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                                                      Our Process Room at Monteith

A CHALLENGE OF PERSEVERANCE...

1991-1993

Born in South West of France and trained in the "conserverie" of Foie Gras we decided in 1991 in the middle of Johannesburg in South Africa to run a small preserving meat business similar to those established in France. Wanting our new enterprise to remain a family business we named it after our son: "Franck", Franck Food was born.

1993-1995

After a period of setting up, developing recipes and implementing a "Food Safety Program", we ended up with a range a traditional French style products (Pâtés and "Ready Meals").



first "Degustation/Sales" 1993, Johannesburg



1995-1997

We were delighted with the acceptance of our products at various fairs and markets around Johannesburg. Soon, orders from gourmet shops, delicatessens, gift shops, corporate hampers.... followed, with snapshots, pictures, photos, advertising of our products in newspapers and magazines...

1998-2000

Our rapid progress allowed us to increase our team to 8 persons and develop a new range using the African game meat aimed at the tourist market. At the same time, accreditation for the export program (HACCP) was on its way.

2000

Meanwhile, the crime in South Africa was rampant. After several violent personal assaults in 2000, we decided to quit this otherwise lovely country.

2000-2003

After extensive research to re-settle on a more peaceful atmosphere and not afraid of a second challenge, Australia became our destination of choice.
Thanks to the help from the department of Trade & Industry of South Australia and the Murraylands Development Board among others, we discovered a former poultry abattoir situated at Monteith next to Murray Bridge in South Australia.
These premises were ideal to relocate our meat canning plant.

2003-2008

During 2004, moving in, revamping the building factory to suit our purpose, installation of all machinery, regulations, sourcing raw materials...took us more of our time than expected but with perseverance comes achievement.
In 2005, after successfully obtaining in Melbourne the "Approved Persons Course for Thermal Processing of Low-Acid Foods" required by the Australian hygiene authorities, our first production run could start.

Sunrise on Factory
Monteith, 2006


Today, we are in our new and friendly Murraylands environment, working under a certified HACCP system for your security, and hoping to please you with our rillettes, continental and game Pâtés, ready meals... on our menu list.

Bon Appétit!

Josy & Christian Godinot
Monteith, 2006




And See you soon...!