Master Chef competition held
Author: Andrei Robertson - SIT Marketing
Date posted: 24/06/12
Last week saw the joint effort of Certificate in Hospitality and Degree in Hotel Management students arrange a ‘Master Chef’ competition that exhibited the skill of students.
The inaugural event included over 45 of the Hotel Management students attending the event alongside tutors from the various classes, with the Hospitality students being marked on their efforts.
SIT Hospitality Tutor Ray Flutey said, “It was essential to have clients and the Bachelor of Hotel Management students do need to know about food. The theme was ‘A Taste of Southland’ and the Level 4 Cookery students were involved in the cookery and the Café & Bar students in cocktail making and the service.”
Ray suggested the event is something he would like to continue in future with a similar idea. “Students were required to research Southland history and tastes of Southland and then come up with a theme e.g., Duck Shooting, Hokonui Moonshine.”
Visiting diners were presented with a powerpoint presentation outlining the theme and the reason for their choice of food and cocktails. “This was particularly interesting for the International students in the Bachelor of Hotel Management as the project was based on Southland food.
“The Level 4 Cookery and the Café and Bar students thoroughly enjoyed the project and the idea was to give them an insight into the research and presentation that would be required for those wanting to continue on with the Diploma at Level 5.“
Café and Bar students also open up the SIT Bungalow Restaurant during the year to the public offering top quality dishes at very reasonable prices. (Dates, menus and prices can be found here).