I’ve always been fascinated by food and its power to bring people together.
My career as a chef began at the fine dining restaurant, Aqua Dining, which at the time was a prestigious one hat restaurant. I started off as a junior chef and was fortunate to work alongside some very talented people. I watched, I learned, I worked hard and with sheer determination I rose quickly through the ranks.
In April 2014, I took the leap of faith and moved from Manly, on Sydney’s northern beaches to Byron Bay, to follow my dream of running my own food based business and being more connected with the land. I feel very lucky to be able to live in an region that produces such an abundance of exceptional produce and share my passion for local, seasonal produce across all our menus and events.
Being able to combine my love of cooking and feeding people with my experience in event management is truly a dream come true. At Taste Byron Bay, we offer a range of services including; Team Building Events, Event Planning, Catering, Private Dining, Food Tours, Cooking Classes and Gift Bags. My core focus in everything we do at Taste Byron Bay, is on using quality local ingredients that are prepared and cooked with love.
I am thoroughly delighted to now also be know as “you’re the girl that makes that Salted Caramel Sauce!”. Which is kind of weird and wonderful all at the same time, you see, our Taste Byron Bay Salted Caramel Sauce is winning the hearts and minds with her old school charm and depth of flavour. I make the Salted Caramel Sauce using local cream, and butter in small batches to ensure each batch is perfectly balanced and can proudly wear the artisan hat, the feedback has been nothing short of amazing. Our humble little sauce has completely taken off in the last couple of months, and I seriously couldn’t be more blown away or happier, I can’t wait to see what 2017 holds for me and the Salted Caramel Sauce. I guess, “sometimes in this life, the simple things really are the best”.
For me, the best meals are those shared with family and friends; everyone sitting down together to laugh, to tell stories and to celebrate great food.