Tristan Fraser | Freelance Human
Tristan has just recently gained Cert. III in Education Support and has been working in the Support sector for the past year, along-side focusing on getting his own business off the ground – specialty pop-up pasta nights on the central coast. Tristan has always had a passion for people, creating and pasta. Bringing the three together was the obvious choice!
Tristan Fraser was a free-lance in the Entertainment Industry with a rich background in the high-end hospitality sector. Earlier in his hospitality career he held restaurant and venue manager roles at establishments such as Cumulus Inc, The Argus Dining Room and other high-end venues. His significant work during his time at The Argus Dining Room resulted in the restaurant’s attainment of their first Hat from The Good Food Guide. Using this experience he moved into private chefing and small-time catering.
Within the Entertainment Industry he has a rich background with in the Art Dept in roles such as Stylist, Buyer, Standby, Assist, and having been responsible for the Production Design of a few ventures including some online content for Sony. Tristan has worked on a variety of commercial and independent shoots, assisting and coordinating with directors and production teams to source, design, build and style shoots as well as food styling, and working with children and young adults.
Extensive managerial experience in high-end hospitality industry
Extensive chef and catering experience
Set and Prop resourcing, styling, and building
Comfortable working at heights, and with most tools
High level experience working in fast-paced environments
Creative and solutions driven
Strong eye for detail
Skilled driver confident with mini-trucks, vans, motorcycles, forklift
Support worker with Includa Disability Support Services, Central Coast, NSW — 2020 – current: supporting diverse clients living with varying disabilities in the community.
Work placement/experience at Holgate Public School as part of Cert. III Education Support, Holgate, NSW — 2020
Casual FOH/Chef, Young Barons Restautant; Woy Woy , NSW — 2019 – 2020: Service and prep cook, front of house service bar and floor, open and close responsibilities.
Stand-by Props “Get Real” Children’s Television Series shoot for Channel Ten, Ambience Entertainment Sydney, NSW — 2019
Lighting/Electrics dept “Peter Rabbit 2” feature film shoot, DOP Peter Menzies Jr. Gaffer Michael “Fridge” Adcock, Fox Studios/On location Sydney, NSW — 2019
Production Designer/Stylist “All Occasions Sony” online content shoot, 3:AM Productions, Sydney, NSW — 2018 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BlH8-RZhHUw/?taken-by=sonyaustralia)
Food Assistant “My Kitchen Rules” Series Ten shoot, Channel Seven; Sydney, NSW — 2018
Food Buyer/Food Assistant/Food Runner“Chefs Line” series two shoot, SBS Series; Sydney, NSW — 2018
Art Buyer/Stand-by Props for Justine Clarke’s “TaDa” ABC2 Kids Television Series; Sydney, NSW — 2017
Freelance Chef/food consultant, Like Minds Cafe; Avoca Beach, NSW — 2016 – present: Responsibilities include, open/close, menu maintenance and development is with the owners, equipment maintenance and care, service and prep cook.
Venue Manager, Moor Please; Hepburn Springs, Vic. — 2014 – 2015: Aided in setting up of new business and implemented systems and procedures. Oversaw daily operations of both front of house and kitchen in this busy all day cafe/restaurant. Handled all monetary responsibilities including cash- ups and banking. Responsible for all hiring/terminations and staff induction and training. Responsible for social media/marketing for the restaurant and events.
Restaurant Manager, The Argus Dining Room; Hepburn Springs, Vic. — 2012 – 2014: Managed all front of house related responsibilities in restaurant, bar, hotel room service and functions centre. Helped in attaining first hat for restaurant. Responsible for all hiring/terminations and staff induction and training. Responsible for social media/marketing for the restaurant and events.
Restaurant Supervisor/Host/Bar Manager, Cumulus Inc; Melbourne, Vic. — 2009 – 2012: Worked my way up from bar back/section waiter to bar manager, restaurant host and restaurant supervisor in a matter of 9 months in this busy two-hatted restaurant. Varied responsibilities including; staff training, hiring, rostering, and equipment inductions, cash-ups etc..
Education & Certificates
Certificate III Education Support – Year 2020
Food Safety Supervisor & Basic Food Safety Certificate
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Intro to Sommelier, TAFE Tasmania
University of Tasmania, Arts/Fine Arts Degree — Year 2007/2008 (partial completion).
Graphic Design, TAFE Tasmania (short course) — Year 2007
Certificates III & IV in Hospitality Operations & Management — Year 2004-2006
Launceston College (Arts focused including Radio, Film, Writing & English literature) — Year 2003-2005