February 2024

Healthy Mind Menu - Back of House, Front of Mind Podcast

Join Angela and Paisely on ‘Back of House, Front of Mind’ as we dive deep with Healthy Mind Menu Ambassador Amanda Yong 👩‍🍳🧡

With over a decade of experience in 5-star hotels, top restaurants like Wildflower & Rockpool, and owning her own café, Amanda’s journey is nothing short of inspiring (absolute pocket rocket!).

In this convo Amanda opens up about mental health struggles, industry pressures, and finding balance. An honest, intimate conversation that’ll leave you feeling empowered.

If you, or someone you know needs help reach out to Lifeline 13 11 14 📞 📱

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November 2023

Freo Long Table

Being on my third year participating at such an amazing event, it is an honour to work alongside Alberto Cuzzit, Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton, Perth.

There will be over 550 people dining together at the newly furbished Walyalup Koort/Kings Square from 5.30 pm.

I will be working alongside with my students from Empyrean Education Institute to dish out an amazing menu, beyond your imagination. Grab your tickets now and get ready for the event!

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November 2023

Mental Health Awareness Month

HMM Ambassador @amandadadayst steps into the boxing ring to experience the physical and mental health benefits of boxing. We extend our immense gratitude to the team at Hurt Locker for their unwavering support of Perth's hospitality workers and their encouragement to try it out! Amanda, you're leading the way, and we appreciate it.

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July 2023

Truffle Extravaganza

Mark your calendars and prepare your taste buds for a truffle extravaganza like no other! Join me at this year's Fremantle Markets Truffle Extravaganza, starting July 7th, for a weekend like no other. Indulge in tantalizing truffle-infused dishes, savour exclusive tastings, and don't forget to swing by my booth, where you'll find my renowned gourmet truffle tartes and cookies. Happy to always have a chat, talk about your next tartes order and meet you all in person!

I can't wait to see you there, ready to embark on this truffle-filled adventure together!

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June 2023

Truffle Kerfuffle

June is here, and it brings with it an electrifying energy as we dive headfirst into truffle season! As a pastry enthusiast, this time of year always fills me with excitement and inspiration.

I am delighted to reflect on the incredible and invigorating experience of being a part of this year's Truffle Kerfuffle. The event was a remarkable opportunity to showcase my truffle-inspired culinary creations, including the delicious and rich truffle tartes and cookies. Meeting all of you, my wonderful customers, and witnessing your reactions as you tasted my creations was the icing on the cake.

One of the standout moments of the Truffle Kerfuffle weekend was undoubtedly the live demonstration that took place. It was a true highlight for me to have the opportunity to guide you all step by step through the creation of truffle-inspired desserts.

Thank you for being a part of this memorable experience, until next time!

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June 2023

TartesByAmanda's 2nd Birthday

It's TartesByAmanda's 2nd birthday, and to celebrate this special milestone, I have teamed up with Perth's beloved bakery, Zonts Bakehouse, for an unforgettable collaboration. Together, we have created limited edition croissants that will take your taste buds on a one-of-a-kind journey.

We have the 'Sakura Croissant' filled with Cheese Custard, Sakura Custard and topped with Pashmak Fairy Floss and Sakura Konnyaku Jelly.

The double surprise - 'Macadamia Croissant Wheel' filled with Macadamia Cheese Custard topped with Macadamia praline, Honey macadamia and optional Truffle shavings

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June 2023

Project WOMN Inc. X Yorganop X WAGFG X Will St

As the co-founder of 'Project WOMN', I am thrilled to announce on 17th June 2023, we will be gearing up for an extraordinary culinary event that brings together award-winning chefs from the WA Good Food Guide Awards Night 2022 and the talented staff from the renowned Will St restaurant. Get ready to embark on a remarkable long-table lunch paired with exquisite wines that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you with unforgettable memories.

Our team has been hard at work curating a menu that showcases the very best of Western Australia's produce and wine. But this event is about more than just good food. Every year, we hold a live auction during the event, where all the proceeds will directly benefit the Yorganop Association. This organization holds a special place in our hearts as they provide crucial support and awareness for Indigenous foster children in WA. By attending the long table lunch, you'll indulge in a culinary adventure and contribute to a cause that makes a real difference in our community.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to be part of something beautiful. Reserve your spot at the long table and prepare for an unforgettable journey through flavours and generosity.

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December 2022

The Boutique Christmas Market

Let's spread the Christmas Spirit with family and friends at my first ever Christmas stall! You will be able to find me there with my indulgent truffle butter cookie and limited fruit tartes that will light up your Christmas festivities.

The Boutique Christmas market will be a beautiful and family-friendly event that continues from December 9th until 11th December. You will get to browse a large variety of small businesses and treat yourself to a cheeky dessert to share with your loved ones.

