TAFE NSW students received a cooking lesson from none other than
food-superstar, author and restaurateur, Maggie Beer, this week.
Australia's biggest food-icon visited a number of TAFE NSW locations
to share her best kept secrets with aged care cooks and chefs as part
of her work with the Maggie Beer Foundation.
"I believe in beautiful food for everyone", Maggie asserted
to the Northern Star.
"It's all about giving every single person the chance so every
bite of food should give pleasure and nutrition side by side".
Students were more than impressed with the icon's seminar, describing
her as "inspiring, engaging and approachable". Maggie
appeared to be no stranger to a selfie, happily posing with excited
students as her positivity spread like wildfire.
"There's nothing more powerful than positive energy, and when
they can deliver meals that are full of the right thing, it has so
much to do with the well-being and energy for everyone involved",
Maggie conveyed to The Daily Examiner.
As well as learning delicious recipes, methods and nutrition tips
from Ms Beer, participants took part in a cooking challenge. This
crafty challenge taught students to make food more appealing to the
senses by cooking up arousing aromas and presentations to be proud of.
"Something as simple as having a bread maker which gives off a
wonderful aroma and making the residents aware of the love which has
gone into their meal makes an enormous difference", Maggie said.
Maggie spoke highly of all students, recognising their importance in
the future welfare and happiness of elderly residents:
"I know how important they are, and they have the greatest
possibility to give pleasure to the residents that they look
after.", Maggie told The Daily Examiner.
"The great thing is that the people who are here are interested,
and what I hope is they come away with ideas and hints and a comradery
to be able to share their successes".
Needless to say all of our students left feeling uplifted, educated
and inspired to make a difference. Big thank you to Maggie Beer for
sharing her wisdom with TAFE NSW.