RESTAURANT LEADERS SUMMIT

On July 31, 2017, the best and the brightest in the hospitality industry converged at the 2nd annual Restaurant Leaders Summit in Royal Randwick Racecourse. It was a gathering of industry pioneers, where owners, managers, and chefs shared valuable insights on achieving success in this very competitive business.

The summit was a full day of learning about important, topics such as financials, diversification, retention, revenue, and business acumen, among others. It was a holistic conversation that took us out of the back of house and into the frontline of industry matters. Leaders were given the opportunity to learn from those who had firsthand experience in the struggles, demands, and success in hospitality.

One of Ausphin’s favourite partners, Nino from Pendolino did an amazing job in voicing the issues about the 457 visas, a very controversial topic in the industry today. At Ausphin, we are ready for changes like these, and equipped with the expertise to follow new pathways for prospective workers— with partners and talents alike!

We all know about the skills shortage and the 457 was one of the main solutions to that problem—56,000 missing, expected to rise to over 100,000 by 2020—and now that solution has seemingly hit a bump in the road. So how do you find staff, and even when you do, how do you retain them? As part of our partnership program, Ausphin’s goal is just that. Sustainable, ongoing training and investment will always return gains in the long run.

The insights, trends, and valuable learnings we acquired during the whole day event will help us as we move forward in innovating and finding new ways to source and train talents, and create a culture of highly motivated and involved hospitality professionals. It was a great privilege to be able to connect with partners, current and new alike, as part of our endeavours to sustain the motivation and competencies of our people. Our people then use their skills to ultimately advance the standards of the whole industry in Australia.

 


AuSkills launches modern tool all job-seekers need to get ahead

Last June 8, 2017, AuSkills officially launched the Visume International Profile or V.I.P., a modern tool used in job applications that is meant to help job-seekers promote their skills better and create good impressions. With the V.I.P., candidates are given the chance to showcase their personality and culinary prowess in a two-minute video, which will then be submitted to potential Australian host companies. In support of AuSkills, its exclusive local consultancy partner, Ausphin joined them in their first ever video shoot.

Preparing for the V.I.P shoot

The launch of V.I.P and the chefs’ real-time preparation allowed our members from Ausphin to witness first-hand how competent the candidates were in terms of their culinary and interpersonal skills. Apart from seeing them work straight from the kitchen, they could observe the qualities of each candidate and how they interacted with the people who were present during the V.I.P shoot. As AuSkills launched the V.I.P. Ausphin was able to gauge not only the candidates’ culinary expertise but also their individual personalities, which were important qualifications for host companies in Australia.

With V.I.P, candidates can showcase both their communication and culinary skills

Things quickly began to escalate when the candidates started preparing their own dishes. Seeing the candidates perform with much passion and vigor, from mis en place to cooking and plating, showed our Ausphin representatives not only the candidates’ individual abilities but also their love for cooking. This easily became the highlight of the event, as the pressures in the kitchen served as the real test to these culinary professionals. Despite the heat brought about by the kitchen, the V.I.P launch still ended successfully, with proud and happy smiles from all participating candidates.

Candidates wear satisfied smiles as they proudly show off their hard work

With the help of Ausphin Pty Ltd, AuSkills aims to upskill individuals in the global competitive market, especially those in the culinary and hospitality industry. The V.I.P launch is only one of the many services AuSkills offers to individuals who want to get ahead in their professional life, and Ausphin continues to support AuSkills in all its endeavors.


Managing Talents With Ausphin

Recruiting highly skilled employees has gotten a lot tougher nowadays.

With businesses popping up like wild mushrooms everywhere, job-seekers are constantly bombarded with endless options of which company they should go for, and with whom they can entrust their professional career to. Like a suitor in pursuit of a significant other, many companies actively seek out candidates, trying out different wooing schemes, especially to those they know to be of good character. However, just like a woman with many suitors, the job-seeker will also only choose one suitor out of the many-- namely the employer she is most attracted to and one she trusts the most.

Because challenges like these persist in today’s professional world, it is no longer uncommon for companies to hire third party industries to reach out to potential employees. Much like the wing man or woman sworn to bridge two persons together romantically, third party recruitment industries like Ausphin Pty Ltd. is about bridging Australian employers with the best employee trainees in the hospitality and culinary industry. Ausphin recognizes and understands the demand and importance of a skilled workforce and its contribution to the business, industry, and global economy; as such, it is committed to delivering not just quality trainees to its host companies, but also valuable learning experiences to its program trainees.

With Ausphin, acquiring talent is also made easier and diverse. There are no recruitment fees, and the selection process from pre-screen to matching is also already taken cared of by Ausphin. It also gives the host company a chance to work with talents from different parts of the world in order to provide their respective companies with fresher perspectives and a stronger global understanding.

Ausphin’s dedication to obtaining and nurturing global talents has already been experienced by a number of host companies, including big names in the industry like Hilton, Park Hyatt, and Rockpool Dining Group in Australia. To these host companies, Ausphin has significantly helped reduce the inconvenience of employing overseas workers by taking control of the whole process. Though they are very hands-on, Ausphin also makes sure to always involve their clients in their every move by being professional and transparent. Ausphin also employs strict screening processes for their trainees, with some minimums including having one (1) year experience in their respective fields and having a competent level of English and communication skills, to ensure that all trainees are of high caliber.

