Djinda Ngardak Aboriginal Culinary Experience - ALBANY
Saturday 17th November – Saturday 24th November 2018
Prepare Produce Provide offered 25 Aboriginal students the opportunity to attend a 7 day camp in the Great Southern to work with some of Australia’s top chefs including Paul Iskov, to develop their hospitality and culinary skills using native ingredients.
At the camp, students and teachers were involved in Master Classes working with industry professionals developing dishes using local foods, native spices, fruits and foraged ingredients sourced from different regions across Western Australia. Their week culminated in them preparing and serving a gala dinner at the Albany Entertainment Centre on Friday 23rd November.
This was a fabulous experience for students from the city and the country to network with others with similar interests from across the state and work with outstanding chefs and industry professionals in the culinary, agricultural and tourism industries.
Prepare Produce Provides’ workshops and master classes supported the competencies for Certificate II Hospitality and Kitchen Operations. This may assist some students to gain credit towards their school qualifications. These workshops also provided teachers with credit towards their industry currency as well as providing them opportunities to network and meet people working at the coalface in industry.
Kerry Sanderson with the winning 2017 artwork created by Rory Charles of Derby.
It was incorporated into a large banner and table settings used at the gala dinner at Government House.