“Jocelyn Hancock is a highly regarded and much admired business woman. As Queensland’s leading patisserier she is a role model for all women brave enough to venture alone into small business. She has won great respect over the years for her cheerful nature, personal intelligence, extraordinary determination and persistence in her unique artistry, her interest in the history of her chosen profession and belief in quality presentation”
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Jocelyn Hancock is enthusiastic about clean, fresh, regional Queensland produce and its origins. Her decades long culinary adventure began in regional Queensland, expanding to London, Paris and Melbourne.
Returning to Brisbane, having honed her chefs’ skills, Jocelyn established herself within the local food culture, quickly earning a reputation as a champion for growing, cooking and eating regional produce.
This advocacy has seen Jocelyn work in diverse advisory and hospitality roles in Brisbane and the Darling Downs, participating annually in the Southern Downs Harvest Lunch to raise vital funding for local charities. She is a contributing writer for Taste in The Courier Mail.
Growing up on Braeside, her family’s farm at Killarney, Jocelyn has a generational strong connection to the rural Southern Darling Downs. This connection is maintained to this day, through her creation and care of a productive stone fruit, citrus orchard and recently bee hives. Jocelyn’s next culinary adventure will see her return to West End later this year.