Homegrown Heroes

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Paul is the Head Chef, at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.

Jo grew up in the Shoalhaven attending Huskisson Primary school and Shoalhaven High. Her first job was at Rhonda’s Restaurant and Dukes takeaway both in Huskisson.

Justine is the Bakery Manager and owner of the Bakehouse Espresso Group along with her husband Troy.

Let’s go back 20 years or so with a story about a young enthusiastic apprentice chef who was also an avid body boarder known as Dangerous Damo!

Daniel Fulginiti is a standout, his story of returning to Vincentia high as a teacher and bringing with him his hospitality knowledge of the industry and his talented skills as a Chef to teach and aspire the students at Vincentia high.

Di Laver remembers Sam as a quiet reserved student at TAFE Illawarra, Sam was serious and passionate about becoming a chef.

Di first met the Reminis family some 40 years ago while running her business Di’s deli at Vincentia. Then through her role as Senior Head Teacher of Hospitality at Nowra TAFE she worked with John Snr when he was mentoring young bakery apprentices.

A career path in the hospitality industry can really take you anywhere you want to go, along the way as you train and learn, the industry naturally brings like minded professionals together.

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