Trainer & Assessor
Dean has had a long career in the meat industry, initially completing an apprenticeship as a butcher followed by working for leading butchers in the western suburbs including Dench in Laverton and Werribee Plaza before purchasing and successfully operating the Tarneit store.
After selling the store in 2005, he completed several courses in food hygiene and auditing and in 2010 was registered as a Food Safety Auditor, successfully completing in excess of 7000 Audits for SGS Australia.
Following SGS Australia, Dean worked as a Production Manager and Boning Room Manager for Auspork and Colonial Meats before being employed as a Technical Officer and Meat Trainer-Assessor at Melbourne Polytechnic.
Since 2017 Dean is one of TQMS’ specialist retail butchery trainers, delivering on-the-job training in retail butchers across Melbourne. Dean likes meeting new people and enjoys passing on his meat industry knowledge to the students. When not at work, you’ll find that Dean will be tuning into his passion for music.