Staff Profile

Sharlene Nelson

Sharlene Nelson

Food and Beverage Service Tutor

I teach Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) also I manage the NorthTec Future Trades campus cafe. Why do it? I enjoy seeing the change in students during the course from being really shy and watching students grow into confident people, also I like to share all my knowledge that I have learnt in my career.

I have been in the industry for over 20 years and its taken me all over the country and places in Australia, My main background is cooking. I have worked at a range of places from fine dinning to cooking for 2000 people a day, I have found a passion for making coffee and the origins of coffee, that I love to share with students.

I have been teaching at NorthTec since 2012, I came from Kaeo, grew up in Auckland. I teach Food and Beverage L3 and I manage the cafe at the NorthTec Future Trades campus.