About Us

Jayen Food Concepts Ltd was formed in 1997 by John Neal.

This system had to be an easy cost effective hot food option for retail stores.

With over 200 outlets (& growing!) nationally the company has now grown to have a wealth of knowledge in the 'hot food on the run' industry.

    Our capable and creative team have a number of years in the food industry, in particular the convenience channel:

  • John Neal (Founder) - involved in the food industry 40+ years
  • Jan Turner (Co-Founder)
  • Leanne Prujean (Business Manager)
  • Mark Prujean (Business Manager)
  • Dave Gratwicke (Central North Island Sales Manager)
  • Andy Campbell (South Island Sales Manager & Foodstuffs NZ Account Manager)
  • Sharon Bradleigh (Customer Service & Head New Installation Trainer) – with good experience in health & safety industry
  • Monique Reid (Office Administration & New Installation Trainer)
  • Ivy Lee (Information Technology)
  • Nikki Khan (Tele Sales)
  • Preet Kaur (Administration Assistant)
  • Geoff Rhind (Warehouse/Despatch)
  • Russell Webb (Warehouse Assistant)

We are a small privately owned company. Our customers are part of our extended ‘chicken family’ and we are proud to be on a first name basis with most of them! We’d love to have YOU as part of our ‘chicken family’……

How the hell did this happen?? Click on the image to find out how John started this business many years ago (please click on the image to view a larger version) ......

Our Story