Keryn starts this month as the Kitchen Manager at Te Whare Oranga o Parakai. Born and raised in Helensville, Keryn has travelled significantly – working as a qualified chef on superyachts and in hotels and restaurants around Auckland including Cibo in Parnell. She now lives in Kaukapakapa with her husband and two children and is enjoying being back amongst the local community with friends and family. Keryn is looking forward to linking her role in with the monthly Harvest Markets and getting the community using the fabulous kitchen facilities at Te Whare. Keryn believes food doesn’t need to be complicated or time intensive – just fresh!