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Meet The Team

Belinda Sullivan

Belinda Sullivan

Founder & Managing Director

Growing up in the hospitality industry, Belinda started out early in her career managing her parents restaurant before moving on to a national catering company. In 2004 she started her own catering business focused on just sandwiches, which very quickly grew into what Flavours Catering + Events is today –one of Sydney most successful catering companies.

Belinda leads by example, and prefers actions over words. Her hands-on approach in the day-to-day operations shows her unwavering dedication to Flavours.

Company culture is and has always been a top priority for her. She focuses on making a supportive environment where every team member feels valued and appreciated for their unique contributions, taking care of all of the team personally. Believing strongly in the importance of each employee, she takes the time to carefully select the right team members who truly embody the Flavours spirit. Recognition and appreciation aren’t just occasional gestures—they’re woven into the fabric of the company’s culture under her leadership, ensuring that everyone feels like part of the Flavours’ family.

In addition to teamwork, Belinda is also passionate about helping each team member grow personally and professionally. Despite industry challenges, she’s committed to keep a supportive atmosphere where everyone can thrive. This dedication has resulted in Flavours’ strong team cohesion and exceptional company culture, and reflects her genuine commitment to the success and well-being of Flavours team members.

Belinda also has a genuine passion for all things culinary, and believes that food contributes in such a significant way when celebrating special occasions. When she isn’t at Flavours, she loves to spend time with her husband and sons on the Gold Coast, dining out and exploring new restaurants and loves a good Netflix series power watch!

Her favourite menu item is the compressed watermelon, togarashi, feta, mint & lime canape.

Chris Watts

Chris Watts

General Manager

Having worked in food related roles since being a teenager, Chris brings a great wealth of hospitality experience to Flavours. He was the first employee Belinda took on following the launch of Flavours, starting as Chief Sandwich Maker 19 years ago, and evolving into the role of General Manager. Chris is a foodie at heart and an incredibly valued contributor to the Flavours business in many areas, particularly finance, logistics, IT, product development, systems, processes and HR. He admits his inner geek loves a good excel spreadsheet!

No one can deny Chris’ incredible work ethic, loyalty and dedication to all things Flavours and the Sullivan Family. Without his skills, passion, and constant finger on the pulse in all areas, Flavours would not be what it is today. But be warned! Don’t leave chocolate around in the office, he’ll always be the first to sneak it away to his desk.

Chris loves to spend time with his family boating and beaching, and experimenting in his kitchen at home.

His favourite menu item is the house baked chocolate fudge brownie (no suprises there Chris!).

Wendy Byrne

Wendy Byrne

Sales & Events General Manager

With over 25 years experience in hospitality, hotels, resorts and the events industry, Wendy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Flavours. Belinda quickly named her  “Wendy Poppins” when she flew in and instantly provided our clients and our team with an exceptional level of service, knowledge and commitment to excellence.

Known for her instant rapport with our clients, Wendy is committed to meeting your needs and exceeding expectations to ensure what is promised is delivered. Her keen eye for detail, efficiency and professionalism has Wendy leading our sales and customer service teams like a well oiled machine.

When not at work Wendy loves loud live music, long walks by the ocean, spending time with her niece and nephew and an occasional Netflix a thon. She thinks pineapple absolutely belongs on pizza, loves travelling and can quote everything from Sex and The City.

Her favourite menu items are the pumpkin arancini, vegan pesto and the compressed watermelon, togarashi, feta, mint, fresh lime from the canape menu.

Chris Lees

Chris Lees

Executive Chef

We are delighted to have the talent and experience of Chris, our Executive Chef with lashings of experience across a range of culinary spaces. Chris’ pedigree includes 5 star hotels, fine dining restaurants, Micheline star establishments in Sweden and the UK and being group Executive Chef for 5 venues in New Zealand. With an incredible eye for detail and a palate for beautiful food, Chris leads from the front.

What he loves most about working with Flavours is the positive attitude of the team who were all so welcoming. He loves the variety and creative input opportunities Flavours offers. He takes a hands on approach when mentoring and supporting our kitchen staff, with an incredible eye for detail and palate for beautiful food.

In his down time, Chris loves snowboarding, going to live gigs and improving his skills in training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He’s also a big fan of the artistic ability behind quality street art and graffiti. One of his favourite menu items is the Compressed watermelon from our Sydney catering canape menu – “it is so well balanced and just delicious, definitely a must for your next event menu”

Brad Pattison

Brad Pattison

Head Chef

Brad joined the Flavours team in 2022 and brings with him a strong and varied background in various kitchen management roles. His experience in catering for large guest numbers in alacarte, café, club, restaurant and production kitchen environments has been a valuable asset to our team. Brad has a happy, calm and friendly manner, making him an approachable and supportive Head Chef, leading our kitchen team to daily success, while working so well with the wider Flavours team.

He loves that no two days are ever the same at Flavours, in a role that gives him great work life balance. He is a self-confessed sports nut – it’s the only trivia topic he’s great at! He loves everything sport, both watching and participating, particularly cricket in summer and football in winter.

