Introducing Emily Schmidt - Class Of 2015
What inspired you to enroll at Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine?
My love and passion for all things foodie.
What are you hoping to achieve there?
I want to increase my knowledge of food and wine and learn all the techniques required to make me a great chef.
What do you hope to give of yourself?
An opportunity to learn from one of our country’s best chefs.
What is your long-term goal?
I would like to indulge my passion for food and to earn a living doing what I love.
In how many years do you hope to achieve this?
Within five years.
Who is your favourite international ‘foodie’?
If food had a personality, what dish would be most like you – and why?
Crème brûlée… I can seem a little bit hard on the outside but once you crack the surface, you'll find that I'm actually quite soft and sweet.
Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Swansea, South Wales and spent until the age of seven in England. We then moved to South Africa where I did most of my growing up. I consider myself South African.
Apart from food what hobbies do you enjoy?
I enjoy horse riding, reading and motor racing.
What dish do find least inspiring – and why?
I struggled with this question because I can not think of a single dish that does not inspire me in one way or another.