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

 


UCOL cooks bring home a pot of gold

UCOL cooks bring home a pot of gold

UCOL Cookery and Hospitality students from the Palmerston North and Wairarapa campuses have returned from Friday’s Wellington Culinary Fare competitions laden with medals.

Certificate in Professional Cookery student Lauren Birch won a Gold medal and her Beef Main course was judged the best in the Open class.

Lauren’s lecturer Mark Smith says Lauren’s success is especially pleasing as a win in the hot kitchen is a true test of skill and discipline. “The competitors are preparing their dishes from scratch and are under the judges’ scrutiny the whole time,” he says. “It’s a very high pressure environment.”

Lauren had to present four identical servings of her roast eye fillet steak, port wine jus, tea smoked kumara and potato stack and vegetables in just one hour.

Samantha Christison also brought home a Gold medal and gained second place for her Dreamy Gateau in the Open class. Maia Wihere and Sarah Wilson each won a Silver medal for their entries in the Superb Soup Trainee class.

Catherine Drinnan’s Regal Salmon entry in the Open class won her a Bronze medal and Connor Kernan was awarded a Certificate for his Hot Chicken Brunch.

Certificate in Hospitality student Thomas Pearson won a silver medal and was named Top of Class for his Classic Cocktail. He also gained a Bronze for Trainee Waiters Table.

Thomas’ fellow Hospitality student Geneveve Du Plessis won a Bronze in each of the Classic Cocktail and Trainee Waiters Table classes.

Wairarapa UCOL cookery students Matt Lett and Casey Watson competed in trainee classes at the annual competition. Matt won a Silver medal in the Chicken Brunch class, and Casey received a Bronze medal in the Superb Soup class.

Wairarapa UCOL team members Joseph Parata and Dominique Waimotu both entered the Open classes, but were placed just outside the medals.

UCOL’s Head of School of Hospitality and Continuing Education Julie Poole, says the medal haul is the result of a lot of hard work by the students and the UCOL staff involved in their training. “We are very proud of our teams’ success in this highly respected culinary competition.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Orson Welles' Masterpiece - 'Chimes At Midnight'

Never widely distributed in the US, but Welles' own personal favorite and hugely influential on directors as diverse as Kenneth Branagh and Mel Gibson, a restored 50th anniversary print has now reached the New Zealand Film Festival. More>>

Off To Leeds: Wellington’s Local Naked Girl Spreads Her Wings

Wellington born, bred and based live artist Virginia Kennard, self confessed “local naked girl”, has earned a place on the MA in Performance programme at Leeds Beckett University and flies away in 2 months time. More>>

Free Diving: William Trubridge Breaks World Record

With just a single breath, New Zealand free diver William Trubridge has successfully broken his own unassisted free dive world record of 101 metres. More>>

ALSO:

RLWC 2017 Draw: New Zealand Set For A Festival Of Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League fans will have the chance to see the Kiwis in action against the best in the Pacific region for the Rugby League World Cup 2017, as announced today at the Official Tournament Draw. More>>

ALSO:

Non-Pokemon News: Magical Park A Safer Augmented Reality For Younger Audiences

Since May, Wellington City Council has been trialling a new app, Magical Park, in collaboration with the game’s New Zealand developer Geo AR Games, in parks around the city. Magical Park uses GPS technology to get users moving around the park to play within a set boundary. More>>

'Erroneous': Pokemon App Makers On Huge Privacy Flaw

We recently discovered that the Pokémon Go account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user's Google account... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news