Raw Nation Whole Foods was born from a lineage of Italian food lovers out of a desire to ignite a love of fresh quality produce and products among everyday Australia’s.

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About Us

OUR VALUES

Raw Nation Wholefoods is a wholesaler of fresh produce to the food service industry and creator of retail products for supermarkets around Australia. The Australian owned company provides locally made, fresh and tasty leaf based salads, seasonal fruit salads and carbohydrate based salads to supermarkets across the country.

Innovation

We drive change with vigour and look for ways to innovate and bring life to the category we operate in. We are always open to exploring options and will leave no stone unturned when we are looking into new developments.

Integrity

Like our products, we are honest, transparent and operate with fairness with all our actions. We strive to do the right thing.

Quality

We want to provide the best quality products to our customers using top quality ingredients. We will always strive to remain honest with our ingredients for our customers.

Teamwork

We support each other in our activities and we treat all our people with dignity, respect and we strive to provide employees with an inclusive environment to be a part of.

Customer Service

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and we strive to be attentive and deliver customer service excellence that matches our passion for quality.

VISION

To be the leading supplier of ready-made fruit salads and leaf-based salads in South Australia and across Australia.

MISSION

To provide fresh, delicious and high quality ready-made salads to customers across South Australia and Australia that comply with regulated, high levels of food safety standards.

OUR STORY

Established in 2004, Raw Nation Wholefoods has grown to become one of South Australia’s finest wholesale fruit and vegetable providers.

Raw Nation Wholefoods is responsible for the retail brands Crudo and Bocadilla that are delivered to supermarkets and independent retailers daily.

We source our ingredients from the South Australian Produce Market, supporting local farms by purchasing proudly Australian produce and products.

We are devoted to sourcing locally grown, seasonal produce to support growers, keeping our food miles low in order to provide the freshest product possible to customers.

Our products cater for the health and time conscious individuals who want affordable, ready-made options prepared using the freshest and finest ingredients.

We aim to ensure individuals have the option to purchase healthy fruit salads and leaf based salads from convenient locations.

With HACCP accreditation, the business strives to ensure the safety and quality of the foods processed.

Dean Agostino

CEO/Founder

Owner and operator of Raw Nation Wholefoods, Dean Agostino, had a passion for agriculture and wellness his whole life.

His love of fruit and vegetables lead him to own and operate an independent fruit and vegetable retail location in South Australia, until he decided he wanted to bring his love of fresh produce to the wider community.

In 2004, Raw Nation Wholefoods was born out of a desire to ignite a love of fresh, high quality produce and products among everyday Australians.

Dean wanted to be able to add value to customers by making it easier to increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables, providing honest, hand cut and crafted, tasty salads to consumers across Australia.

Today, Raw Nation Wholefoods employs over 80 people and products are available at Woolworths, Coles, Foodland, Drakes and OTR locations across South Australia.

MEET OUR TEAM

Mirek Ksiazkiewicz

Business Development Manager

For almost 6 years Mirek has been a part of the Raw Nation Wholefoods team. His background in FMCG has him leading the retail sales team. He is responsible for all retail sales, working with category managers in supermarkets around Australia to deliver excellent customer service for the Crudo Salad and Bocadilla brands.

Mark Planzer

Finance Manager- BComm | MBA | CPA

With a background in wine and FMCG, Mark is responsible for the financial operations of the business. His background in budgets and financial projections means he works closely with the sales team and production to determine targets and cost of production. He develops plans for the future and moderates cash flow.

Rupinder Kaur

QA Manager- Food Technologist |B.Sc | M.Sc Flinders Uni

Roop has been part of the Raw Nation Wholefoods team for 6 years. She hosts Woolworths Supplier Excellence (High Care) and HACCP Food safety audits to drive improvements to the production process and contribute to new product development projects.

Nadia Boscaini

Consumer Insights & Marketing Manager - BJourn |GradDipBus (Public Relations) |Adv Cert Marketing

Nadia is responsible for food service sales and marketing of the brands owned by Raw Nation Wholefoods. Her background in primary production, retail and manufacturing gives her the ability to understand the needs of customers.

Anila Praveen

Warehouse Supervisor

Anila has been with Raw Nation Wholefoods for over 7 years. She is responsible for warehouse operations and is the supervisor of the production line. She is also responsible for maintaining manual and digital record systems.

Anne Hall

Customer Service

Joining the Raw Nation Wholefoods team 2 years ago, Anne is responsible for customer service. Everyday she assists customers by planning deliveries, assembling orders and managing customer requests.