Future ‘Master Chefs’ at Coleambally Central School have been given a helping hand to hone their culinary skills.
The school’s P&C was presented with a cheque from Murrumbidgee Council and local businesses recently, with the funds going towards the purchase of a new commercial oven for their students.
Council administrator Austin Evans presented P&C president Rae Collier with a cheque for $535, which was raised from a raffle held at the Growing Murrumbidgee Business Regional Dinner in March.
The event was part of Council’s successful Back to Business week activities, which were coordinated by economic, tourism and community development manager Gerrie Carr-MacFie.
‘‘I was approached by the school’s P&C about where and how they might obtain contributing funding,’’ she said.
‘‘It was felt this would give students undertaking Hospitality Studies the opportunity to work with commercial grade rather than domestic equipment.
‘‘The school’s P&C was struggling to find a suitable grant program, and they were struggling to raise sufficient money.’’