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About Foundation Foods

Foundation Foods has been the leading provider of fresh stocks and glazes to the New Zealand food service industry for over 20 years. Our products are also available in selected specialty stores and supermarkets and for food manufacturing.

As chefs, we know that preparing fresh stocks and glazes is a continual demand on the resources in your kitchen. Consistency of flavour and cost effectiveness are paramount. We save you time, space, food safety and health and safety risks by delivering consistent, quality stocks you can rely on, in the exact quantities you need.

Our Philosophy


Begin with the Best

We are continually innovating so you can begin with the best foundation for outstanding dishes.

The Best Ingredients

We carefully select the finest fresh New Zealand bones and vegetables, sourcing locally where possible. We pride ourselves on using all natural products with no additives, preservatives or added gelatin. Our ingredients are from fully traceable New Zealand farms and sustainably managed New Zealand fisheries. We only use pure artesian spring water.

The Best Taste

Foundation chefs use classic recipes and methods trusted by chefs for generations. Our chef-led production and quality assurance ensures a consistent, quality product you can rely on. All our products are made and packaged in Canterbury, New Zealand. We are continually listening to our customers and working together to create new products that meet the changing tastes and trends in the food industry.

Trusted By New Zealand Chefs


We use Foundation stocks and glazes in all our kitchens at The George. The consistency, quality and range keeps us choosing Foundation every time.

Anthony Page
The George, Christchurch

Foundation Foods is committed to environmentally
sustainable and ethical business practices.

Best Environmental and Ethical Practices


The Best Taste

In all our decision making we search out and choose the most environmentally sustainable practice possible. A goal of zero waste underpins all our decisions. We have many initiatives in place as part of the journey to achieve this goal.

Our boilers are fueled with bio-fuel; re-cycled tallow from the production process.

Cooling water is re-used for irrigation.

Cooked bones and vegetables are turned into fertilizer or composted.

Re-usable containers are used to receive ingredients and transport pallets are reused and shared with other local businesses.


We are building a community with our employees where health and safety is a priority.  We provide personalized support around the well-being of our team including eye testing and subsidized glasses, annual hearing test, flu vaccinations, mental health counselling if required, AA membership and healthy breakfasts every morning.

Food Safety and Quality

All Foundation stocks and glazes are made in Canterbury, New Zealand in our purpose built, independently audited stock production facility. We choose the best fresh New Zealand natural ingredients that are fully traceable from pasture to plate.

Our stringent quality control is built on fully approved food safety and risk management programmes. Based on the internationally recognized Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) quality systems, regular independent auditing as required by the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industry provides rigorous food safety and quality testing of Foundation products and production practices.

Our HACCP based Custom Food Control Plan complies with:
– The Food Act 2014 New Zealand
– Food Regulations 2015 New Zealand

– Animal Products Act 1999 New Zealand
– Relevant Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code