Bossley Park resident Mary George wins bronze at WorldSkills Australia National Competition

The next best chef: Bossley Park's Mary George said that her work experience with Adriano Zumbo and other renown chefs put her in good stead for the competition.

The next best chef: Bossley Park's Mary George said that her work experience with Adriano Zumbo and other renown chefs put her in good stead for the competition.

A trip to Melbourne for the WorldSkills Australia national competition has paid off for Bossley Park resident Mary George.

The Northern Sydney Institute student took out bronze in the Retail Baking section for her patisserie work.

The WorldSkills competition was held in Melbourne to provide students with hands-on experience and the opportunity to compete against the top talent in their chosen field.

“I was so happy when I finished, it was just an amazing experience,” Ms George said.

“I just felt like I gained a lifetime of experience in three days.”

Ms George was the youngest competitor at the competition at just 19 years old.

“It was crazy to see all the skills in just one place, it was honestly amazing,” she said.

“I’m so glad all my training paid off.”

Ms George started her baking career when she was around 14 years old with her own cupcake business, after being inspired by reality cooking TV shows. 

“I started baking and them my family said to me, you’re actually good at this’,” she said.

Landing on her feet with a number of high-level work experience opportunities in Sydney, along with her result at the national WorldSkills competition, means Ms George is ideally placed to continue her ambition “to be the best in the world.”

She’s now waiting to hear if her nomination for the international WorldSkills competition in Dubai will be confirmed.

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