Do you dream about being the next Jamie Oliver or Kylie Kwong of the cookery world? Or do you simply have a passion for great food?
Providing fantastic opportunities in a variety of cookery careers, the hospitality industry in Tasmania is thriving.
The restaurant, hotel, resort and café sectors as well as hospitals, taverns and cruise ships all require kitchen hands, cooks and qualified chefs.
Offering diversity in career placements, a vibrant environment plus work hours that are perfect for those who don't want to work the traditional 9 to 5, cookery can open many different doors worldwide.
With unprecedented and widespread cookery skills shortages being reported worldwide, there has never been a better time to consider a cookery course.
Cookery qualifications can lead to a range of employment opportunities including:
Be in charge of the kitchen. If you love to lead, and work under pressure, then you could be a chef in the making.
You will not only be responsible for delivering great food, but you also supervise all the staff and teams in the kitchen. Step up to the plate and you could be responsible for menu design, staff rostering, budgeting and the running of the kitchen during service.
If you don't want to be in charge but love good food and its preparation, perhaps a career as a cook could be for you. Working within the kitchens of cafés, restaurants, hotels and clubs, your role includes preparing a range of dishes and menus.
Handy with a knife but don't like the heat? What about a career as a kitchen hand?
Assist the chefs, cooks and service staff in the preparation and service of food.
Love cakes, pastries and desserts or simply the intricacy of preparing them? Requiring great skills and patience, pastry chefs are sought worldwide and specialise in the production of gateaux, tortes, cakes, specialist breads, chocolates, desserts, sugar confections, ice-creams and a variety of sweets.
They must be the most popular chefs worldwide!
Thought about being a Pastry Chef?
Hear and see how a Tassie mum has followed her passion to change from being a florist to becoming a pastry chef as a mature aged student at the Tasmanian Polytechnic.
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- Certificate II In Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)
- Certificate III In Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
- Certificate III In Hospitality (Patisserie)
- Advanced Diploma Of Hospitality