The 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition was held from 6-8 October at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
The event was the culmination of months of training for over 500 competitions from across Australia aged 16-24 years representing 60 trades and skills, who earned their spot in Melbourne after medaling at the regional level in 2015.
Le Cordon Bleu’s very own Superior Pâtisserie graduate, Mary George, achieved a third place in WorldSkills for Patisserie. This was an 18 hour competition, over 3 days, and requires consistency and technical ability. Her bon bons and entremet, which she created, were a stand out amongst the competition, and as a result she has been recommended to compete internationally and represent Australia in Abu Dhabi in 2018. Mary had to do chocolate work, sugar work, and make mini French gateaux. She chose a Luna Park theme, including a rollercoaster for her show piece; showcasing her fun and quirky individual style.
She was by far the youngest competitor and learned a huge amount from this experience.
A big thank you to the Le Cordon Bleu Sydney teaching team who advised and helped Mary with suggestions and training on campus.
Congratulations, Mary, on a fantastic achievement!