Meet the team

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at Dinner Twist? It all starts in our test kitchen where our cooks trial and perfect recipes to suit the Family and Foodie boxes. From there we engage with our suppliers to bring in the best WA produce to our warehouse where our team of nitpicking packers make up your box. Next it’s all loaded on to our vans where our friendly and happy team of drivers head off to your front door!

Here are some of the people pulling the strings each week!

Kirsty Scafidi, delivery coordinator

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 4.32.36 pmKirsty is our secret weapon! Week after week she works closely with our suppliers to ensure we bring you local, top quality produce. Her dedication to quality and eye for detail makes her the perfect person to run our team of packers. Always having been a foodie, she decided to leave her nursing career to follow her passion – Lucky for us!

Katri Tormanen, office administrator

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 4.47.20 pmThat friendly voice on the other line is likely to be our customer service superstar Katri. What would we be if she had not kept a watching eye on emails, Facebook, transactions, contracts.. you name it! Katri is not only a dedicated foodie but also a qualified nutritionist.  She is one of many Swedes at Dinner Twist so next time you are on the phone to her, round it of with a “Hej då” and make her day!

Daniella Blenke, office assistant

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 8.52.23 pmDaniella spends her time between the warehouse (where she is crowned super-packer) and the office where she goes above and beyond to help customers and master day to day tasks. Daniella plans our courier runs with the precision of  building engineer.. well we are glad she prefers building Dinner Boxes!  It’s no surprise that Daniella also comes from that place where Santa lives..

Reanne Archer, lead recipe developer

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 8.31.25 pmWith a palate comparable to world class chefs, Reanne is a wealth of food wisdom despite her young age. On loan for a short time to Dinner Twist as she is starting up her own cooking school. Over winter and spring Reanne would have been responsible for many finger-licking moments around Perth dinner tables! Keep an eye out for Salt & Co for a master class!

Philana Khong, recipe developer & graphic designer

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 8.39.01 pmPhilana is as multi skilled as she is generous with her bubbly personality. She creates recipes that impress and inspire the most well travelled foodies. When she is not busy creating in the kitchen she looks after our graphic design with amazing accuracy and style. Always helpful, always happy and a great team member who loves to create food you will love!

Gail Laing, recipe developer

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 11.44.24 AMWith 14 years teaching at a cooking school, feeding fussy kids at Applecross senior high and having raised three children of her own, Gail is the ultimate Family box recipe creator! Originally from Boyanup, Gail is a ray of sunshine in the kitchen and she loves fishing, concerts and taking her cavoodle Olly for a walk on the beach.

Jess Fisk, Nutritionist

Meet Jess, our lovely kiwi nutritionist. Jess holds a Bachelor in Science in Human Nutrition and a
DiplomaScreen Shot 2015-11-02 at 12.12.53 PM in Sport and Recreation. We couldn’t have chosen anyone more passionate about the role nutrition plays in our health and wellbeing. Jess was the first to join the Dinner Twist team in 2013 her go-do attitude and positive spirit has been uplifting from day one.

 My Tistrand, creative director & founder

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With a lifelong interest in good and wholesome food, My is the heart and soul of our product.
With a professional background in managing retail stores like ZARA and Kikki-K she also brings a culture of  customer service and dedication to the team. My is an active part of the recipe team and loves getting the apron on. A mother of two, she knows (pain)fully well what it means to get kids to eat healthy food without kitchen wars. As a child, her weekend snack of choice was avocado when others had sweets.. – so no surprise she is now running a health food business!

Chris Tistrand, director & founder

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 9.09.19 pmWith a career in automation engineering and brought up on fast food, Chris is a slightly unexpected part of Dinner Twist. Despite loving to sample what comes out of the Dinner Twist test kitchen, Chris drives our sales and operations with a focus on technology to drive efficiency and accuracy in our supply chain (and frequently annoys the team with a new game changing app…)