His favourite menu item is the Smoked salmon, crème fraiche, dill, preserved lemon petite savoury tart because he feels it is such a simple canape but with great bursts of flavour.

Tamara Muir

Tamara Muir

Catering & Events Logistics Manager

Managing the delivery and logistics part of Flavours is no easy task and Tamara brings a very hands on approach to this essential role within the team. She brings an extensive and varied background in hospitality and contributes her friendly, focused and calm approach to our very busy kitchen, dispatch and events team. From assigning our daily delivery schedules to ensuring our delivery team are providing the most efficient and friendly service to overseeing event operations, Tamara’s role is incredibly varied and certainly keeps her on her toes.

She loves the organisation within Flavours and the variety that each day brings. She also loves getting creative at event set ups ! In her free time Tamara loves camping, 4wd adventures and pretty much, anything in the great outdoors. She is a lover of bugs so you’ll never ever see her kill a spider!

Her favourite menu is easy to choose – the Smoked Salmon, crème fraiche, dill, preserved lemon petite savoury tart

Sharon Watts

Sharon Watts

Kitchen Operations & Dispatch Manager

Sharon has been with Flavours for over 18 years and brings an extensive knowledge of the retail food industry as well as quality assurance and logistics. Sharon loves working in the great team environment at Flavours and is such an integral part of it, ensuring all orders leave complete and on time by running the important (and very very busy) dispatch process. Her kind, caring and undeniable work ethic make her a vital and very valued team member at Flavours.

Every chance she gets, Sharon enjoys taking a long walk and loves spending time with her family. And yes, Sharon is Chris, our general manager’s mother; but she’s not only a mother to Chris; she’s like a mother to all of us at Flavours.

Her favourite menu items (she couldn’t choose just one) is the duck pancakes and the brioche toast with brie, red currant jelly, rosemary & walnut dust canape.

 

Gabriel Barduca

Gabriel Barduca

Marketing Officer

Gabriel brings such a positive attitude along with a broad range of experience from marketing & communications to photography, food and beverage service to concierge & reception. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Communication, and a second bachelor’s degree in Advertising. With a passion for photography and a range of professional experiences in this field, including running his own business in branding photography, Gabriel’s background makes him the perfect addition to our team.

Argentinian, with both Italian & Spanish heritage, Gabriel has traveled and explored over 30 countries, spending some time living in Canada, but is now keen to call Australia home. He has a huge curiosity for the arts and every way to express himself: acting, singing, visual design & writing. He’s also learning how to play several instruments including piano, saxophone & guitar. As a proud Argentinian, he learned to dance the Tango as a kid, when he was 8. Creative guy!

Gabriel says that he loves that Flavours has such an inclusive friendly team environment which is sometimes hard to find in the hospitality or any professional world. He has a few favourite items from our menu including The Italian Antipasto, and Brownies.

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Jenn Corcoran

Jenn Corcoran

Senior Catering & Events Manager

Jenn is a bubbly, enthusiastic member of the Flavours team and brings with her a wealth of customer service experience from both retail management and event / marketing coordinating roles. She is a valued Event Manager within our team & works closely with our clients to ensure their event comes to life just the way they envisaged.

Jenn loves to travel and is very excited to finally be able to take an overseas holiday toward the end of this year. She loves trying new restaurants, wine tasting and spending time with her loved ones. She has a slight obsession with cows (the highland cow is her favourite animal) and her favourite Flavours menu items are the Chocolate Brownies & the Peking Duck Pancakes

Nicole Antonopoulos

Nicole Antonopoulos

Catering & Events Manager

Managing family owned restaurants and cafes for over 15 years, Nicole certainly understands food and customer service. She particularly loves helping our clients host events they can be proud of.  Coming from a large Greek family, she understands the importance of food at such events and gives our clients great guidance when making their menu selections, reducing some of the stress of their event planning.

In her spare time Nicole loves to spend time with her nieces and nephews, going to the beach and trying out new quirky cafes in her local area. She loves watching classic movies and has a cool talent of being able to recite lines from a movie after just one watch.

Her favourite menu items are our house baked chocolate brownies and the pumpkin arancini.

Alex Fernandes

Alex Fernandes

Catering & Events Manager

Having transitioned from family owned restaurants and cafes to catering and events, Alex brings friendly and genuinely helpful customer service to Flavours. She is one of the first voices you get if you call the office and has a such a great rapport with our clients; she loves to work on a variety of different events with them. The favourite part of her job is menu tasting days! Alex loves dining out, playing soccer and discovering new hiking paths.

Her happy place is either at the beach or cleaning and she considers herself a pretty good espresso martini maker.  Alex’s favourite menu items are the chicken & mushroom arancini balls, black cherry baby blini’s and alllllll our sweet items (and yes Alex & Nicole are sisters)

Diane Crismale

Diane Crismale

Catering & Events Manager

Coming from a strong event management and guest services background in a variety of fabulous hotels and venues, Diane brings a great amount of experience to the Flavours team. Born and bred in France, Diane moved to Australia in early 2018 and has not looked back since, especially now she is an owner in an Australian race horse that she hopes will have a big race win one day.

