Our story

Australia’s Largest Allergen Free Manufacturer

Roma Food Products are a leading multi-category, totally plant based, gluten & allergen free food manufacturer.

With 1 in 10 kids developing an allergy before their first birthday, Roma plays a critical role in the lives of many families and consumers to ensure they have access to safe and delicious food options.

Roma’s mission is to Create Great Food for Healthier Living. In support of this mission, Roma are a values-led organisation underpinned by a commitment to its people, the health and wellness of our community and in being proud of our heritage which spans almost seven decades.
Dating back to 1953, Roma started as a small pasta manufacturer that was subsequently acquired in 1984 by the Buontempo family. They then began a new venture, pioneering alternative grain foods that expanded over decades to the large scale manufacturing business based in the South East Suburbs of Melbourne.

From humble beginnings Roma has grown to become one of the Largest Allergen Free Manufacturers in the Southern Hemisphere.


Roma’s in-house product development and broad manufacturing capabilities are vertically-integrated.

The company manufactures products across baking, biscuits, breakfast, snacking, pasta & dessert categories in a specialised, allergen free facility.

Roma produce company-owned Brands – Orgran, Buontempo, Pasta roma!, Spliits & Freemills. As well as being a staple in many Australian families pantries, Roma Food Products can be found in over 70 markets worldwide.

In addition Roma supplies finished products and ingredients for other major brands and products.



Meet The Team

The Roma Food Products Leadership Team

Max Buontempo


Sam Schachna


Cameron Hooper

Head of Commercial

Ranjith Seshadri

Head of Finance​

John Higgin

Head of Manufacturing