Paradise Foods Limited is the oldest established food manufacturing business in PNG and employs many hundreds of people in Papua New Guinea.
In the early 1930’s two men, Robert McEwan and Captain R.O Mant, had bakeries in Wau and Salamaua in Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea. Capt. Mant was a pilot and found that flying didn’t leave him enough time to properly manage his bakery, so in 1937 they became partners and ‘Scotty’ McEwan managed the new company called Morobe Bakery Pty Ltd. Later that year the first ‘Morobeen’ brand biscuits were produced using an oil-fired oven. McEwan made the biscuit cutting machine by adapting an old pie-making machine.