Contract Manufacturing2019-06-16T03:33:41+10:00

Our Contract Manufacturing Service is perfect for businesses looking to develop and/or manufacture a premium, bespoke product – either using your own recipe or one that we develop for you.

Contracting manufacturing is a way to relieve pressure on your business by having a dedicated manufacturing company produce your product range.

The main benefit our clients gain from our contract manufacturing service is ease of mind when it comes to their brand. Our contract manufacturing service allows our clients to focus on the other parts of their business, while they know the manufacturing process is taken care of for them; often at a lower cost than trying to manufacture themselves.

Simply contact us to discuss the kind of product you have in mind, or currently make yourself. If you have a recipe that you would like to use, we can work with that too, and assist in any modifications required to make it on a commercial scale. If you have an entirely unique recipe, we are happy to provide you with a confidentiality agreement for your peace of mind.

Once we have a really good idea of the style of product you want, we can proceed to the sampling service and explore packaging and labelling options.

Food safety is one of our highest priorities and our food safety program is fully certified with HACCP Australia.

What are the steps involved in ordering a contract line?2019-06-15T07:06:38+10:00
  1. The first step is to make contact with us to ensure that we can manufacture the product you have in mind.
  2. If you have a special recipe, we can supply you with a confidentiality agreement, at which time we will requst a sample of your product along with your recipe. If you wish us to design the recipe, just let us know.
  3. We will do a costing on recipe and give you a quote for manufacturing, as well as confirm with you product specifics like packaging etc.
  4. Finally, you can place an order for your product to be manufactured by us.
What packaging can I choose from for my product?2019-06-15T07:03:17+10:00

We can package into a range of bottles, jars & pails, and cap with your choice of lid color. We can suggest economical packaging solutions, but ultimately the choice is yours. Most products are packaged into cardboard boxes with dividers (generally in units of 6 or 12).

How long will it take to manufacture my product?2019-06-15T07:01:36+10:00

Contract manufacturing lead time (or turnaround time) is between 2-4 weeks upon confirmation of your order. The entire process from the initial product consultation to finished product is generally 6 weeks.

At times we have to give priority to primary producers with highly perishable ingredients that require processing – typically following extreme weather events.

What is the minimum order quantity for my product?2019-06-15T06:59:48+10:00

A minimum order quantity (MOQ) depends on the product you require and the packaging it is bottled into. Contact us for more information.

Do your products have nasty artificial additives?2019-06-15T05:46:11+10:00

We do not use any artificial additives, preservatives or flavors. We use all natural ingredients in all products we manufacture. We source Australian ingredients where possible, only using imported ingredients when absolutely necessary.

Can you ship my order?2019-06-15T05:42:38+10:00

While we are not a courier service, we can arrange shipping Australia-wide at an additional cost. An estimate will be given upon confirmation of your order. Alternatively, orders can be collected directly from our facility or made available to your chosen transport company.

We highly recommend organising transport insurance for your goods in case they are miss-handled after leaving our facility.

Case Studies

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Currong Commestibles

Currong Comestibles found The Other Chef Fine Foods had the right mix of imagination & expertise to convert their exclusive chutney and *shrub recipes into commercially viable products. (*A refreshing vinegar based cordial) As a new start-up business, we were seeking a manufacturer that we could count on and The Other Chef Fine Foods was an ideal match. Our association with their team has allowed us to translate our recipes into award winning commercial products. Eric’s experience as a chef and Monica’s production background have permitted us to focus on marketing our new company and getting our message out to our customers. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with The Other Chef Fine Foods as we grow.

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Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries

We have worked with Anthony, his family and their team since 2008, and now contract manufacture more than 30 products for their label, ranging from jams and relishes to vinegar and tapenade. These products have solved oversupply issues, and created a value-added product with a much longer shelf life than their fresh fruit. It’s the perfect synergy working with Monica and Eric: we look after the quality of the primary product and The Other Chef Fine Foods take care of turning our produce into award-winning preserves. It’s a great outcome for primary and secondary industry in the Hastings and supports our ongoing effort to promote our local gourmet foods.