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From a very young age, Marcus has had a desire to cook for his family
and friends. His passion for food, has led him to become a finalist in
the "Fonterra proud to be a Chef" 2017 mentoring Program.
His enthusiasm has lead him to assist, unpaid, in various
establishments to help strengthen his skills.
Marcus is the 29th recipient of the Oliver C Shaul Scholarship, which
gives him a great opportunity to broaden his training even further by
working in internationally renowned restaurants overseas. Marcus will
be heading to London where he will spend a month at The Ledbury London
and then to Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, England.
Oliver Shaul, was an entrepreneur who among his achievements opened
the Summit Restaurant, established the catering at the Sydney Opera
House and the Travelodge hotel chain. He had a deep commitment to
training and giving talented apprentices an opportunity to continue
their learning with masterful chefs. He received the Medal of the
Order of Australia for services to the hospitality industry.
Scholarship applications from across the state are judged by industry
representatives looking for commitment, passion and culinary
talent. Marcus had this in spades. Congratulations Marcus we hope you
enjoy your amazing overseas experience!