2-5 Sep 2024
MCEC Melbourne

Speaker Profile

Tracy Nickl

The Gumnut Patisserie

Tracy started working in a Pastry kitchen in 1984, as a casual dishy before school. He started his apprenticeship under a Swiss Master Pastrychef Viktor Dietiker where he learnt all of the fundamentals. He completed his apprenticeship at the Sheraton Wentworth in Sydney.
In 1994 Tracy wanted to gain more experience and progressed to the Ritz Carlton Sydney.
Tracy worked his way up the ladder to Executive Pastry chef.
Then in 1995 fell in love, got married started the Gumnut Patisserie with his wife Vicki.
In the pasts 28 years, Tracy has trained 30 apprentice with his son Josh being No. 20 and is youngest son William starting his apprenticeships last year. He has train many apprentices to National WorldSkills.
The business has grown to 3 outlets all in the Highlands a Pastry team of 22 and a total team of over 70.
Proudest achievement are our the successes of the apprentices along with the
14th Sydney Royal Presidents Medal
2023 Australian Patisserie of the Year
Tracy loves passing on knowledge and training the Pastry chef of the future.

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