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About Us

Galipo Foods is a one stop shop for the foodservice industry with over 7,000 different products & a fleet of 60 trucks servicing South Australia.

We are a South Australian family owned Company who specialise in giving great service to a wide range of foodservice customers & we highly value the strong relationship we have with our staff, customers & suppliers.

Recent Awards

Proudly Voted Number One Foodservice Distributor in Australia 2023, 2019, 2017, 2016 & 2014 by FSAA (Foodservice Suppliers Association of Australia) at their National Awards of Excellence.

We have also won many FSAA awards as South Australia’s Best Distributor from 2014 to 2023 (10 years in a row).

Proudly voted 2018 Number One Distributor in Australia by Countrywide Australasia.

Awarded Best School Distributor by ASCA (Australian School Canteen Association) in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 , 2022 & 2023.

Short Story

Established in 1983, Galipo Food Company commenced operation from four domestic refrigerators and freezers in Sebastian Galipo's home garage.

Sebastian’s brother, Bill, joined the business as a partner in 1988. With continued growth, Galipo Foods has had 5 re-locations, including moving to a larger premises in Stepney in 1988 & our current Distribution Centre at Dry Creek in 2003 where we have had 3 expansions taking the dry creek facility to 33,000 square metres.

In 2017 Galipo Foods purchased Mid North Smallgoods to help expand our distribution reach throughout Pt Pirie & Pt Augusta direct from our depot at Dry Creek.

In 2018 Galipo Foods purchased Centre State Foods, a foodservice distributor in Kadina with similar family values & ethics. Eric Skinner, the founder of Centre State Foods has stayed on with all the staff at the distribution centre in Kadina to allow us to better serve customers in the Yorke Peninsula & surrounding areas.

A Few Facts

In 1983 when Galipo Food Company commenced its business, we were one of fourteen South Australian owned, broad range Food Wholesale Distributors. Today, there are only four remaining from the original group & Galipo Foods is the only one remaining that is still South Australian owned.

Galipo Food Company has grown to be one of the largest, most respected and professional Foodservice Distributors in South Australia, employing over 230 staff with a fleet of 60 trucks. All trucks are H.A.C.C.P. accredited with freezer/chiller/dry goods capability.

Customers Include

Café’s, Restaurants, Hotels, Caterers, Aged Care, School Canteens, Sports Clubs, Fish & Chip Shops, Pizza Bars & many more including large contract customers.

Our drivers service all metropolitan areas of South Australia including country areas such as Kangaroo Island, The Adelaide Hills, Murray Bridge, Yorke Peninsula, Pt Pirie & Pt Augusta

Meet Our Team

We are very proud to have 27 staff who have been with Galipo Foods for more than 10 years including 9 staff who have been with Galipo for over 20 years & 3 staff over 30 years. We really value all of our staff for their dedication & commitment as they are an integral part of our success.

Sebastian Galipo - Started the business in 1983 & is still heavily involved as Managing Director.

Bill Galipo – Became partner with Sebastian in 1988 and is now Director of Purchasing.

Nathan Narayanan – Started in the warehouse in 2008 and was appointed as General Manager in 2013.

Sales Team - Led by Sales Director John Tsouvalas & George Toumpas as Sales Manager. This team is highly respected and has a wide knowledge base across the foodservice industry as well as specialists for the school market.

Eric Skinner - Regional Manager at Centre State Foods in Kadina which is a division of Galipo Foods.

Purchasing – David Spangler started in the warehouse at the age of 17 & has only worked for one company. He was quickly promoted to the purchasing department & is now purchasing manager. Our buyers liaise with a huge range of suppliers.

Accounts – Led by Tu Ho, this team has the challenging job of managing the cash flows of the business.

Customer Service – This department is managed by Karen McCann with the team working tirelessly processing orders via phone, fax & online.

Warehouse & Distribution - This team is led by Robby Costanzo, Sam Harpas, Lucky Singh & Brandon Noyce.

Drivers - This critical team, is trained by Greg Francis & delivers exceptional service throughout South Australia.

Our Philosophy

"Galipo Food Company aims to be the best, most professional and innovative leader in food wholesale distribution in South Australia, offering the highest standard of service available to the customers who support us.

We will do this by having a clean, efficient, pleasant and organised operation and by selecting team-oriented, highly motivated people who strive for excellence and who complement the company’s objectives.

We believe that our staff should work hard, efficiently & smart for the company & in turn the company has a responsibility to look after its staff."

Giving Back To The Community

Galipo Foods have been proud supporters of the Make A Wish Foundation since the late 1980s, raising in excess of $400,000 over the past 35+ years.

Galipo have also had a strong involvement in the Anti-Cancer Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Italian Carnevale festival, the Cudlee Creek CFS, upgrading local community halls, the Italian Benevolent Foundation for aged care, the Greek Glendi Festival, the Sicilian Club, Balhannah Football Club, Charleston Bowling Club & many other sporting & community clubs including providing Christmas lunches for the elderly.

Sebastian and Bill Galipo would like to thank their loyal and supporting customers, their supplier partners, and above all, their wonderful and committed staff, which they proudly regard as the best foodservice team in Australia.

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