McCafferty - Excellent Chef / Manager - Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia

Lisa McCafferty

Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia


Excellent Chef / Manager


Over 25 years of cooking, on boats, research vessels, private yachts, remote Islands, restaurants
and cafes. Have done wedding catering and have had my own restaurant in the Daintree Rainforest. I have good management skills having run my own business with up to 10 staff. Can look after your café/ restaurant while you are away !!!Have done a lot of freelancing so can go to a destination and just get on with it.

Work History

Head Chef

Plantation resort

May 2013 - December 2013

Head Chef in small café/ restaurant within a 64 room resort. Catering for resort guests, locals and functions. Live music with bands on a Sunday. Cooking for up too 100 people on these days. Myself and one other staff member working the bar and till. I also worked the bar and till when needed. Pricing private functions and menu planning. All ordering and stocking of produce for the business. Nightly blackboard specials. Operating pizza oven/ menu as well as comprehensive al la carte menu.

Freelance chef

Harbour Coast

February 2012 - September 2012

Eat/drink Catering

October 2012 - May 2013

in Byron Bay. High end wedding catering in the Byron shire and beyond.
Study and writing for Open Colleges ( 18 months part time online Journalism course)

Chef on supply vessel

" Christine" for Company

January 2011 - February 2012

Paspaley Pearls. Based in the top end of Australia.

Chef for various clubs and catering companies



Freelance chef on private yachts, charter vessels, Dive boats

In the Nth QLD region.

Cook / Counterhand/ Manager

OTZ Food

for busy upmarket café/Restaurant/ Deli in the Port Douglas area.

Cleaner, Caretaker

Pizza Cook for the "Beach Shack Bar and Restaurant

Pizza Cook for the "Beach Shack Bar and Restaurant, Port Douglas

Freelance chef on various yachts


Cleaning luxury houses in the Port Douglas region.
Events catering, also front of house for M.A.D and Hannafords special Events.

Owner / Operator of Café/ Boardwalk / tourist information

In the Daintree rainforest. Catering for tour groups, general public, and private functions. Leased 20 Acres and ran on Generator power. Band nights up to 300 people.

Qualifications & Certifications

Glendowie College

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