Creating amazing food and using the best of seasonal ingredients is what I love to do.
I always knew I wanted to work with food, and so straight after school I completed a commercial cookery apprenticeship.
Fast forward 20 years and today I’m living my dream with owning and managing All Courses Elite Catering.
In between I’ve worked at the Sydney Hilton hotel group, traveled extensively overseas (lapping up new food and restaurants along the way), and held the position of Executive Chef in multiple UK restaurants. Upon returning to Australia I took up the Executive Chef position at the The Grand National Hotel where I was responsible for all menus, budgets, staffing and overall operation of the kitchen and front of house.
In addition to the private dining, canapè functions, weddings, birthday parties and corporate events that I cater for, I also contribute recipes to various magazines and assist with styling for food photography, cookbooks and television cooking programs.
Rounding it all out, I have taught commercial cookery to apprentice chefs at TAFE NSW, and have lived and worked in the Philippines in the position of Director of Studies, training local teachers and teaching students.
That seems like enough about me.
(Well, if you really want more, you can read below what others have said.)
“Thanks so much for helping us out on Monday evening, we have received nothing but glowing reviews from Channel 7 regarding your food and the night as a whole.”
“Hi Samantha, Everything was great – the food and service were fabulous, thank you so much!”
“Hey Sam, Just wanted to let you know that everyone LOVED the lunch today – thank you!”
“Many thanks for your help on Friday night. Everyone enjoyed the food and your team was exceptional. I am especially grateful for the great clean up job – I think the house was neater after the event!”
“Just a quick note to let you know that our General Manager was at the function last night and has commented on how amazing the food was!”
“Thank you Sam, it was wonderful to have you and your team with us on our Engagement night. Everything went as I had hoped. The staff were extremely helpful. The food was fantastic. Everyone had enough to eat. And, most importantly, we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Thank you for making our evening an effortless night that we both voted as the best party we had been to!”
“Thank you so much for making my birthday such a stunning evening. The quality and presentation was of the highest order and the flavours beautiful. All of my guests were so impressed with the food and the wonderful service which really made the evening the most fantastic and memorable birthday. None of us have stopped talking about the stellar evening and your wonderful contribution to it.”
“I would like to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful picnic food you presented us with on Sunday, my daughter-in-law had done the organising with you and we could not have been happier! It was a wonderful way to celebrate Fathers Day and my husband’s 60th birthday.”
“I just wanted to pass on my hugest and sincere thanks for all your help. We have had rave reviews about the food and everyone loved the effort you all went to with the costumes and presentation.”
“I just wanted to say thanks very much for the lovely food that you prepared for my Mum’s party. She was really thrilled. Everyone enjoyed themselves, and many people commented on the food. Your team were great too – they just seemed to know what to do and were never in the way.”
“Thanks to you and your team for a great “Chef’s table” meal this evening – just fantastic, as usual. It was the best table in the house.”
“A very big thank you for the yummy food on Saturday. Everyone is still talking about it. It really helped make the whole night so successful.”
Click here to contact Samantha and talk about catering for your event.