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Jessica Pedemont | Tommy Prosser | Debbi-Lee

Resident Guest Teacher Chef Tommy Prosser

Tommy has 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, with an eclectic range of trade experience. Including 3 Michelin star fine dinning, competing in national competitions, silver service waiter, to being the executive chef of an internationally renowned boutique coffee roasting company with a multi site café set-up and an emphasis on fine food.

He studied at culinary school full-time in England, gaining industry recognised qualifications in hospitality, management and kitchen supervision in the form of a BTEC National Diploma and level 2 & 3 NVQ in food preparation and cooking. Over the years he competed in national and international competitions in Bournemouth, London and Birmingham.

After finishing his studies he went to work at Gravetye Manor a 1 Michelin starred restaurant, gaining valuable experience on every section, running most of them by the time he was 21. Here he developed a passion for pastry, where preciseness was matched with creativity and flare.

Always striving for excellence led him to the kitchens of the 3 Michelin starred restaurant, The Waterside Inn, Bray. Here he ran the front fish section, this involved cooking the fish on service and making the sauces. He also ran the back meat section where he discovered his true passion in food, Tommy learnt how to prepare and portion whole animals, organise service and finish plates.

Tommy is passionate about all foods but his main focus is proteins. The different techniques used to create a variety of different textures and flavours. Seasoning and balancing flavours is where he excels, and every component plays a role in the harmony of a dish.

He has run the kitchens of cafes in Sydney and Melbourne, putting his unique spin on the café dining experience, offering Michelin starred techniques and flavours, which are accessible for everyday eating.

Guest Chef Tommy Prosser