FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September, 2014

Contact: Garry Simpson
Telephone: 0414 696 025
Email: garry@nici.org.au
Website: www.nici.org.au

NICI EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM LAUNCHES THIRD RECRUITMENT DRIVE FOR INDIGENOUS TRAINEE CHEFS

Surry Hills, 26 Waterloo Street, 1 September 2014 – 10:30am at The William Angliss Institute. The National Indigenous Culinary Institute (NICI) is pleased to launch recruitment for its next Skills for Success Program starting in January 2015. NICI has achieved growth and progress throughout 2014 and is continuing to help develop a skilled Indigenous workforce.
NICI will also release details of its new Indigenous School to Work Traineeship Program which will change employment opportunities for Indigenous youth.

The National Indigenous Culinary Institute is an industry inspired and initiated program of national significance designed to improve employment opportunities for Indigenous people. NICI offers elite training and experience for aspiring Indigenous chefs who are trained and mentored by Australia’s top chefs at host restaurants such as Rockpool Bar and Grill, Icebergs, Café Sopra, and Catalina.

Up to twelve leading Sydney-based chefs are Culinary Guardians to the Indigenous trainee chefs. Designed by Neil Perry, Michael McMahon, Jill Dupleix, Terry Durack and Barry McDonald, the three-year program combines unique on‐the‐job training with a contemporary industry designed qualification.

NICI Student Ryan Battersby “Working at Catalina’s under the NICI program
has changed my life. It has given me an opportunity I never thought possible”.
NICI Culinary Guardian Neil Perry “Our long term aim is for indigenous chefs
to be a major force in the Australian restaurant industry”.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Cain Slater at 0414 696 025 or email at cain@nici.org.au