HTN Apprentice shines as Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley awarded a hat

Posted on January 17, 2020 , No comments

HTN apprentice chef Tyeron Roswell is part of the successful Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley team, which was recently awarded a hat as part of the Australian Good Food Guide Awards.

The team, helmed by Executive Chef Craig Robertson and lead by Sous Chef Jake Hayes, takes a farm to table approach which is evident in the way Jake writes his menus and delivers his dishes.

At just 24, Jake displays enormous drive and a desire to succeed – his passion for cooking evident in recognition from Australian Good Food Guide in his first senior role.

From uncomplicated presentation to cohesive, delicious underlying flavours, Jake and the Crowne Plaza team have developed their style over the past year to produce consistent and quality meals.

With the future of his successful team resting with quality apprentices like Tyeron, Jake understands the importance of spending time with each of them to ensure they understand the why behind the dishes as much as the how.

“We are lucky that we have a business that has a range of dining options – from fine dining to breakfast buffets, our high volume pub or conferences for up to one thousand people – this learning environment really enables us to be able to create well-rounded chefs of the future”

– Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Executive Sous Chef Jason Hawkins

With opportunities for apprentice chefs to work in all facets of kitchen operations, the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley prides itself on being an innovative employer of future talent, as well as an exceptional dining experience.

Interested in developing your career as a chef? HTN can help you take your place in industry-leading restaurants. Get in touch with us to find out more.

HTN would like to congratulate the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley team on all their achievements:

  • Craig Robertson, Executive Chef
  • Jake Hayes, Sous Chef
  • Jason Hawker, Executive Sous Chef
  • Danelle Onekawa, Executive Sous Chef
  • Phillip Atkinson, Junior Sous Chef
  • Cagdas Demir, Demi Chef De Partie
  • Shubendu Horne, Demi Chef de Partie
  • Adam Hawkins, Commis Chef
  • Tyeron Roswell, Apprentice Chef (3rd Year)
  • Teagan Dunn, Apprentice Chef (3rd Year)
  • Carissa Goodwin, Apprentice Chef (3rd Year)


Pictured from L to R: Teagan Dunn, Apprentice Chef; Jake Hayes, Sous Chef; Cagdas Demir, Demi Chef De Partie; Tyeron Roswell, Apprentice Chef



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