As a Law and Media student, my initial intention for enrolling in the Tasting Australia food writing course was to satisfy a growing itch for food writing, one that I considered an amateur passion and not a future career pathway. Little did I know that the professional environment of Le Cordon Bleu would ignite a spark within me, inspiring me to turn my passion into a real job. The course exposed me to the best-of-the-best within Adelaide’s professional food writing scene. Through the casual guidance of our experienced teacher, guest speakers and the Le Cordon Bleu team, I gained confidence and fine-tuned my skills, allowing me to; improve my ability to arrange and conduct interviews with key players including celebrity chefs, to meet tight deadlines and to pitch story ideas with unique angles. By the end of the week, I had produced a professional portfolio of work, one that has helped me secure paid food writing jobs in Adelaide, an internship in Sydney with Delicious Magazine and an invitation to the Copenhagen Cooking and Food festival in Denmark. The week was so much fun, plus I was able to experience all that the Tasting Australia festival had to offer.
The Le Cordon Bleu writing course is a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in Tasting Australia under the guidance of one of the industries most experienced minds, David Sly. Soak it all up by interviewing chefs and event organisers as well as attending a multitude of events in the choose-your-own-adventure style course. Quite honestly one of the most fantastic weeks I have had.