Frank Brough

Lecturer and Dine at MIT Restaurant Manager

Staff profile

Frank Brough


Lecturer and Dine at MIT Restaurant Manager

Teaching areas

Food and Beverage


Frank has always had a passion for cooking and serving food to people – seeing people eyes light up and the smiles on their faces is enough satisfaction for Frank. He always knew he wanted to work in hospitality. 

Frank worked his way through the ranks by starting with a catering company as a waiter when he was around 18 years old. He moved overseas and travelled and worked in Australia then upon his return to New Zealand he landed a job with a well-known international coffee supplier – Douwe Egberts Coffee Systems – also known as Moccona, learning all aspects about coffee. 

Some years later Frank then moved on to managing a catering firm which had three companies operating under its umbrella. During this time, they were catering many large successful events – one of which Frank recalls was the Dinner & Dance in the tunnels on SH1 Puhoi – prior to its grand opening. This was a great tribute to “The Original Spit Roast Catering Company” of which 2,500 guest were catered for in a most unusual environment. 

Frank then moved onto the role of second in charge as operations manager at Eden Park stadium for the Rugby World Cup in 2011. This was a wonderful experience – lots of hard work, but an event whereby everyday brought about it challenges and special moments. With the company Frank worked for, he was able to assist with other large events at other stadiums around New Zealand. During this time, he was employed as a night class lecturer for the coffee short course programme. 

Frank then moved on to manage the Mt Smart Stadium retail sector, managing concerts and of course Warrior’s games for a short period before moving to MIT.

Why I love MIT

I love the people and I love my craft (even though I have not yet mastered all there is to know about Food and Beverage).

I am never bored as it is forever evolving – which is why I love MIT.

As an employee and a lecturer change and diversity is always welcomed at MIT – thus enabling myself to develop new products, and styles of service which brings that new edge for the students to keep them inspired and help keep their passion growing.

Enabling student success and finding the right solution to ensure each student strives and achieves their personal best is why I love working at MIT.