Alyssa Jayne Heard

2018
Runner-up
Victoria

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Alyssa began her hospitality career aged 15, waitressing to earn extra money. When the head chef discovered Alyssa’s passion for cooking, she offered her an apprenticeship.

Alyssa enrolled in a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and immediately proved to be a valuable member of the kitchen staff. After she started her apprenticeship, Alyssa graduated from basic kitchenhand work to second chef, producing excellent quality food. She brings new ideas to the work place and thrives on challenging herself to see these ideas come to fruition.

Alyssa finished her apprenticeship in December 2017 and is furthering her studies with a Certificate III in Patisserie. She has a natural talent for this field and regularly produces beautiful cakes and desserts for functions.

Last year Alyssa won the regional title in the 2017 World Skills competition, a testament to her skill level.