Who's behind all this
Cathryn Wood is a 5 star trained chef who has had extensive hospitality experience. For 15 years Cathryn was a chef working in a wide range of food outlets from hospitals to taverns to fine dining restaurants to mining camps including running the special diets kitchen at Princess Margaret Hospital. Cathryn was also a catering field officer for Hospitality Industry Apprenticeship Training Company where she oversaw the training and wellbeing of hundreds of hospitality apprentices. Then become a training officer to teaching many facets of the hospitality industry.
Cathryn then went on to work for Curtin University of Technology writing Healthy Catering training programs for their School of Public Health in a joint venture with the WA Health Department and Healthways. During this time Cathryn won the Vice Chancellor's Award for excellence for service to the community.
As well as being a qualified chef Cathryn has a Bachelor Degree in Training and Development.
Sean grew up on a farm in our great southwest amongst some of the best farm produce in the world he attended Harvey Agricultural High School and went on to an apprenticeship and career with Telstra ending up in Media Services where he was involved in broadcasting local, national and International media events.
In 1999 with a toddler and the imminent birth of their second child Cathryn and Sean were the original "tree changers". They bought the roadhouse and moved to the country. They transformed this roadhouse inside and out and turned it into the award winning regional hub that it is today.
Along the way Cathryn won the prestigious Telstra Business Women's Award and recently Stumpy's Roadhouse was awarded the Wheatbelt Business Network Choice Award at the Wheatbelt Business Excellence Awards.
In January 2016 Cathy, Sean and their 2 children, Zachary and Emilya, bought their famous Stumpy's Brand to Perth when they took on the cafe at Terry Tyzack. In the short time they have been there they have seen the cafe go from strength to strength as more and more people realise how Stumpy's can make their life easier and their community better.