William Angliss Institute chief executive officer Nicholas Hunt, scholarship winners Ashley Kinnersly-King, Natalia Nuyerepon and Cristian Campos and country business manager for Nestle Professional Oceania Pat Stobbs.
2015 Nestlé Golden Chefs Scholarships Awarded

Five William Angliss Institute commercial cookery and patisserie students will receive a $2500 scholarship towards continuing their studies in 2015.

There was a strong field of applicants across both states with Ashley Kinnersly-King, Cristian Campos and Natalia Nuyerepon selected in Victoria and Henry Hughes and Katina Siris chosen from New South Wales.

Henry is studying a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery while Katina is undertaking a Certificate III in Patisserie.

The Victorian-based Cristian Campos said the scholarship will allow him more time to focus on his studies and build a bright future.

“I come from South America. I travelled to Australia with a student visa and am only allowed to work 20 hours per week, which is just enough to support myself,” Cristian said.

Cristian is working as a commis chef at The Smith restaurant and aims to travel to France and learn more about the art of food and to one day work in a top Australian restaurant.

Scholarship winner Ashley Kinnersly-King says she is prepared to travel from her home on the Bellarine Peninsula to Melbourne to get the best possible foundation for her career.

“With a five month old baby at home this scholarship means my fees are paid and I have money to get new uniforms. I’m also looking into doing some extra specialised short courses to further my training and gain an edge in my career,” Ashley said.

“When I complete my course I plan to work in some restaurants in Melbourne to boost my skillset. I would love to own my own business one day but I don’t want to rush and I’m mindful of balancing professional development with my young family.”

Natalia Nuyerepon from Surabaya in Indonesia said the scholarship means a lot to her. “As an International student it has been difficult for me but thanks to this Nestlé scholarship I can confidently continue my study,” Natalia said.

Natalia’s father passed away recently and Natalia now pays her own school fees.

The Nestlé Golden Chefs Hat Scholarships are offered on an annual basis to eligible current students of William Angliss Institute, or those looking to study at William Angliss Institute at either the Melbourne or Sydney campuses.

Leading food manufacturer Nestlé Professional together with the William Angliss Institute, offers five culinary scholarships in Victoria and NSW to create career-starting pathways into the Australian food industry.

Country business manager for Nestle Professional Oceania Patrick Stobbs said, “It’s great to be investing in the future of the industry at a grassroots level through the Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Scholarships. We’ve worked with the Institute for a number of years, sharing our support of tomorrow¹s food industry leaders through our Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat competition.”

The William Angliss Institute Foundation was established to help the Institute provide educational opportunities and financial assistance to support disadvantaged students in achieving their career ambitions.

William Angliss Institute chief executive officer Nicholas Hunt said, ”We’re so proud of our students who have worked so hard for these scholarships. Nestlé Professional has given valuable support to the William Angliss Institute Foundation and the Institute itself. Our shared commitment to fostering education and benchmarking skills in the food service industry provides synergies between two organisations that benefit tomorrow’s leaders through educational support.”

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William Angliss Institute chief executive officer Nicholas Hunt, scholarship winners Ashley Kinnersly-King, Natalia Nuyerepon and Cristian Campos and country business manager for Nestle Professional Oceania Pat Stobbs.

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