Working with us
We are family owned and this is reflected in our values that every one of our carefully selected ‘Herdies’ share. At The Herdsman, we know our people are at the heart of our business. We are a team of foodies who do more than just provide service. Each member of our team is excited about imparting their specialist knowledge. We strive to deliver a standout experience for our customers.
Ask a Herdie why they love working here and the answer will be universal: the team environment. Our people are warm, innovative and dynamic.
We also provide:
- a generous employee discount
- a recognition program to celebrate achievement
- an annual awards night
- employee benefit partnerships with local businesses (BankWest, Plus Fitness, O’Neil Financial Planning)
It’s simple. We love our team, who love our customers and we get results.
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Name: Dora Petrollino Position: Sandwich Production Time in employment: 8 years Tell us about a normal day for you at Herdsman: I come in and get ready to get to work making sandwiches by preparing fresh ingredients so that our customers can have the freshest...
Meet Our Team
Rosario Russo – Produce Expert
Ross is the individual responsible for ensuring The Herdsman remains on top for quality range and selection in fresh fruit and vegetables. Ross is the deserving recipient of our ‘Most Outstanding Team Member Award’ for Produce. He has over 30 years of experience building relationships in the produce industry. With that kind of experience and with his positive attitude, you can be sure he will continue to source us the very best Perth has on offer. Outside of work, Ross is busy raising his daughter with the love of his life, Linda who is also a team member.
Damir Karat – Chef Extraordinaire
Damir has been with The Herdsman for the last 9 years and remains one of our most passionate Chef’s in residence. He is steadfast in his commitment to creating inspiring and thoughtfully prepared meals. Damir’s leadership, experience and dedication is reflected in the food our team offers you. Damir is an avid cyclist who enjoys looking after himself, walking his sausage dog ‘Bob’ and eating well. Congratulations to Damir for winning our Core Value Award for “We are Committed to Quality”.
Anika Maybury – Dessert Queen
Since joining The Herdsman as a casual team member, Anika has risen through the business to take on a leadership role in our Breadquarters. Anika has a true passion for baking and creating new and innovative bakery delights.
On a recent trip to New York City, Anika discovered inspiration among the local bakery stores sourcing tools and techniques for a new style of cake she was developing. Baking isn’t ‘work’ for Anika – it’s simply what makes her happy.
Ben Sloot- Head Barista
Ben joined the Herdsman family in 2016. He was carefully selected to take on the role of head barista in the Blah Blah Bar. Ben has an intricate knowledge of beans, blends and brews, he knows how to make a seriously good coffee. With a true commitment to looking after our customers as well as a community mindedness that inspires everyone who meets him. You will often see Ben raising money for causes that lie close to his heart. If anyone will change the world, it’s Ben. One cup at a time.
Rachel Maser – Cheese Expert
Working at The Herdsman for the last 7 years, Rachel has developed a strong appreciation for all things cheese. She was the obvious choice to take on the role as Assistant Team Leader of the Cheese department. Rachel’s knowledge of cheese stems from her passion for the produce. She delivers an amazing customer experience. Rachel is an earthbound free spirit who has traveled to the corners of the earth with her husband. She has brought back her vast knowledge of cheese to share with you.
Lucia Siciliano- Customer Service
Lucy is a loyal long standing employee of The Herdsman. Starting with us in 1992 (that’s 24 impressive years!). Lucy delivers a level of customer service that can’t be taught, it comes from the heart, a genuine care for her customers. We are proud to have her as part of the Herdsman team.
When not delivering knockout service, Lucy enjoys dancing with her husband every Friday night and is a proud grandma to 4 beautiful grandkids.