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One of the pioneers of the Australian pastry scene Dean Gibson has been dedicated to the baking, patisserie, hotel and restaurant industry for over 34 years. Currently teaching at the Hunter TAFE, Dean has a career rich in experience, knowledge and excellence. Dean is currently teaching Diploma of Patisserie at Hunter TAFE specialising in chocolate, showpieces, desserts and entremets. 

Competing and judging in pastry and baking competitions since 1995 including World Artisan Baking Cup Sigep, World Chocolate Masters and Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie. Dean is the co-founder of Team Pastry Australia 2010 -2014 as a competitor, coach and manager and is looking to bring that competition experience to a young Australian team for this year’s Louis Lesaffre Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Professional Achievements 


• 2015 TAFE NSW Ambassador, Department of Education and Training 

• 2014 Manager ‘Team Pastry Australia Asian Pastry Cup, Singapore (3rd ) 

• 2013 Coach ‘Team Pastry Australia’ Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie (7th) 

• 2012 Judge World Chocolate Masters 

• 2012 Team Coach Asian Pastry Cup, Singapore (Gold) 

• 2012 NSW VET teacher/trainer of the year, NSW Training Awards 

• 2010 Judge Australian Chocolate Masters 

• 2010 Competed Team Captain/Competitor Asian Pastry Cup, Singapore (5th) 

• 2009 International Pastry Grand Prix, Tokyo, Australian Tasting Judge 

• 2009 World Artisan Baking Cup Sigep, Italy (2nd) 

• 2008 Australian Artisan Baking Cup (3rd) 

• 2006-2007 Master Pastry Chef of the Year, Australian Baking Industry Association 

• 2007 Judge Australian Chocolate Masters 

• 2005 Competed in Australian Chocolate Masters

Sydney (2nd ) 

• 1999 Competed Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie (13th) 

• 1995 26th International Salon Culinaire, Category Gateaux-Gold with Distinction 

• 1995 27th International Salon Culinaire, Category 6 Plated Desserts - Silver 

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