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Ashley Farrall

Ashley Farrall

Apprentice of the Year

Ashley Farrall is a 22 year old Arrernte Man from Alice Springs, and a second year apprentice chef at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. With a passion for food and a creative flair, Ashley experiments with local bush foods and inspires the other chefs with his enthusiasm.

After a brush with the law, Ashley wanted to change his path and achieve greatness. Alongside study and work experience, Ashley participated in the Outback Academy RESPECT program, where he studied culture and bush food with Yorta Yorta Elders and Aboriginal chef Mark Olive.

Ashley is not only an apprentice chef but an inspiration for Indigenous youth struggling with their futures. He attends major food events as part of the Outback Academy and talks about the importance of persistence and resilience in finding and sticking with a career.

Committed to excellence, Ashley has worked alongside award winning chef Robert Taylor where he delivered one of his very own creations, a lemon myrtle tart.

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