Colin Wilson wins Australian Apprentice of the Year Award @ The Australian Training Awards 2011

Aspiring chef Colin Wilson has already worked with culinary masters Gordon Ramsay and Neil Perry and, after winning a coveted prize, travelled to France to work with Michelin star chef Thierry Marx. Colin has made a point of competing in as many individual and team competitions as possible to increase his knowledge and experience.

Currently an apprentice with award-winning Eleanor’s Restaurant and Sweetwater Café at the Yarra Valley’s Chateau Yering, Colin has won a number of awards for his work including the 2010 AUSTAFE Culinary Challenge (Best Second-Year Apprentice, Best Overall Apprentice in Australia). He also took out Holmesglen TAFE’s Iron Chef title while completing his Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

Colin says he wakes up every day excited to go to work and cook beautiful food and learn something new and challenging. His future goal is to own and run his own restaurant.

VJ Thomas Greader