Area Sales Manager & State Chef, SA/NT
I have worked within the hospitality industry as a chef for over 25 years. I have gained considerable experience working within various establishments, the majority being in the UK working in five star hotels including Forte hotel group and Queens Moat house group. In Australia, I have worked in private hospitals, nursing homes and a large university campus.
My career highlights include cooking for stars like Tom Jones, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Def Leppard and numerous Premier League footballers. The best team to cook for was the Manchester United team, they were so down to earth and very polite which was a surprise considering their status!
Like most chefs, I have many stories of how things haven't quite gone to plan but worked out in the end (as we all know that's where chefs become magicians and can manage to pull off the impossible sometimes!).
Why did I leave the kitchen to join Unilever Food Solutions? I haven't left the kitchen entirely, I have just moved into a role that offers me to work closer with operators and chefs within the hospitality industry.
During my spare time I spend time with my family attending numerous sporting activities. I am heavily involved with football (soccer) which I would love to still play if my body would allow. I'm now involved at a coaching level with my son's club team.