Wodonga TAFE and TAFE NSW collaborate for CHEFTALK

Wodonga TAFE and TAFE NSW collaborate for CHEFTALK

By Susan Burdett
12 Oct 2017
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come to Cheftalk

Wodonga TAFE and TAFE NSW (Riverina Campus) are proudly collaborating to present Cheftalk, an industry forum for anyone interested in being a chef.

Cheftalk will be held on Monday 16 October 2017, from 5pm to 6.30pm, at the Atura Hotel, Dean Street, Albury. This free forum will give people an opportunity to hear first-hand from chefs working in the industry, and to find out what they need to know about working in this dynamic industry and the extensive career opportunities that are available. Regional chef guest speakers at Monday’s forum will be: David Kapay - Executive Chef/Owner of Miss Amelie; Justin Hope - Executive Chef at the SS&A Club; Jamie Cox - Head Chef at Star Hotel, Yackandandah; Nick Gosnick - Head Chef at Settlers Tavern, Mt Beauty; and Anna-mei Telmo - Sous Chef at Atura Hotel. 

Team Leader for Wodonga TAFE’s Cookery & Hospitality programs, Ms Sherren Rahaley, said this cross-border initiative was in response to a nationally identified training shortage of qualified chefs, with both TAFEs taking this opportunity to work together to resolve skills gaps, particularly in our local region. 

“This forum is a great way for us to break down the barriers of false perceptions of the foods industry, and generate interest around what sort of career you can have as a professional chef. People will be able to hear from professionals who are at the top in their chosen industry, who are showing that being a professional chef is a valued career choice”, said Sherren.

“Both Wodonga TAFE and Riverina TAFE as education providers in the foods sector are working hard to enhance the industry’s reputation. The food industry has come a long way and is an important part of our community. There is such a broad range of career options available to you as a professional chef – whether you want to work internationally or stay in the local region, whether you want to work 9 to 5 in a commercial environment or put in the hours to own your own restaurant – you will always be employed, and you can find work anywhere”, said Ms Rahaley. 

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