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Cooking with Me

Saffron Mathot is a young First Year Apprentice Chef who had to put her new career on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

To help keep her motivated, Saffron’s Youth Advisor at ETC assigned a weekly task for her to do – “Cooking with Me”.

Each week Saffron has to create her own recipe cards, cook the meals, take photos and send them through.

Below you can download Saffron’s recipes and see some of her culinary work, plus read a short Q&A we had with her.


Steamed Pork Buns

Saffron this food looks amazing! Well done!

So who taste tests the food for you and what feedback have you been getting?

“My family – they love it and say that I should be cooking all the time haha”

So what enticed you to become a Chef?

“I’ve always loved cooking, so it’s definitely been a career goal for me”

Once you’ve attained your qualification and completed your Apprenticeship, what are your goals for the future?

“I’d like to travel around a bit and then come back home to start my own restaurant with my own flair”

As an Apprentice Chef, how have you stayed motivated during coronavirus?

“Doing as much as I can in the kitchen, reading through recipe books, seeing how I can tweak things and watching heaps of cooking shows”

Steamed buns with Pork and Egg filling

What has your experience been like with ETC?

“Really good, super helpful. They’re keeping me accountable. I wasn’t really doing too much before Sam came up with the idea for the Cooking with Me sessions”

Thanks Saffron for sharing your recipe cards and experience as an Apprentice Chef staying motivated during COVID-19. We wish you all the very best for your future as a Chef!



ETC is a provider of the Transition to Work (TtW) service which helps young people aged 15-24 to enter the workforce or get into study.

Do you need help staying motivated during COVID?

If you or someone you know of would benefit from this service, reach out to us on 1800 007 400.

Find out more about TtW here – https://www.etcltd.com.au/transitiontowork/

 

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