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

 


A Superb Entrée to a Culinary Career

A Superb Entrée to a Culinary Career

An apprentice chef with an outstanding future, Napier’s Harata Neera has scored two major successes within the same week.

Employed at Pacifica on Marine Parade, Harata won the Regal Marlborough Salmon Supporting Chef category in the Food Hawke’s Bay on Monday night (19 May).

On Wednesday evening (21 May), she was named the Top Hospitality Modern Apprentice at the Greenmeadows Rotary and EIT Hawke’s Bay Trade Awards.

EIT’s Head of School for the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Trades, Jenny Robertson says the back-to-back wins are a tribute to Harata’s remarkable talent, training and dedication to the art of cuisine.

EIT apprentices and trained chefs were finalists in almost every category of the Food Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards. Two of the four finalists in the Supporting Chef category were also EIT trained – Andrea Davis from Mr D and Mint Restaurant’s Courtney Booth.

“That’s a measure of the success of the Modern Hospitality Apprenticeship scheme,” Jenny says, “which enables students to work in kitchens while studying to complete their National Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery) qualifications.”

Under the Hospitality Modern Apprentice scheme, students like Harata are employed and mentored by Hawke’s Bay’s top chefs while EIT chef tutors oversee their study.

Harata’s introduction to the industry was washing dishes at Pacifica as a Friday night job. Recognising the Napier Girls’ High School student’s potential, executive chef Jeremy Rameka offered her a full-time position at what is one of Hawke’s Bay’s most highly-rated restaurants.

“It was a stepping stone from school,” says Harata, who had already shown she had what it takes in winning the New Zealand King Salmon College Challenge at the 2011 Salon Culinaire – New Zealand’s premiere culinary and service industry competition.

Turning down her prize, a scholarship to attend the Auckland Hotel and Chefs Training School, she stayed at Pacifica and took up the apprenticeship offered through EIT.

Harata is now nearly halfway to completing her Diploma in Professional Chef Practice.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

EPMU: Fourth Pike River Anniversary

Representatives of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union are proud to stand with the Pike River families to mark four years since 29 men lost their lives. More>>

ALSO:

'Kindara': Unusual Ginger Coloured Kiwi Chick Released To Taupo Creche

A cute little kiwi chick with an unusual ginger tinge to its feathers has just been released to Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary Kiwi Creche in Taupo after hatching at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. More>>

Werewolf: The Complicatist : Bob Dylan Himself, And By Others

Bob Dylan is about to release a six CD version of the entire Basement Tapes sessions he recorded with the Band 40 years ago. To mark the occasion, I’ve rustled together some favourite cover versions of Dylan songs, and a few lesser-known tracks by the great man. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Gone Girl : The Trouble With Amy

Philip Matthews: Three words to describe the David Fincher film Gone Girl: cynical, topical and ridiculous. Ridiculous isn’t a negative. More>>

ALSO:

11/11: Armistice Day Peace Vigils

On Armistice Day 2014, the second in the series of peace vigils that will take place three times each year during the World War One centenary will be held in Hokianga, Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Otaki, Lower Hutt, Wellington and Takaka. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news