I'm fortunate to be one of those people who's always known what they wanted to do with their life.
My name's Alyssa Heard and I started working in hospitality as a waitress in a golf club when I was 15 to earn extra money. The head chef took an interest in me when she found out how passionate I was about cooking.
Towards the end of year 12 she took me under her wing and offered me an apprenticeship, and I enrolled in a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.
Winning several awards proved that I was on track.
Creating fresh and slow food that's made with love is important to me. I also love baking and I'm now doing Certificate III in Patisserie.