A young woman from Dubbo is cooking up a storm with her studies, success that’s encouraging her to pursue a career in a booming food services industry.
From maintaining good hygiene to providing customers the best customer service, Eloise Lambell has all the right ingredients thanks to the practical skills she is learning at TAFE NSW.
The 20-year-old quickly discovered a passion for food services when she completed a Certificate IV in Hospitality.
She loved the hands-on learning and ability to study theory alongside practical skills so much, she enrolled in a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery at TAFE NSW Dubbo.
The student who also works at Dubbo’s Dahab Cafe sees a bright future in the industry.
I use the skills I am developing every day at work...Student Eloise Lambell
“I use the skills I am developing every day at work and I believe I’m only able to do my job because of what I have learnt and continue to learn at TAFE NSW,” she said.
“Something I really struggled with when I first started out was money handling, but I was able to overcome my nerves after the ample experience I received getting real-life experiences in the TAFE NSW Dubbo training restaurant.”
Dahab Café owner Marley Khattab said Ms Lambell was a great asset to the café.
“We are noticing her fine-tune her skills in food handling and she doesn’t mind doing any job we throw her way,” he said.
“To develop her skills in commercial cooking we are arranging for her to work a few days a week in the kitchen, which will help the café as well as enable her to practice what she is learning at TAFE NSW.”
TAFE NSW Dubbo tourism and hospitality head teacher Sue Greer said Ms Lambell was a model student and it was clear she had really found her calling in a booming industry.
Eloise is the perfect example of students coming to TAFE NSW and learning practical skills that are highly sought after in the hospitality industry and result in real-life employment outcomes.Head teacher Sue Greer
“Australian government statistics reveal that food services is classed as one of the top five industries in terms of opportunities and growth across the country, and is the leading youth employment section in NSW,” she said.
“Eloise is the perfect example of students coming to TAFE NSW and learning practical skills that are highly sought after in the hospitality industry and result in real-life employment outcomes.”
Ms Greer said enrolments are now open for semester two at TAFE NSW.