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Angliss Apprentice Wins National AUSTAFE Trophy

Angliss second year apprentice Jaymz Harris won the 2017 AUSTAFE Culinary Trophy in Hobart, with a silver medal, the highest medal awarded. Jaymz was also selected as best apprentice overall against seven competitors from around Australia.

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Jaymz participated in five days of culinary workshops and the national competition.

“Training at Angliss gives me the foundation for my work, which is where I am gaining my cookery skills, learning time management and how to work under pressure."

“It was amazing to be able to put myself to the test and have the support of the teachers and my mentors at work,” Jaymz said.

After winning at the state level, Jaymz only had 24 hours to create his new entry, and to submit his food orders with new key criteria and ingredients for the national competition. In the face of this intense pressure, Jamyz went on to win.

Jaymz is studying his Certificate III in commercial cookery at William Angliss Institute and working as an apprentice at Matteo’s Restaurant in Fitzroy North.

Five students from the William Angliss Institute Melbourne campus joined cookery students at the Lilydale campus for the State finals of AUSTAFE 2017.

William Angliss Institute Lilydale Lakeside campus hosted the Victorian competition which brought 60 students from several Victorian TAFES - both metro and rural together for the fiercely contested opportunity to represent Victoria in the national competition in Hobart.

At the state finals two Angliss Certificate IV students Worapak Woraphon and Astrie Nuriman Saputra also received silver medals for their efforts, and another second year apprentice received a bronze medal.       

Culinary teacher and regional competition organiser and judge Jan Watson said the winning students were awarded the highest marks for their innovation, skill techniques, attention to detail and also the planning and costing elements of their dishes, with hygiene and OHS being important considerations too.

“Jaymz worked incredibly hard to earn his place in the nationals, and to win his section and then overall is indicative of his dedication and motivation.”   

“We are extremely proud of all our students who put themselves out there and challenged themselves at both the Regional and then State level. To have such a high medal tally is unusual for the number of students representing us so we are particularly pleased for them,” Jan said.

AUSTAFE is now in its twelfth year and open to both Apprentices and also Certificate III and IV students. The competition was designed to be an entry point for all students into the cookery competitions that are available. 

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