2-5 Sep 2024
MCEC Melbourne

Speaker Profile

Telina Menzies

Aus Venue Co , Espy , Garden State Hotel , Yarra Botanica

Product development extraordinaire, professional eater & all round trouble-maker!
Mum to two French Bulldogs: Pickles and Sprout, and a cat: Noodles
Telina first dipped their toes into the culinary world when they took an apprenticeship at the Hyatt Regency Perth in 1999. Since this point, they were hooked. Their career spans multiple roles from Chef de Cuisine at Perth Exhibition Centre to Head Function Chef at a renowned UK catering company; National Executive Chef for Publican Group Australia to their current position as Executive Chef and Business Development Manager of Food Operations for Australian Venue Co.
At Australian Venue Co, Telina mentors and trains a talented team of chefs working in 50 iconic pubs across Victoria, WA and regional NSW, while also managing innovative and creative menu solutions for new venue projects, off-site activations, and pop-ups.
Telina is always determined to raise the bar and push the boundaries when it comes to the menus they create and the food they cooks.

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