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Selvana: pastrycook, Melbourne

Selvana: pastrycook, Melbourne

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VIDEO: Graphic on screen: Interview with Selvana Chelvanaigum: Talking about her work as a pastry chef
Selvana Chelvanaigum walking through a doorway with a tray full of colourful little cakes.

VIDEO: Selvana Chelvanaigum walking through a doorway with a tray full of colourful cakes.

AUDIO: I never imagined to be a pastry chef. I always loved cooking though.

VIDEO: Selvana Chelvanaigum standing in a commercial kitchen in her chef uniform.

Graphic on screen: Pastry chef Selvana Chelvanaigum Peter Rowland Catering Melbourne

AUDIO: I always helped my mum in the kitchen and I studied food and nutrition and high school. And I guess that’s where all the love started. For me being a pastry chef, it is … I love it.

VIDEO: Selvana Chelvanaigum carefully placing gold leaf on a cake before piping chocolate icing also.

AUDIO: It’s natural for me to be creative. I’m always playing with different colours, different tastes. The beetroot macaroons; we have mango, Thai basil, bubblegums!

(Selvana laughs)

VIDEO: Selvana Chelvanaigum standing in a commercial kitchen in her chef uniform.

AUDIO: It is fun. Every day I want something different. I’m not always doing the same product. It changes every single day.

VIDEO: Selvana Chelvanaigum carrying a plate of different pastries to a bench.

AUDIO: When I started as a pastry chef I learned lots of basics; service, plate-up desserts and all that.

VIDEO: Selvana Chelvanaigum watching over two pastry chefs working with some moulds.

AUDIO: And now being a head pastry chef, I have different tasks and I use more of my management skills.

VIDEO: Selvana Chelvanaigum standing in a commercial kitchen in her chef uniform.

AUDIO:Coming to work is amazing. It takes me somewhere different so it makes me forget the hard life. It’s beautiful. It’s lovely. I love it!

(Selvana laughs)

VIDEO: (fade to black)
Graphic on screen: State Government Victoria Insignia
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
© State of Victoria 2012

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PastrycookOccupation in demand

Prepares and bakes buns, cakes, biscuits and pastry goods

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