Young chef whips up passion for International Women’s Day treat

AHEAD of International Women’s Day, Bankstown Sports Sous Chef Sarah Hanslow was invited to Bankstown Girls High School to speak about the success of her career path as a chef.

On International Women’s Day, March 4, Sarah will be leading the hospitality students to deliver a school and community breakfast.
She also addressed Birrong Girls High School assembly last week to share her passion and inspire students to achieve their goals.
Starting out early, Sarah was only 14 when she got a waitressing job at the former Hero’s Hill club in Revesby.
“I also did some cooking there and when Bankstown Sports gave all the previous staff jobs, I was lucky to be offered an apprenticeship at 17 and so left school halfway through Year 11,” she said.
It was a decision she made seven years ago and Sarah has never looked back.
“For me, being a chef is the perfect occupation,” she said.
“I like to make delicious food, work hard, save money and travel which I did a lot of last year.”
Sarah said she enjoyed meeting the students and hoped to inspire them to work hard and aim for a role in hospitality if that was their passion.
“It was great meeting the students who seemed really interested in my story,” she said.
“I told them you’ve just got to go for it and be prepared to work your way up.”