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

 


Chef Brenton Low on NorthTec Promotional Trip to China

Media Release 25 March 2014

Chef Brenton Low on NorthTec Promotional Trip to China


Award winning Chef and restaurant owner Brenton Low, and NorthTec Hospitality Programme Leader, Lisette Buckle, left this weekend for a trip to China to re-invigorate links with two Chinese Vocational Schools.

Lisette – “We have always had a link with Guangzhou and Nanping Vocational Schools in China, both of which are tertiary education schools. We wanted to reinforce that link and came up with the idea of a tour to specifically promote NorthTec hospitality courses.”

“I mentioned the idea of being an ambassador for the promotional tour to Brenton and he was keen! He is the Chef and owner of á Deco Restaurant and he received an honorary award at NorthTec’s graduation last year for all the work he put into helping our students prepare for competitions.”

Brenton is a four time (Platinum) Beef and Lamb NZ Ambassador. In 2010 and 2011 his restaurant à Deco won the Cuisine Magazine ‘NZ Best Smart Dining Regional’ title, and 2012 saw á Deco runner-up for the national title and Brenton was named Cuisine Magazine ‘Chef of the Year’ for NZ.

The trip to China will include a competition at each of the two schools for 15 of their best hospitality students. Lisette – “They will use NZ Beef in their chosen style for a cook–off. The 8 finalists will then get a chance to work with Brenton to prepare a gala dinner for the Heads of the School and local dignitaries.”

Lisette says this will be a totally new experience for the Chinese students. “I will help the students with front-of-house and to serve the meal and we will serve New Zealand wines with it.”

Lisette Buckle has come to her NorthTec Hospitality Programme Leader role from a solid industry background. “I was a chef for 19 years and a business owner for 6 years. I started in hospitality as a waitress at 16 years and it evolved from there. I worked a lot of years in the north, then in Christchurch, then in France. I love my position here at NorthTec because it provides so many opportunities to try new initiatives – like this one.”

“This promotional tour is a fascinating way to cement the relationship with these two schools and to showcase what we can do here.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Cap Bocage: Anti-Mining Campaign Doco Debuts At NZ Film Festival

Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came into play when environmental issues and indigenous rights became intertwined in New Caledonia ... More>>

Film Fest:

More Film:

Sharon Ellis Review: A View From The Bridge

Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge is Circa’s latest big production, it opened on Saturday 19 July and it is a stunning triumph. More>>

Māori Language Week: He Karanga Kia Kaha Ake Te Tīhau Ki Te Reo Māori

The Māori Language Commission wishes to see social media swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori using the hashtag #tekupu. More>>

ALSO:

Book Vote: Kiwis Prefer Young Adult & Classics

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity of novels for young adults. More>>

ALSO:

Five NZ Cities: Bill Bailey Back To The Southern Hemisphere

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Book Television Is Coming

Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland, Graham Beattie of The Book Blog and producer Deb Faith of FaceTV have raised enough money via crowd funding at Boosted – just under $7,000 so far – for 12 episodes, which begin production in September, and will be on screen later that month. More>>

Electric Sheep: Light Nelson Exceeds All Expectations

Light Nelson exceeded all expectations drawing over 40,000 people over two nights to the Queens Gardens and surrounds. The event, with over 40 installations from local and national artists, is in its second year, and organisers were hoping they’d top last year’s crowd of 16,000. More>>

MacGyver: Richard Dean Anderson To Attend Armageddon This October

New Zealand’s biggest pulp-culture event, the Armageddon Expo is proud to announce the world’s most recognised DIY action hero will be attending the Auckland event at the ASB Showgrounds from October 24th to 27th. More>>

ALSO:

Barbershop Gold: Māori Party Singing Praises Of The Musical Island Boys

The Maori Party has congratulated four young men on a mission, who in 2002 took up barbershop singing at Tawa College, and tonight took out the Gold Medal in the 2014 International Barbershop Harmony Society competitions in Las Vegas. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news