Fresh to the Chef and Food First

Foodfirst. 100% New Zealand Owned and Operated.
Delivering Superior Service for over 25 Years.


Fresh to the Chef is distributing for Food First Limited.This relationship gives us and our customers access to a greater range of product and increased purchasing power. While we continue to emphasise and specialise in fresh and chilled product, our range has been extended to many dry goods available off the Food First product schedule.

Foodfirst is 100% New Zealand Owned and Operated National food distributor.

The company was formed in 1987 and in 2012 we celebrated 25 years of delivering the best service to our customers.

We are a successful co-operative with 19 locally owned distributors and 21 distribution centres throughout the country.

With thousands of satisfied customers that include locally owned businesses and national, corporate and franchise accounts, Foodfirst provides the solution and experience to add value to all partnerships.

Every product category is supplied and these are supplemented by a great range of Foodfirst own label products that provide "Quality, Value and Convenience"

Key relationships with leading manufacturers and suppliers and a proven commitment to HACCP based food safety programs ensures our customers of 100% quality and integrity at all times.

When you purchase from a Foodfirst distributor you have the assurance that you are dealing with a passionate locally owned business that is fully assisted by a National Support Office.