Vanessa is a well respected team build creator and speaker for corporate events. She has a psychology degree, a background in education and has worked for multinationals in HR. With her famous flair and passion for food, Vanessa's Fearless Kitchen Program is the complete package.
From MasterChef Finalist to corporate cooking queen, avid traveler Vanessa put herself forward as a contestant on MasterChef. She had no idea that it would lead her to becoming a specialist for adults and kids alike in nourishing relationships through food.
Vanessa is a Ronald McDonald House Ambassador, an active supporter of KOTO Charities, which helps educate street kids in all areas of hospitality, and has recently been involved with Bridge the Gap Project, teaching the fundamentals of cooking to New Zealand's most vulnerable youth.
In all these endeavours, she is driven by her own passion of cooking. Vanessa believes that barriers are broken when young people and adults cook together.