Chef Profile

  • 24 years experience in the Domestic and International Hospitality Industry
  • Approved Food Safety Auditor (Food Act 2006) – Queensland Health
  • Diploma of Hospitality Management – Gold Coast Institute TAFE
  • Diploma of Business (Quality Auditing) – SAI GLOBAL
  • Quality Management Systems Auditor
  • RABQSA Registered Food Safety Management Systems Auditor
  • Microbiology Distinction – QUT – 2008
  • Integrated Risk Management – SAI GLOBAL
  • HACCP Principles and Application – SYMBIO ALLIANCE
  • TAA40104 Certification IV in Training and Assessment
  • Bluecard Holder
  • Member Australian Culinary Federation
  • Australian Culinary Federation – Registered Judge
  • Worldskills Australia National Judge 2008 – 2010
  • Australian Hospitality Review Panel – Accredited Trainer and Assessor
  • Member of Australian Hospitality Review Panel

    Work History

    • Trainer and Assessor – Southbank Institute of Technology – 2009 to current
    • Trainer and Assessor – Gold Coast Institute of TAFE – 2008-2009
    • Trainer and Assessor – Brisbane North Institute of TAFE – 2008
    • Regulatory Food Safety Auditor – Queensland Health (Food Act 2006)
    • Trainer and Assessor – Hospitality Training Association, Brisbane – 2007
    • Launched “The Chef Solution” – 2006
    • Victory Hotel, Cooroy, Sunshine Coast, Head Chef 2004
    • MGW Hotels Head Chef, Cecil B. Demilles Hotel, Southport 2001-2003
    • Palazzo Versace Opening Team – Chef De Partie – September 2000
    • Personal Culinary Assistant to celebrity chef Anton Mosimann 1997-2000
    • Perisher Valley Hotel – Sous Chef – Season 1996
    • Kooralbyn Hotel Resort – Sous Chef – 1996-1997
    • Tables of Toowong – Chef De Partie – 1996
    • Novotel Brisbane Opening Team – Chef De Partie – 1995

    Current Activity

    • Commercial Cookery Trainer and Assessor – Southbank Institute of Technology – 2008 & ongoing – to Diploma level and Certificate III Hospitality apprentice chefs, secondary school students and international cookery students
    • Food Safety Auditor – regulatory auditing under Qld Food Act 2006 legislative direction
    • Food Safety consultation for new and existing clients of The Chef Solution
    • Ascot Catering – working in conjunction with Ascot Catering assisting with high end catered functions in greater Brisbane and including Brisbane City Hall
    • Queensland Tourism Industry Council – providing Technical Advice for Commercial Cookery audits of Registered Training Organisation’s state wide
    • Member of the Australian Hospitality Review Panel – an Industry Advisory Committee for Tourism Training Queensland providing industry recognition of training providers and endorsement of hospitality trainers
    • Private Catering for new and existing clients of The Chef Solution