Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


UCOL team warm up for culinary contest

UCOL team warm up for culinary contest

UCOL will be well represented at the Wellington Culinary Fare next week with a total of eight students from the Palmerston North campus competing in the cookery and hospitality events.

Professional Cookery students Zoe Paris and Ally Behrens Burleigh, and Hospitality student Amy Robinson have joined forces to contest the Teams category.

Zoe and Ally will have two and a half hours to prepare, cook and plate five identical servings of a three course meal in the heat of the live kitchens. It is then Amy’s job, at front of house, to serve the judges.

The Culinary Fare’s team competition is being used as preparation for the prestigious Nestlé Toque d’Or competition at the National Culinary Fare in Auckland in August.

Palmerston North Chef Lecturer and Team Manager Mark Smith says, “this is the perfect opportunity to form a solid team that can work towards the Toque d’Or.”

Certificate in Baking and Pastry students Amy Bilton, Anne Conlan, Amy Haarhoff will each present static (or pre-prepared cold) entries in the Fresh Fruit Flan (Trainee) class.

Two Certificate in Hospitality students will compete in the Classic Cocktail competition. Matthew Kearins and Josiah Waldrom will each create three cocktails to impress their judges.

The competition comes very early in the year for the cookery and hospitality students. “They have only been in the teaching kitchens and restaurant for three months,” says Mark. “We select the team on simple criteria. Apart from any practical ability, they have to have a good attendance record and the right attitude.”

The students have been putting in extra hours in the teaching kitchens over the term break. They will continue to practise their dishes several times over the next week under the close scrutiny of their lecturers.

Zoe and Ally say their kitchen teamwork and the resulting dishes keep improving. “We get better each time,” says Zoe. “Communication is the key – having the same sense of humour also helps.”

A team of five students from UCOL’s Wairarapa based Professional Cookery programme will also take part as individuals in the annual Culinary Fare that runs in conjunction with the Wellington Food Show from 9 – 11 May.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news