My name is… Fiona Hartstone

Job Title… Cook Extraordinaire

Original Country… New Zealand

Specialising in… FEEDING PEOPLE, menu planning, food preparation, recipe fun including catering for all our special dietary requirements, loving being a mum to all the staff!

Previous Experience… I’ve worked all over New Zealand and in Australia. I loved working in retirement home’s looking after the elderly and I love working at Lakewood Lodge. I basically love to look after people and FEED THEM. When I are not cooking up a storm at the Lodge, I spend quality time with my partner, children and grandchildren.

Why I love Lakewood… I love that at Lakewood Lodge we have the opportunity to spend time with children serving and teaching whilst we watch them develop confidence and skills which will help them in their growth to adulthood. I also love the view from the kitchen, so beautiful. It’s awesome for me to have the chance to interact with the children and be part of a great team.

My Favourite Movie… Forrest Gump

Favourite Lakewood Lodge Animal… Kevin the Chicken – he cracks me up!

Favourite Food at the lodge… Everything I cook is GREAT SO I think all the food is great!

Favourite Lakewood Lodge Disco song… Cooking in the Kitchen

Favourite Activity to Instruct… Cooking!