The competition gave students the opportunity to showcase their culinary skills and passion for cooking. Judges for the competition Don Hancey – WA Food Ambassador, Stephen Clarke – Clarke’s of North Beach were impressed by the methodology and quality of food the students produced. Don Hancey said “the students demonstrated their ability to not only produce amazing food but brought passion and fun into the kitchen!”
The winner of the competition is Taylor Warner, student at Narrogin Senior High School. Taylor enjoys interpreting classic dishes for the modern day, and loves experimenting and combining flavours.
The prize for the winner is an apprentice scholarship valued at $3000 worth of Training College fees. Additional cash prizes were also awarded to the winner and other place getters.
Results for the HGT Taste of the Future School Cooking Competition are as follows:
· Winner – Taylor Warner – Narrogin Senior High School
· 2nd Place – Lara Kirby – Swan Christian College
· 3rd Place – Melissa Gleeson Ellenbrook Secondary College
· 4th Place – Alana Yeates – Northam Senior High School
· 5th Place – Tayla Stevens Warwick Senior High School
The schools attended by the top five finalists also received a $1000 voucher for kitchen / cooking equipment for their school.
Iain McDougall, General Manager, Hospitality Group Training said “HGT received a large number of applications from students throughout Perth and Regional areas and those selected as finalists should be proud of their efforts. The applications received were of an outstanding standard”.
“HGT recognises that today’s apprentices and trainees are the hospitality industry’s most valuable resource. HGT continues to provide high quality workplace training, apprenticeships and traineeships to the industry, and demonstrates a firm commitment to the future of the industry by ensuring our state has a fertile breeding ground for a future skills base. 2014 has been yet another challenging year for the hospitality industry and it is pleasing to see the continued success of HGT and its apprentices and trainees.”
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