The Breakwater in Hillarys apprentice chef has recipe for success

HGT award winner Lisa Andrewartha with award sponsor Margaret Johnson.
HGT award winner Lisa Andrewartha with award sponsor Margaret Johnson.

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.”