Mornington Island’s Deadly Cooks

Earlier this year CTA Training Specialists commenced a new training program with Mornington Island State School called Deadly Cooks. CTA sent specialty hospitality trainer Matt Rollo to the island at various times during the year to help year 9 and 10 students complete a Certificate II in Hospitality. Matt was welcomed into the community with open arms and built a great relationship with the Students, Teachers, Families and Elders.

Trainer Matt Rollo out and about in the Mornington Island community.

When the students completed their training, the team at CTA Training Specialists wanted to help the students celebrate their graduation when they were on an end of year adventure to the big smoke in Brisbane. Word got out about their trip, and much to their excitement they were invited to the game of a lifetime; the third State of Origin – by FOGS Queensland (Former Origin Greats).

Deadly Cook Graduates and their teachers pre-game State of Origin at Suncorp Stadium.

During their stay, CTA arranged for a graduation lunch, which was held with the help of the team at Bronco’s Leagues Club. During graduation, CTA presented the students and teachers with a Deadly Cooks chef’s jacket which was custom painted by the Elders of Mornington Island for them to display at the school.

Deadly Cook Graduates presented with with custom painted chef’s jacket by Aaron Bray Training General Manager.

Deadly Cook Graduates with Trainer Matt Rollo and CTA Chairman John Dickson.

After the formalities were out of the way the full cohort was given an intimate tour of the club much to the delight and excitement of the students.

Deadly Cook Graduates on their tour around the Broncos Leagues Club.

Training General Manager Aaron Bray said that working with Mornington Island State School has been a wonderful and enriching opportunity for all involved and that CTA Training Specialists are looking forward to continuing the Cert II in Hospitality training program next year.