Poachers Pantry takes to the skies

7 June 2011

Poachers Pantry, a well-known New South Wales company located in Hall, near Canberra, is undertaking a major investment in expanding its food manufacturing business to provide pre-packaged products for international airlines. The company's investment is expected to create 14 jobs in Hall.

The Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services (DTIRIS) is providing assistance to Poachers Pantry through the Regional Business Employment Fund.

This fund supports businesses in regional communities by offsetting business expansion costs and helping them to create new jobs.

Poachers Pantry has been operating for 20 years and is well known in the food industry. With this expansion, the company plans to develop an antipasto box suitable for inflight catering and other offsite catering and retail markets.

DTIRIS funding will help to off-set the costs of the expansion including an upgrade of electricity works to supply 3-phase power to the site. The company will also invest in further plant and equipment and make structural alterations to the existing factory premises.

Poachers Pantry is a gourmet smoke house, owned and operated for 20 years by Susan and Robert Bruce, producing high quality smoked meat, poultry, game and vegetables. Poachers Pantry also began producing hot and cold smoked meats, poultry and game in 1991. The company currently employs 24 full time equivalent positions in the smokehouse, café and on farm outlet.

DTIRIS is assisting Fumage Limited which trades as Poachers Pantry through its Regional Business Employment Fund.