CQU-trained Apprentice Chef Maxine Murphy recently placed second in the Regional WorldSkills Cookery Competition. Photo: CQUniversity
CQU-trained Apprentice Chef Maxine Murphy recently placed second in the Regional WorldSkills Cookery Competition. Photo: CQUniversity unknown

Apprentice chef scores second place

Apprentice Chef Maxine Murphy's first attempt at competing in WorldSkills has awarded her a second place spot and helped her ambition to work in hospitality rise to the surface.

Maxine, a second year apprentice at The Waterline Restaurant at Keppel Bay Marina, placed second in the recent event, just one-and-a-half points behind ultimate winner, Tim Peet, from Mackay.

"It was my first time competing in WorldSkills and even though I'm a little disappointed in my performance, I enjoyed the challenge," she said.

"(The menu) didn't stress me out too much, but the pre-training was pretty full on."

Maxine said she still had one more year to finish her apprenticeship, but she hoped to operate her own catering business in the future.



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