Our Team

Sam Lash, Director of Operations/Purchasing

Sam developed his passion for hospitality by working in the industry for many years in Austin. After a five-year stint working in Michelin star restaurants in Chicago and San Francisco he decided it was time to return home and help mold Farm to Table into what it has become today.

Favorite part about working at Farm to Table:

“Writing checks to the most hardworking and talented farmers and food artisans throughout Texas. Then bringing those products to our customers and being the connection from the farm to the chef.”

John Lash, founder and owner

Ready for a career change and intrigued by the possibility of bringing farm fresh products to restaurants and consumers, John Lash in 2008 founded Farm to Table with a shoestring budget and his wife’s old Chevy Suburban. Over the years the business has grown because of John’s passion for high quality and delicious products, his dedication to helping family farmers, and a natural ability to develop long lasting relationships with both the producers and customers.

Favorite part about working at Farm to Table:

“Best part about working for Farm to Table? Easy. Writing checks to our hard-working family farmers. Providing the bridge to allow our customers to support family farmers and food artisans. And seeing the look on our customers face when they bite into the best tomato they’ve ever eaten.”

Jessie Brockman, Customer Service Manager

Jessie joined Farm to Table as a native Austinite and proud UT graduate. Her commitment to connecting the highest quality, local foods for restaurants has helped her become a trusted resource for our customers for over three years. 

Favorite part about working at Farm to Table:

“What I enjoy most about working at Farm to Table is the opportunity to provide a connection between the chefs I greatly admire and the Texas farmers I respect immensely for their dedication and perseverance. Those that work in either the restaurant kitchen or on farms are some of the hardest working people you will ever meet, and deserve all the praise.”

Jody Delgado, Office Manager/Accounting

Jody comes to Farm to Table with over 28 years of professional  accounting experience.  With a background in the construction industry Jody is now poised to take all of her valuable experience and apply it to the wholesale food industry.

Favorite part about working at Farm to Table:

“I love making family out of friends and that’s exactly what happens at Farm to Table.  I love eating healthy and taking care of myself and that’s exactly what Farm to Table promotes for our entire community. Lastly I love numbers and it gives me a great sense of accomplishment to manage our numbers and keep the company moving forward.”

Mauricio Reyes, Operations Manager/Purchaser

Mauricio came to Farm to Table with over 15 years of experience in the wholesale food distribution industry.  Through his experience he brings an immense range of knowledge and know how with regards to every part of his job.  Through his leadership we’re not only learning from Mauricio but he’s also elevating our company to heights that it’s never been before.  We look forward to continuing to grow as a company with Mauricio leading the way for many years to come.

Favorite part about working at Farm to Table:

“My favorite part about working for Farm to Table is being part of an organization that supports local farmers whose hard work supports the preservation of green spaces and valuable farm land.  Farmers and ranchers are the backbone of Texas, by supporting them we’re not only helping drive our local economy but also supporting the Texas economy as a whole.”

TJ Fawley, Sales Representative

Everyone knows TJ because he’s been selling food to Austin area wholesale accounts for over 30 years.  With TJ’s extensive experience comes the highest level of customer relations and service you’ll ever experience in the food industry.  We are thankful and honored to have the ace on our team and keeping us all on our toes.

Favorite part about working at Farm to Table:

“My favorite part about working at Farm to Table is being a part of a special team that strives do their very best every day to bring locally sourced produce and proteins to a customer base that really appreciates the meaning behind what we are all about.”