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2016 Recipients

To date, we have assisted 228 people who are now a step closer to realising their aspirations and achieving their full potential.

If you would like to know about more about them and what training they have done (or are doing) please have a look at the following industry specific brochures or read on for a part of their story.

Baking - Keva Freeman
Chocolates -  Lynn Green
Cheese - Kris Lloyd

Meat - Alan Holloway and Corey Barr
Microbrewery - Justin Murdock 

Story of one of our recipients – Keva Freeman (video) 


Tim Angove


Tim Angove Having established Burra Scrumpy Cumpany in 2015 Tim has an apple orchard and cellar door which unfortunately has been in drought for the last 2 years. He is keen to support the tourism industry of the mid north and potentially expand work opportunities in the region and will be completing Cert III Food Processing microbrewing at TAFESA.  

Tania Cavaiuolo

Tania Cavaiuolo With a working history as a Chef and as a "Cheese Professional" Tania would like to develop her skills in product development and quality assurance.  She will be undertaking a Diploma of Food Science and Technology at TAFESA Regency.

James Chirgwin

James Chirgwin James is a previous F&B recipient who has worked in the meat industry since he left school by completing his Butchery Apprenticeship and is now working in Smallgoods.  He would like to excel in the industry and will be completing a Diploma of Business. 

Belinda Hellyer

Belinda Hellyer Brewed By Belinda is an award-winning boutique tea company creating organic artisan loose-leaf tea blends and herbal/fruit tisanes.  Belinda holds both a Certified Tea Master and Certified Tea Blender qualification with Australian Tea Masters and will be using her funding to complete a Korean Tea Tour.

Peter Kennedy

Peter Kennedy As a winemaker Peter would like to expand and improve his knowledge of wine regions and styles to enhance his wine evaluation skills and help set benchmarks for style and quality.  He will be undertaking WSET level 3 through TAFESA.

Kelly Magor

Kelly Magor Kelly is the owner of Forage & Feast an artisan producer of small batch condiments.  She will be completing a Diploma of Food Science and Technology at TAFESA Regency to provide her with additional compliance and HACCP skills and knowledge.

Sharon Remphrey

Sharon Remphrey Working as a Chef Sharon loves every opportunity she has to learn new things and improve her skills.  She has always had a passion for desserts with cake decorating being her hobby and potential future business opportunity.  She will use her funding to complete Cert III Patisserie at TAFESA Regency.

Mary Retallack

Mary Retallack Mary is an agricultural scientist and third-generation viticulturist who assists many people and organisations within the wine industry.  Her funding will be used to complete an Australian Institute of Company Directors course.