Jay Ashton

Business Resources & Brand Activation Manager, Sysco Canada


Jay started his career in the foodservice industry 30 years ago in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. After, venturing off to Alberta to attend College in Medicine Hat and Red Deer, then finished off his post-secondary degree at the University of Lethbridge. While completing his degree in the arts, Jay continued to work in the foodservice industry he was drawn into with his passion. After finishing post-secondary school, he worked his way up to successfully managing numerous chain and independent restaurants.

His career took an amazing shift towards Sysco, where over the past 16 years, he’s consulted with thousands of restaurants across Canada, from independent operators to corporate chains. Today, Jay enjoys leading Canada’s Largest Foodservice consulting team for Sysco Canada that consists of 16 Culinary Centers in all major cities, 80 Chefs, Consultants, Marketing Managers, and Specialists.

Jay also spends his day’s today in this new world, hosting a daily Virtual Kitchen & Podcast show across Canada and the US. He’s introduced many NEW innovative virtual concepts to the Canadian Market, The Virtual Butcher, Produce Talks, The Marketing Chat, and Sysco Canada’s NEW Product Podcast Show. It’s about driving a vision across Canada to provide our industry with the best solutions and services every day. This is the absolute best industry to be in! Amazing Food + Amazing People = One Amazing Life!

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