Jul 21, 2014
Hard work paid off for 13 students at The Culinary Institute of New Zealand when they competed at The Northland Salon Culinaire last month.
Held in Whangarei, The Northland Salon Culinaire is an annual cooking competition that sees students cook under pressure for the opportunity to compete for regional titles and benchmark themselves against others from across the region.
Despite being up against tough competition, the students from the Culinary Institute came out on top in this year’s event, with all 13 competing students achieving medals – 12 silver and 1 bronze.
The event is held by The Northland Chefs Association and is a great way for students to hone their skills. The event hosts a range of industry people and skills, from baristas to chefs, and showcases the very best emerging talent in Northland’s hospitality industry.
Dale Patfield, Culinary Institute course advisor, says that the students worked hard and performed well on the day, and the results reflect that.
“Their hard work and late nights practicing paid off."