Currently Head Chef at Royal Dinette, Amanda moved to Vancouver four years ago to work at Hawksworth and worked through all sections in the kitchen during her two and a half years at the restaurant. She has been cooking since the age of 14 in restaurants around Australia and Canada under Chefs Richard Ousby, Josue Lopez, Kristian Eligh and Rob Ratcliffe. For her, food is fun and the ability to connect with people through memories and emotions is a definite highlight to playing with food. Amanda has been at Royal Dinette since October 2017 after revisiting Australia on behalf of Hill’s Foods, Vancouver, where she spent her time researching the native Australian produce and staging at Bentley, Stillwater and her old restaurant, Stokehouse Q.