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Gordon cookery students give back to frontline workers

Frontline workers at Bellarine Health Clinic are being treated to culinary delights prepared by up and coming chefs at The Gordon.Gordon cookery students prepare meals for the Giveback program

Gordon students studying a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery understand what it is like to operate in a challenging environment, contending with a global pandemic and a multimillion dollar redevelopment to their training facilities. Despite the constraints, students have continued to be creative, preparing meals for frontline health workers.

“Last year our culinary students supported their industry colleagues, preparing meals for them and their families when many were unable to work. Now, they are supporting our frontline health workers for their tireless efforts in helping our region reach 80 per cent double vaccination rates. We understand it has taken a monumental effort and we think that deserves a big thank you”, said Andrew Percy, cookery and hospitality teacher at The Gordon. 

“We know how busy our frontline health care workers have been in allowing our community to reopen, so they deserve our support”, continue Mr Percy.
Bellarine Health workers receive meals prepared by The Gordon's cookery students
Danette Morrison from The Gordon Culinary School said, “The Heat and Eat menu we have provided will hopefully make home life a little easier and take the pressure off families of the health care workers.

“We are so proud of the students keeping such a high level of enthusiasm during months of Zoom, it is so great to see them back in the kitchen”, continued Ms Morrison.

Bellarine Health Clinic Practice Manager Georgina Jackson said, “The staff were overwhelmed with the kindness and the unexpected generosity from The Gordon students and staff, it was such a lovely gesture to be rewarded for our hard work.”