Troy from TAFE Illawarra won the 2015 Excellence in Trade Skills at the NSW Training Awards.
He left school in Year 10 to pursue a career in plumbing. But when that opportunity evaporated with the Global Financial Crisis, he applied for an apprenticeship with Gumnut Patisserie and fell in love with the trade. He completed the Certificate III Retail Baking.
Troy has become highly skilled in all fundamental areas of pastry making and has won an array of awards at the Royal Easter Show and the Baking Association of Australia. He actively participates in local community events, such as the Bowral Long Lunch, and the Southern Highlands Cook Off to help raise money for Youth Mental Health.Troy says that his apprenticeship has given him a secure future in the industry and plans to open his own patisserie one day.Show me courses like this Back to student stories