Lime and blood orange curd friands with berry coulis and chocolate was the original recipe developed by Orange’s Bethany Herridge. This recipe has secured her place as one of the finalists in the sixteenth annual Fonterra Proud to be a Chef Mentoring Program.
The program seeks to provide an exciting opportunity filled with unique mentoring and educational experiences for apprentice chefs throughout Australia.
Bethany who works at the Hotel Canobolas and studies at TAFE Western in Orange will now attend a three day master class delivered by world-leading chefs in Melbourne as a reward for her dedication and commitment to the industry. She is also in the running to win an International Culinary Scholarship tailored to her individual aspirations as a professional chef.
“I am really excited to be attending this culinary experience which would not have been possible without the support and guidance of my TAFE teachers and employer,” said Bethany. “It will be a great opportunity to learn new skills, meet other chefs and gain more knowledge of the industry.”
Bethany is in the third year of her apprenticeship. She said, “I would definitely recommend undertaking an apprenticeship - the TAFE teachers have extensive industry skills and experience which they pass on and the best part of all is that you get paid to learn.”
Enrolments for all courses being offered at TAFE Western in 2015 are now open. Prospective students should visit their local college or call 1300 823 393 for further information.