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The hospitality industry is fast-paced, vibrant and is one of the
most diverse and largest employers across the globe. Three TAFE NSW
hospitality past and present students have taken their qualification
and are now working in one of Sydney’s top restaurants.
Headed up by Jacqui Challinor alongside Senior Chef de partie Remy
Davis and apprentice chef, Jeremy Chau, the TAFE NSW past and present
students are working in the kitchen at NOMAD.
It is due to the strong relationships with employers that TAFE NSW
teachers have been able assist current students and alumni to secure
employment in the NOMAD kitchen and within other culinary institutions.
Two days into his commercial cookery course at TAFE NSW Ultimo,
Jeremy Chau, who relocated from Wagga Wagga to follow his passion,
secured himself a job in the kitchen at NOMAD thanks to his teacher,
“I’ve always had a passion for food, so I relocated to Sydney to
follow my career dreams. I feel most comfortable in the kitchen as I
am doing something that I really love, and am excited about the
opportunities working in this space will create for me. I was
fortunate enough to have Scott as a teacher who introduced me to
Jacqui. Two days later, I found myself in the NOMAD kitchen learning
how to prepare their famous charcuterie board.
“After working in the kitchen for a few days, I discovered I’m not
the only trained TAFE NSW student working at NOMAD. I was blown away
to find out that another two employees were also TAFE NSW graduates
including our head chef, Jacqui.
“Studying at TAFE NSW is a great place to learn and experience what
it is like to work in the hospitality industry. I’ve found the course
content is tailored to my learning needs to help me reach my goals and
apply these skills to my current position at NOMAD,” Mr Chau said.
Recently celebrating their fifth birthday, the one-hatted restaurant
is an institution in Sydney. Situated in a warehouse with a large open
central kitchen and bar, NOMAD is all about bringing together family
and friends in a beautiful atmosphere. From preparing their own bread
every day, to producing their own charcuterie and house-made cheese,
NOMAD is all about the best of Australian produce.
TAFE NSW is the largest cookery-training provider in NSW and in
Sydney. Hospitality students train in commercially equipped kitchens,
and have the opportunity to practice their skills in the Apprentice
Training Restaurant. Open to the public for lunch and dinner, the
restaurant is a classroom where the future stars of the hospitality
industry develop and demonstrate their talent to the public.
The long list of TAFE NSW hospitality alumni include chefs such as
Luke Mangan, Matt Moran, Josh Niland, Ed Halmagyi, Giovanni Pilu and
wine maker Lisa McGuigan.
Commercial Cookery courses are now available for enrolment at TAFE NSW.
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