FSAA Hall of Fame Alumni

Sebastian Galipo

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Inducted 2017

Sebastian’s Father forced him to sell the family’s excess home grown vegetables from the age of 12. Unknowingly Sebastian developed sales skills which later became invaluable when starting Galipo Foods in 1983.


Sebastian embarked on his journey in foodservice from humble beginnings when he started Galipo Foods with a one tonne truck & a few domestic fridges & freezers in his home garage. At the time he didn’t know what the word foodservice meant.

 

Sebastian’s Father forced him to sell the family’s excess home grown vegetables from the age of 12. Unknowingly Sebastian developed sales skills which later became invaluable when starting Galipo Foods in 1983.


Sebastian embarked on his journey in foodservice from humble beginnings when he started Galipo Foods with a one tonne truck & a few domestic fridges & freezers in his home garage. At the time he didn’t know what the word foodservice meant.


However over the following 34 years he has expanded Galipo Foods into a broad range foodservice distributor employing over 130 people with 42 trucks in South Australia. Sebastian is very proud of his loyal, committed & wonderful staff. He attributes winning numerous state & national awards as recognition of their efforts including the 2014 & 2016 FSAA National Distributor of the Year.


Sebastian has served 20 years as a Director of Countrywide Australia including 7 years as the Chairman of Countrywide. Chairman of the Super Group whilst maintaining his role as Managing Director of Galipo Foods.