Fonterra Foodservice “Battle of the Pacific”
Our comercial cookery students Lorenc Dylgjeri, Takuma Yoneoka & Jerome Poret has made Salford college and Australian culinary federation – South Australia proud once again by representing South Australia and winning CERTIFICATE OF MERIT The Inaugural Fonterra Foodservice Battle of the Pacific held during The Australian Culinary Challenge at Fine Foods Australia culminated Wednesday night, trophies & prizes were presented by Jeff Dhu Food Service Director of Fonterra Foodservice the principal sponsors of the event.
This new title for the competition was hotly contested by 8 regional Australian teams as well as Pacific region teams 3 from New Zealand and 1 from Vanuatu. Three teams went head to head each day preparing & serving meals to guests that included sponsors, industry professionals, team supporters & the jury that consisted not only of kitchen judges Michael Strautmanis, Anita Sarginson (NZ Chefs Ambassador) & Matt McBain but included each day 9 secret taste judges throughout the restaurant.
Michael “As a first competition of this magnitude and inventiveness it was an outstanding success and a firm foundation to keep building onto this concept. My congratulations to all of the participants, the spirit of the competition was outstanding”
Using mandatory ingredients from the Fonterra Foodservice range teams displayed great use and diversity of product. The rest of the pantry list was donated by generous sponsors Bidvest, Mastercut meats, Gourmand Providor, Nestle Professional, Petuna & Krio Krush. An interesting blend of techniques, menu descriptions and elements on the plate were the order of the competition as was the high level of skill that is always present when international teams cross our shores.
Judges “All the teams clearly demonstrated that products of such high quality provided a great influence on the dishes”
Participation in such event has justified once again that at Salford college we are not only teaching a qualification we also enriching the industry by enhancing skills in our hospitality students. Standards has been set high with teams bringing good name to college and the state.
Our student Jerome Poret has been selected by the judges and Australian culinary federation to represent South Australia in “National apprentice competition” under culinary student category to be held in Perth on 14th October 2015.He is being mentored by Daman Rana and ACF-SA’s committee member Ross hannah.