Frances Healy has a background in numbers and banking. She came to Wharerata over 19 years ago when she picked up some after-hours work to earn a bit of extra money. Frances never left and eventually worked her way up the hospitality ladder. Her background and experience with managing events at Wharerata and Sport & Rugby Institute is phenomenal. Frances can move with ease from a premium wedding event, to looking after the Australian Hockey Team. With all the high-quality food and beverage she sees each day, nothing beats a good burger in her books.
Cory Anderson has worked in hospitality for most of his working life. He worked the café, bar, and restaurant scene before progressing into events management. He brings a wealth of experience to Massey Venues in Wellington having worked on major events like the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Grand Prix and the Avalon Air show all across NZ, Australia, and the UK. Cory has trained as a pilot which gives you an idea of his ability to balance attention to detail and getting the job done. In his downtime, he is partial to craft beer in particular Hazy IPAs.
Chef Tharakorn Parimathawut (Ray) is a qualified chef with 15+ years’ experience. Ray trained in Switzerland where he went on to work in luxury hotels. His claim to fame is cooking for the Queen of Thailand in Bangkok. He eventually settled here in New Zealand where he has extended his skills and knowledge even further working with boutique fast-food and providing first class catering in private schools. Ray is well travelled, but still loves the food he grew up with.