Our goal is to provide high-end, sustainable products from reputable sources and make them available to discerning customers throughout the United States within the shortest possible time frame. For example, our wild-caught fish from the clean, cool waters of New Zealand can be delivered within 36 hours to your door! Reflecting global concern about where food comes from and what happens to it between that place and your table, transparency and traceability are an important part of our culinary mission. We believe in offering the freshest, most pristine, unrivaled sustainable products available each season that will be appreciated on the tables of connoisseurs across the world. It's this commitment that inspired our slogan, "Quality Without Exception."
The inspiration for Kai Gourmet came out of the 2013 America's Cup that was held in San Francisco, California. Following Rugby, the greatest sporting activity in New Zealand is yachting, so it's not surprising that New Zealand not only brought out its best yacht but also its extraordinary fresh, sustainable seafood, dairy, meat and wines to showcase to the United States and the World the exceptionally high-quality products they produce! Kai Gourmet supplied a brilliant array of these products to numerous government functions and to the extremely popular New Zealand owned pop-up restaurant, "Waiheki." The event was so successful, (despite New Zealand not winning the trophy) that Kai decided to stay in the United States and team up with some incredibly talented producers from around the globe.