Culinary Team NAIT wins 12 medals at Hong Kong skills competition
Includes five silver and seven bronze; students competed against professional chefs
Culinary Team NAIT cooked up another big win at the Hong Kong International Culinary Classic 15, returning with five silver and seven bronze medals. The students competed against professional chefs from around the world.
The Hong Kong International Culinary Classic 15 began May 6, and was part of HOFEX 2015 – the largest food and hospitality tradeshow in the Asia-Pacific region. Thirteen members of Culinary Team NAIT participated, including 10 students, their coaches and the team’s manager.
The students competed in both hot cooking and cold plate competitions.
In the hot cooking competition, team members had only 60 minutes to prepare and present a dish in one of four categories. In the cold competition, participants prepared appetizers and entrée dishes. In both competitions, the judges awarded points based on cleanliness, preparation, presentation and taste.
• Members of NAIT’s culinary team include first and second-year Culinary Arts students, as well as apprentices.
• Team members were selected in January following a competition at NAIT.
• HOFEX takes place every two years.
• Culinary Team NAIT first competed at HOFEX in 2011.
Vinod Varshney, NAIT Culinary Arts chair and team manager
“I’m very proud of the performance of our team. They were up against some of the best chefs from around the world and did a remarkable job. These medals are very hard to win.”
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With more than 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.