PATH4 Food is a specialist recruiter in the Food Industry Australia wide and overseas.

In this candidate short market, it is increasingly difficult for employers to attract the best talent and effective recruitment is therefore of even greater importance.  PATH4 Food aims to develop enduring recruitment relationships that will deliver results.

Our extensive recruitment experience, excellent knowledge of the Food Industry as well as well networked recruiters that are committee members of professional industry associations, allows us to match the right candidate with the right employers, every time.

PATH4 Food Technology & Manufacturing

The PATH4 Food team has extensive experience in the recruitment, training and HR industries which has given them authority status in this field.  As a result they are regularly invited to talk and lecture on career development and recruitment at various industry events, schools and tertiary institutions, whilst also being actively involved in the Food Industry associations.  Offering coaching and consulting services in the area of job searching. PATH4 Food also provides significant value to their candidates with advice on current market salary levels and market intelligence.

Job seekers will find the PATH4 Food team to be refreshingly different.  Just ask our applicants.

Thanks for being so informative and transparent about the position and the company! The way we discussed the role was very much a 2 way conversation compared to other agents I have dealt with (Candidate, July 2015)

And to help you through the interview process, PATH4 Food has developed a video covering Interview Tips. Register with us for any current and upcoming potential vacancies in the Food Industry or contact Jana Cameron direct for a confidential discussion.

Contact Jana direct on:

0432 308 218
The food processing and manufacturing industry is one of the most critical industries in Australia with an ever increasing population increasing the demand for food, food production and evolving process technologies for processed foods.

The food industry is highly specific in its staffing and recruitment needs to ensure safety standards and quality is maintained. .

Not only do candidates require a specific level of skill, qualification and experience to fill vacancies, the right “fit” is a necessity to ensure that business and operational levels are maintained to maximise production and output.  We aim to partner with our clients to ensure these needs are met by recruiting the best possible candidates for the positions available, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

PATH4 Food offers leading food industry recruitment services and boasts a network within the industry that is second to none.

Our goal is to ensure that our candidates find the best opportunities in the food industry, and help our clients to find the best qualified and most suitable employees in the food industry across Australia.

The food industry is an expanding and diverse industry operating in what is typically a highly competitive market.  In addition, the industry must continue to develop a dynamic culture to respond to the challenges of ever-increasing consumer expectations as well as safety standards.

Many companies in the food industry have  based their business strategy on the continuous introduction of new products –  processing companies continue to introduce new ingredients, manufacturing companies launch thousands of new consumer products, supermarkets present a continuous change of many thousands of products; food service companies continuously change their menus and even the primary producers change the raw materials.

This results in activity involving everyone from management to marketing, R&D to manufacturing.  Following are a selection of roles that PATH4 Food recruit for:

Technical & Product Development Roles

  • QA Manager
  • R&D Manager
  • QA Co-ordinator
  • R&D Technologist
  • Product Development
  • Process Improvement
  • QA Officer
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Laboratory Technician/Assistant/Analyst
  • Microbiologist
  • Technical Writer
  • Process Technologist
  • Food Chemist

Operations & Engineering Roles

  • Site Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Process Engineer
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Production Manager
  • Production Supervisor


Other Roles

  • WHS Manager
  • OH&S Officer
  • Production Planner/Scheduler
  • Horticulture Officer
  • Finance Manager
  • Key Account Manager
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Planning Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Administration Manager
  • Accountant
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Payroll

Food Industries Association of Queensland Inc.

FIAQ is the senior food industry organisation in Queensland with a reputation for providing independent advice to members and the government for many years. The predecessor of FIAQ, the Food Technology Association of Queensland, began operation in the 1950s.

Website:  FIAQ





Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Limited

AIFST is the leading independent qualifying body for food professionals in Australia and the only professional body in Australia concerned with all aspects of food science and technology.

As a registered not for profit organisation, we are independent of government, industry, lobby or special interest groups.



Jana Cameron

Principal Consultant & Owner

PATH4 Food is headed up by Jana Cameron who has 20+ years’ experience in food industry recruitment, and a wide network of contacts in the industry.

Jana has a thorough understanding of the needs of the industry, established networks and outstanding knowledge of the labour market in which she operates. One of the points of difference is that she actively advocates the importance of not just hiring well-qualified staff, but also staff retention and further professional and personal development. She displays high integrity and straight forwardness, which is greatly appreciated by both, her clients and candidates.

Her extensive experience in the recruitment, training and HR industry has given Jana the authority status in this field. As a result she is regularly invited to talk and lecture on career development and recruitment at various industry events, schools and tertiary institutions

Jana also has formal qualifications in Science and an MBA and is actively involved in several industry associations, being the current President of Food Industries Association of Queensland and Membership Co-Ordinator of Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

0432 308 218

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Helen Pakhomov

Principal Consultant

Helen Pakhomov brings 16 years experience in recruitment to PATH4 Food, with last 8 years working directly within the Fresh Food manufacturing industry.

Having worked for a vertically integrated food manufacturing business, Helen has a strong understanding of the demands of the industry from production, to processing and to the retail end of the spectrum.  Having recruited at all levels within the industry Helen was responsible for design and implementation of a variety of talent pathways initiatives including: Internships, Graduate Recruitment, Referral, International Recruitment initiatives, Social Medial and strategic sourcing.

0412 846 860

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Debbie Gordon

Recruitment Co-Ordinator

Debbie commenced her recruitment career in Brisbane in 1995 and has worked for several national companies recruiting both temporary and permanent staff members in a wide range of industries including the food industry.  Debbie has been with Path4 Food since 2012 and assists the PATH4 Food team with candidate management and marketing, social medial and general administration.

Debbie prides herself on her strong organisational and project management skills and is passionate about the industry and actively pursues new ways to improve and strengthen our business and procedures.

0419 664 879

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Featured Jobs

  • Graduate Food Technologist
    As a result of business growth, our client, a Brisbane based supplier of ingredients to the food manufacturing industry is looking for a Graduate Food Technologist to join their team. Based in the Western suburbs of Brisbane, this role will offer you a unique blend of Product Development and Quality…
  • Microbiologist
    Our client is one of the largest family owned food processors in Australia. They now have an opening for an experienced Microbiologist in their QA team. Reporting to the QA Manager, you will work autonomously in a NATA accredited lab performing a broad range of duties, including sample preparation, TPC,…
  • QA Manager
    Our client is a privately owned, dynamic food manufacturer based on the Northside of Brisbane. They have been going through unprecedented growth and as a result they are now looking for an experienced Quality Manager to join their team. Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will be a member of…
  • QA Manager
    Our client is a privately owned, successful business that has been around for more than 40 years. They manufacture a number of private label products for most of the large retailers. After a recent restructure, they are now looking for an experienced QA Manager to join their team. Reporting to…
  • Microbiologist
    You will want to have this company on your resume! Not only they are one of the most popular employers on the market but you will also have the opportunity to gain experience in a highly regarded QA team in their NATA certified lab. The roles do not come up…
  • Senior QA Officer / Coordinator
    Our client is an Australian owned business manufacturing short-shelf life, high risk products for retailers and QSR's. Due to recent growth, they are now looking for an experienced QA Officer / Coordinator to join their team. Reporting to the QA Manager, you will work on rotating shift (day and afternoon)…

Why choose PATH4 Food?

Don’t just take our word for it, find out why the PATH4 Food team is so highly respected within the Food Industry.  Check out Jana’s LinkedIn profile or read more online reviews here. 

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