Brent Strong from Shoalhaven has won the 2016 TAFE NSW Bicentenary
Oliver C Shaul Scholarship in a state-wide competition.
Brent, an outstanding final year cookery apprentice, is the 28th
recipient of the prestigious and coveted scholarship. The Oliver C
Shaul Scholarship was established in 1988 by Oliver C Shaul, a leader
and educator who was keen to acknowledge and reward excellence in
Scholarship applications are judged by industry representatives
looking for commitment, passion and culinary talent.
The scholarship will support Brent's three-month overseas work
placement at Relae in Copenhagen, Denmark. Relae is a Michelin-starred
certified organic restaurant with its own farm. It has won the
Sustainable Restaurant Award twice.
The once in a lifetime opportunity under the supervision of Head Chef
Jonathan Tam will equip Brent with sustainable practices and
ingredients transferable to his own cookery on his return home.
"It's still sinking in. It's such a huge opportunity," says Brent.
Learn more about TAFE Scholarships.