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Apprentice Cook-Off

North Metropolitan TAFE (NMTAFE) cookery students have achieved outstanding results in the Australian Culinary Federation’s National Apprentice Competition, for apprentices aspiring to become chefs.

  • 32 apprentice chefs and culinary students represented their state at the highest level competing against their peers. 
  • Competitors had to prepare, cook and serve two meals which incorporated various sponsored products.
  • NMTAFE student Yasmine Yianna (Hospitality Group Training / Garum) won the gold medal for Apprentice of the Year 2019. 

Congratulations to NMTAFE students: 

  • Tayla Hinkley-Martin (White Salt) took home a silver medal
  • Zachery Tholen (Hospitality Group Training / Shorehouse) was awarded with bronze
  • Nethipan Taienthong received a certificate of merit.

“My congratulations to Yasmine and all the team for the great results and also congratulations to all the culinary arts team for the great results for the Academy,” said Director of NMTAFE’s Academy of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Patrick O’Brien. 

Competitors were taken on a culinary journey for dinner at Lazy Su, culminating with an awards presentation lunch at one-hatted restaurant Temporada, sponsored by Poachers Pantry.ACFwinners-2019.jpg
From L to R: NMTAFE high achievers Zachery Tholen, Tayla Hinkley-Martin, Yasmine Yianna & Nethipan Taienthong

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Page last updated October 29, 2019