Great Success for Food Technology and Hospitality Students

09 Jul 2021

On Wednesday 7 July a selection of Food Technology and Hospitality students participated in the regional NZ Chefs association and MIT Secondary Schools Culinary Competition. It was a great day, filled with lots of emotion. BDSC did extremely well winning 3 out of the 7 categories entered.

Here are our results for the day:

Barista:
Shaylin Hira 13B1– Participation Award
Kyle Langstone 13S10 – Bronze Medal
Nicholas Harford 13J5 – Bronze Medal

Static Biscuits:
Karina Hira 11J11– Silver Medal

Static Quiche:
Carissa Willemse 13S4 – Silver Medal
Piper Turnbull 11D3 – Gold Medal & Class Winner

Smoothies:
Ngahuia Booker-Taylor 13J11 – Bronze Medal

Pasta:
Clarice Yip 13S4 – Bronze Medal

Static Café Style Cake:
Nicole Welthagen 12B13 – Bronze Medal
Emily Pretorius 12E2 – Bronze Medal
Cameran Dennis 13J17 – Bronze Medal
Faith Field 12J17 – Bronze Medal
Wei-Zin Chan 11D3 – Gold Medal & Class Winner

NZ Secondary Schools Regional Culinary Challenge:
Jorja Diffey 13B1 – Silver Medal
Wei-Zin Chan 11D3 – Silver Medal and Class Winner

The winner of this competition, Wei Zin Chan, is expected to chose a partner to join them to represent Auckland at the National competition in September. So it is great that both girls will be able to compete at national level.

We are so proud of all the competitors for their effort. The commitment to training and then outcomes on the day were outstanding. Well done team!

I would also like to acknowledge the hard work of the other teachers who trained the students Miss Pillay and Mr Dammert and Mrs Wood, who was instrumental in making sure we had everything we needed to succeed on the day.

~ Mrs Thomson, TIC Food Technology

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