Our region is blessed with diverse eateries, and local educators are determined to sustain and grow the hospitality industry, by addressing an apparent skills shortage.
Wodonga TAFE and TAFE NSW Albury are teaming together with local chefs for a commercial cookery industry forum, where issues affecting the hospitality industry can be discussed.
Tracey Holley from TAFE NSW says connecting with local chefs will help develop a framework for future direction.
“We know that businesses have been screaming out for chefs and are having trouble getting young people interested,” Tracey said.
“It’s not like Master Chef, where they get a book deal and never wash a pot again, so we thought, ‘what if we develop a forum with local chefs, to better understand what’s going on in their businesses and what they need from us as educators, so we can be proactive and support them?’
The forum is designed for chefs and businesses that are keen to contribute to and design future opportunities for the industry and attract passionate, talented staff.
It’s hoped phase two of the forum will include a panel with chefs sharing their experiences and career journey with high school students, job networks and people interested in a possible change in career.
For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/commercial-cookery-industry-skills-forum-tickets-36917196328