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Transcript for FedUni TAFE | Alyssa Heard - Victorian Apprentice of the Year

I'm fortunate to be one of those people who's always known what they wanted to do with their life.

My name's Alyssa Heard and I started working in hospitality as a waitress in a golf club when I was 15 to earn extra money. The head chef took an interest in me when she found out how passionate I was about cooking.

Towards the end of year 12 she took me under her wing and offered me an apprenticeship, and I enrolled in a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

Winning several awards proved that I was on track.

Creating fresh and slow food that's made with love is important to me. I also love baking and I'm now doing Certificate III in Patisserie.

Travelling is also on the cards to gain industry experience, and eventually I want to own my own business.