About Us

About Us

JL Stewart & Son

Built on three generations of service and ethics supplying quality ingredients to the food industry

We have over 6000 items in our product list and our huge state-of-the-art warehouse means you don't wait for days for the things you need


Our history

The company known as J.L. Stewart and Son Pty Ltd had its humble beginning in the years following the Great Depression, when John Stewart, affectionately known as "Honest John", started supplying bakers and pastrycook with edible tallow. He laid the foundations for the business with his sound policies and business practice.

John continued trading in the difficult times of the war years, and his truck was readily recognisable by the massive gas bag that surmounted his vehicle. Because of the scarcity of petrol coupons, town gas was the alternative fuel.

Following the cessation of hostilities, his son Gordon joined the firm bringing his skills as an accountant. He extended the range of products and scope of the business, necessitating the acquisition of larger premises in Lidcombe.

Recognising the wisdom of the founder, he consolidated his good name with service, integrity and dependability, and the incorporation of the Company in 1969.

In 1973, following in the family tradition, Peter became the third generation of Stewarts to join the organization, bringing with him new business skills, particularly in the field of computerisation. Under his guidance as managing director the company quickly expanded, outgrowing two warehouses, increasing the range of products to in excess of 3000 and servicing customers from the Victorian border through to Queensland.

Our family business philosophy, developed over three generations, is to service our industry with quality products at competitive prices through a team of loyal dedicated employees.

We acknowledge the strong relationships we have formed with our customers and strive to develop new partnerships in the future.