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

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.

Best Environmental and Ethical Practices

Foundation is committed to environmentally sustainable and ethical business practices.


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 fuelled with re-cycled tallow from the production process, cooling water is re-used for irrigation, cooked bones and vegetables are turned into fertilizer. 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 our staff’s wellbeing including eye testing and subsidized glasses, annual hearing test, flu vaccinations, mental health counselling if required and healthy breakfasts every morning.

I have used Foundation Foods stocks and reduced glazes since they began and find them better than any other product available worldwide.

Graham Brown

Award winning chef and former owner of Scarborough Fare Restaurant, Chef with Deer Industry New Zealand

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.
– Relevant Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Order samples

If you are interested in our products for foodservice you can request a sample below. One of our team will be in touch to see how we may be able to help you.

Thanks for your order, we will be in touch with you soon!