About our Course Development Team and Tutors: a special team that has worked together for sufficient time to bring you a structured course second to none - We do not subcontract out Tutoring.

Ross Wiseman - Head of Course Development &Tutor

Ross Wiseman - Head of Course Development &Tutor

As a young man, food and all things cookery fascinated Ross. He started his cooking career as an apprentice chef at the famous Savoy Hotel. He then went on to work at the Hilton Hotel in Munich which returned him to Melbourne as part of the kitchen team to open the Melbourne Hilton. To gain more in depth knowledge of the intricacies of meat and meat products he also owned and operated his own butcher’s shop for over 3 years.

With enough experience under his belt, he opened and managed his own restaurant in Melbourne for over 6 years. His teaching experience includes over 30 years teaching students and developing cookery courses at a prestigious cooking institution in Melbourne. He has literally helped to start thousands of cookery careers and still tutors for the Institute.

He is now a member of a cookery network group in Melbourne that developed National Curriculum for cookery programs in Australia. He is also a member of the Australian Guild of Professional Cooks and is currently a judge for Catering Awards within Australia. 
Wayne McBean - Tutor

Wayne McBean - Tutor

Wayne started his career as an apprentice chef at the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria once he qualified he went onto work in the kitchens of the Melbourne Hilton as Chef de Partie and Sous chef at the Tel Aviv Hilton as well as spending 2 years as a chef in the Dorchester Hotel in London.

He has also worked as the executive chef in Melbourne at the 250 seater Pamplemousse Restaurant featuring French cuisine managing a staff of 25 in the kitchen. He has owned and operated a fine dining restaurant in Toorak for 8 years as well as a Bistro for 10 years. He also spent 2 years as the Executive chef managing the restaurants at Hamilton Island resort. Wayne brings a wealth of cooking knowledge and experience to the Cookery Institute as one of our tutors.
Tina Snyder - Tutor

Tina Snyder - Tutor

Tina experimented with some career choices until her passion for cooking determined what she really wanted to do. After completing her standard certificate course, she joined Ross's restaurant and progressed from Short Order cook to Line Chef and Sous Chef. Her passion for learning everything about Cookery exploded when Ross asked her to help him with his teaching duties. She has since excelled in tutoring hundreds of students and become a senior Tutor in her own right. Tina now brings 17 years experience in Cookery including 6 years as a Tutor - and more importantly, she keeps getting great student testimonials and reviews! We love to have her on our team.
Wendy Grouby - Tutor

Wendy Grouby - Tutor

Wendy hails from Melbourne where at an early stage was exposed to the immigrant cuisines of Italy and Greece and from where she developed an interest in all things Cookery. She trained and worked for Ross where she ignited a particular interest in baking. This took her to further studies on cake decorating. She has accumulated a wide experience from working in commercial kitchens, cooking on super yachts in the Mediterranean, eventually buying and operating her own restaurant in Palm Beach, Sydney. Her love for Melbourne has brought her back where she joined the Institute and is now a Tutor.
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