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Adam Marks credits the army for kick-starting his career. Growing up in bayside Melbourne he knew he loved cooking as soon as was tall enough to reach the stove. But it was during a high school cadet camp at Puckapunyal that he decided he wanted a career in hospitality.

“One of the officers called for volunteers to cook for the platoon and I put my hand up,” Adam recalls. “By the end of the camp I had enjoyed myself so much that I decided I wanted to do it professionally.”

While studying hotel management at the William Angliss Institute, he was “waylaid into wine” by a

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