Ryan Kennedy got to see some Sydney TAFE apprentice chefs in action last month...
On Tuesday 20 October, the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce held their third Seafood Spectacular to launch Where the Locals Go—a guide promoting the best of the Pyrmont Ultimo precinct.
By way of live theatre, fourteen Sydney TAFE apprentice chefs were turning out fresh seafood canapés at a rate of knots over various bubbling pots and sizzling hot plates in the Sydney Seafood School. With fish and cooking tips stencilled around the walls and a view over the auction floor at the Sydney Fish Market, it was an appropriate scene for eating fresh and tasty pickings, while celebrating one of the precinct’s most iconic venues. With the students doing apprenticeships everywhere from Wenty Leagues to Rockpool, there were a range of ideas on offer, from simple grilled scallops and gently fried curls of squid, to more elaborate Scandinavian-inspired prawns on toast circles, and sesame grilled tuna on guacamole.
Where the Locals Go was published in October as an insert in the City Hub newspaper as well as produced as a stand-alone glossy, booklet distributed throughout Pyrmont, Ultimo, Darling Harbour and the CBD at key retailers and businesses. Keep your eyes peeled for it while shopping locally!