While French is her native language, she also speaks Spanish, loves skiing, shopping and being with her beautiful black Labrador. Diane has completed a wide range of studies both in France and Australia in event and hospitality management, tourism, leisure and more that have contributed to great success in her career journey. We feel very lucky to have her as part of the team to work with our clients for fantastic event outcomes.

She loves working at Flavours because of the supportive and welcoming environment (and because the food is amazing she says!)

Her favourite menu items are the house made chocolate fudge brownies and the Souvlaki bbq package

Lydia Hemphill

Lydia Hemphill

Catering & Events Manager

Lydia brings a fantastic attitude and experience to the Flavours team. With a strong background in event management, client management, customer service, admin and food & beverage, Lydia brings her skill & helpful nature to our clients. She has worked on such a variety of events for some exciting brands over the years and loves the diversity that Flavours brings to her catering & event management experience

A country girl at heart, she grew up on a farm in Northern Ireland but is delighted to call Australia home now. She loves our beaches & stunning scenery too much to ever move back. Lydia loves long walks in the outdoors, sunny days at the beach & trying new coffee spots.

She says she felt so welcome at Flavours from the very beginning “the people are so friendly & welcoming”. We are loving having you part of the team Lydia !

Her favourite menu items are the chocolate brownies and the Goats Cheese savoury tart

Ava Busch

Ava Busch

Catering & Events Co-ordinator

Ava brings her happy energy, enthusiastic attitude and personable approach to the Flavours team, coming from a strong customer service and admin background. She joined the Flavours team in 2023 with a focus on learning all areas of the business so she can grow her role over the coming years.

She loves being a part of the Flavours team, working directly with our customers to assist in their catering needs and loves working on events of all styles. Ava has some great talents away from the office too – she is a fantastic classical piano player and can take on a long beach sand run and make it look easy!

Ava has a strange fear of skip bins and rubbish trucks (oh Ava what did they ever do to you hey?) and absolutely loves anything to do with the ocean, whether it be whale watching, swimming, making sand angels or watching sunsets.

Her favourite menu items are the Salt & Pepper King Prawns and Chicken & Mushroom Arancini from our canape menus

Charlie Sullivan

Charlie Sullivan

Apprentice Chef

As our newest Apprentice Chef officially joining the Flavours team in 2022, Charlie has shown a great interest in the family business from a very young age. He first wore a Flavours Chef jacket at the age of just 4! With no babysitter available for the day, Charlie did a ‘day at work with mum’ for a catering job at the school he was actually going to be attending from the following year…. And so the seed was planted! He is passionate about food and all things hospitality and is always learning under the wing of our incredible kitchen team. No special treatment here, Charlie strives for excellence and excited about his role contributing to the shaping the future of Flavours.

With any free time, Charlie loves working on his 4WD, playing golf (he’s actually pretty good!) and binge watching a good TV series.

He loves that every day at Flavours is busy and challenging and makes the day fly by

His favourite menu item is the Roasted boneless chicken, lemon, garlic, thyme

Alice Wall

Alice Wall

Accounts & Administration Assistant

Alice is a positive and versatile member of the Flavours team, bringing a wealth of experience in finance, administration, advertising, and design from various client service industries.

With her keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills, Alice ensures that all financial and administrative aspects of the business are handled efficiently and accurately to ensure smooth day-to-day functioning.

When she’s not at work, you’ll find Alice keeping her mind clear and her heart healthy, by practicing yoga or enjoying an Ashram Retreat in India, taking a swim in the ocean, or even hitting the trails in the Blue Mountains for a run. Completing the challenging 45km Six Foot Track three times is quite impressive, isn’t it?

Alice truly appreciates the professional yet welcoming atmosphere at Flavours and takes pride in being part of a team that is passionate about their work and dedicated to making clients happy. Her favourite item on the Flavours menu? Following her pescatarian diet, is the Sashimi grade salmon poke bowl.

Simon Sullivan

Simon Sullivan

Official Flavours Pooch

A very important part of the Flavours team, Simon is known for his fun and affectionate attitude around the office. As Belinda’s shadow when he comes to visit, Simon sits quietly in his spot in the office unless he’s just woken from a nap and needs some pats. Apologies in advance if you call us and hear Simon playing or barking in the background, he’s likely demanding a hand shake to which the office team will always oblige.

Barbara Sullivan

Barbara Sullivan

Creator of Happiness

The newest member to join the Flavours fur-family, Barbara is a fluffy bundle of cuteness who loves to visit the office team for love, attention and pats. As a little shadow to Simon, Barbara loves to play tug-o-war before having a big nap under someone’s desk. She loves cuddles, stirring up Simon and running around the office when a burst of energy hits.

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