AUT serves up gold

22 Jul, 2011
AUT serves up gold
Andy Hsu was the winner of the only gold award in the Toque d'Or competition.

AUT’s Training Team of the Year has taken out gold for the third consecutive year at the recent National Culinary Fare.

Competing for AUT this year in this category was Diploma in Culinary Arts (DCA) students Damien Molloy and Gabriella Amesbury in the kitchen and Hanna Stockwell for front of house.

The Culinary Fare, held at the ASB Showgrounds each year comprises some 75 competitions covering both the kitchen and restaurant sides of the hospitality industry.

It provides a platform for hospitality participants to match themselves against their counterparts and compete for prestigious industry awards.

With up to 1000 competitors the three days of competition is believed to be the world's largest annual hot kitchen competition.

Other awards this year included:

* A silver for Toque d’Or competitors Amy Barrowclough and Ron Raemaekers- both DCA students- in the kitchen.

* The only gold in the 2011 Toque d’Or competition for front of house was awarded to teammate and Bachelor if International Hospitality Management (BIHM) student Andy Hsu.

* Gold for the open class Pastry Team of the Year which included Moana Kastler (BIHM) and William Ma (DCA).

* Lyle Robertson (DCA) entered the Open class  for NZ Shellfish Main and consequently took out the overall prize.