FSAA Hall of Fame Alumni

Pat Stobbs

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Inducted 2016

Pat’s introduction to the Food Service industry started early in life with a summer job in High School working as a delivery driver and warehouse order picker for the Canadian division of Sysco, the largest Food Wholesaler in North America.


During a career spanning 34+ years with Nestlé, with the majority of his time spent in Food Service, Pat has been fortunate to have had a career which has spanned 4 continents and has included senior roles in Marketing, Sales, Training & Development, Supply Chain and Communications.

 

Pat’s introduction to the Food Service industry started early in life with a summer job in High School working as a delivery driver and warehouse order picker for the Canadian division of Sysco, the largest Food Wholesaler in North America.


During a career spanning 34+ years with Nestlé, with the majority of his time spent in Food Service, Pat has been fortunate to have had a career which has spanned 4 continents and has included senior roles in Marketing, Sales, Training & Development, Supply Chain and Communications.


Arriving in Australia in 2005, after spending 5 years in the global office for Nestlé in Switzerland, Pat started as Head of Marketing in Nestlé FoodService.


What was initially thought to be a 3 year assignment instead turned into an 11 year life changing role for himself and his family.


With the formation of Nestlé Professional in 2008 Pat assumed the role of Country Business Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Over the past 8 years he has continued to drive a culture of innovation, creativity and professionalism which reflect the core values of Nestlé Professional today. During this time Pat has also continued to support Nestlé Professional’s commitment to young chefs in the Food Service industry through their Nestlé Golden Chefs Hat and Toque D’Or sponsorships. Pat is also a strong supporter of the FSAA as the leading voice of the Food Service industry.


Recently Pat has assumed a regional role for Nestlé Professional in Singapore supporting the development of the Nestlé Professional business across Asia, Africa and Oceania.