The Team

The Team

Head Chef

Douglas Malcolm

Douglas Malcolm is the head chef and manages the culinary operation at NOA. With extensive experience in the Local food scene, as well as abroad, Doug has quickly cemented a strong local following with his diverse and cleanly presented dishes at NOA.

His philosophy to food is simple clean flavours, allowing the produce to speak for itself. Doug has created a menu that draws on local ingredients utilising seasonal produce put together with care and attention. As a chef, Doug is an advocate of the ‘small plate’ concept, allowing dishes to be easily shared around the dining table.


Restaurant Manager


NOA Events Catering would like to introduce our Restaurant Manager Agathe Camp.

Agathe has a strong background in both the corporate and wedding catering market in her homeland of France. She brings a wealth of knowledge on current international food and service trends and her attention to detail is only matched by her HUGE smile and zest for creating unforgettable events.


Operations Manager

Krissy Paynter

My mother and my Grandmother were infamous for their dinner parties. As a child you would find me in the family kitchen learning recipes. Or, preparing the table with the appropriate cutlery, dressing it with centrepieces and recreating the wonderful napkins artistry I’d learnt at our local Chinese restaurant.

At age 21, I found myself applying for an apprentice chef/kitchen hand position at a well revered local seafood restaurant in Ulladulla NSW. My interviewer, the proprietor asked why I wanted to get into hospitality. My answer was simple “I have a love for food” I grew up with the kitchen being the heart of our home, there was energy, people, laughter, and excitement happening in there, and I wanted to be involved. That day the owner created a position for me, front of house, as a trainee waitress, with his insight he said my personality suited talking to people, and I could still love food, possibly even more so, from the floor, where my outgoing and talkative nature would shine. He wasn’t wrong. Almost 20 years later I’m still doing it. I’m very grateful to of found a career I have a genuine passion for.

“I was always in trouble as a child for talking too much,…then I made a career out of it”

Most of my career has been spent in Port Douglas FNQ. I recently relocated to Cairns to be closer to family, but it was on condition I got a job @NOA. I loved their concept, and that it was a family ran business. I’ve always chosen the owner operated restaurant over a chain. I treat it like my own and both my work colleagues and customers like family and friends. I genuinely welcome you in, I’m happy to be at work and I’m glad you’ve joined me. I’m widely known and remembered for my smile and vibrant laughter, and as family traditions go I throw a pretty good dinner party. But I couldn’t do it without my amazing chefs, bartenders, and wait staff that help deliver the NOA experience.

Come down, dine, enjoy, and meet the rest of the team.