Steric: A community of food innovators and food lovers

They say that if you love what you do then you’ll never work a day in your life. At Steric, our team of food innovators, food scientists, and food lovers certainly love what they do. Their passion for food is the secret sauce…behind our secret sauces…and behind the many, many other food products that we produce from our cutting-edge commercial food manufacturing facility in South West Sydney.

At Steric we pride ourselves on being a community of food innovators and food lovers who are driven to delight our customers – whether in foodservices, commercial services, or with our retail products – with great quality. With every product we make we aim for the highest quality, all made locally.

We believe that this is one of the key ingredients that has enabled us to become one of Australia’s biggest liquid food manufacturers.

“Since our founding in Sydney in 1964, our mission was to become a leading name in commercial food manufacturing.”

It also enabled us to pioneer and introduce generic grocery brands to the Australian retail market. We embraced generic brands while major food manufacturers shunned them in favour of their own brands, as we saw the potential for generic grocery brands.

50 years of food innovation

Since our founding in Sydney in 1964, our mission was to become a leading name in commercial food manufacturing in Australia and to be a staunch supporter of Australian manufacturing.

A year later we brought our first branded product to the market – High Qual Cooking salt. It wasn’t long before Steric gained a large product packaging contract with Woolworths and we were on our way in commercial food manufacturer.

Fast forward some 57 years and in 2021 Steric has grown into one of the largest Australian owned commercial food manufacturing operations in Australia, offering contract manufacturing, contract blending, private label, and food packaging services.

Today, the Steric name is synonymous with innovation in food science, food product development, and the economical and precise mass production of food products. And it’s all thanks to the passion that drives our people – all of whom are food lovers and food innovators.

In support of foodservice operators

At Steric, we also work with the foodservice sector, and have done so for more than 30 years. In fact, foodservice is one of our key divisions, and we are just as capable at creating carefully crafted and precisely produced products for the foodservice sector as we are for our commercial clients.

At Steric we make great products that are used for great purposes in the Australian foodservice industry. Foodservice and hospitality industry leaders rely on Steric products every day to delight their customers.

“We make great products that are used for great purposes in the Australian foodservice industry.”

The comprehensive breadth and depth of our range of products for the foodservice industry is unmatched in the Australian food manufacturing sector. From cordials and sauces to oils, vinegars, dry ingredients, toppings and beverages, Steric can stock your kitchen with top quality products, all made in Australia. Our full list of foodservice products include:

  • Mayonnaise.
  • Tartare.
  • Oils.
  • Vinegar.
  • Sauces.
  • Toppings.
  • Corn flour.
  • Custard powder.
  • Oats.
  • Seafood batter.
  • Cordial.
  • Juice.
  • Chocolate powder.
  • Sports powder.
  • Sports ready to drink.

As well as restaurateurs, café operators, and hoteliers, our products are also popular with hospitals, aged care facility operators, and boarding schools.

An Australian food manufacturing institution

Today, Steric remains a 100 per cent Australian-owned family business, with the son of long-time owner William (Bill) Brownie now overseeing the day-to-day operations. And we are still one of Australia’s leading producer of generic brands of food products, while also diversifying across the foodservice industry, and developing our retail products divisions.

Contact the Steric team on 1800 008 155 to learn more about our food products and services.