AUSTRALIA – Maxum Foods, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of dairy ingredients has officially launched its food service division, Maxum Food Service.
With Maxum Food Service, the company seeks to offer restaurants, cafes and quick service restaurant’s a dedicated dairy solution, bringing brands from across the globe to commercial kitchens Australia wide.
The division will specialise in sourcing a range of brands from across the globe and supply the Aussie food service market leveraging on Maxum’s storage and distribution facilities across Australia.
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.”
“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.”
Other brands include Canary Butter Sheets and an extensive range of cheeses and milk powder sourced from various markets such as Australia, New Zealand, Europe and USA.
The launch of Maxum Food Service comes at a time when the Australian food service market is experiencing rapid growth with projection placing the market value at AUD$118 billion by 2024.
The growth is supported by an increasing number of Australians 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. Mr Boughton explains.
“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,” he added.