'I had already planned most of my professional trip to Spain, but the Fellowship made me really consider what exactly it was that I wanted to learn, how was I going to learn it and what was I going to do with all the learning,' explains Terri. 'Not only did this Fellowship help fund my trip, it made the experience more focused, and it inspired me to do the best I could for the industry in Australia.'
'I trained in Barcelona with Chocolatier and pastry chef Oriol Balaguer for three months, training in chocolate and pastry. I also travelled throughout Europe to witness their chocolate culture, some fairs and the World Chocolate Masters competition at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris. I have returned with new skills, knowledge and ideas as well as increased confidence in my skills as a chocolatier and pastry chef. The Fellowship will stand as a highlight in my career, an opportunity that enabled me to enhance my skills can only have a lasting influence.'