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Hunter TAFE Ourimbah Campus Annual Cook-Off

Posted on November 4, 2015 , No comments

The annual Hunter TAFE Ourimbah Campus Cook-off in memory of Leo Gerrets

1st, 2nd, 3rd Year Apprentice Chefs

Date: Tuesday 24th November 2015

Registration: 8:30am – Start Time: 9.00am Sharp

All competitors need to do is enter, come along and bring your culinary skills and taste buds. Competitors will be required to design a main and dessert from the ingredients on the list for their category prior to the day and choose other ingredients from the common table on the day of competition. Two plates of each course to be presented. One for tasting and the other for display purposes. Competitors will be allowed to bring recipes with them and basic stocks (no finished sauces). TAFE plates will be available for all competitors to use or you may bring your own.

Every competitor will receive a tray of fresh food from the category list. From here competitors will be allocated 15 minutes to write their menu on the display card and order equipment. Cooking commences at 9:30am and times for service are below.

Main course service time, between 12:00pm – 12:15pm.

Dessert course service time, between 12:45pm – 1:00pm.

Presentation of awards will commence shortly after desserts

Taste, contrast, textures & balance will be the key to unlocking this exciting competition. Remember all aspects of hygiene must be adhered to at all times.

Competition will be judged by industry experts. Judges decision is final.

Good luck, keep smiling and most of all have fun. This competition is open to the first 34 entries; any further entries will be placed on the reserves list. So be quick.

Please fill in the application form below and return to the Commercial Cookery office at Ourimbah TAFE by 17th November 2015 (Tourism & hospitality building) or scan and email to [email protected]

2015 Cook-off Info Pack

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Katrina HighamHunter TAFE Ourimbah Campus Annual Cook-Off

Tristan Jan takes out 2015 Peter Howard Scholarship

Posted on October 8, 2015 , No comments

“HTN Peter Howard Culinary Scholarship winner announced at annual HTN Youth Skills Showcase”

Held at The Northern Sydney Institute Ryde Campus Ambassador Restaurant, the annual HTN Youth Skills Showcase was another night to celebrate the hospitality and food service industry. With a team of HTN apprentices led by their chefs and mentors, they catered to over 70 distinguished guests to show off their culinary skills. Drool worthy canapes such as the compressed apple, pork and toffee started the night off with some guests going back for thirds or fourths.

“I am pretty sure I saw Mitch Edwards from Porkstars go back for his fourth or fifth serve,” laughs Master of Ceremonies for the evening Simon Marnie.

With guidance from HTN chef and mentors, the apprentices learnt from the chefs and vice versa.

“Every year, I am in the kitchen with our apprentices and whilst we teach them new skills, they always teach us not only about cooking but about the generation of chefs coming through,” says Rod Andrews, Employment Consultant at HTN.

Peter Howard, HTN’s Patron talked about the success and continuation of the industry being down to working hard and taking a chance, “if you want to be a masterchef, do it, you want to be a celebrity chef, take the risk. This industry will support you in more ways than you can ever imagine.”

Taking out the prestigious HTN Peter Howard Culinary Scholarship for 2015 was third year apprentice chef Tristan Jan, from the well-known Newcastle restaurant Money Penny.

“I am very honoured and excited by the opportunities that this award has now opened for me. The idea of travelling and experiencing foods and flavours abroad will no doubt help me learn and develop further as a chef. I am so grateful to HTN and Peter Howard for awarding me the scholarship,” says Tristan.

“What makes this event a success is everybody that comes to the night celebrates the apprentices, the industry the continuation of training and education for the future generations,” says Michael Bennett, CEO of HTN.HTN - Youth Skills Showcase - Web-142

HTN could not do these competitions without the sponsors who support them year in year out.

For media enquiries or access to images, please contact Katrina Higham, Business Development and Marketing Manager P: 0408 247 078 or [email protected]

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Katrina HighamTristan Jan takes out 2015 Peter Howard Scholarship