Dean Gibson is one of the pioneers of the Australian pastry scene - dedicated to the baking, patisserie, hotel and restaurant industry for over 40 years.
With an impeccable technical background, Dean possesses demonstrated skills and leadership experience as a TAFE NSW technical education teacher of professional bakery and patisserie trade education.
Dean is one of the most profiled and industry-respected pastry chefs in Australia appearing on television programs such as Master Chef Australia, Masters of Chocolate and Pastry Battlers.
Dean’s achievements within TAFE NSW include:
2021 National Judge World Skills National Championships & Skills Show
2003 Teacher Trainer of the Year
2007 Pastry Chef of the Year
2012 VET Trainer
2016 Ambassador of TAFE NSW
2015 2018 World Skills Specialist Trainer National
Dean has worked in many world-class restaurants and patisseries with some of the best chefs and pastry chefs in the world including Australian icons such as:
John Ralley – Textbook Patisserie
Neil Perry – Rockpool Dining Group
Adriano Zumbo – Zumbo Patisserie
Tim Dunn – Urban Grain Bakery
Jian Yao – Continental Patisserie (Sydney & Shanghai)
“Train Hard. Win Easy.”
The Small Maldives Island Company engaged Dean as a Pastry Consultant in order to provide product development and innovation for the Pastry teams on Amilla Fushi and Finolhu, Maldives.
Dean, at short notice, was able to implement a program that provided skills advancement on Pastry and Breads as well as advice on smarter ways of working in order to achieve great results 100% of the time.
Dean’s approach was hands on and Dean readily customized the daily program to meet the demands of the business and environment. Our Chefs gained valuable knowledge on product creation and working methods and we fully intend to utilize Dean’s services again.
Human Resources Strategic Advisor
Intercontinental Hotels Group
Dean Gibson is a Pastry chef that oozes with Passion and creative talent. Dean has been my leader, team mate, mentor, co-creative and also friend for over the 20yrs. One sentence with Dean and he has already taken you away on a journey with his enthusiasm and interest of anything baking and pastry. He has represented and trained most of our recent national teams over the past 10yrs or at least been involved. He is a highly accomplished Creative Professional who has excelled in the fields of teaching and implementing new products and systems into the baking and pastry industry. I would recommend Dean Gibson to any interested Professionals and Organizations as one of Australia's and the worlds true Pastry Game Changers.
Pastry-Bakery-Confectionary-Desserts Consultant Judge on Netflix #Sugarrush #zumbosjustdesserts and founder of Zumbos Patisserie
We engaged Dean to train our team in the Qantas first class lounge in Sydney International Airport, the training centred around consistent production of bakery and pastry products. Dean delivered a straight forward targeted training plan to the team with practical examples and demonstrations
The training was a great success with the team energised and motivated, we now have a very consistent product produced every day. I rate Dean as the best trainer we have engaged, his passion is infectious, and he has great communication skills and knowledge and will make a difference to your business.
Regional Executive Chef
Dean and I have collaborated over the years across several global culinary competitions including Asian Pastry Cup, World Pastry Cup and World Gelato Cup. We earned first, seventh and third place respectively. These competitions are intense and require extraordinary commitment and leadership through highly creative activity that needs to be compressed into an efficient and cohesive outcome. Dean brought leadership, teamwork, mentoring, administrative and culinary skills to these events and the results of our efforts would not be what they were without his contribution. Dean has been active in international bread competitions and maintains his professional competency and currency from these experiences. But most of all, I enjoy working with him. I hope you do too.