Meet Sarah, who has recently joined the Lyndoch Living team as an Apprentice Chef.
Before starting her Apprenticeship, Sarah had completed a Diploma in Community Services. However, once she had finished the course, she realised she wanted a more hands-on career that would also allow her to be creative.
So, with extensive hospitality experience, she was inspired to commence a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. After completing two years of her Apprenticeship at The Cally, Sarah decided she would like to try a different cooking style for her final year.
When Lyndoch advertised for an Apprentice Chef, Sarah thought it would be an excellent opportunity to learn how a large-scale kitchen operates. Sarah has only been working at Lyndoch for a few months and said she has learnt so much already.
“When you’re working in a kitchen of this size, everything is done differently. The quantity of food you produce in a facility like this is much higher, so your prep and portioning are important. It has also been really interesting learning how the different type of equipment works,” said Sarah.
Sarah still loves to spend her spare time cooking and experimenting with different flavours and cuisines outside of work. Even though she enjoys developing Tex Mex and Japanese dishes, baking and creating delicious desserts brings her the most joy.
Sarah is excited to continue learning from the Lyndoch Living team. She is also looking forward to finishing her Apprenticeship later in the year.
Thanks for sharing Sarah!
“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown”
Family of Living@Home clients
“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”
Family Member of Living@Home client
“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed”
Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)
“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide”
Family Members of Living@Home clients
“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch Living@Home team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role”
Michelle (Living@Home client)
“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband. This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to”
Christine (Living@Home client)
“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!”
Maurice (Living@Home client)
“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands. I could not ask for anyone better”
Joan (Living@Home client)
“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!”
“I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.”
Stuart (Swinton East)
“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“
“I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids,
they’re all so nice!”
John (Lake Lodge)
“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff”
Margaret (Lake Lodge)
“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life”
Lynette (Swinton East)