~ Our Chefs ~

Ray Manning

Ray Manning

Head Chef

Ray is an experienced chef who completed his apprenticeship and then continued to work in 5 star and fine dining establishments on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Ray has been working in the hospitality industry for 18 years and while he is only 32 years old, he has also owned two restaurants in this time. Ray has also cooked for stars including Marcia Hines, Vanessa Amorosi and Delta Goodrem (not bad hey)!

Ray works as a Hospitality Trainer for MRAEL and is passionate about passing on his skills and knowledge to people from a beginner to professional level. This and his experience with multiple cuisines including French and Thai is what makes Ray a perfect addition to The Family Table!