Many years ago I worked with apprentice chefs who trained in some of the best restaurants in Sydney. It was a wonderful experience to support and nurture talents that are now cooking professionally around the world. Like most professions chefs come in all shapes, sizes and skill sets. Learning to be a professional in any career is much more than learning the recipes, knife and cooking skills. how to cope with long hours, extremely hot kitchens, frenetic service times, complaining guests and highly temperamental head chefs with exacting standards and unreasonable egos!
It’s also about unleashing your own creativity, having great work ethic, good self care skills and excellent mind set.
So I am delighted to offer this competition opportunity to trainee chefs around Australia.
In my latest book A Tipsy Man Goes Naked – Love Tales and Recipes there are 26 lovely recipes I’ve made myself and I share with readers.While most of my friends would say I was a good cook, I am truly and absolutely very much an amateur in both cooking skills and presentation. But I did wonder what my recipes would look like if they were attempted by professional trainees and this competition gives me a chance to see exactly that.
The Read, Cook, Snap Challenge opens on 01 August 2019 and closes 30 August 2019.
Rules, regulations, entry form and prizes are found here.
And a note to trainees:
Future employers are looking for the following attributes in their staff…
i) ability to follow instructions
iii) willingness to take calculated risks
iv) pride in your work
v) ability to work to deadlines
vi) organisational skills
vii) presentation skills
This competition will give you some of these skills.
Melody R. Green is an angel communicator, soul coach and award-winning author, living in Newcastle, NSW, Australia – who with the help of the Angels frequently advises her clients about how to navigate the twists and turns of the human road we call love. This is her first work of fiction.