Director & Training Manager
In 2014, Alison launched ‘The Institute of Culinary Excellence’ (ICE), which is a registered RTO. ICE started with only 8 apprentice chef students. Over the last 6 years, ICE has trained over 2000 apprentice and trainee chefs, from most of the top 10 restaurants in Brisbane. After only 4 years of operation, ICE was awarded ‘Best School in Queensland’ in 2018 and was runner up in the national awards and named ‘Best Culinary School’ in Australia.
Media wise, Alison was the resident chef on Channel 9 for several years and has made many appearances on TV. Alison has written 5 books: ‘Fun, Fast and Fabulous Food’ (2008) ‘Leftovers Magic’ (2010), ‘Eat For Your Life’ (2013), the proceeds from the sale of this book go directly to her own cancer charity ‘Eat For A Cure’ aimed at helping people use food to overturn terminal illness.
Alison is the CEO and Training Manager for ICE and her students become part of her extended family. All the students at ICE are respected, motivated, inspired, and lead by her and her incredible team of teachers and trainers. Alison leads ICE by example and her work ethic, leadership and professionalism as a teacher and professional chef are second to none.
Her dream for ICE was to ‘transform lives through food’ and she has certainly done that…