Kyabram P-12 College students impressed judges to the regional final of the Murray River Culinary Challenge 2012.July 26, 2012 4:10am
Kyabram P-12 College students Jennalyn Cunningham and Tess Mancini-Fiske will compete in the regional final of the Murray River Culinary Challenge.
Two students from Kyabram P-12 College have made it through to the regional final of the Murray River Culinary Challenge 2012.
Jennalyn Cunningham and Tess Mancini-Fiske impressed industry judge Joe Distefano from the Aussie Hotel at the school competition level last Wednesday and will now compete at the regional final in Echuca in August.
Jennalyn performed particularly well, achieving the day’s top score.
The school competition event was held at VET Hospitality training provider Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE in Shepparton.
The Murray River Culinary Challenge is an industry standard cooking competition for secondary school students enrolled in a Vocational Education & Training (VET) Certificate in Hospitality.
The challenge is an invitational event to regional schools bordering the Murray River and this year students from the regions of Echuca (including Echuca, Kyabram, Rochester and Rushworth), Shepparton, Swan Hill, Wodonga and Wangaratta compete for the challenge title.
Students compete individually at the school competition level, with the two highest scorers from each school forming a team to compete at the regional finals.
Regional finalists then battle it out for a spot at the grand final being held again this year at the Bendigo TAFE Echuca campus.
The tasks in the challenge reflect the standards and conditions of the Regional World Skills competition event.
Students are assessed by judges, many of whom are executive chefs and industry professionals, who critique the students during the competition and mark them on areas such as: mise en place, bench work, workflow and management, methods and principles of cookery and creative presentation.
The menus throughout the competition focus on fresh regional produce and progressively become more complex with each level of competition.
‘‘The challenge aims to promote VET Hospitality to young people, address skill shortages in hospitality in country areas, and connect students and education and training providers with industry professional,’’ Campaspe Cohuna LLEN workplace learning co-ordinator Alison Dunstan said.
The Murray River Culinary Challenge is co-ordinated by the Partnership Broker and Workplace Learning Co-ordinator programs, which are jointly funded by the federal and Victorian governments under the National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions.
The Murray River Culinary Challenge 2012 is sponsored by long-term supporters of the competition, the Moama Bowling Club.
When teenage sensation Jack Hammond arrived in Tongala with his dairy farming family in January, his name sparked interest in several coaches across the district.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons have secured a vital win over Wangaratta Magpies at JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
On Wednesday, April 22, 11 walkers from Shepparton Adventure Club travelled to Strathmerton then on to Ulupna Island.
Uniformed police are being plucked from the district’s 16-hour stations to work with one-member stations so officers are not patrolling on their own.
A Rochester woman who stole more than $250 worth of money, cigarettes and food from her workplace of four years has been convicted and fined $500, plus court costs.
The final 25 players have been chosen to represent the Goulburn Valley Football League in their quest to regain the number one football ranking in country Victoria.
A 640 000 bird proposal finally gets the green light from Strathbogie Shire Council.
Record cattle prices were recorded at the Finley Saleyards on Friday
People in rural and remote areas are significantly over-represented in the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
Barooga will host an information forum on the National Disability Insurance Scheme on Tuesday night.
The Deniliquin Rodeo Arena was in full swing for the recent Deniliquin Classic Barrel Race.
GrainCorp has announced an investment of $50 million to increase oilseed crushing capacity and efficiency at its Numurkah facility in Victoria.
Mark Soyer represented Australia at the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Canada.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.