Ausphin holds people and talent at a high value, which translates into the different ways they take care of their clients. With Ausphin, growing a culture of global talents becomes possible in one’s own company. Join Ausphin, and be a host company now!


Ausphin Fun Day

Doing what you love is always fun. But Ausphin makes it more fun as we organized Ausphin Fun Day. A day of meeting new friends and socializing with your co-trainees. The event happened last May 15, 2017, at the Bicentennial Park, Olympic Park NSW 2127.

New trainees were welcomed and introduced to Ausphin. The trainees enjoyed their time with Ausphin building a stronger relationship with their co-trainees. Passion in what you do makes the food better but having a great company/friends make you enjoy the things that you do especially when you are away from your family.

Fun games and activities with lots of prizes and surprises were given to trainees for joining the event. Meeting new friends and gaining lasting bonds with each other will be memorable in making their stay in abroad worthwhile.

Teamwork makes the dream work and Ausphin is here to help our trainees make their dreams come true. To keep up the fire burning these activities developed the trainee’s team spirit as we are not just a company who supports them but we are a family.

Soon your hard work will pay off and we can’t wait to celebrate your success with us. See you on the next Ausphin Fun Day.


Why Pursue Your Dreams Abroad

There is a vast choices of opportunity

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Working abroad has a lot of doors that could open. There are limitless opportunities that you can choose to apply and explore what other possibilities and careers are there for you.

 

Discover who you truly are

There could be a career change if you work abroad. You think that you are stuck on a career you’ve known for a long a time but once you tried something that’s out of your comfort zone, you might think that this is what you are made for. Well you never know, do you?

 

You are exposed to different cultures

Since it’s a new place, you get a chance to meet new people, fresh faces with a different variety of amazing personalities and a diverse environment. Immersing with different kinds of people is a great learning experience.

 

Broadening your experience

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There is a great excitement and pure enjoyment when you are in the new city and surroundings that is where you’ll learn a lot. You’ll broaden your horizons and the global experience will help acquire new set of skills.

 

The opportunity to travel new place

While working abroad you get the opportunity to travel and discover new places. You can consider it as going on an adventure and seeing the world in your own eyes.

 

Moving abroad helps you to be more independent

In the new environment you’ll learn how to on your own and its help you more to prioritize important things on your own.


Why Work in Australia

Following the launch of AuSkills, Ausphin’s exclusive marketing partner in the Philippines, we are beefing up our services by expanding our reach globally and finding more traineeship programs for our qualified candidates. With the addition of the J-1 program and Working Class Visa 457, candidates now have choices to pursue traineeships in Las Vegas, Nevada, and find employment opportunities in Sydney, Australia for up to four years! Exciting new cultures and fusions of different culinary flavors and techniques now await Ausphin trainees! This is in line with our brand promise of providing the best career opportunities for our participants by constantly innovating and leveling up services and partnerships.

A great place to meet people with different kinds of culture.

Australia is considered as the melting pot of the world because of its population that consists of different people from all around the world.

 

Job opportunities are available to everyone.

Australia offers different opportunities in retail, commercial and corporate. Whether you’re looking for office work or outdoor work, these types of job is ample in Australia.

 

Getting a visa is relatively easy

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Ausphin will help you get a working visa that will help you train alongside industry experts in the culinary industry.

 

The laidback lifestyle will complement your stay in Australia

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Work-life balance is known in Australia because they value the importance of resting and relaxing after a hard day’s work.

 

Society is very multicultural and Australia surely has a bright future ahead.

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The country booming with a lot of innovations. So “what’s good about Australia?’’ the answer is everything.

 

Unemployment rates are very low

Based on Australia’s Bureau of Statistics, the unemployed rate fell from 5.8 to 5.7 last January.

( Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02- 16/unemployment-jobs- abs-data- january/8276040 )

 

Has a prosperous economy and vibrant cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Perth

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Australia has been flourishing with tourists and many companies offer opportunities to those who are seeking employment and learning opportunities in major cities.


New Progam Offerings Of Ausphin In Partnership With Auskills

Following the launch of AuSkills, Ausphin’s exclusive marketing partner in the Philippines, we are beefing up our services by expanding our reach globally and finding more traineeship programs for our qualified candidates. With the addition of the J-1 program and Working Class Visa 457, candidates now have choices to pursue traineeships in Las Vegas, Nevada, and find employment opportunities in Sydney, Australia for up to four years! Exciting new cultures and fusions of different culinary flavors and techniques now await Ausphin trainees! This is in line with our brand promise of providing the best career opportunities for our participants by constantly innovating and leveling up services and partnerships.

