Brian Wallace

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Brian Wallace


Senior Lecturer

Teaching areas



  • Apprentice cook, NZ Army
  • London City & Guilds Culinary training and qualification to diploma level
  • Cookery Instructor NZ Armed Forces Culinary Training School
  • Industry chef, Devonport Auckland
  • 1996 – present: Senior Lecturer of Professional Cookery MIT
  • 2002 – 2004 TVNZ Good Morning Show Tuesday chef Presenter TVNZ 1
  • 2003 – 2006: Professional Development Chef trainer for the Super Rugby Chiefs and Auckland Blues Rugby Teams
  • 2005, 2006, 2015 New Zealand Cuisine presentation Macau China
  • 2015 Visit to Hong Kong SunRice Training Hotel School Hong Kong as Guest Chef Lecturer-Presenter

Why I love MIT

MIT is a fun, safe environment, with very helpful 'human' lecturers.  I love that I am in a role where I'm helping students learn a life changing skill.  Seeing the pride in the students’ eyes when they have succeed is priceless.

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