Our goal is to make ordinary flavors sing with gusto…and then do it all over again with the next bite.
Like many New Zealand small businesses, this now thriving export business started as a cottage industry. It began in 1996, with two North Canterbury farming friends, Gay Rutherford and Alison Meyer, taking old family recipes which were used for preserving surplus ripe fruit from the summer harvest as the basis for their fruit pate recipes. Ownership of the company changed in 2001 when Jan Meyer and Russell Coventry bought the business. Today Rutherford & Meyer is a small and dedicated team of foodies who are passionate about creating gourmet products that enhance the lives of our customers. The product range has grown considerably to include the Fruit Pastes, Savoury Wafers, Waferbites, Rice Wafers and Honey Plus.