With a background in agriculture, natural therapies and nutrition, my view of preparing food is incredibly broad. Personally, food is about indulging in a culinary passion. It is about developing high levels of sensory acuity in order to make distinctions between a myriad of flavours, fragrances and textures, whilst maintaining visual appeal.
I have been working in the food industry for 22 years. Beginning as a kitchen-hand, initially to cover my university tuition, became a passion and love for cooking that has been nurtured by some of Australia’s down to earth chefs. For a number of years I was based in Sydney ‘workshop catering’ in the corporate sector, followed by a period of time focusing on whole-food, vegetarian and macrobiotic cooking.
Four years chefing around the world on private yachts entailed preparing between 9 and 11 courses per day. Everything was made fresh daily, including bread, yoghurt and ice cream - often in extreme conditions and situations where provisioning was limited. This experience not only taught me the importance of working with seasonal availability, but also grounded me in the flavour and spice base of each continent.
LOVE brought me back to LIVE and EAT in Australia, and Forster became the birthplace of not only my children, but Food Scents, a range of dried herb and spice blends and herbal tea blends that is the culmination of my travels, and Food Sense Catering, the expression of my creative passion for good food.
Regularly featured in the Wedding sections of the Sydney weekend papers, Cosmopolitan Bride, Country Bride & Groom and recently in Wedding Wows, I have found a wedding niche in the couples escaping Sydney, London, South Africa and many other places to be married in the beautiful Great Lakes area. Catering for this niche over the past 15 years was not something I deliberately aspired to, it is something that has grown from paying attention to detail and a desire to nurture and inspire.
Please phone or email me to discuss a menu for your reception.
Bright Blessings, Amanda Kennett
You can also connect with Food Sense via www.instagram.com/foodsense_catering
Kind Words from Brides, Grooms and their Families:
‘ Thanks for helping create an environment at our wedding that we will remember forever’
‘ You and your staff were superb in every detail…….your professional and organisational ability made the planning of the wedding so easy for me……..your food and service were exceptional and thoroughly enjoyed by all of us……
Altogether a top night due to my wedding planner ‘Amanda’’
‘ Thank you for the most amazing food and service’
‘We were absolutely thrilled with the way everything went…….You must have been very proud of your fantastic food and everyone’s rave reviews…..I know you put a lot of time and energy into making our wedding function special……We enjoyed the day even more than we could have imagined’
‘ We really felt especially blessed to be enjoying such delicious fare’
‘ We appreciated the extra efforts you made to make such a memorable night’
‘Amanda the Amazing ! YUMMY ! Gorgeous fare, you looked after us so well, we enjoyed every morsel’
‘We wholeheartedly recommend the services of Food Sense to anyone wanting exceptional service and food with that extra special touch and style. Our wedding day would not have been the day it was without you’
‘Food and presentation – AMAZING!!!
Staff – AWESOME !!! What a credit to FOOD SENSE……..
‘What an amazing, memorable night. You guys are just awesome, so professional, food and presentation outstanding, we cannot give you enough praise’
‘Amanda, you and your team were truly amazing…..The food, needless to say was out of this world, the comments we have still been receiving are testament to the quality and uniqueness of the food offering…….Your staff were professional, unobtrusive yet attentive……the level of service remained high throughout the night….we were in completely capable hands’
‘The service we experienced from you personally, Amanda, was truly extraordinary…..from our first meeting your enthusiasm, expert guidance, support, kindness and friendship were more than we could hope for…For this I sincerely thank you’