Emma Cook is a culinary student at the Box Hill Institute. A few weeks ago, Emma was chosen by Box Hill Institute to join the Australian team in the Young Chef Olympiad 2017, which was held in a number of cities in India. The competition was quite testing, as there were 44 other countries in the competition; not too mention that fact that the final round involved preparing 20 dishes in two hours! In spite of this, Emma’s efforts landed her in the top ten.

Emma is no stranger to culinary competitions, as she has already competed in the 2016 Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Award cook-off challenge (and was awarded Silver!), the WorldSkills National Competition 2016, and was a finalist in the Les Toques Blanches Award For Excellence Competition. Emma says that despite the pressure that is experienced in these competitions, her commitment for improving, and most of all her passion for food, is what keeps her going for gold.

Emma is currently completing her Certificate III in Commercial Cookery at Box Hill Institute, and cites her teachers, as well as the positive learning environment at Box Hill Institute as a contributor to her motivation and success. This young, acclaimed chef joins a long list of Box Hill Institute alumni who are following their passions, and who are turning their dreams into a reality. With all that Emma has achieved in the last couple of years, is proof that her future is about to get more exciting.