Dean Gibson is one of the pioneers of the Australian pastry scene - dedicated to the baking, patisserie, hotel and restaurant industry for nearly 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’s achievements within TAFE NSW include:
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:
Serge Dansereau – Regent Hotel
Neil Perry – Rockpool Dining Group
Adriano Zumbo – Zumbo Patisserie
Ed Halmagyi – Better Homes and Gardens
Jian Yao – Continental Patisserie – Sydney & Shanghai
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.
“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
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