Yakob Abraham

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Yakob Abraham: A Leader in Culinary Excellence and Workforce Development
Yakob Abraham is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the culinary arts and hospitality industries. He has held leadership positions at some of Australia’s most prestigious defence contracting firms and educational institutions, where he has demonstrated a strong commitment to operational excellence, food safety, and student success. Throughout his career, Yakob has shown a dedication to continuous learning and skill development. He holds numerous certificates in culinary arts, food safety supervision, and training and assessment. Yakob also completed postgraduate studies in chef management and brings this management expertise to all of his roles. At Charles Darwin University, Yakob is a lecturer and assessor for international culinary arts, hospitality, and workplace health and safety programs. In this role, he draws on his extensive industry experience to provide students with practical, real-world training that reflects current industry practices and needs. Colleagues praise Yakob for his passion for teaching and ability to help all students reach their full potential. Previously, Yakob held leadership positions with several leading defence contracting firms, overseeing all aspects of food service operations. He demonstrated solid culinary, budgeting, and people management skills. Under Yakob’s direction, kitchens consistently received positive feedback on food quality and service. He also ensured strict adherence to food safety and hygiene standards. Looking to the future, Yakob remains committed to staying at the forefront of industry trends through continuous learning and professional development. He seeks new opportunities to share his expertise through teaching, public speaking, and mentoring the next generation of culinary and hospitality professionals. Yakob’s proven track record of leadership and dedication to excellence make him a valuable asset to any organisation.


  • 22 Crosby Street
  • Zuccoli
  • 0832
  • Northern Territory
  • 0405933037


  • 20 years
  • 20 years
  • VET Lecturer and Trainer
  • Charles Darwin University
  • +61 8 8946 7846
  • Northern Territory, Darwin, 0832


  • Bachelors Degree in Hotel Management
  • Certificate III in commercial cookery, diploma in hospitality, Advanced diploma in hospitality
  • Sarosh institute of hotel administration, Carrick Institute of education, Charles Darwin University
  • Mangalore (India), Sydney, Darwin
  • 2005, 2008, 2009, 2019