Staff Profile

Amanda Turner

Amanda Turner

Tutor - Food and Beverage (Level 4) and STAR

I have been a tutor at NorthTec for approximately 7 years. Before joining NorthTec my partner and I ran a successful café in the Bay of Islands. Prior to this I spent time travelling and working overseas in various restaurants, hotels and bars.

My interest in front of house operations started when I was at University and soon became a passion which was cemented further by travel. Coffee, service styles and wine have become particular areas of interest.

I have taught on the STAR programme, delivering Barista and Customer Service courses to secondary school students many of whom go on to join our fulltime programmes. I also deliver our front of house programme, which sees my students operating the restaurant.