Meet the four food businesses who won the 2019 Auckland Good Food Boost!

By Natasha Fromont

These four companies have won the opportunity to join this year’s SBN mentoring programme for ‘good’ food businesses. Their products and services are part of the solution to restoring our food system to one which is more resilient, healthy, diverse and environmentally and socially responsible. The mentoring programme will give them a boost to grow with the help of Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development (ATEED).

The winners will get expert help and mentoring from some of the nation’s top foodies. This year’s mentors include Chris Morrison, founder of All Good Bananas and Karma Cola; Megan May, founder of Little Bird Organics; Martin Yeoman, Strategy Partner at The Enthusiasts; and Paul Johnston, Supply and Distribution Manager from Health Life Foods.

Savour Ltd

Savour offers plant-based cheese alternatives that help you ditch the dairy. Their gourmet cheese is all natural, vegan and organic and is designed to have a low impact on the environment. Savour’s aim is to offer a delicious, ethical solution to vegan cheese nationwide.


Foodprint is a new, digital platform (launching soon!) where eateries can sell surplus food to customers, reducing food waste and retaining food value. Foodprint’s users are environmentally conscious consumers who want to save money and feed people, not landfills. For Foodprint, ‘good food’ is food that is used for its intended purpose – nourishment and enjoyment.

Foodie Babe

Foodie Babe creates yummy, freshly cooked and highly nutritious vegetable meals for babies. Their big mission is to fiercely disrupt the baby food category in New Zealand and change the way babies start their food journey. Their commitment is to create food for your baby that is nutritionally balanced, handmade from fresh, organic seasonal produce, free from nasty chemicals, sugar and salt and delivered to your door.

Hunt and Gather

Hunt and Gather Bee Co. is a Raglan based beekeeping and honey selling business. The husband and wife duo are passionate about running a honey selling business that works in a way that matches their own ethics: putting their bees, environment and family first. One of the biggest things they are working on is diversification in the honey market and educating their customers about the benefits of the range of amazing honeys they collect from native forests.