Food International is a 100% family owned New Zealand business.
Our passion is for food and our goal is to bring affordable luxury to the table of the everyday New Zealander.
That is our promise to New Zealand and we welcome any feedback to make sure we keep delivering on that promise or requests to find that hard to find products you been looking for everywhere!
We are a leading supplier of imported foodstuffs in New Zealand and particularly well-known for our comprehensive range of imported goods –, especially cheese and the hard-to-find ethnic ingredients.
Products we specialise in are cheeses, olives, antipasto, fruit pastes, oils, vinegars, rice, middle eastern goods, canned products, dried fruits and nuts and much more…
We are located centrally in Auckland to ensure logistically we can send our goods around New Zealand at an affordable rate and on time!
We regularly attend trade shows nationwide so make sure you look out for us and say hi.
Meet the Food International Team:
From left: Kuljeet Kaur Pannu, Jatinder Singh Pannu, Adel Yousef, Puja Trivedi and Kuljeet Singh.
Stats of Staff:
Jatinder Singh Pannu & Kuljeet Kaur Pannu
Food International has a husband-wife duo working together. Kuljeet (known as Pannu) Kaur Pannu started working with the business two and a half years ago and her husband Jatinder (aka Babbu) Singh Pannu began a year later.
Both Kuljeet and Jatinder are from the city of Ludhiana in the Punjab Province of India. They married in 2012 and were both settled in Auckland, New Zealand by 2015.
Jatinder is from an agricultural background and worked on the family farm, which produces rice and vegetables. He is Food International’s Warehouse Manager.
Kuljeet is the company’s Product Manager. She qualified from Punjab University with a B. Sc. as well as a B. Ed and worked as a science teacher in India for three years before her immigration.
They both claim to like the variety of their jobs and the friendliness of the Food International team. Their spare time is kept busy with a beautiful 5-year-old daughter, Jassmeet.
Food International’s Company Accountant, Puja Trivedi, has worked with the business for three and a-half years.
Puja was born and grew up in Kolkata, India. All her schooling was done there and she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree with Major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Calcutta in March 2011.
A year after her graduation, Puja married Rohit Joshi in February 2012 and the pair then travelled to settle in New Zealand. Rohit works as an IT Manager for a major New Zealand company. The couple own their own home in Auckland and enjoy travelling overseas together.
Puja continued her studies in Auckland, graduating with an Accounting Diploma from Unitec. For three years, she then worked with Foodstuffs as a Customer Service Representative before moving to her current position.
“I enjoy my very busy job with Food International – especially working with the good team we have established,” Puja says.
The Office Manager and the man overseeing the smooth running of operations at Food International is Kuljeet Singh.
He grew up in the town of Patiala in the Punjab Province in India. Kuljeet attended Punjab University, graduating with a Degree in Computer Engineering.
Moving to Auckland, New Zealand in 2014, Kuljeet completed further studies in business management and has been a member of staff at Food International for three and a-half years.
Kuljeet’s interests include reading and meeting people from different cultures in the community to improve his knowledge. For fitness, he plays basketball and goes to the gym.
He says he enjoys his work with the company because of the challenges it offers and also because of the camaraderie of the crew.