About

Scott Winston started his career in fine food retail some 20 years ago at Harvey Nichols Foodmarket.  Scott discovered a passion for food and the food business and moved quickly through the retail operations and purchasing ranks to ultimately reach the level of Buyer.

 

An opportunity to move to prestigious department store Harrods tore Scott away from Harvey Nichols.  During his time at Harrods Scott explored different buyer roles and at one point or another was responsible for every category within the Foodhall across both ambient and fresh food ranges.  Scott also played a key role in organising and managing Harrods restaurant food buying across the 20 own-bought restaurants, and played a key role in major food projects and promotions such as the Thomas Keller French Laundry pop-up.

 

Looking for new challenges Scott moved across Hyde Park from Knightsbridge to Oxford Street to join the Selfridges buying team in the role of Grocery Buyer.  During this period Scott launched many campaigns and seasonal ranges including Selfridges own-brand response to health and well-being in the form of Selfridges ReBalance food range.  Scott also headed up the Project Ocean initiative to remove all water sold in single use plastic bottles across Foodhalls and restaurants, a bold and visionary statement by the world famous store.

 

Most recently Scott pursues his passion to help small and start-up food brands achieve their goals through various mentoring and support programs.  Scott also connects brands with a buyer and distribution network and judges regularly on several industry panels.

Read more about my services.

Read more about my thoughts on how food start-ups can realise their potential here.

Or learn more about other start-up businesses on Storyfied a new networking platform for start-ups here.

Learn more about the work I do with Seed Fund here.

 

Clients

I work in collaboration with a wide variety of food businesses.

Random Harvest Gourmet

Since 1981 Random Harvest has developed into an award-winning gourmet food brand loved by consumers all over Australia. Random Harvest Gourmet is proud of a long standing reputation of excellence and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading creators of fine foods...

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Indian Spicebox

The perfect gift for Indian food fans People don’t think of Indian food as something you can easily make at home...the general impression is that Indian cooking is too complicated and time-consuming.  Namita wanted to change these preconceptions when she founded...

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El Viejo Cortijo

Just as an oasis stands out in the desert, so too does El Viejo Cortijo amongst a sea of other olive oils. El Viejo Cortijo is produced in Tabernas Spain – a liquid oasis in what is literally a desert.  It provides a particular climate for olive growing and an aridity...

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Testimonials

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Working with Scott has helped to grow our business faster than we could ever have imagined. I’d highly recommend any business to work with Scott no matter what stage your business is at. Client name

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Working with Scott has helped to grow our business faster than we could ever have imagined. I’d highly recommend any business to work with Scott no matter what stage your business is at. Client name

Founder of company name

Working with Scott has helped to grow our business faster than we could ever have imagined. I’d highly recommend any business to work with Scott no matter what stage your business is at. Client name

Founder of company name

Working with Scott has helped to grow our business faster than we could ever have imagined. I’d highly recommend any business to work with Scott no matter what stage your business is at. Client name

Founder of company name