Maxum Foods launches new ‘Food Service Division’ to meet demands of the Aussie food service market

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 28th November 2019

Maxum Foods, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of dairy ingredients has officially launched their Food Service Division. Maxum Food Service offers restaurants, cafes and QSR’s a dedicated dairy solution, bringing brands from across the globe to commercial kitchens Australia wide. 

Dustin Boughton, Director of Maxum Foods said “We’re excited to launch our Food Service Division, we pride ourselves on being the dairy specialists and believe our unparalleled customer service and support really puts Maxum Food Service ahead of the herd. We offer our food service customers seamless door-to-door delivery ― it’s simple, we take care of everything so our customers can get on with running their business.”

Maxum Food Service specialise in sourcing a range of brands from across the globe to consistently provide the food service industry with quality products made from the best ingredients at a competitive price. Plus, with chilled and dry warehouses in every Australian capital city, Maxum Food Service can deliver next business day.   

Mr Boughton commented, “One of the key brands in our food service range is the Westgold Master’s Series butter. Maxum Food Service are the exclusive distributors of Westgold butter which is sourced from New Zealand and created for culinary professionals. We’ve seen excellent results so far; chefs are loving the creamier texture of Westgold butter because it is traditionally churned using the time-honoured Fritz Churn method.”

“When it comes to making the best pastries, we’d recommend our range of Canary Butter Sheets. Used by some of the finest bakeries and pastry chefs around the world, one of the significant benefits of Canary Butter Sheets is they can be used straight from the chiller, they’re pliable and have good elasticity at chilled temperatures. Unlike most other butter sheets, Canary Butter Sheets do not require tempering ― this really simplifies the whole process, saving chefs time.”

“We also offer our customers an extensive range of cheeses and milk powders from around the world. Our exceptional supplier relationships in Australia, NZ, EU and USA means we can source any dairy ingredient our customers need from around the world” said Mr Boughton. 

The Australian food service market is tipped to reach AUD $118 billion by 2024 with the increase in people eating away from home. Australians eat out on average two to three times a week, which is more than 50 million meals per week. Although dairy is not often consumed on its own in food service, meals featuring cheese such as cheeseburgers, sandwiches, baguettes and pizzas are a popular choice amongst consumers and are consequently driving the demand for quality dairy ingredients. 

“One of the key trends we’ve seen transforming the Aussie food service market is the premiumisation of the ‘burger’. Consumers are now more aware of what constitutes quality food and are willing to pay for quality products. Combine this with consumers’ appetite for the American-Style cheeseburger featuring the large bright yellow cheese slice and your left with an Aussie burger scene powering the demand for dairy ingredients” Mr Boughton explains.    

The launch of Maxum Food Service comes at a time when Maxum Foods is experiencing rapid growth. This growth was recognised last year with Maxum named one of Australia’s 50 fastest-growing SMEs as well as the ‘Business Services Growth Company of the Year’ at the Australian Growth Awards. Here’s exactly why Maxum Foods have received two well-respected growth awards — in 2003, Maxum Foods had 2 employees servicing 5 customers (Australia only) and sold 600 tonnes of dairy per year with a total revenue of $2.7 million recorded. Maxum Foods now boast 38 employees servicing almost 1000 customers across the globe, selling 40,000 tonnes of dairy per year with a recorded total revenue of $150 million for 2018.

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