Food Safety Systems

Food Safety Systems is a company that gives qualified advice to the hospitality industry, including kitchen set up, food safety training, food audits, and food safety plans. Ensuring that your food business is able to achieve and exceed your expectations, and those of your residents/customers is a major part of your business's commitment to continuous improvement. 

Having spent many years in the food industry, we understand what is important to your food business, Food Safety Systems also has access to other experienced professionals within the food industry, from construction and redevelopment of aged care facilities, including sourcing the right new equipment for your situation, to implementing the processes and paperwork that are required in order to ensure your business runs efficiently, and is compliant with all relevant food legislation. 

James Shepherd - Director

James Shepherd has a diverse background in the hospitality industry; chef trained in the UK, and worked in London and Paris to hone these skills. His experience in the hospitality industry ranges from resorts, hotels and corporate catering to restaurant operations, aged care services, hospitals and aged care general management.

With a career spanning over 25 years he has also run his own food production business in Sydney and has been exposed to various food service systems including cook chill and Sous vide. 

It is with this experience that James provides specialist advice in the hospitality industry from staff rostering, food safety obligations of food businesses and quality control to cost analysis and people management. 

 Understanding all aspects of kitchen production enables James to communicate to all levels of staff in a consultative way, assisting with any change management program.

Apart from his qualifications as a chef, James also holds qualifications in the following areas:

  •  Associate Diploma in Applied Science (Health and Building);
  •  Cert. IV in Training and Assessment; 
  •  Certified Principle Auditor (Exemplar Global)
  •  Certified National Food Safety Auditor (level 4 high risk, Exemplar Global);
  •  Regulatory 3rd party Food Safety Auditor (NSW Food Authority)
  •  Approved as food safety auditor (Queensland Health)

Food Safety Systems encompasses all of this knowledge and experience, it is a company that is results orientated with extensive knowledge of food safety in Australia, meaning you get the services you need in the timeframe you want.

James can be contacted on 0424 252 582