Dine at our training restaurants for a fabulous experience at a very reasonable price. Students plan the menu, prepare meals and complete service under the guidance of our teachers, all of whom have professional experience in Australian and international restaurants and hotels.

The Apprentice Restaurant

The Apprentice Restaurant at Sydney TAFE is located at Level 7, Building E, opposite the ABC in Harris Street, Ultimo.

Embark Restaurant

The Embark Restaurant is located at Sutherland College, Loftus Campus on the 1st Floor, Block A in Pitt Street, Loftus.

Special events

Guest chefs and special events are hosted throughout the year to challenge our students and deliver a unique dining experience for the general public.


Tasting success mentorship program

Tasting Success is a highly successful program which aims to encourage apprentice and non-apprenticed female chefs-in-training at Sydney TAFE to complete their training, remain in the hospitality industry and ultimately achieve senior positions in the leading kitchens of Australia.

Women enrolled in the second or third year of Certificate III in Commercial Cookery course are eligible to apply; successful applicants are matched with leading chefs who mentor the students and provide real-life exposure to working at the top end of the industry. Past mentors include Kylie Kwong, Peter Gilmore, Justin North and Christine Manfield.

Contact Tasting Success facilitators

If you would like to know more about the Tasting Success program, please contact our Tasting Success facilitators:

Fiona McLean, Ultimo College on 02 9217 5544 or email



Short courses

Female fine arts student painting at easel, St George College

Did you know that we have a range of short courses across many career areas?