My passion started when cooking with my Grandmother in their country hotel while on school holidays. My first paid kitchen job was as a Bakers assistant after school & weekends where I decided I would be happy in Kitchens for the rest of my life.
When cooking I am inspired by ingredients, finding figs in season, fresh peaches or fresh orange roughy in the markets they will quickly become my favorite dish to cook and experiment with. When the next great ingredient arrives the cycle starts over again.
I believe in developing my team by using multiple resources to give them exposure & opportunity.
Tasting Australia Competitor & Team Captain 2005
Gold Medal Salon Culinare 2004
Overall winner Gold Coast Salon Culinare 2004
Silver Medal Salon Culinare 2005
Runner up Battle of the Chefs 2004
Winner Tasting Australia Qualifying Gold Coast
Competed Gold Coast Signature Dish
Hosted 10 episodes of French Chef TV with Michelin
Hosted & conducted Marriott Cooksmart 5 day workshop, 2011 & 2012
Hosted MLA Black box national competition – 16 teams
Renaissance Asia Pacific Chef of the Year 2010/11
Marriott ACE award “Award of Culinary Excellence” 2010
Hosted 3 Michelin chefs promotions
Hosted 2 MOF pastry demonstrations