Chef Hayley Sutherland


Diploma in Professional Cookery (Hot Kitchen) and Diploma in Patisserie.

Area of expertise or work experience?

Patisserie - I have worked in many kitchens where I started out as a trainee chef and later studying a combined Diploma. I have worked for The One and Only Hotel, The Vineyard Hotel and The Sweetest Thing.

How many years have you been in the industry?

I have been in the industry for 8 years.

Career highlights

Working at The one & Only Hotel was definitely a career highlight and a great learning experience for me.

Who is your favourite chef or inspirational figure?

An inspirational chef for me is Marco Pierre White, his story was such an inspiration to me when I was training to be a chef. Other chefs I follow and whose recipes I love cooking are Delia Smith and Donna Hay.

Favourite dish to make and why?

Anything sweet!

What's your best cooking tip?

Take your time, be patient - especially with baking. It's a science and an art which with enough practice, you will perfect.