Our dedicated team are professionally trained and passionate about transforming the eating experience for people with dysphagia.
As a qualified Chef with an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality, a Certificate 4 in Front Line Management, a Queens Scout Award and Adult Training and Development with Scouts Victoria under his belt, Darren is a co-founder and the driving force behind TCF with over 40 years of experience in the hospitality, catering and aged care industries.
With nearly 25 years as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist, Lisa has extensive aged care clinician and consultant experience. She co-founded TCF after being Awarded The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) Small Grant for Novice Research Dietitians in 2010 and a finalist for the ACCV Industry Support Awards (gaining her an adjunct lecturer position at Monash University) highlighted gaps in aged care.
Commencing his career in Mechanical Engineering with BP Australia, and later with Corinthian Industries, Les also helped found the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Australia. With a Diploma of Financial Services and a Certificate in Estate Planning, Les is also the Principal of ERM Advisory, a consulting business in Melbourne.
Holding a Master in Business Administration, John is a qualified accountant and has occupied senior management roles including Group Manager – Finance of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Victoria as well as a number of company director positions.
Jo brings her office management experience from diverse roles and industries allowing her to support our manufacturing processes. Managing the operations process, planning, control, performance improvement and operations strategy, Jo’s positive approach to resolving production issues ensures our daily operations run efficiently.
Michelle delivers outstanding customer service and doesn’t shy away from a challenge which is why she’s gained a wealth of experience in diverse roles including car parts manufacturing quality control, wiring lights experience and cooking for restaurants.
As a Certified Practicing Accountant, Anne has worked for a range of companies in diverse industries including manufacturing, finance, print media, not-for-profit and logistics. With such a broad career spanning company operations, she knows a thing or two about what makes a business tick well.
With food safety being paramount in our food manufacturing facility, Srusti leads our effort in maintaining the HACCP system for food safety and quality for all the products we produce. She coordinates HACCP documentation and IDDSI food testing and safeguards good manufacturing practices ensuring our products comply with IDDSI standards.Working with our team in a dynamic food environment, Srusti has a strong sense of personal ownership evaluating information quickly, identifying any issues and formulating conclusions based on sound, practical judgement.
In her spare time, Srusti enjoys playing lawn tennis and chess, travelling and exploring new places.
Liz is a motivated self-starter with experience in food production and running her own small business. She has led our food moulding team since 2019, ensuring each texture modified food product is moulded properly so that the product can be identified easily when it’s served to customers.
With over 20 years as a marketing professional and more recent experience as a digital marketing freelancer, Lisa loves exploring marketing solutions to diverse business problems.
Liz has been with TCF from the beginning and makes the successful team she and Darren have created together. They live and work alongside each other where Liz is our welcoming TCF HQ ambassador. If you visit us, Liz will greet and assist you with her warm, friendly smile.
Through an AUS-US partnership, TCF has inspired the rise of its sister company Textured Food Innovations (TFI) located in New York, USA. Operating in New York under TFI co-founders and speech pathologists Dr Carol Letzter and Dr John Amato, TFI promises to deliver the same unique moulded textured modified food products and meals in the United States. Stay tuned, TFI is launching in 2021.