Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Hilton Auckland Shines At The 2005 Culinary Fare

29 August 2005

Hilton Auckland Shines At The 2005 Culinary Fare

The Hilton Auckland showed their dominance at every level of culinary expertise at the 2005 annual Culinary Fare held last week August 21-23 2005. The Award Winning Hotel was the recipient of medals in the restaurant, service, bar and coffee categories at the Fare.

Highlights included a Silver medal for the ‘Restaurant of the Year’ team in both kitchen and restaurant; overall winner of the ‘NZ professional Waiter of the Year;’ and gold in the Venison open class.

Sam Anderson, Montrice Shumpert and Lisa Raymond demonstrated the essence of White restaurant by receiving silver for ‘Restaurant of the Year.’ Headed by new Executive Chef, Bernard Bernabe, the team from White had superb guidance to learn from and reflect upon following Bernard’s ‘Restaurant of the Year’ award at last year’s Culinary Fare.

Following the Award, Executive Chef Bernard Bernabe stated “this is only a small reflection of the talent of the chefs and waiting staff at White. I am confident that my team will continually demonstrate the very best. Sam, Montrice and Lisa constantly provide the finest cuisine and service not just at competition but everyday at White.”

Added to the success of White was the overall Gold award to Glenn Farnham crowning him ‘NZ’s Professional Waiter of the Year 2005.’ This award illustrates the impeccable attention to service at White guaranteeing every guest an outstanding dining experience.

“I am immensely proud of the representation by the Hilton Auckland team at this year’s awards. To receive both individual and team awards in categories ranging from barista, cocktail mixing, waiter service and cooking, shows the diversity of talent amongst the staff at the Hilton Auckland”, said John Ingram, General Manager, Hilton Auckland. “To see the passion, excitement and celebration amongst the staff is an absolute thrill.”

Further results include:

Bernard Bernabe – Silver – Mystery Box, open
Raj Bhonsle – Gold – Venison, open
Lenaick Cosse – Bronze – Beef Dish, open
Marcus Feichtiger – Bronze – Open
Mark Wilson – Silver – Pork Dish, open
Top Lorthae – Live main and Dessert, Junior
Donald Wong – Bronze - Barista competition, Junior
Conal Wong – Gold – Café Beverages, Junior
Srikanth Aluri – Bronze – x2 open events
Mike Adear – Silver – Classic Cocktail, open
Mike Adear - Bronze – Original/Innovative Cocktail, open

Winning awards is not new to White, having previously received the accolade of Restaurant of the Year 2004 as well as Eating Out Magazine’s Best Restaurant of The Year in 2003. White’s menu and wi ne list can be viewed on their website: www.whiterestaurant.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Energy Resources Aotearoa: New Law On Decommissioning Could Be Costly Overkill
A new law on decommissioning oil and gas fields passed by Parliament today has good intentions but is overkill, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa. "We strongly support operators taking responsibility and paying the costs for decommissioning, which is what all good operators do," says chief executive John Carnegie... More>>


Commerce Commission: News Publishers’ Association Seeks Authorisation To Engage In Collective Bargaining

News Publishers’ Association of New Zealand Incorporated seeks authorisation and provisional authorisation to engage in collective bargaining with Facebook and Google. The Commerce Commission has received applications from News Publishers’ Association of New Zealand Incorporated (NPA) seeking authorisation and provisional authorisation on behalf of itself... More>>


Reserve Bank: MPC Continues To Reduce Monetary Stimulus
The Monetary Policy Committee agreed to raise the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to 0.75 per cent. The Committee agreed it remains appropriate to continue reducing monetary stimulus so as to maintain price stability and support maximum sustainable employment... More>>

PriceSpy: Producer Prices Increase
New Black Friday and Covid-19 Report* released by PriceSpy says people’s fear of stepping inside physical shops during big sales events like Black Friday has risen since last year; Kiwis are still planning to shop, but more than ever will do it online this year... More>>

NZ Skeptics Society: Announce Their 2021 Awards, And Dr Simon Thornley Wins The Bent Spoon

Every year the New Zealand Skeptics presents its awards to people and organisations who have impressed us or dismayed us, and this year it’s been hard to pick our winners because there have been so many choices!.. More>>



REINZ: Sales Volumes Leveling Out

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 44 fewer lifestyle property sales (-2.6%) for the three months ended October 2021 than for the three months ended September 2021... More>>


BNZ: Auckland Retail Card Spending Bounces Back In Step Two
Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) card spending data released today shows one week of retail therapy at Alert Level 3 Step 2 has been enough to raise card spending in Auckland to levels greater than before the Delta lockdown... More>>