2-5 Sep 2024
MCEC Melbourne

Speaker Profile

Josh Nickl

The Gumnut Patisserie

Josh Nickl’s passion for Pastry began at an early age, having grown up in his parent’s successful Southern Highlands Patisserie. He completed his 4 year apprenticeship at The Gumnut Patisserie, during which time he won the BAA National Apprentice Pastry Chef of the year in 2017 as a 2nd Year apprentice. In 2019, he assisted the Australian Pastry Team at the Coupe du Monde in Lyon, France. The APT finished 6th in the competition, the team’s highest ever place at the World Cup. Following this he went on to win NSW Apprentice of the Year in 2020. In 2021 Josh competed for NSW at The National Worldskills competition where he was crowned National Pastry Champion. Once Josh had completed his 4 year apprenticeship he spent 6 months working his way around Europe gaining experience from Pastry MOFs and working in some of London’s top restaurants. Upon his return to Australia, he began his position at The Gumnut Patisserie as head of Research and Development bringing with him plenty of cutting edge technology and ideas from his time abroad.

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