Helise Heggen

Helise Heggen has been working in hospitality for more than 21 years, beginning her career as a kitchen hand while studying interior architecture. A full-time career in architecture was put on the back burner as she completed a mature-aged commercial cookery apprenticeship at the age of 30. Four years later, Helise joined Merivale in her first front-of-house role as an assistant restaurant manager at Mr. Wong before moving to Fred’s venue manager.

Helise is excited to side-step again into a new space as a learning and development partner where she oversees Merivale’s Apprenticeship School, Senior Development Programs and Bartender Bootcamp.