People

Forté Foodservice Equipment’s people are diverse in their skills, experience and perspectives; united in their commitment to understanding what success means to our customers and to building strong relationships with customers to help deliver that success.

The management team is made up of industry professionals with valuable big business experience from respected companies with a diverse range of backgrounds including:

  • Hotel Executive Management
  • Military & Remote Site Catering
  • Facilities Management
  • Restaurant & Bar Management
  • Kitchen Designers

Tony McCarthy – Founder & Managing Director
Heading the team at Forté Foodservice Equipment is Tony McCarthy, Founder & Managing Director, with over 25 years experience in the Contract & Retail Foodservice industry, having lived and worked in Australia, UK, UAE, Oman, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, India and the Philippines.

An Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Tony is also recognised as a leading authority in the foodservice industry specialising in Commercial Kitchen Design, Industrial Catering, Facilities Management and Food Safety Management Systems.

“The Company’s business strategy is built on three critical elements: financial strength, diversity and people.  These elements, working in unison, are key to our success.”

Brent Carroll – General Manager – Operations
Brent has extensive experience in Remote Site & Industrial catering, having spent his early years in the Australian Defence Force including assignments in the Asia Pacific region.  Prior to joining our company, Brent was responsible for Food & Beverage operations in a number of high profile establishments in Brisbane, Queensland. 

Well travelled, Brent has commissioned kitchens in Remote Eastern & Northern Australia, New Caledonia, Indonesia and the Middle East.

Dean Taylor – Technical Manager
Having worked in the construction industry for over 20 years Dean’s work experience includes construction and refurbishment of hotels, restaurants & bars, schools, housing and remote site mining & labour camp accommodation and facilities projects. 

Dean has worked all over Australia and in Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, New Caledonia and the Middle East.  Dean was Site Manager in Abu Dhabi where he was in charge of the construction of a 3,500 square metre kitchen and 10,000 square metre dining facility on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi which is now operational and serves 60,000 meals per day.