Mildura Weekly : Friday October 10 2014 Vol 8 No 49
16 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014 Big impact from small business • From Page 14 As a small business owner, she says she places great importance on developing rela- tionships with customers, hosting an annual community knitting event where custom- ers can sit down, have a cuppa and knit a square that is sewn into a blanket to be auctioned to raise money for Sunraysia Cancer Resources. “It’s important to me to do that each year, and it’s the right thing to do,” she said. “That part of small business is really nice...people want to be involved, and I have lovely cus- tomers who support it. “Supporting small businesses in Mildura means your children can find jobs locally, and maintains a shopping precinct here. Plus (small businesses) actively help out in the community – but we need support to be able to do that.” Support Small Business Day is an initia- tive of the State Government, in partnership with the Bendigo Bank. • FOOTNOTE: There are currently more than half a million actively trading small business- es in Victoria, contributing approximately 30 percent of the State’s output and sales, which represents a significant economic benefit to the State. Shoppers can search the Support Small Business Day website for participating busi- nesses, and also register their details to be in the running to win prepaid gift cards and other prizes. • Cathy Violi SIX SuniTAFE cooks have proven that they are at the cutting edge of their industry, bringing home a swag of medals from the recent State Cooking Finals. The six set off to Melbourne to compete in the State Finals conducted as part of the Hospi- tality Industry event ‘Fine Foods’ – held at the Melbourne Conven- tion and Exhibition Centre. It was an exciting opportu- nity for our regional Commercial Cookery students, and the Insti- tute is proud of the team repre- senting Sunraysia in Melbourne, hospitality coordinator Brad Fyfe said. “The past two years’ experi- ence at Fine Foods in Melbourne was invaluable. Our local ap- prentices did very well, with all competitors returning with bronze medals,” he said. Our regional finalists and bronze medal winners at the state finals representing SuniTAFE and Sunraysia region awarded were: • Drew Sammut, third year apprentice at Zambelli’s Kitchen – Winner of SuniTAFE’s 2014 Chefs of the Future cooking com- petition. (Bronze Medal winner) • Curtis Harper, second year apprentice at Black Stump Bistro and Jim McDougall in Stefano’s Cellar – Runner-up of SuniTAFE’s 2014 Chefs of the Future cooking competi- tion. (Bronze Medal winner) • Vimal Ram, SuniTAFE In- ternational Student from Fiji, Certificate IV Hospitality (Com- mercial Cookery) working at Mildura Brewery Pub – and 2014 finalist in the Victorian Interna- tional Education Awards Interna- tional Student of the Year award). (Bronze Medal winner) • Kritika Devi, SuniTAFE In- ternational Student from Fiji, Certificate II in Kitchen Opera- tions working at Season’s Res- taurant and Curry and Tandoor. (Bronze Medal winner) • Milagros Kerr, Certificate II in Kitchen Operations working at the Nandaly Pub. (Bronze Medal winner) • Bernadette Shaddock, sec- ond year apprentice at Mildura Gateway Tavern. (Bronze Medal winner) “The medal winning per- formances and high calibre skill levels demonstrated by all involved are a great reflection on SuniTAFE’s programs and industry experienced teachers across the variety of programs we offer in commercial cook- ery!” Brad said. SuniTAFE in commercial cookery success story • RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: SuniTAFE’s bronze medal-winning students, left to right, are Curtis Harper, Drew Sammut, Kritika Devi, Milagros Kerr, Bernadette Shaddock and Vimal Ram. $399 $19 9 FS 38 - Lightweight and powerful weight and powerful $299* * * RE 108 - Better cleaning power with 1595 psi E e w RE cl w Faster blades for cleaner cuts Well balanced and easy to use Robust construction, built to last Australia’s No.1 selling brand of outdoor power tools^ Assembled, fuelled & ready to go! HS45-450 FFFFaster blad Wel * Promotional price for HS 45-450, FS 38 and RE 108 valid from 01/09/14 to 9/11/14. ^Claim based on independent industry data for the 2013 financial year of petrol hand-held power tools.
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