Meet The Team
Chris Fitzgibbon, Managing Director
AVTES Owner Chris is a sought after industry consultant for hospitality businesses and vocational education in the hospitality industry. He makes the most amazing chocolate mousse.
Louise Fitzgibbon, CEO
AVTES Owner Louise is a hospitality and education expert, with a knack for RTO quality and compliance. She is also a talented textile artist and painter.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, Executive Officer
Patrick began his career as a chef. Later joining AVTES as a Cookery Trainer, before moving into training management. He is a keen surfer and gardener.
Linda Que, Finance Admin Officer
Linda is our multi-skilled admin / finance person at AVTES. She has a great eye for detail and keeps us all in check. She enjoys brunching with friends on the weekends.
Oi Jittaphon, Senior Admin Officer
Jittaphon does an amazing job keeping all our records in order and answering inquiries in the Melbourne office. He has a background in education administration loves cats and funny cat videos.
Jade Chapman, Quality Coordinator
Jade makes sure that all our clients are getting the best quality training and ensures we meet our contract requirements. She also enjoys making candles and floral decoration.
Peter Hermans, Cookery Trainer - South West Victoria
Peter is an experienced Head Chef and travels across Victoria teaching apprentices so that regional businesses can benefit from expert training. This allows him to enjoy golf courses around the state.
Jasmin Barker, Hospitality Trainer - South West Victoria
Jasmin is our front of house expert across the region. Training hospitality staff from entry level to management. She is a whiz at service systems and selling at the table. Her favourite thing do is enjoy yum cha.
Philippe Marquet, Hospitality Trainer - Melbourne
Phillipe left France for Melbourne over 20 years ago for the Australian landscape and hospitality industry. He loves contributing to the development of the new hospitality generation, while his not enjoying the Melbourne dining scene.
Luca Bocchi, Cookery Trainer - Melbourne & Northern Victoria
Luca moved from Italy in 2014, working as a Chef in Melbourne and the Yarra Valley, where he discovered on-the-job training. He is excited to travel around Victoria training future generations of Chefs in his role as Trainer Assessor.
Jim Connolly, Cookery Trainer - Melbourne & Victoria
Jim began his career in Ireland, but has been based in Melbourne since 2006, with 30 years experience working in Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars and Clubs. He is excited to share the knowledge and skills that he has gained with his students.
Sarah Fitzgibbon, Marketing
Sarah manages the marketing at AVTES. She also coaches hospitality businesses in our sister business - Hospitality Success School, helping them setup marketing systems and grow their business. And dances in a local cabaret group in her spare time.