Make sure to SAVE THE DATE and come say hi!


Winning Appliances SHOWROOM DEMO

Being a Pastry Chef, I'm always working with different cooking appliances to create perfection and I've been given a terrific opportunity to demonstrate my skills to you.

The lovely team at The West Australian Food Guide are hosting a showroom demonstration from 10:30am-12:30pm at Winning Appliances O'Connor. This will be a summer-inspired dessert with a twist of Tartes, to show you what the best appliances can create in the kitchen.

It will be great chance to get a feel for the appliances in person and learn more about cooking up a dessert storm.

November 2022

Tartes Supporting Fremantle Long Table Dinner

This will be my second year helping to support Fremantle's Long Table Dinner this Saturday 26th November, by serving up a delicious feast along side Fremantle's best chefs.

There will be over 650 people dining under the stars to raise money for the vulnerable, this will be a wonderful 3 course experience that is all centered around helping those who need it the most.

It's a fast-selling event, so I hope you already bought tickets, as I can't wait to showcase my delectable dishes on the night to you.

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Tartes By Amanda Celebrates General Store Melville Opening

To welcome the NEW General Store in Melville, we teamed up to greet the locals with my fresh gourmet fruit tarts. This was my first pop up with General Store, it was a pleasure to meet everyone that came down from 8am!

Congratulations to General Store Melville and hope you all enjoy my fruit tarts!

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Spring RAG Pop Up

A NEW Spring Pop Up! On the 8th Oct, I had an exciting opportunity to be at RAG Pop Up for their Spring Edition. They are Perth's electric fashion-focused market, trying to help support local creators to come together to display their best selection.

I had my unique range of Truffle Cookies on display, ready to take home! Big thank you to RAG Pop Up for having me and the support from everyone who came down from 10am that day!

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This Spooky Season, I had the amazing opportunity to return for yet another fun and exciting Halloween collaboration with Kumo!

From 15th October, my 'Poisoned Potion' soufflé pancake will be available every day to enjoy with friends and family to get you all in the Halloween spirit.

This one is for all you mint lovers! The 'Poisoned Potion' is topped with Piraya's Pistachio Pashmak, and Mint Ice Cream—all drizzled with Mint Anglaise and sitting on a bed of Oreo Crumbs.

Come down to Kumo to indulge in my new LIMITED EDITION creation, Kumo has even created their own speciality drink, 'Witches Blood' that pairs with the new pancake!

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September 2022

Online HealthMindMenu Workshop

Learning to stay connected and passionate about the world of hospitality, Amanda will be speaking about her experience and offering her tips on this session’s topic. Health Mind Menu have created a FREE online support session, focusing on meaningful connectedness. They are an industry led initiative helping to improve the lives and mental health of those working in the hospitality industry.

There will be a live stream 14th September, 6:30-7PM, online via Zoom or you can register and receive a recording of the workshop.

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August 2022

Perth careers and skills expo

Perth SkillsWest Careers and Employment Expo is WA’s biggest event of the year, showcasing over 140 organisations and careers to the public from school students to those wanting a career change. This year Amanda shared her love of baking among other aspiring pastry chefs, demonstrating her fine culinary skills and rich experience in the industry.

August 2022

PICA Salon Vernissage 2022

Amanda catered for the event and Emyprwan Education was a proud sponsor. Salon Vernissage is the highlight of PICA’s annual donor program, and this year launches Out of Bounds – a dynamic group exhibition that celebrates the diversity, talent and boundary-stretching practices of artists living and working on this land.

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August 2022

Tartes by Amanda x Angelo Street Market Pop Up

We're back at our favourite South Perth market! Come on down to Angelo Street Market this Saturday 6th August from 8AM to get your hands on some of my signature baked cheese tartes and cookies!

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To celebrate one year of making Perth’s favourite cheese tarts, I’ve teamed up with Kumo Perth and put my own twist on their famous soufflé pancakes!

From Friday the 22nd July, my “Moonlight Birthday” soufflé creation will be available everyday from 7:30PM, for a limited time only.

“Moonlight Birthday” is a Smokey Charcoal Soufflé Pancake with Black Sesame Cheese, Strawberries, Balsamic Glaze & Rose Pashmak. Kumo has also created two Black Sesame drinks that pair perfectly with my masterpiece!

June 2022

Tartes X Blue Tree Project

In honour of Men’s Health Week in June, I will be partnering with the Blue Tree Project, raising funds to help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

The Blue Tree Project is a charity that helps spark difficult conversations about mental health. They spread the message that “it’s OK to not be OK”, through placing their signature blue paint around Australia.

