Sourdough Business Women is delighted to have Amy Colli join our community of professional women. As the Sourdough Business Women Regional Liaison, Amy Colli is responsible for supporting business women in the Byron Shire and expanding initiatives into the Ballina, Tweed and Lismore shires. Collaboration with key regional business and Government organisations as well as the identification of women who are capable of driving initiatives, is a key component of Amy’s work. Sourdough Business Women is a key enterprise within the successful business program, Sourdough Business Pathways.
Amy is also the Industry Development Manager at Destination Tweed: 2050 Collective, a membership-based industry body specialising in food tourism industry development for the Tweed shire.
Amy’s career spans 25years in food, wine, events, education and industry development in regional areas. Also known under her brand, Gastronomic Goodness, she has organised local food festivals, industry networking events, and is an advocate for local producers. She is dedicated to connecting farmers, food producers and chefs to improve connectivity within local food system networks.
Amy has delivered agritourism programs and resources (for example, ‘Byron Region Food: Northern Rivers Food & Beverage handbook) for local government, assisted local farmers to diversify and connected tourism operators with local food activation opportunities. She is an occasional MC and committee member of industry organisations such as Northern Rivers Food,
seasonal events such as Greet Your Growers and the biennial Symposium of Australian Gastronomy.
She has experience in food writing, food tourism tours and restaurant judging.
Prior roles with Southern Cross University and TAFE NSW (Wine & Food Technology Centre) involved the organisation and hosting of domestic and international study tours, and industry engagement.
She has experience in training roles within the wine industry, hospitality and founded her experience in restaurants and resorts.
In 2019, Amy completed a Master of Gastronomic Tourism (Le Cordon Bleu/Southern Cross University), joining local and international colleagues with this highly revered postgraduate qualification. A specialist in food tourism and gastronomy, Amy maintains her professional development by regularly attending conferences such as the Symposium of Australian Gastronomy, Destination Food, Food & Words and residential immersion experiences with Le Cordon Bleu.