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Meet the foodies at Aveo – Wayne Ryan

Having worked in the catering industry for over 20 years, Wayne Ryan is now proudly working as Head Chef at Aveo Newstead Aged Care. Starting his career at a large catering company in Canberra, Wayne went on to cook for

Meet the foodies at Aveo – Wayne Sawyer

Aveo’s Chef Manager on the Northern Beaches, Wayne Sawyer, has over 40 years experience in the hospitality industry and extensive knowledge in cooking, teaching and training. Wayne is a great mentor to those he works with in the Aveo kitchen

Meet the foodies at Aveo – Derek Richardson

Born and raised in South Australia, Aveo’s State Catering Manager, Derek Richardson, is a family man with a lifelong passion for food. Since the age of 16, Derek has been working in kitchens across Australia. From French cuisine to modern

Meet the foodies at Aveo – Gillian Hirst

As an award-winning and celebrated chef with over 30 years’ experience in the culinary field, Gillian Hirst brings a dynamic dining experience to Aveo Newstead. Gillian has been awarded the American Express Gold Plate Award on seven occasions, as well

Meet the foodies at Aveo – Nontas Lingonis

Nontas Lingonis grew up in the hospitality industry where his father was Head Chef and owner of a popular function centre in New Zealand. After finishing school, Nontas spent 15 years in the Greek islands, cooking in traditional Greek Tavernas.

Meet the foodies at Aveo – Christian Stone

As Head Chef of The Clayfield’s à la carte restaurant, The Carriage House, Christian Stone brings over 20 years’ of passion and experience to the kitchen. Christian always strives to meet every residents’ personal tastes and believes that food is

Meet the foodies at Aveo – David Fryer

David Fryer completed his apprenticeship in a small French bistro in Brisbane before joining the Sheraton Hotel chain for seven years. While living in London, David was lucky enough to work alongside the esteemed Anton Mosimann, preparing meals for celebrities

Meet the foodies at Aveo – James Stack

James Stack completed his Chef apprenticeship on the Gold Coast, where he was born and raised, before heading to London to work at the iconic Waldorf Hilton for two years. Upon returning to Australia, James spent time working at the Sheraton
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