APPRENTICE chef Lisa Andrewartha has been recognised for her outstanding work at The Breakwater in Hillarys.
The 23-year-old won the Quiet Achiever Award at the Hospitality Group Training’s (HGT) annual awards last week.
Ms Andrewartha has worked at the venue for a year-and-a-half and was employed after finishing her traineeship in February.
“It is a great place to be able to get a taste of everything,” she said.
“I love my job (and) love the people I work with; it’s a great creative outlet.”
She said winning the award was great recognition.
“It was really unexpected; it was amazing,” she said.
HGT general manager Iain McDougall said the group provided numerous opportunities for young people.
“With the current worldwide chef skill shortages, it is a reminder that a chef qualification is a passport to anywhere in the world,” he said.
“The HGT awards highlight the importance of apprentice chefs in the workforce and applaud the efforts of employers.”