Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Everyone's Cup of Tea; MasterChef Doubles TAFE Enrolments and Boosts Kitchen Shop Sales

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Everyone's Cup of Tea; MasterChef Doubles TAFE Enrolments and Boosts Kitchen Shop Sales

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Byline: MEL MCMILLAN mel.mcmillan@northernstar.com.au

ENROLMENTS in hospitality courses at Wollongbar TAFE have doubled and it's all thanks to the hit televisionseries MasterChef.

Before MasterChef, filling all 15 spots in Kitchen Operations Certificate II was a difficult task.

aSometimes we couldn't get enough enrolments to run the course,a teacher and chefTyrone McGillick said.

However, all that has changed and now the college is turning away students.

aMasterChef has really got people excited about cooking,a Mr McGillick said.

That excitement is something Mr McGillick is letting spill over into his classroom.

aIf the students come in talking about what they have seen on MasterChef, I will say, okay let's cook it,a he said.

aWe will critique dishes from the show, bring in recipes from MasterChef.a

The TAFE is now evendesigning courses to cater to the fans of the television show.

Courses in patisserie skills and desserts will soon be on offer, and anyone is welcome to enrol. …

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