Exclusive to Total Gourmet in QLD I was asked recently, “What is your passion?” The answer is simple, fantastic food. For my entire life I have been 100% immersed in the manufacturing of quality Italian foods. My parents, Aurelio and Bianca Marangon, settled in Griffith, NSW in the early 1960’s. Griffith was appealing to Italians because of it similar weather conditions to Italy and having a large group of people that spoke our language. My parents started processing their olives that they grew and sold them to local markets under the Koala brand.
In 1984 I returned to Griffith after attaining a degree in food technology and working for a couple of multinational food manufacturers. My Father was ready to retire so I purchased the brand and business Koala Gourmet Foods from him and set out to develop the range and expand distribution. In 1999, I was ready to expand the company even further and felt that a new name would entice potential markets. Riverina Grove was created and so were several new opportunities.
All of my products are preservative free, GM free, gluten free, pasteurised for product stability and do not have any artificial colours or flavours. We are HACCP and Kosher Certified, and practice at a high level of food safety. My products are not only made in the Riverina, 85% of our ingredients are also sourced from the Riverina. After 25 years of operation I am proud of every product that is produced and I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.
Louis Marangon - Managing Director Riverina Grove. RG51 is not certified Kosher