The FoodBowl

The Auckland hub for ambitious food and beverage industry innovators.

This busy pilot-scale food processing facility near Auckland Airport makes it easy for food businesses to innovate, scale up, and commercialise new products.

Startups can bring a vision to life, while large food and beverage businesses scale-up new products and processes, or test specialised manufacturing machinery before they buy.

Contact the The FoodBowl

Te Ipu Kai, 28 Verissimo Drive, Auckland Airport
PO Box 107039, Auckland Airport, 2150
0508 693 663 | 09 254 4730

Alasdair Baxter
Business Development Manager
+64 27 839 6768 |

Hire our food-grade processing suites for product development and launch new products faster with less risk, or use us for your regular commercial production runs. Seven suites and more than 300 pieces of food processing equipment can be configured to meet your needs.

Specialising in supporting high growth food businesses and exporters
We focus on supporting innovative businesses that have the ambition and drive to grow significantly – ideally to export.

Our Risk Management Programme makes it easy to manufacture for export and test the market overseas. A Custom Food Control Plan (CFCP) and licences for alcohol, hemp, and organic means we can work with a full range of food and beverage businesses, including dairy, meat and seafood, nutrition, natural products, ingredients, and other processed foods.

Our team has extensive food industry experience and can offer you valuable advice, training and connections to the wider food and beverage ecosystem. We also run workshops and partner with food incubators and accelerators. Sign up for our e-mail updates for more details.

Our People


Excellent experience all round, from working through the concept to finished product. Staff at every stage were professional, engaging and helpful.- Selina Banda | Coca Cola Oceania
Great way to produce products to test the market before investing in equipment/capacity. Knowledgeable engineers and staff.- Morgan Hassan | Sanford
Efficient, competent & confident staff - positive engagement with us as a clients.- Sally Gallagher | The Apple Press
Professional service, state of the art best equipment with a team that knows how to use it.- Ryan Clarke | Future Foody
The The FoodBowl offers an affordable start to a often prohibitive industry. The guidance of the engineers and staff is invaluable in getting you up to speed.- Nick Parker | Sensient
It allows the use of equipment and assistance that would otherwise not be possible at a small, product development scale.- Nick Marshall | Master of Ceremonies

Food Processing Technologies

High Pressure Processing



Pasteurisation and UHT




Hot and cold filling

Separation and concentration

Powder and liquid blending


Ice cream production


Size Reduction

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