handmade pasta in the Hawke’s Bay, Danny’s Pasta, specialise in freshly made long and short pasta. Danny chatted with the team about developing…

KINGSMEADE CHEESE

Environmentally responsible and animal-friendly artisan cheeses of the Wairarapa, Kingsmeade, have created a range of cows’ milk cheeses since 1998. Janet King chatted with…

GRANDYOATS

Real granola GrandyOats is a company committed to living a healthy, natural lifestyle. We talked to marketing guru Tina Burford who shared her granola…

TAI TOKERAU HONEY

Based in Kaitaia, Tai Tokerau Honey is a 100 percent Maori-owned and operated company specialising in the production of Manuka Honey. Twyla MacDonald spoke…

GOOD HONEST PRODUCTS

Good Honest Products is predominantly a wholesale bakery supplying freshly baked artisan bread and baked goods to 300 Canterbury cafes and restaurants seven days…

MADETHATWAY

Small gluten-free brownie business Madethatway Ltd has just broken into the wholesale market with a range of different flavours on offer. Becky Williams chatted…

OTAIKA VALLEY EGGS

Premium free range egg company Otaika Valley is a little family run business near Whangarei, New Zealand. William Sandle chatted with the team about…

HAVANA COFFEE WORKS

For 28 years, Havana Coffee Works has worked towards creating a unique blend of coffee for it’s customers. What is your company background, how…

WILD COUNTRY

Angelique van Camp commenced operating Wild Country in 1995, after purchasing the business from the original owner who was repacking vinegar, olive oil and…

THE VITAL BOWL

The journey for Sarah Worthington began from the ground up, selling her artisan products to other like-minded Kiwis at local markets. As a young…

KAITAIA FIRE

From humble beginnings, Kaitaia Fire Ltd produces chilli pepper sauce based in Glenfield, Auckland and now exports sauce all around the world, as well…

PASCALS

Owner Pascal Arrou was born and grew up in the South of France and moved to New Zealand in 2003. He now produces traditional…

PALLISER RIDGE LAMB

Kurt and Lisa Portas are the driving forces behind Palliser Ridge Lamb, a 1300ha sheep and beef station located in South Wairarapa. Farm manager…

NEUDORF OLIVES

Based in Upper Moutere, Neudorf Olives has developed into an artisanal business with a focus on producing individual varietal oils which also reflect the…

FINE AND DANDY

Tea traders Fine & Dandy was founded by Sarah Munro and Adam Durant. The tea range includes fairtrade loose leaf tea, and Sarah chatted…

SIX BARREL SODA CO

Six Barrel Soda Co. makes natural sodas and specialty soda syrups in Wellington.  Joseph Slater chatted with the team about growing the company from…

Wellington Chocolate Factory

After establishing themselves in 2013, Gabe Davidson and Rochelle Harrison have put their passions for chocolate and coffee together to produce organic, ethically traded,…

RUTH’S GARDENS

The face behind Ruth’s Gardens Microgreens, Bron Smith, has always had the hankering to own some land, plant her feet firmly on it and…

RENE’S KOMBUCHA

Rene’s Kombucha was the result of a Cultured Foods demo class Rene was teaching in 2011 at Newmarket health food store, Wise Cicada. Kombucha…

JEN’S COZINHA

Based in Christchurch, Jen’s Cozinha (Portuguese, pronounced [koo-zin-yha]) is simply Jen’s Kitchen. Launched by Jennifer Viegas in 2013, the company has its roots in…

LIVING GOODNESS

A husband-and-wife team, Living Goodness was founded by Peter Kearns and Fiona Dykes in 2015 upon their return from London. The brand specialises in…

LAUGHING OWL FUDGE

Kylie Alexander is the mind behind Laughing Owl Fudge. After 14 years spent travelling and working as a qualified chef in Switzerland, London, Ireland…

THE LUCKY TACO

Sarah and Otis Frizzell own and operate The Lucky Taco, a range of authentic and fresh Mexican products. A formidable creative duo with complementary…

CLOUDY BAY CLAMS

Premium New Zealand surf clams, Cloudy Bay Clams, are the pioneer in the industry of harvesting clams along the coast. The fresh coastal cuisine…

NEUDORF MUSHROOMS

Based in Upper Moutere, Nelson, family business Neudorf Mushrooms specialise in gourmet European and wild mushrooms. Hannes and Theres Krummenacher are the faces behind…

FIX AND FOGG

Peanut butter connoisseurs, Fix and Fogg, is a business built around the notion of loving what they do, doing it properly, and giving back…

GENEVIEVE’S

As a qualified chef, food writer and food photographer, Auckland-based Genevieve Knights launched Genevieve’s as a boutique pate producer in 2011, selling at La…

KUMARA FUSION

Born in the Basque country, Olga and Carlos Martinez have literally crossed the world to settle in New Zealand and, last March, they launched…

MASSIMO’S ITALIAN CHEESES

Established in 2010 by Massimo Lubisco, Massimo’s Italian Cheeses manufactures award-winning dairy products like mozzarella and ricotta, which are handmade using locally-sourced cows’ milk,…

DR FEELGOOD

Small handcrafted frozen and protein pop producers, Dr Feelgood, make an uncompromisingly healthy range of icy treats that feature no refined sugar. Owner Craig…

TELEGRAPH HILL

Telegraph Hill started in 2003, with a bucket of olives at the back door. Since these early beginnings, Telegraph Hill has grown from a…

MEL’S GOURMET FOODS

Co-founded by Melissa Hurst and husband Avi Kewalramani in 2006 out of their true love of Indian food, Mel’s Gourmet Foods Ltd provides real…

Durello

The Durello story is entrenched in history, having started over 50 years ago around the family table in a Brazilian countryside before Marcelo Menoita…

CHIA DRINKS

Nelson-based sisters Chloe and Florence Van Dyke are behind natural drink company CHIA. Rich in fibre and omega-3, along with essential nutrients such as…

J. FRIEND AND CO

Jeremy Friend and Sharyn Woodnorth’s story began with discovery. On a long drive south from Auckland to Christchurch, a new enterprise began to form…

BONNIE GOODS

Bonnie Goods is a small Auckland-based bakery that crafts delicious, traditional wheat-free and dairy-free oatcakes. All products are made using only the best locally-sourced…

SALASH DELICATESSEN

After starting the company in 2009, Salash Delicatessen continues to use generations of family history and knowledge to produce the best properly dry-cured meats…

AROHA DRINKS

Named after the Maori word meaning love for the land and its people, Aroha Drinks is a brain-child of Mark Dillon, who founded the…

TOTALLYKIWI

Family-owned and operated since 1987, totallykiwi specialises in the production of NZ-grown Flax Seed Oil, being involved in every stage of the process. The…