The Competition Pathway – the Journey, the Rewards, and Why?
By Renny Aprea
‘it’s not about being better than someone else
it’s about being better than you were the day before.’
Ferran Adria (famous Spanish Chef)
Why would you want to be different, set yourself up for more training sessions, more trials, more changes, more practice, more refining, more, more, more? Well it’s better than golf or rugby because you can’t eat the balls they use, and it’s better than running… chewing on an old sneaker is not that appetising and neither is endless hours of cycling...
Now if you compete in a culinary competition… yes, you have to do a heck of a lot of training, but you get to taste everything you create until you almost burst.
To pit yourself against your peers is something we’ve done forever and this competition will test you, set you apart, and give you rewards beyond your dreams should you be crowned an overall winner.
A bit like our Olympic champions; effort = reward.
Reward waits, and if you have the mind-set and desire to achieve and realise your culinary dreams, then this is as good a start as you can wish for.
And if you don’t get the winner’s title, never mind. Those men and women walking around with clipboards are your possible future employers. They are like talent scouts looking for the next young ones they want to help and mentor on the greatest journey you may take. It won’t even cost much… just hard work, dedication, determination and desire… but new friendships and connections, possibilities, and doors opening await you.
Are you ready to put on the Chefs jacket….? If so, your career and the world is waiting for you.