Total Food Equipment is a family business, established in 1991 by husband and wife team Mike and Kristin McLay. It was not always the ultimate foodies mecca we know today. In fact it started from rather humble beginnings…
Mike had been made redundant during New Zealand Railways restructuring in the late 80s. So with a mere $6000 investment he and Kristin leased a shed in Napier's industrial area, and opened Total Food Equipment.
Initially they focused on the commercial catering market. But it wasn't long before their shed was bursting at the seams and they were on the hunt for bigger premises. Total Food Equipment's first purpose built showroom was erected at their current inner city address. Nowadays the premises include the property next door, and a second store in Dunedin, both catering to the commercial and retail sectors.
As the business has grown, so have Mike and Kristin's children. Daughters Emma and Amanda are now an integral part of the business. Amanda, now with a young family of her own, works as a part-timer, and Emma is renowned for her barista training. Total Food Equipment prides itself on offering outstanding kitchen and catering equipment, backed up with good old fashioned service.
This strive for excellence has recently been recognised with numerous local, national and international awards. This website is the opening of Total Food Equipment's third store. This store allows foodies worldwide to shop online. Hundreds of products and fabulous gift ideas are now at your fingertips. All backed up with that special touch that differentiates Total Food Equipment from it's competition.