Over 40 years ago Chunky was formulated by three rural Wairarapa lads in the 1970’s – David Topp, Rusty Thomas and Graham Nathan began Wairarapa Farm Meats, their first dog roll was called Topp’s Chunky.
The business grew, and the key players moved into different interests. Their friend (and local Wairarapa legend) Graham Faulkner began producing Chunky Dog Rolls from Cambridge as Fond Foods.
The business grew and began to offer other products and in 2007 ‘Faulky’ retired and sold the business to John Taylor and Paul Larkman. Possyum dog roll was born out of Paul’s input to the business. Paul passed away in 2017 and his shareholder was split between friends (and his wife) along with John.
Fond Foods acquired Ranchmans in 2016 – expanding their dried treats business, domestic and export markets.
Fond Foods moved from Cambridge to Paeroa in Jan 2018, expansion due to constraints on capacity. The refurbished Paeroa site offered room for expansion and growth.
Always NZ owned and operated, NZ meat only.
John Taylor – Managing Director
Gary Grive – Director
Nigel Moody – Director
Clint Bolderston – General Manager
Phil Herewini – Operations Manager
Nicola Peck – Treats Factory Manager
Julie BuBear – Accounts
Allana Wickham – Administration
Cal McKelvie – UNI Sales Manager
Craig Fife – LNI Territory Manager
Nicola Pemberton – SI Territory Manager