John Chadderton BSc (Hons), MAIFST
John has over 20 years of experience in food manufacturing in both Australia & the UK, having worked in both Quality & Product Development management roles for some of the industry’s largest food companies; Northern Foods, George Weston Foods (ABF), Heinz, Rank Hovis, and Danisco. Originally a baker by trade, John obtained his Food Technology degree at Southbank University London, before embarking on a food manufacturing career that has given him hands on experience in bakery, flavourings, herb and spice blending, low acid canning, shelf stable sauces, baby food, ready to eat meats and smallgoods.
John became a full time Food Safety Trainer in February 2011 after joining Advancing Food Safety (AFS). Working as a Trainer for AFS (later SAI Global), John trained a wide range of courses on a daily basis including HACCP, auditing, basic food safety, ISO9001, Risk Management, Allergen Management and VITAL (for the Allergen Bureau). John was also accredited to train on behalf of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) during this period. In June 2013 John became a freelance Food Safety Trainer and Educator, contract training for several leading training organisations as well as William Angliss Institute of TAFE, where John continues to teach food safety and food science
In demand as a training course writer and developer, John has personally written and delivered over 30 online and face to face training courses for other training providers both in Australia and the UK.
Chadderton Food Safety was launched in early 2015 as the natural progression of John’s freelance work. The partnership with William Angliss Institute of TAFE has allowed the company to offer a range of nationally accredited training courses, and develop bespoke training material quickly to meet customer demand.
Customers say that training is all about the personality, experience, and skill of the trainer. John has a relaxed and engaging delivery style that has proved to be highly effective with all audiences from corporate directors to factory floor operators. John believes in breaking concepts down into simple language, using stories and experiences to illustrate key points, and encouraging the involvement of participants throughout the course.