Our Heritage

The story of
Birch & Waite

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Birch & Waite was founded over thirty years ago, with a vision to provide superior quality fresh chilled products for the professional kitchen.

A Recipe for Success

Birch & Waite has always had a passion for superior quality food, which began with our founder, Willi Schultheiss. Willi was raised in rural Switzerland where he developed an appreciation for fresh produce and an understanding that the best tasting food comes from fresh ingredients, crafted in small batches: values still upheld in the company today.

After Willi migrated to Australia in 1972, he longed to find a mayonnaise with the same fresh creamy taste and quality he loved back home. Unable to find one, Willi collaborated with his business partner Peter Flick, a foodie and successful businessman to create a European-style mayonnaise. It took seventy-three iterations back in 1990 to perfect the first batch-crafted, fresh-chilled, Whole Egg Mayonnaise, the first of its kind in Australia.

Today, we proudly continue Willi and Peter’s food philosophy for superior quality products crafted with fresh ingredients.

Fundamental to the character and quality of our delicious products are the uniquely authentic recipes and commitment to sourcing the finest Fresh Australian ingredients possible.

Partner of the Professional Chef

Birch & Waite’s Fresh Chilled Mayonnaise captured the attention of leading Executive Chefs and was discovered by International Airlines and placed on their in-flight catering menu in 1990. Soon after, other Australian and International airlines featured Birch & Waite products including Mayonnaise, Dressings, Dips and Sauces.

Building on these foundations, Birch & Waite established a reputation for pioneering distinct food products, using fresh Australian ingredients, with an uncompromising commitment for superior quality. This led us to collaborate with many of Australia’s leading Chefs and today Birch & Waite continues to be the preferred brand of professional chefs for fresh chilled Mayonnaise, Sauces, Dressings, Relishes and Dessert.

Pursuit of Excellence

In our Marrickville Kitchens, the Birch & Waite culinary team bring together leading Australian food developers and professional chefs to create inspired Mayonnaise, Sauces, Dressings, Relishes and Desserts, that celebrate fresh Australian ingredients and  enhance the flavour of any dish.

Our commitment to excellence and innovation saw Birch & Waite pioneer fresh chilled Mayonnaise in Food Service and fresh chilled dressings in retail. This has seen us recognised as a BRW Top 50 Most Innovative Company, Chefs Decision Award for best Mayonnaise in Australia as well as multiple consumer Product of the Year awards.

Our Commitment

Fresh ingredients, inspired flavours and uncompromising quality.