To help this incredible charity, I will be donating all my profits made from the launch of my Truffle Butter Cookies to the Blue Tree Project. The launch will be on the 6th of June and can be picked up on the 16th of June.

To help support the Blue Tree Project’s cause, donate here.

June 2022

Culinary Curation for a Cause

Santini Bar & Grill is bringing together four of WA’s top chef’s for a noteworthy night of dining to whet the appetite and warm the soul.  Santini will be hosting a four course degustation in support of the Healthy Mind Menu Charity – an organization that helps identify and address mental health issues in the workplace and investigate ways to better support the mental wellbeing of WA’s hospitality industry staff.

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May 2022

Children of War: Yemen

Some of Perth's best chefs, producers and winemakers have come together to create an all inclusive dinner to help raise much needed funds for the millions of displaced children in Yemen.

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January 2022

Staying Connected with Healthy Mind Menu

Throughout my career in hospitality, I have experienced and met others along my journey who have struggled with mental health whether that be from the industry itself or from their walks of life. Everything ends up being connected.

Then coming across Healthy Mind Menu, I resonated with their values and message of striving to improve the lives for those working in hospitality in WA by building a community as it can be a high-pressure and competitive environment. From closely working with them I quickly became a proud committee member, which I am proud to be a part of to help share and give more awareness to this organisation.

Check out their website to learn more about what they do.

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Saturday Pop Up at Angelo Street Market

A unique and VERY LIMITED selection of my hand-made Fruit Tartes will be available to the public and customers. First in, best dressed!

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First Tartes Pop Up At Angelo Street Market

First ever pop up at Angelo Street Market in South Perth. A very limited selection of hand-made Fruit Tartes available to the public with a meet and greet.

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Central Park Plunge

Project WOMN fundraising for Anglicare WA street connect and Amanda took part in the Central Park Plunge. The Central Park Plunge is a 220 metre abseil down the Central Park Tower to raise funds to support families and kids who face exceptional challenges.


Freo Long Table for St Pat's Community Centre

With over a decade of global experience working in leading
restaurants and dessert bars, Perth-born and Singapore-raised Amanda Yong joined Cooee as an integral member of the pre-opening team, crafting the exquisite pastry offering and later undertaking the Sous Chef position.

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2021 Young Achiever of the Year (Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence)

August & November 2020, July 2021

Project WOMN (Recurring Fundraiser Event)

Co-founder of Project WOMN, an initiative based on a series of pop-up charity food and wine pairing dinners in Perth featuring all women chefs and entrepreneurs in WA, where we worked alongside with WA wine and food producers. For each of the pop-up seasonal dinners, we donated a substantial amount of the proceeds to a selected woman charity. In addition, during each night, the event will be presenting a specially curated menu, paired with wines from partnering wineries.

Past partners and charities include Zonta House Refuge Association, Gynae Awareness Information Network, Anglicare WA Young Hearts, Woodlands Winery, Cullen Wines and Plantagenet Wine.
We raised a total of $51,665.85 across the 3 events.

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April 2021

Good Food Month Young Chef Lunch – (Nominated to represent WA)

Coronavirus lockdowns have forced many chefs to re-think their careers. Ahead of Good Food Month’s Young Chefs Lunch, mentor Anthony Yuill from Shadow Wine Bar and young chefs James Cole-Bowen from Le Rebelle, Amanda Yong from Cooee, and Callum Snares from Shadow, share their thoughts on the impact the pandemic has had on them.

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MiNDFOOD Magazine Feature

"A life-changing decision to study cooking brought a career in some of Australia's top kitchens for this pastry chef who is 'not a sweets person'."

March 2018

Food By Women (Charity Event)

A celebration of women in food, drink & agriculture. Food by Women (an event presented by Food Land Culture) will shine a spotlight on the Western Australian women who make our food, drink and agriculture communities extraordinary. It will be an evening of food, music, good company and an opportunity to meet & mix with industry heros and peers.

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July 2017

Variety of Chefs (Charity Event)

The Crown Towers Ballroom will transform into Perth’s hottest restaurant as seven award winning chefs come together for an evening of gastronomic delight, entertainment and fundraising—all raising funds for WA kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. Funds raised from the night will help Variety provide practical equipment and experiences for Western Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, empowering them to live, laugh and learn

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APRIL 2017

Young guns: Perth's next superstar chefs

"They're the future of Perth's culinary scene, despite already plying their craft in some of our top kitchens around town.

Now Jayden Baggett (The Shorehouse), Benn Rowe (Rockpool), Amanda Yong (Wildflower) and Luke Foyle (Lulu la Delizia) have been hand-picked by some of the city's top chefs as the next generation in Perth's kitchens"

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