Holmesglen hospitality students have received significant insights into the industry, following their successful participation at Fine Food 2016.
Students again competed in a range of respective events, which were held this September. The competitions allowed Holmesglen participants to test and showcase their cooking skills, while they were also given the chance to network with industry leading professionals.
"Events like Fine Foods open doors to a wealth of experience and knowledge that the older generation of industry professionals love giving to the new students," Holmesglen Culinary Teacher Trevor Jenkins said.
Holmesglen was well-represented throughout the duration of the event. Cookery Teacher Targ Howorth served as AusTAFE team leader and one of the lead organisers of the four-day AusTAFE event.
Primarily, though, Trevor observes that he hopes these types of events give students greater confidence with their training and future employment.
"We hope that the students walk away from the event feeling like they have accomplished something great, and gained more confidence and self-belief," he said.
While the events served as a culmination of the students' classroom preparation and hard-work, Trevor affirms the role of Holmesglen staff is equally important; when helping support their development.
"We are there to give the students the confidence and assistance, and most of all reassure the students that they can do it."
You can view the full list of Holmesglen participants and awards results below:
Sivhorng Kim – Bronze
Tiffany Tan – Silver
Sherren Ong – Bronze
Janindu Mendis – Bronze
Reza Mirzale (campus based) 2nd year apprentice - participation
Emma Scott (campus based) 1st year apprentice - participation
Josiah Swingler (Steve Mercer apprentice), 1st year - Silver
Erica Mendes, E1. Sugar paste cake Static - Silver Medal
Erica Mendes, S2. Sweet Buffet Centerpiece Static - Bronze Medal (also awarded the best sweet buffet show piece trophy)
Live Poultry Challenge - Bronze medal
Live Beef Challenge - Gold medal
Static four different desserts - Bronze medal
Most Outstanding Establishment award
Elena Yahnova, E1A. Sugar paste cake Static - Silver
Dan Li, E1A. Sugar paste cake Static - Bronze medal
Del Whitehead, E1A. Sugar paste cake Static - Bronze medal
Holly Buckley,E2A. Wild and Wacky cake Static - Bronze medal
Sandee Tan E1A. Sugar paste cake Static - Bronze medal
Banyen Matchima E1A. Sugar paste cake Static - Bronze medal
E1A. Sugar paste cake Static category
Nuyen Bao Tue
Quyen Nguyen, Thi Hanh
Setareh Dehghani Ardalan
E2A. Wild and Wacky Cake Static
Li Heang (Helen) Huy,
Weixin (Eric) Chen