How a TV show changed Laura’s life

My Kitchen Rules

Appearing on My Kitchen Rules in 2016 was more than enough to set Laura Skvor on a new career path. Before then she had been studying at university. 

While she and her brother Mitch didn’t make the finals of the high-rating television show, for Laura, the fuse had been lit.

“It was an incredible experience that truly awakened my desire to be a great chef,” Laura says.

Her interest in food was always there, she says. “I started cooking at a young age. Whether it was cooking at home or finding my first job in the kitchen at 15 as a bakers/patisserie assistant.” 

Bocuse d’Or

Congratulations to Laura who will be off to Singapore in 2018 to compete at Bocuse d'Or Asia Pacific.

Michael Cole was linked with Laura through Chisholm during his hunt for a commis chef a couple of months ago, and together won the Australian national selection to compete at Bocuse d’Or Asia Pacific.

The Bocuse d’Or is the most prestigious gastronomy event in the world.

“Without the work of Chisholm’s commercial cookery and hospitality team, we would not have had the industry links for this to occur.  We look forward the next chapter during the semi-finals which will determine the Road to Lyon.” 

Study to become a qualified chef at Chisholm 

Living on the Mornington Peninsula, Laura has an apprenticeship at Petit Tracteur, Main Ridge, and is studying a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery at Chisholm’s Rosebud campus.

“My dreams of working in a real kitchen are being realised with the help from (teacher) Michael Simmons, he is an incredible mentor to all the apprentices. He’s teaching us solid foundations of cookery as well inspiring us to continually be creative in our culinary endeavours and excel in our work kitchens. 

“At Chisholm Rosebud I have already learnt so much and I’m really looking forward to the future.”