Curriculum Vitae - Tessa Shoebridge

Personal Details:

Name: Tessa Suzzane Shoebridge 

Address: New Lynn, Auckland

Ph: 09 826 1008

Mobile: 027 421 9386 


Email: Tessa at the domain

Citizenship: New Zealand Citizen

  Personal Summary:

I have been in the hospitality industry for approximately 20 years. I love taking amazing ingredients and turning them into something excitingly different. I am passionate about working with food and all that it entails.

I am an honest and reliable person with an outgoing personality who enjoys working with people. I am enthusiastic and willing to learn new things. I am hardworking and punctual and love to use my creative ability. I can offer commitment to any job and I am not afraid of hard work and long hours.

I have been in a number of chef positions for many years but now my true dream is to be a pastry chef. This is something I have been dreaming of for a very long time and now it is time to make that a reality.


Bronze medal fruit flan: New Zealand Culinary Fare August/September 2008  
Bronze medal fruit flan: Junior Regional Competitions July 2008
Bronze medal in food and wine matching: New Zealand Culinary Fare September 2007
Participated in Chocolate fantasy Dessert: New Zealand Culinary Fare September/October 2006

Education & Qualifications:

  • Advanced Food Safety Course with Agriquality (14 & 15 February 2007)  
    Unit standards of 15274, 167,168, 20666, 9677, 2977, 14466
  • Comprehensive First Aid February 2005
  • Health and Safety Representative Training (18 & 19 March 2004)
  • Various other certifications for non food courses
  • London City and Guilds  706/1 and 706/2 (1984-1986)
  • Sixth Form Certificate and School Certificate  From Kelston Girls High School

Job History:

February 2008 - Present West Auckland Hospice, Waitakere
Position: Volunteer worker teaching basic cookery skills to recently widowed partners. 
December 2007 - Present Baptist Home care, Waitakere
Position: Elderly support worker . Part time while studying at NSIA

October 2007 - November 2007 Cafe 309

Position: Part time chef
309 Karangahape Road, Auckland

March 2007 – October 2007 Valentine's, Lincoln Road, Auckland
Position: Cold larder chef (salads and desserts) 
2005-2007 Trident Tavern, Onehunga
Position: Sole charge Bistro chef  
1993 – present
Entertainer at parties and events  
2003 - 2005 Glen Eden Baptist Home Care
Position: Home care worker
Duties: Working with elderly and disabled people providing personal care, home help, meal preparation etc  
2001 - 2003 Fencible Manor Rest home
Position: Weekend chef / diversional therapist / caregiver
I have done a variety of things over the years and here are some of the places I have worked:
  • Field force Demonstrators, professional supermarket demonstrator.
  • Butler Gibpat (Hospitality Equipment), sales representative.
  • Blue Ribbon Agencies (Hospitality Equipment), sales representative.
  • Ponsonby Tavern, 2nd Chef.
  • Cin Cin on Quay, cold larder and breakfast chef.
  • Tonys, Lorne Street, 2nd Chef.
  • Sunset Resthome, Blockhouse Bay, Cook for 120 residents.
  • NZ Herald, Night shift Supervisor in Café.
  • Grafton Oaks Hotel, breakfast chef.
  • Pakuranga Hungry Horse, grill chef / dessert chef.
  • Colonial Arms Restaurant, Motat, Western Springs, Buffet and a la carte chef.
  • The Keg, Henderson, dishwasher / kitchenhand.

 Available on request