CORLETTE resident Amanda Douglass, a Bay local of 23 years, is the true meaning of an Entrepreneur.
Passionate, humble and down to earth, Amanda is a rarity in the industry.
Amanda’s boundless energy and passion is contagious and spending time with her is invigorating.
Ms Douglass has been a chef in the industry for the past 30 years, starting her own business here in the Bay, 10 years ago.
The youngest of three girls, cooking competitions with her sisters, prompted the encouragement of Amanda to become a chef.
At 17 she became an apprenticeship chef and over the years worked her way through the ranks.
Amanda worked at the Ramada Renaissance Hotel and later at the infamous Grand Hyatt.
After moving to the Bay, Amanda was chef at The Anchorage Port Stephens and felt that this was the pinnacle of her career.
Working with up to 80 chefs in Sydney, a smaller crew at The Anchorage allowed Amanda’s creative flair and expression an outlet.
She later took up the more relaxed position as breakfast chef at the Shoal Bay Promenade, where it was easier to juggle her family commitments after having her four children.
After this time, Amanda warrants her husband Andrews constant belief and encouragement of her, giving her the courage to branch out into her own business.
“Andrew has always been absolutely amazing and always encouraged me 110%, I couldn’t do this without him,” Ms Douglass told Bay News Of The Area.
It’s been full steam ahead since those early days and has now seen Amanda attach a custom built commercial kitchen to her home where she now creates her delectable menus.
Amanda Douglass Catering caters for functions and weddings at Stanley Park, Wonganella Wines, The Retreat, Broughtons On the Bay and Moonshadow- TQC Cruises as well as many others in the local area.
Amanda’s Catering is comfort food with a culinary artistic modern twist, ensuring that you will never leave your function hungry.
“I owe my success to my passion and my brilliant staff who are such an amazing support to me,” said Ms Douglass.
With a personalised service and friendly staff, Amanda and her team will compliment your special event with their amazing flair and culinary skills.
Contact Amanda Douglass at firstname.lastname@example.org on the web or Facebook.
By Jewell DRURY