Founder and Hostess, Food I Am
Throughout my whole life, I have always had great experiences centred around food shared with family and friends.
My craving for foods of the world and good quality produce came from my food obsessed mother. An amazing cook and teacher, my mother cooked meats and traditional fare beautifully but really came into her own when cooking Chinese banquets in the 1970s better than most local Chinese restaurants.
What followed next was an obsession with Lebanese, Indian, Thai, French cuisine and the list goes on. We travelled the globe in Mum’s kitchen!
Food I Am was born in 2011 out of simple frustration that we were not able to access great food experiences created by accomplished chefs in the Riverina.
One day I just thought ‘why not?’ I had the support of industry and the time felt right, so I started my business to offer country people the same experiences available in metropolitan areas. I guess I was driven to highlight how great our regional produce really is!
Food I Am is a cooking school on the outskirts of Wagga that offers a unique blend of quality food, wine and agritourism experiences. We also lead people on regional and international food treks, bring top quality chefs to the region and provide a top venue for team building workshops.
You could say I love nothing more than bringing the city experience to the country!
SPECIALTIES: Event management, food, marketing, event planning, social media, small business, team building, gourmet, entrepreneurship.