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Meet Dom Cole – Tourism WA: Your Dream Career

Dom’s three-year apprenticeship in Commercial Cookery at Petition Kitchen.

Meet Dom Cole – Tourism WA: Your Dream Career
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How Dom turned his love of food and family into a full-time career

“People want to spend time with family and people who they love… And food is a great way to share that experience.”

For some it takes a while to figure out what they want to do for a living, but for 20-year-old Dom Cole, it didn’t take long to land on his passion for food. And now Dom’s approaching the finish line of his 3-year apprenticeship in Commercial Cookery at one of Perth (Boorloo)’s most prestigious hospitality hubs, the State Buildings.

School and hitting the books were a bit of a maze for Dom, who has dyslexia. Plus, he loves being active so the idea of a career sitting behind a desk was really not an option for him. “I always knew I was never going to have an office job or anything like that,” Dom tells us one summer day between a quick jog around Elizabeth Quay and starting work at Petition in the heart of Perth’s CBD.

Dom’s one of many young Western Australians working in our tourism and hospitality industry, fuelling his passion for great food while living an active and fulfilling life surrounded by friends and family: “It’s just great to be around people who are passionate about food and working for the common good.”

Learn more about Dom’s story below, and head to our Dream Careers Hub to explore opportunities for your own rewarding career, one filled with adventure, meaning and connection.

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