#Tutor Profile #Cookery #Queenstown
Originally from the UK, Nick Westerman joined SIT Queenstown in 2017 as a Cookery Tutor and was the foundation tutor for the opening of the new cookery suite at the Queenstown Campus.
Nick trained as a chef in the UK before emigrating to NZ. Prior to his move into education, Nick had a comprehensive career locally as a chef, including 13 years employment with the Accor Group in Queenstown, 9 years of which were as an Executive Chef at a 4-star Hotel.
Nick currently teaches Level 3 and Level 4 Cookery, also mentoring the students through the courses, readying them for Level 5 and industry roles.
He’s completed his teaching studies through SIT, and next year is continuing his own learning journey, and will be studying towards a Bachelor of Culinary Arts, which will enable him to keep developing as a tutor.
Outside of work, Nick makes the most of living in such an incredible part of the world, and tries to spend as much time as possible in the back-country, tramping.