Pâtisserie showcase impresses

15 Dec, 2010
Pâtisserie showcase impresses

Macaroons, mousse, meringues and more were on show at the highly anticipated showcases for first and second year pâtisserie students.

AUT's Piko restaurant's blacked out windows gave away no clues as to what lay beyond and the efforts students had been to in order to showcase a year's worth of learnings.

Once a year families and AUT staff are invited to view and eventually taste students pâtisserie work at Piko restaurant.

The photos below are from the first year students wedding themed showcase and also from second year students who had the trickier task of producing a buffet presentation consisting of seven components. These particular items had to relate to a theme each student had chosen for their presentation.

Learn how to cook like this in AUT's Culinary Arts and Pâtisserie programmes

The showcase marks the end of another busy year for the School of Hospitality and Tourism. Links with the industry have been strong this year with students being involved with:

  • USA Pears in a summer pear cook-off and an industry luncheon
  • AUT also hosted the final competition event for the annual Fonterra Proud to be a Chef competition
  • Students also helped prepare and serve food at the Cuisine Restaurant of the Year Awards
  • In the last part of this year culinary arts students also volunteerd at Taste of Auckland for the DineAid kitchen and some of Auckland's best restaurants for work experienc