Tawnya is a chef, food consultant and founding partner of Straight To The Source. Having worked 21 years in the food industry, she continues to combine her culinary experience with her passion for promoting and supporting Australian producers and increasing professional development opportunities for the hospitality industry.
This experience has brought with it a vast network of farmers, producers and chefs, many of whom she works with in her varying roles within the hospitality industry.
Chef trained in commercial cookery via Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute, Tawnya is a culinary judge with the Royal Agricultural Society and professional restaurant reviewer.
Tawnya’s innate passion for food and cooking extends beyond the kitchen to production and agriculture making her one of the leading food consultants in the country. Tawnya’s broad range of experience includes creating and producing her own line of seafood sauces (The Condiment Connoisseur), owning a national gourmet distribution company, menu writing, recipe development, ingredient sourcing and developing farmers’ market and Australian regional food tours.
Tawnya is driven by her passion for the people behind our food system. Her work focuses on supporting the hospitality industry through creating industry food tours and bridging the gap between growers, producers, chefs and patrons.