We want you to learn from the best! Our Typsy instructors are recognized as leaders in their fields, both in Australia and around the world. Using their industry knowledge, they provide you with the skills to succeed as a hospitality professional.
Barista at ONA Coffee HouseHugh Kelly runs the research and development side of ONA Coffee, Canberra’s largest specialty roaster, and supplier.
Master Brewer & Global Head of Quality at Guinness
Stephen Kilcullen is the Global Head of Quality and a qualified Master Brewer, at Guinness – a world leading Irish beer brewery, produced by Diageo beverages.
Co-founder and Distiller at Four Pillars Gin
Cameron McKenzie is a co-founder and distiller at Four Pillars Gin, a small gin distillery located in Victoria’s Yarra Valley.
Executive Chef at E.P. & L.P.
Executive Chef Louis Tikaram has built a strong understanding of what makes a great team work, through his experience at E.P. & L.P. and previously at Tetsuya's and Longrain.
Senior Archivist at Diageo
Joanne McKerchar is the Senior Archivist at Diageo, the global leader in beverage alcohol with a collection of over 200 brands.
CEO of Toast Ale
Rob Wilson is the CEO of Toast Ale, an award-winning craft beer company dedicated to reducing food waste.
Head brewer at Riegele
Sebastian Priller is the 28th generation head brewer at Riegele, a family-owned German brewery which was established in 1386!
Owner of FOOD by John Lawson
John Lawson is the owner of the health-focused restaurant FOOD and a chef who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants across the world.
Owner of the London Cocktail Club
JJ Goodman is a trailblazing bartender who has opened nine lauded venues across London.
Owner of Al’FreshCo
Alastair McLeod is an Australian chef and TV personality who recently founded a catering business with its own product line.
Founder and co-owner of Wasabi
Electrolux Young Restaurateur of the Year Danielle Gjestland is the founder and co-owner of the acclaimed restaurant Wasabi.
Culinary leadership expert
Culinary leadership expert Glenn Flood is a food support manager and chef with over 20 years of industry experience.
Vodka expert Monique Farah is a prolific writer who also works as a consultant for vodka companies and restaurants.
Director of Sake at Yuzuki
Yoshihiro Sako is a Kikisake-shi certified sommelier and the Director of Sake at Yuzuki Japanese Eatery in San Francisco.
Owner of Red Lantern
Pauline Nguyen is an entrepreneur, speaker and author. She is the owner and co-founder of Red Lantern, the most awarded Vietnamese restaurant in the world.
Kate Edwards is a hospitality consultant with over 30 years of experience in the industry and an educator at two of New York’s top hospitality institutions.
General manager at Odd Duck
Jason James is a partner and general manager at Austin’s farm-to-table restaurant Odd Duck, where he looks after all aspects of service and is in charge of the restaurant’s front of house team.
Personal trainer and nutritionist
Leandra Rouse is a culinary nutritionist, workplace wellness consultant and fitness expert. She develops unique health programs for individuals and companies.
Owner of This Must Be The Place
Charlie Ainsbury is a World Class recognized bartender and the co-owner of an award-winning spritz and cocktail bar in Sydney. He was twice named Australian Bartender of the Year.
Bartender and beverage director
Dustin Haarstad is a bartender and beverage director at the acclaimed whiskey bar Canon, and the founder of cocktail consulting company Blind Tiger Cocktail Co.
Young Waiter of the Year 2015
Brooke Adey has worked for some of Sydney's most acclaimed eateries and is the current restaurant manager at The Paddington Inn.
Hospitality leadership consultant
As a restaurant consultant and trainer, Mike Ganino teaches managers how to be more effective leaders, create better team cultures and drive organizational growth.
Kirrily Waldhorn is the founder of Beer Diva and a beer consultant, writer, educator and judge. She is on a mission to make beer the new wine.
Kristene King Thrall
Kristene King Thrall is a sommelier and Director of Training at Louie’s Wine Dive in Kansas City. As a wine educator, she is passionate about introducing diners to new and exciting brands.
Director of social media
Sam Mutimer is the founder and Director of Social Media at Thinktank Social. She is one of Australia's foremost social media speakers.
With over 20 years of experience in hospitality, David Hayden now conducts training programs for servers and managers through his company Hospitality Formula Consulting.
Founder of The Restaurant Boss
Former chef Ryan Gromfin is a consultant for the restaurant industry. He uses his extensive experience to help owners and managers reduce costs and increase profits.
Copywriter and creative director
Helen Steemson is the award-winning lead copywriter and creative director at Words for Breakfast, a copywriting agency in Auckland, New Zealand.
Eden Sunshine is the creator of the Level 7 System. Through this training program, he teaches entrepreneurs system formulas for running an effective business.
President of Service With Style
Darren Denington is the founder and president of Service With Style Hospitality Group. He has been in the hospitality industry for over 28 years.
Co-owner of Sand Hill Road
Matt Mullins is the co-owner of Sand Hill Road, a pub group that has owned and operated eight major Melbourne pubs since 1999.
Matt Armendariz has been working in the food industry for over 20 years. His food photography has been featured in a range of publications, from cookbooks to The New York Times.
Co-owner of MamasitaMatt Lane is the co-owner of Mamasita and Hotel Jesus, two iconic Mexican restaurants in Melbourne, Australia.
World Barista Champion of 2015
Sasa Sestic was the 2015 World Barista Champion. He owns the roasting house ONA and the ethical green bean trading company Project Origin.
Grant van Gameren
Restaurateur and head chef
Grant van Gameren is one of the most prolific chefs in Toronto. He is the owner of five venues, including the Spanish-influenced Bar Isabel.
Customer service consultantAmanda Stevens is a full-time speaker on customer experience, the author of five bestselling books, and a regular media commentator on consumer behavior.
Body language expert
Mark Bowden is a global authority on body language. He has coached Fortune 500 and G8 leaders in the importance of compelling communication.
World Barista Champion of 2013
World Barista Champion Pete Licata has worked in every facet of the coffee industry. He now runs a coffee consulting business and trains competition baristas.
Director of HR at Four Seasons
Rowena Carter works with boutique hotels to build company culture, strengthen engagement and develop teams with a strong service focus.
CEO of Green Heart Foods
Former chef turned entrepreneur Lisa Chatham is the founder and CEO of Green Heart Foods, a catering business in San Francisco.
Master distiller at Willett Distillery
Drew Kulsveen is the master distiller at the award-winning Willett Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky.
Reputation management expert
Joshua Swanson is a digital marketing executive and consultant with a passion for business. He is the CEO of digital marketing agency GoToMyApartment.
Beckie Mitchell is the Marketing Manager of the Art Series Hotel Group. Due to her work behind the scenes, the Art Series attracts publicity from around the world.
Lewis Gelmon is the President and CEO of JR Canada Restaurant Group. He consults businesses on tenancy matters and lease agreements.