Having a passion for both art and cookery from an early age, a defining time for me was at 16 years old I received a Scholarship to go to Art School in Central America for one year, it was at this influential age that I was exposed to a different way of life and a very different food culture, on my return to New Zealand I started as so many young people do by working in cafes and restaurants as waitstaff and later lived and worked in Australia. I trained as a chef in 1995 and after training as an adult educator I was a tutor for 8 years at the New Zealand School of Food and Wine, teaching Hospitality, barista training, Cookery and Wine appreciation. Through the Restaurant Association I won a Scholarship to travel to Spain, Portugal, London and Scotland. I completed my Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) advanced certificate in London and was certified to teach the WSET programme. Other culinary travels have taken me though Hong Kong and Thailand were I was inspired by the delicious fragrant food and have enjoyed learning from chefs in these countries ( and in some markets, not so fragrant food ! ) I work hands on in The Sauce Kitchen, as well as running the business side of things with Jilly, since 2011 I have been working on my personal education as a business owner, completing my diploma in Small Business and Project Management in 2018.
Fill out the form here with the details of your event. Gabrielle will then contact you via return email with a confirmation of your order. Ideally small orders will be placed at least 5 days in advance, although this is not always possible – so if you have a last minute order give us a call on 03 389 3321 to check if we can fit it in. If you have a larger function coming up and you would like a special menu designed we are happy to help you with our expert advice to make your event a great success.