Career

Achievement

Additional Education

Ecole Ewald Notter Confiserie, Zurich , Switzerland

1991

Atelier PIERRE HERME ,ECOLE FERANDI, PARIS France

2005/2008

Ecole Joel Belouet Conseile, Paris France

2005/2007/2009/2010/2011

Poilane , Boulanger, Paris France

2005

Achieved Formal HACCP Accreditation for Pastry/Bakery Department

December 2008

Certified in Lecturing and Instructional Skills, Australia

1994

Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate

Australia

Advanced Certificate in Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery, Switzerland

1991

Business Management and Communications Skills Certificate

Australia

Leadership in Action

USA 2003

Advanced Sanitation United States Public Health Course

USA 2004

Published Works

CAKES , TORTES and GATEAUX of the world

1990

Petit Fours,Chocolate Delights,Festive Treats,Sweet Treats

1992

Cookies, Biscuits and Slices of the World

1991

Patisserie ; The Encyclopedia

1993

Chocolate Cookery with Aaron Maree

1994

Career Achievements

Winner of Patissier 88 Australia

(whilst still apprenticed)

Young Queenslander of the Year

1990

Young Achiever Awards

1991

Fellow of the World Master Chefs Society

1990

Culinary Order of Merit

1991

IMAX/Queensland Overseas Foundation Scholarship

1992

Queen Elizabeth II Jubillee Trust Grant for Young Australians

1992

Advance Australia Award for Service to the Food Industry

1996

Author of 15 Industry related books worldwide

1990-2011

Shortlisted as one of the TOP 5 PASTRYCHEFS in the Middle East 2012 CATERER MIDDLE EAST Awards

2012

Winner BEST ARABIC TITLE COOKBOOK IN THE WORLD

Gourmand Cookbook Awards, Paris

Published Works

New Age Ideas with Middle Eastern Desserts

Winner of Best Arabic Title Cookbook in the World- Paris, March 2011

Sweet Health

1996

Classic Desserts

1997

Dip Me In Chocolate

2001

ARABIAN DREAMS (Motivate Publishing) (OCT 2010)

2010