The J-1 Visa

The J-1 Visa or Exchange Visitor Program (J-1) is a non-immigrant visa category in the US where promising and competent candidates participate in study-based, paid exchange visitor programs. At Ausphin, the program we provide will enable candidates from around to world to travel to the US to study, demonstrate their skills, and receive on-the- job training with the best hotels and restaurants in a span of one (1) year. This program provides a wide array of opportunities for international candidates to travel, gain quality learning experience, and be immersed in the American culture best known for its lifestyle and food. Ausphin, in partnership with Auskills, will help candidates every step of the way in their transition to leveling up their respective careers and passions. J-1 will provide candidates with world-class experience and a unique career pathway that is a gateway to bigger opportunities.

The Working Class Visa 457

The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) allows competent and qualified candidates to travel to Aust ralia and work for an approved business for up to four years. To do this, candidates must be sponsored by an approved business. Ausphin, in partnership with Auskills, sponsors working visas of hardworking and exceptionally motivated individuals who have the skill and passion to move forward in the careers and achieve quality experience by training alongside the best culinary and hospitality professionals. Aside from providing candidates with opportunity to travel and train abroad, we are very hands-on in ensuring that their application and transition move forward smoothly. We also assist in visa application, airport transfer, lodging, and have frequent check ups to ensure that our candidates have the experience possible. Expect bigger and better things from Ausphin as we continuously look for nurturing host companies to mentor our trainees and renowned employers that will foster and hone the talents of our skilled chefs and culinary professionals. Follow us for updates as we build Ausphin’s reach internationally and solidify our mark as a distinguished recruitment partner of culinary industry leaders in the world!


Ausphin Cook-off 2016

AUSPHIN COOK-OFF: Students Show Promising Culinary Skills, Winning Team Surprises with Exciting Dish

Last December 16, 2016, Ausphin held its first ever Cook-Off Challenge and invited various culinary schools to compete to be the first Ausphin Cook-Off Grand Champion and win scholarships worth more than $2000 AUD.

The event was held in Star Cruises, hosted by the beautiful Mrs. Globe 2013 Sheryl Lynn Callister, and joined by six prestigious culinary schools: First Gourmet Academy, LPU Culinary Institute, La Consolacion College Manila, Arellano University, Culinary Institute of CDO and Escuela Teknika. The theme of the cook-off was Australia-Filipino fusion, participants must prepare their best dishes that represent vibrant and exotic flavors from both Australian Cuisine and Filipino cuisine.

Ausphin Cook-Off Contestants

Mrs. Globe 2013 Sheryl Lynn Callister hosts the 1st Ausphin Cook-off

It was an amazing experience for both Ausphin and participating schools as the level of competitiveness reflected across the entire room. The audience was delighted by the exciting experience of being part of a live cook-off and was surprised by the level of competency of student chefs as they showed promising skills in the kitchen.

Contestants showing off their cooking skills in the kitchen while preparing their dishes

At the end of the hour-long, action-filled showdown, the students of Culinary Institute of CDO triumphed with their impressive dish, “Crocodile Ceviche ala Cagayan de Oro.” La Consolacion College was awarded first runner-up.

Students of Culinary Institute of CDO triumphed and gained the title as the first Ausphin Cook-off winners

The winning dish, Crocodile Ceviche ala Cagayan de Oro

First runners-up from La Consolacion College

It was a successful event for the Ausphin team as they achieved their three important goals for this cook-off:

  1. Showcase culinary skills of students from different culinary schools across the Philippines
  2. Introduce Aushin’s program to culinary students by sponsoring the winning team to a one-of- a-kind traineeship experience
  3. Build relationship with different culinary and hospitality schools in the Philippines

It was a great experience as different culinary schools participated in the event; even schools from provinces like Bulacan and Cagayan de Oro put an effort in joining Ausphin in this important milestone for the company.

Contestants of the Ausphin Cook-off with Rachelle Yilmaz, Director of Ausphin, Sheryl Lynn Callister, host and Chef Jake of Resorts World Manila

Ausphin is expanding its reach to different culinary and hospitality schools in the Philippines to inform them of the opportunities they have to travel and train abroad alongside Australia’s best chefs and hospitality professionals. Watch out for other exciting news and updates as the company tries to bridge the gap and provide more career advancement opportunities to qualified candidates around the globe!

This event would not be possible without our sponsors, Thomas Moersheim of Rossini and John Trann of Anytime Fitness. Again, thank you for the participants and congratulations to the winners.


Satisfied Candidates Fuel Our Passion Further

We cannot express enough the commitment we have to build a better, brighter future for our Ausphin candidates. Throughout the process of onboarding, we have gotten to know them on a deeper level. Their stories, how they are pursuing their passion, inspire us and push us further to continue helping others reach their full potentials and live out their dreams.

When our candidates say something positive about the level of service we have, we use these inspiring statements to fuel our drive to innovate and expand our business to help other dream chasers achieve their goals in hospitality.

Thank you so much, Ausphin candidates. You truly are at the core of our business.

Sharing with you some kind words from Rachelle Torayno, Abi Chen, Ralph Manago, Jithin Sebastian Kalloor, and Jefferson Apolonio! Thank you much for your beautiful words. Keep inspiring others!

Again, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you! Keep pursuing your dreams and push forward! At Ausphin, we promise to enrich your lives through our high-level quality services and strong commitment to our stakeholders – candidates and principals alike!