We’re in this together.
You could ask why Australian Fresh Dairy founders Paul, Darren and Michael are such great mates. Well, they’ve been knocking around with each other for more than 25 years. They share a real bond and a love of the same things – special things that have brought them even closer.
A passion for fine food, Australian wine, good times and spending time together with their families, is just the beginning. But it hasn’t been all play and no work. Together these mates have gone on to bring YoMate to market, loving every minute of their journey together. And obviously, for these best mates the combination of friendship, inspiration, determination and ambition really does work and if the early success of YoMate is anything to go by, it certainly seems to be paying off.
Best mates and Australian Dairy Fresh founders, Paul Hayes, Darren Thomas and Michael French.
Together we’d love to feed the world!
The Australian Fresh Dairy owners are mates with quite a few things in common. They have a strong commitment to quality assurance, food safety and deliverability but above all, they value the dedication of their people as they underpin the company’s success.
Paul, Darren and Michael often say they’d love to feed the world and it seems like they’re off to a good start. As CEO of Thomas Foods International, Darren is proud to be exporting Australian beef and lamb to more than 80 countries including China. Thomas Foods boast annual revenue of more than $1 billion. Paul is no stranger to the American market either and recently formed a partnership with dairy kings Pacific Cheese to produce Australian style yoghurt in San Francisco. The response from retail giants such as Walmart has been overwhelming.
Collective fresh thinking and yoghurt making experience for over a decade is paying off. During that time the recipe, ingredients and production process have been continually refined, tested and improved. The guys are confident that it is the best yoghurt you have ever tasted!