Middleby Meets: Joe Gunstone

11 Mar 22

Joe, one of our Business Development Managers for the South, joined Middleby UK in July 2021, and has since been an integral member of our team. Let’s get to know him a little better…

Tell us a bit about yourself.

In west Philadelphia born and raised…just joking! I’m 30 years young, born in Croydon, South London, which makes me an automatic Crystal Palace Fan. I’m a keen cook and will give anyone a run for their money when cooking a curry. I also love travelling, having spent a year as a pommy tractor driver in Australia, and two summers as a sports coach in North Carolina, USA.

I’ve been in sales nearly 10 years now, this is my second stint in the catering industry, having spent just under two years at Nisbets looking after the Central/West London terroritory. Previous to this I’ve been an area manager in Retail & Sports Nutrition.

What’s your favourite thing about working at Middleby UK?

The people and the culture. When interviewing for the role I was made aware of the Middleby culture, and it takes a certain personnel to work for Middleby. We all treat the company as our own business, and pull together to keep the company moving forward. The support is next to none with everyone always happy to help.

How long have you been at Middleby?

8 months now.

What’s your favourite product?

For me, the MagiKitch’n chrome griddles. They are a phenomenal bit of kit, iconic to fast food and they look fantastic.

What do you get up to outside of work?

I’m very sociable and outgoing, so you’ll either find me at the weekend sitting behind a drum kit or socialising with friends watching cricket/football/boxing etc. I also really enjoy making my own cheese.

And finally, just for fun, what’s your favourite food?

It’s a toss-up between a curry and a London favourite of mine, Pie, Mash and Jellied Eels. Don’t knock it before you try it!

Thanks Joe, it’s been great learning more about you!

If you’d like to learn more about the MagiKitch’n Chrome Griddle, or any of our other products, you can find more information here – https://middlebyuk.co.uk/our-brands

Alternatively, you can call us on 01925 821 280 or email us at sales@middlebyuk.co.uk