I am not a chef and rarely cook at my own admittance, not that I need to these days being married to a three hat Michelin star chef and I do not possess any creative cooking talent of my partner and husband Walter Trupp. I am though, blessed with good business acumen complimented with formal studies in Hospitality Management and a 20+ year career behind me.
Uk born, it was not until I come to Australian at the age of 18 that I considered a career in Hospitality
Age 25, I completed a Diploma in Business Hospitality Management with Distinction at Ryde Tafe, Sydney. The next four years landed me consecutive management positions, with 26 staff under my management. Age 30, I moved to Melbourne, and worked for various corporate positions as a Business Development Manager.
Come 2006, a career change, I purchased my own business, a Wellness Centre in the tourist spot of busy St Kilda Melbourne, Australia. At its peak, I employed 14 plus staff with five therapy rooms plus a bookshop under my business name of Leap of Faith Wellness. Nine years later, I relocated then sold the business in 2015.
My own creative passion today is art and writing and Walters is anything and everything to do with cooking!
When Walter and I met in 2015, Walter exuded a talent for cooking I could only gasp at and enjoy by my own palate. I had hit the jackpot in that regard! Whilst Walter possessed an impressive array of awards and achievements internationally working amongst and with some of the most notable chefs in the world, I observed this was not translated into his Australian profile or social media presence with a mere four google reviews.
We decided to join forces professionally with a view to establishing Walters business to its full potential. With a partnership of Walters raw creative genius cooking talent and my business organisational skills, it seemed like an exciting match and teamwork is our key to success.
A sound business plan and financial management to compliment one’s creative potential, I have learnt, are a must to succeed in running a small business successfully.
Today, Trupp the Chefs Table hands-on cooking school, is rightfully establishing itself to its full potential, weathering the storm of bankruptcy as the then Trupp Cooking School then Covid from 2020 to 2021.
We took this time to focus on Walter’s dream goal of establishing an online presence. Together we are making this happen. If you want to learn about cooking? Go no further and literally Cook with Walter Trupp at cookwithtrupponline.com
And my personal goals? My aspirations are in painting and writing -check out my website here www.leapoffaithwellness.com