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Ever wondered what it takes to represent your country in a world competition? Join Elli as she shares her remarkable journey to compete in restaurant service skills in Lyon, France, this September.

Elli, from Queensland Parliament’s Strangers’ Restaurant, shares her inspiring journey of training to represent Australia in restaurant service at the prestigious WorldSkills International Competition in France this year. Over the past two years, Elli has achieved remarkable milestones, including winning regional competitions, a gold medal at the national level, and a silver medal in an international practice competition. Her journey has been marked by hard work and the unwavering support of dedicated mentors, set against the backdrop of the vibrant and dynamic hospitality environment at Queensland Parliament.

Elli highlights the crucial role of passion, persistence, and community support in her success, emphasising how these elements have fuelled her ambition and perseverance. She encourages others to pursue their dreams, especially in non-traditional career paths like trades, demonstrating that success is attainable with dedication and the right support network. Throughout her journey, Elli has not only honed her technical skills but also learned valuable lessons about resilience, adaptability, and the power of mentorship.

As she prepares for the international competition, Elli expresses her excitement and readiness to showcase the art and intricacies of restaurant service on the world stage.

Follow Elli’s journey to compete in Lyon with WorldSkills Australia: