It’s All in the Family
We’re a family company. We think and operate that way. Chris Thomas and his son Darren Thomas, saw the value of making business personal and keeping the inner workings close way back in the beginning and it remains so today.
In 1988 – Greg Bourke – then a waiter, now our chairman – who was busy traversing the Golden State, evangelizing to restaurants and chefs alike the delectable joys of fresh Australian lamb. And things took off from there. Fresh Australian lamb can be persuasive that way.
In the same year (1988), Chris Thomas in the land down under established Thomas Foods International, Australia’s largest 100% family-owned meat processor today. Starting out as a grass roots rancher and continuing to own their own livestock farms and ranches, Chris and his son Darren Thomas know the importance of ensuring quality from the farm right to our customers’ plates.
With quality and food safety being the highest priority at every step along the supply chain, both Greg Bourke and the Thomas family recognized the importance to join forces in 2009 here in the USA.
Today, Thomas Foods International USA is distributing more than 100 million pounds of quality meat products year round. That’s a whole lot of deliciousness going on to a whole lot of places.
But don’t let those numbers fool you. It’s still all about family. We understand the changing demands, whims and tastes of consumer because we’re consumers. We know how important the time spent gathered around the table, sharing stories and recipes and the odd joke or tow is. And quality time like that deserves quality meat to match.