Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Sweet skills win scholarship


Sweet skills win scholarship


It’s no coincidence that national scholarship winner Alice Bretherton has a very sweet tooth. The UCOL Catering student specialises in making pastries and desserts – and always samples her own creations.

“I love to cook and eat anything sweet”, she says, admitting she can get away with it without putting on weight.

Alice has just won a $2000 scholarship from Southern Hospitality Limited, one of only 25 students from throughout New Zealand to win an award.

She will use her scholarship money for a second year of study at UCOL Palmerston North where she has already completed Level 3 certificates in Baking and Pastry and in Professional Cookery. During 2008 she will complete the level 4 certificate in Professional Cookery.

She says her aim is to work in a top restaurant, as a pastry chef.

In the meantime she is working full-time in the busy Bakery at Pioneer New World supermarket, helping with the pastry baking and customer service, and sampling new Christmas products.

Alice also practises her skills on her family who rarely go without dessert for dinner.

The Southern Hospitality scholarship is awarded to high achieving second year students training in any area of the hospitality industry.

Julie Poole, head of UCOL’s School of Tourism, Hospitality and Catering, says the scholarships are awarded on the basis of exceptional positive feedback from the training institute, covering such areas as aptitude, attitude, leadership, reliability, cooperation, personal presentation and attendance.

She says Alice is a pleasure to teach and predicts she will have an excellent future in the industry.
ENDS.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news