Gabrielle Thoreau has professional experience in food and hospitality spanning over three and a half decades including hands on experience in corporate and private catering and restaurant management. Gabrielle is driven by a passion for quality and safety in all aspects of food production and service.
After returning in 2010 from a teaching post in the pacific where she shared her extensive knowledge and experience with students from Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Kiribati, and the Solomons, Gabrielle focused on aged care.
As a food safety consultant and trainer, Gabrielle is on a mission to inspire and implement safe food practices, on behalf of those who need us to care.
Gabrielle provides a range of services assisting aged care facilities so they can meet their food safety obligations to their residents.
These services include:
HACCP Programs:- Develop policies, procedures and records specifically customised to suit your facility's (including kitchen and staff) requirements.
Food Safety Manual Review:- Aged care facilities have a legal obligation to review their food safety program's manual at least once a year.
Gap Analysis:- Review of the facility's food safety program to ensure that it meets legal requirements and make recommendations for improvement.
Internal Audits:- Review of the system to ensure it is functioning as intended and set out in the program.
Training Needs Analysis:- Assess the skills, knowledge and attitudes of staff, advising where they require improvement to align with safe food handling and legal obligations where necessary.
Training:- Induction training for new employees or if new practices are implemented. Customised training programs. Refresher courses in food safety. Conflict resolution workshops.
Food Safety Team:- Assistance in establishing effective food safety meetings. Participation in the food safety team as a resource person.
Help Desk Service:- Ongoing support is provided on all food safety issues for clients.
Mobile: 0416 290556
Christine Borthwick B.Sc, Dip. Nutrition and Dietetics (Sydney), Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist.
Christine is an Accredited Dietitian and Nutritionist with over 30 years experience including 20 years in the areas of gerontology and rehabilitation. She has a B.Sc. majoring in microbiology and biochemistry and has maintained an active involvement in food services issues throughout her career.
Individual nutrition and dietetic assessments and reviews of residents.
Weight reviews and recommendations for residents.
Menu assessments and reports
- Structural Assessment
- Nutritional Assessment
- Dietary Assessment
- Full menu development
- Preparation of recipes
- Nutritional analysis of recipes
- Special Diet Inservices
- Nutrition Inservices
Centre for Training is a registered training organisation (RTO 91230). We specialise in nationally recognised training that is designed to meet the needs of the Food Service and Hospitality Industries and the Health and Community Service Sector.
Centre for Training courses are developed for industry by industry. Our aim is to assist businesses and individuals to comply with government and industry training requirements. Courses are concise, relevant and comprehensive and accessible to all.
We can come to your business and conduct training on-site or deliver training specifically for your staff at a central venue.
Centre for Training also offers open-access classes in a variety of convenient locations. This training is offered in conjunction with the The Community College network, industry associations and local councils.
NSW Food Safety Supervisor online- approved by the NSW Food Authority
Nutrition & Safe Food Handling for sporting clubs - Developed for NSW Health, as part of the Australian Drug Foundations - Good Sports Program in NSW.
online training can be accessed directly from this link
New online training courses are being developed, please check back soon for updates.
Food Safety Level 1 and Nutrition & Menu planning for Children are available by distance learning.
Enrolment forms can be downloaded from here:
Food Safety Level 1 - Hospitality or Health units of competency
Nutrition & Menu Planning for Children 0-5 years of age - suitable for Childcare Cooks in NSW
Contact Centre for Training on the following details
Sydney Phone: - (02) 9499 3737
Northern Rivers Phone: - 6687 1357
Outside Sydney Phone 1300 661205
Fax: - (02) 9499 3023
Email: - Click Here
Mail to: - PO Box 110,