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Maria
Maria
Colombia

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Maria was a lawyer in her home town of Bogota, Colombia when she decided she needed a TOTAL career change. She packed up and moved to Australia with the dream of becoming a pastry chef...

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Maria is a CIT student chef, and one of the stars of 'Pressure Cooker', CIT's reality cooking show.

Maria was a lawyer in her home town of Bogota, Colombia when she decided she needed a TOTAL career change. She packed up and moved to Australia, with the dream of becoming a pastry chef and opening her own pastry business.

“I’ve always said that my mum is my hero… when I told her that I wanted to…study pastry, that I wanted to move here and that I wanted to start a new life, she always encouraged me. She always pushes me to pursue my happiness…..she’s definitely the biggest influence in my life.”

She was anxious when she first arrived, but now calls Canberra her home.

Maria is one of the stars of 'Pressure Cooker', CIT's reality cooking show. She completed CIT's Certificate IV of Commercial Cookery and is currently studying CIT's Diploma of Hospitality Management.

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