The Team

Manuel Barrera – Director

Manuel completed his Cabinet Maker apprenticeship here in Canberra in 1988.

Manuel was a part of Avant-Garde Kitchens humble beginning as a back yard venture.

Manuel has continually updated his qualifications to keep in line with current requirements. Manuel is a member of both the MBA and HIA. As required Manuel holds a white card as well as being trained in asbestos awareness.

In 2012 Manuel completed his KBDi Certified Kitchen Designer course. As our in house designer Manuel also uses the current 3D design software to give our clients the most efficient and realistic design to better give them a idea of the end result.


Kellie Barrera – Accounts/ Office Manager

Kellie has been a member of the Avant-Garde Kitchens team for 11 years.

Rhys Ahrens

Rhys started with Avant-Garde Kitchens Pty Ltd as a first year apprentice.  Rhys is now a qualified joiner having just been signed off of his apprenticeship and is a valuable member of the Avant-Garde team.

Connor Bentley

Connor started with Avant-Garde Kitchens early 2014 as a trade assistant.  As a trade assistant Connor is responsible for a range of duties. From delivering joinery on site, helping installer on site to general duties in the workshop.