Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

After a career that included management roles with both the public service and private sector, Matt entered the hospitality industry at a later stage than most. A commitment to continual learning, together with a love of cooking for family and friends was instrumental in his decision to make the change.

Matt was extremely dedicated to his work and studies and completed a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery in 22 months and is now Head Chef of Bent Spoke Brewing Company in Canberra.

During his apprenticeship, Matt was the recipient of a CIT Culinary Skills Award and a Vocational Service Award and is a member of the Australian Culinary Federation.

In addition to his studies, Matt is working on a series of children's books that are aimed at providing young children with a lifelong love of cooking through reading fun and engaging stories.

Matt was a finalist in the 2016 ACT Training Awards, Australian Apprentice of Year Award, and was appointed as an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador later that year.

Listen to Matt's views on the value of an Australian Apprenticeship.

If you are interested in an Australian Apprenticeship and how to get started, download An Australian Apprenticeship - Endless Career Possibilities brochure or contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

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