- Published: 24 March 2014
Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) in collaboration with William Angliss Institute is set to welcome even more students on the pathway to success with the new Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. The new program enables students the opportunity to become a trade qualified cook while employed in a commercial kitchen environment one year less than the traditional pathway. As part of the recently launched Skills Pathways project, the initiative aims to make apprenticeship more attractive to those aspiring to enter the industry, increase the quality of apprentices and up skill chefs and supervisors.
The $7 million project, which has been co-funded by the Australian Government’s Accelerated Australian Apprenticeships initiative, is based on competency rather than time. Restaurant & Catering CEO John Hart observed that apprenticeship is the most effective training pathway particularly for young people entering the hospitality industry. He noted that ‘the on and off the job learning provides the most ‘job-ready’ graduates’. “The Skills Pathways project supports William Angliss Institute hospitality apprentices, cooks and chefs in completing their training and progressing their careers. "Australia has a very good reputation in this industry and skills gained can be transferred to any part of the world - in fact they are sought after”, said Mr Hart.
The Institute expects the Certificate lll in Commercial Cookery to be very successful with up to 115 apprenticeships available in Victoria.
“As Restaurant & Catering’s preferred training partner, we’re looking forward to working together to monitor the progress of our apprentices and mentor them through their learning,” said Mark Agius, Manager – Centre for Food Trades and Culinary Arts, William Angliss Institute.
“We offer a range of support services to students on campus but for apprentices who undergo a lot of their training in the workplace, the Skills Pathways will improve engagement and give them the chance to fully benefit from all our trainers have to offer.”
Skills Pathways Ambassador Dan Hong is confident in the program to help increase the number of apprentices currently working in his Merivale kitchens, with only two among his 40 employees. “The Skills Pathways program has all the ingredients for the perfect recipe - I wish I had this sort of support when I was completing my apprenticeship”, said Mr Hong.
The program is supported by the Discover Hospitality website, which is the first online recruitment platform where users can store their electronic CV and supporting information in a free, convenient and secure ‘Skills Passport’. Employers can track an employee’s training and career achievements on the website, which helps connect them with apprentices and chefs. Those interested in any of the Skills Pathways are encouraged to register their interest at www.discoverhospitality.com.
Watch the introductory video below.
- Published: 20 March 2014
William Angliss Institute's International team will be visiting international student education exhibitions (expos) in March across the Philippines, South Korea, Vietnam and also here in Sydney.
Keep an eye on our Meet Us page for regular updates.
For more information about studying at William Angliss Institute as an international student, visit our International page or contact:
T: (03) 9606 2169
- Published: 14 March 2014
William Angliss Institute, together with Peerless Foods are pleased to announce the Australian oil company’s sponsorship of the Institute’s Centre for Food Trades and Culinary Arts.
As the largest, privately owned manufacturer and supplier of premium edible oils, fats and margarines in Australia, Peerless Foods has been appointed the sole provider of frying and culinary oils used within the Centre.
Oils from Peerless Foods were selected due to the impressive reputation of its Aussie-made products. Those nominated from the outstanding Peerless portfolio include high-performance Formula 40 Deep Frying Oil together with premium quality Pura Canola Oil and Pura Olive Oil for culinary purposes.
When announcing the sponsorship, Manager of the William Angliss Institute Centre for Food Trades and Culinary Arts, Mark Agius, commented:
“To maintain our place as Australia’s leading specialist training provider for the foods, tourism and hospitality industries, we at William Angliss are most particular about the products we use, whether they be for application in cookery, patisserie or food science and technology.
“We seek only those of the highest standard and this is why we have chosen Peerless oils. By example, Formula 40 is a particularly outstanding frying oil. This premium quality oil not only demonstrates longevity but also results in the enhancement of natural food flavours and aromas,” Mark said.
Peerless Foods Marketing Manager, Cheryl Lauk highlighted the fact that Formula 40 is the preferred frying oil among chefs from some of Australia’s best restaurants. She also made reference to the synergy between the brands of the two entities.
“We believe this sponsorship is exceptionally complementary as it highlights both the longevity and reputation for quality in our respective specialised fields.
“While for 70 years William Angliss has been the leading specialist training provider for the foods, tourism and hospitality industries in Australia, for a similar period, Peerless Foods has delivered premium oils and fats to Australian foodservice professionals and supported them with education about usage.
“Our William Angliss Institute partnership enables us to build awareness of Peerless’s quality range of oils among the future stars of the foodservice industry and, through additional attributes of our sponsorship, assist them to achieve their career ambitions,” said Cheryl.
Incorporated into the partnership with the Institute’s Centre for Food Trades and Culinary Arts is a range of educational opportunities, a highlight of which is The William Angliss/ Peerless Foods Award for Excellence.
Available to Level 3 Apprentice and non-Apprentice students, this scholarship allows Peerless Foods to encourage the academic achievement of the Centre’s students and assist the recipient to accomplish his or her career ambitions.
Learn a few tips from our experts in the following short video produced as part of the Peerless Foods/William Angliss Institute partnership.
For more information about sponsorship and William Angliss Institute partners, visit our Sponsorship page.
- Published: 04 March 2014
The start of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival marks the beginning of a very busy time at William Angliss Institute for students are staff.
Students will be involved in several events at the Festival including:
- The Homeless World’s Longest Lunch on 28 February in conjunction with the HEAT (Hospitality Employment And Training) initiative for disadvantaged youth. The lunch is a gourmet 3-course meal for those affected by homelessness
- The World’s Longest Lunch also on 28 February is a sold-out event held at Alexandra Park where 1,500 guests enjoy a 3-course meal prepared by some of Victoria’s best chefs. The amazing opportunity for our students is that they gain experience working with top chefs and on a world-class event. Students from several of our course areas have the opportunity to apply for these roles.
- The Institute is running our own event again at the 2014 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival on 13 March. At Cooking Sustainable Seafood our experts will demonstrate everything a home-cook needs to know about cooking sustainable seafood! For tickets, visit www.angliss.edu.au/mfwf
- Published: 03 March 2014
William Angliss Institute's Oral History Project preserves the Melbourne icon's unique history.
For three years, William Angliss Institute's Special Collections Unit recorded memories of former students and staff as part of the Institute's Oral History Project.