Our People

Our team today consists of over 300 employees, all inspired by the passion and entrepreneurial spirit of founder, Quin Scalzo.

Over 30% of our staff have had successful careers at Scalzo Foods for ten years or more. Collectively, this rich experience and shared passion has built a collaborative and open culture that helps to set our business apart.

Michael and Quin Scalzo

Our History

Quin Scalzo was born in a small rural farming village in southern Italy. At the age of eight, Quin migrated to Australia with his family who were seeking a more prosperous life.

When Quin was 15 years old he started work as a clerk in a family run food importing business.

After 15 years he had climbed as high as he could within the company. His entrepreneurial drive and passion inspired him to establish his own business in 1977 – Scalzo Foods.

The small family business was originally run from the bungalow of his suburban Melbourne home but through hard work, dedication and a commitment to quality and innovation the business grew rapidly.

Scalzo Foods has grown into the great food company we are today, with over $400 million in annual revenue operating across Australia and New Zealand.

Reflecting the pillars of family and food that Scalzo Foods was founded on, Quin’s son Michael was appointed CEO in 2007 and Managing Director in 2016.

This family involvement ensures Quin’s values of hard work, friendly nature and passion for food is carried on today.