Our Story

Our vision is to employ local whanau who create great tasting food that enhances health for all. All our kai is small-batch hand-made, and free of gluten, dairy, cane-sugar and unhealthy fats.

Kai for people, Kai for Life.

The Titahi kitchen and creative team are snugly housed in a former café, overlooking beautiful Titahi Bay Beach and its iconic boat sheds. First built in 1951 as Rickards Tea and Cake Rooms, the site has always been a  place for the community to gather and enjoy good kai. The Te Puni whanau are proud to continue this tradition of good food for good people.

Our Values

The business is named for the beautiful Titahi Bay, home to the business and the whanau. The Titahi team acknowledge Ngati Toa as Mana whenua in the rohe, and sought the advice and support of local kaumatua before finalising the name, which has ancestral significance. Anna is motivated to help people thrive by providing natural, hand made food for those with dietary requirements, or that just want quality kai without unhelpful additives.

The first product, and spark for the business, was the original paleo grain-free muesli which was conceived in the family kitchen as Christmas presents for a few lucky family members and local friends. When the locals came back for more, Anna refined the recipe and knocked out a batch for sale at the Titahi Bay Beach Festival held outside the Titahi kitchen front door. Fast forward and Titahi is now a fixture of the Saturday Waikanae Market, and sold by a select team of around a dozen independent retailers.

The business has continued to grow and thrive through the hard mahi of Anna and the small team. Anna’s close friend Yvonne leads the kitchen team with passion and flair, husband James pitches in on the market stalls, and their children Elisabeth and Joshua pitch in as well.

Titahi remains a small family and friends business focused on high quality food made in small batches. Titahi are thrilled to now offer their products to the rest of New Zealand and hope that you will enjoy them.