Twenty-five Australian hospitality students will receive the ultimate training opportunity at world-renowned restaurant Noma Australia when it officially opens this week at Barangaroo, Sydney.
The Noma Australia Vocational Program, a partnership between Noma Australia
, Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA)
and the NSW Government
, will provide students with on-the-job training and mentoring while they complete their Diploma in Hospitality.
CEO John Hart says the internship program will provide the ultimate training experience for young and mature-aged workers seeking to progress their career in the industry.
“The culinary skill and knowledge of René Redzepi and the Noma team is second to none. The Noma Australia Vocational Program will introduce Australian hospitality students to the best culinary minds this global industry has to offer. The program also exposes front-of-house students to the customer service expectations of the world’s finest restaurant.
“Knowledge sharing and up-skilling Australia’s next generation of chefs and restaurant professionals is necessary to grow our sector and promote future careers in hospitality. Too often the sector is seen as a stepping-stone on the way to an alternative career.
“Improving the employment prospects of trainees is a driving force behind the program, along with supporting recruitment tools such as the Discover Hospitality website. These tools connect apprentices and qualified staff with employers as they progress their career in hospitality,” Hart says.
Noma Australia, a collaboration with Lendlease and Tourism Australia, will run for ten weeks at what will become Sydney’s newest waterfront dining precinct, Barangaroo.
René Redzepi, founder and head chef of Noma, says the relocation of his restaurant to Barangaroo is an exciting opportunity to showcase the diverse culture and natural wonders of Australia, as well as to celebrate the country’s unique produce through an original and exclusive Noma Australia menu. To share our new gastronomic experiences with the next generation of industry professionals is truly exciting.”
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