The people who
help make the
magic
happen

Our talented team each play a key role when it comes to putting all the My local foodie ingredients together. 

Tim Salisbury

Tim lives and breathes hospitality – it’s in his DNA. Through seeing first hand how tough the food game can be, he set out to make hospo much easier. 13 years on, My Local Foodie continues to succeed in making every clients’ business profitable. Tim also cooks a mean roast pork belly with his signature Italian-style slaw.

Tim Salisbury
CEO
Fonda Kourmadias

Fonda’s a familiar face at My Local Foodie. His first job in hospitality was pouring beers in the Public Bar at Sarah Sands Hotel, the infamous Brunswick pub that was renamed Bridie O’Reilly in 1997. His favourite food comes from another institution- MoVida- and their dish of slow braised Pedro Xeminez beef cheeks with cauliflower puree.

Fonda Kourmadias
Senior Buyer
Daniel Hansen

Dan’s come a long way since working as a kitchen hand at Zagames Royal Hotel in Upper Ferntree Gully. His favourite moment at My Local Foodie was David Tomsic’s loud declaration “I love you guys! You saved me over $1 million in food costs last year”.

Daniel Hansen
Sales Manager
Juli Watson

Jules grew up in the farming paradise of East Gippsland, working as a waitress and kitchen hand at Italian Bistro in her home town. So it’s no surprise that her favourite farmers she works with are her family! For over 40 years, and three generations, her family have been ethical and sustainable beef and dairy farmers.

Juli Watson
Learning
Gabriella Lus

Growing up in country NSW, Gabs was spoilt with home grown, handmade and locally sourced produce on the dinner table every night. Owing to her Italian roots, every meal is a family occasion that can take days to prepare. Needless to say, her favourite meal is anything made with love, that is shared together with family and friends!

Gabriella Lus
Learning
Molly Batha

Move over romance novels, science fiction and true crime. Molly’s favourite genre is menus. Her love for reading about food spurred her to sail away from the corporate world and dapple in the world of hospitality. A world where reciting various menu items from restaurants around the globe makes for the ultimate foodie.

Molly Batha
Workflow Manager
Bronwyn Edwards

Bronwyn was one of the lucky ones who knew what she wanted to study after high school. The hospitality industry has taken her across Australia and around the world with Crown Limited and Hyatt International Hotels, including her wedding in Paris, before landing at My Local Foodie.

Bronwyn Edwards
Assistant Buyer
Camilla Yates

Once existing on a staple diet of not much more than white bread, Camilla’s eyes were opened to the wonderful world of food when she stepped into the hospitality industry in 2006. A cup full of Merivale, a tablespoon of The Boathouse and a dash Montauk brought Camilla, the self-proclaimed foodie, to My Local Foodie.

Camilla Yates
Client Success
Chris O'Callaghan

Chris’ hospitality journey, love of food – oysters, eye fillet and homemade ice cream are his faves – began as a young boy sitting on the stairs at his parent’s restaurant. His working experience includes kitchen hand, wait staff, Food & Beverage Manager of an Island Resort, to Operations Manager of a national restaurant group.

Chris O’Callaghan
Client Success
Alex Farquhar

Alex has lived and breathed hospitality ever since his first job at 15. Working his way from glassy to the General Manager of Brisbane’s Caxton Hotel has given Alex a true appreciation for what it takes to deliver great food and beverage to patrons. Now your Foodie on the ground in Melbourne, in his spare time you’ll find him seeing great live music or tucking into a scotch fillet and some fresh oysters.

Alex Farquhar
Client Success
Steph Clifton

Steph’s appreciation for creating good food started at a very young age, watching and ‘helping’ her Grandfather – a baker by trade – decorate cakes. An avid globetrotter, she likes nothing more than sampling local cuisines on her travels. Her not-so-secret foodie weakness is anything Italian, especially if it’s paired with a smooth drop of red.

Steph Clifton
Workflow Manager
Tippawan Rogers

Tippi’s food adventure started from a young age growing up in Thailand, home to some of Asia’s best food experiences. She loves working in the hospitality industry and is a dedicated mum whipping up amazing Thai dinners and has a passion for baking.

Tippawan Rogers
Bookkeeper
Peter Grimbacher

Some of Pete’s best food memories are from share-housing with a chef in Brisbane. Just hanging around the kitchen while someone would cook, talking food, tasting, and discussing places to eat. When he is not eating, Pete is keeping the My Local Foodie accounts organised.

Peter Grimbacher
Bookkeeper
John Sy

John is a glutton for travel and enjoying different cuisines around the world. Originally from Adelaide, after his masters he jumped right into working in foodservice. He enjoys nothing better than seeing local businesses grow to meet the demand for Australians’ love of great local food. In his chill time, he likes to sip dark hot choc and listen to jazz.

John Sy
Senior Buyer
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