At the AHCTS end-of-year prize giving it was overwhelming to hear how proud families were of the accomplishments of their aspiring young chefs.
The chef graduates may have been a little shy about their success, but their tutors and families enthusiastically shared stories about how the young chefs transformed during their time at AHCTS.
For many of the students, graduating from the Level 2 or Level 4 cookery course was the first time they had committed to study and gained a qualification.
The chef tutors and support staff at AHCTS applaud them for working hard and succeeding. They have great career prospects ahead of them.
Top AHCTS graduates in 2019
The graduation ceremony in December 2019 was an opportunity to recognise cookery students who excelled throughout the year.
Chef tutors described how the high-achieving students were immaculately presented, undertook in-depth research and produced high quality theory work.
The top students were commended for challenging their chef tutors, as well as being excited and passionate about food and culinary arts.
National Certificate in Hospitality Cookery Level 2 – TEC Youth Guarantee
Student of the Year: Angela Soriano
Chef tutor Kevin Hudson: Most improved student, Jessica Davidson
New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4 (with internship)
Student of the Year: Anjamo Nieuwland
Chef tutor Lee Chojna: Most dedicated student, Andrew Feldmann
Most improved student, Shubhum
Chef tutor Adrian Managh: Most dedicated student, Reuben McKean
Most outstanding student, Jessica McLeary-Willets
New Zealand Diploma in Cookery Advanced (Level 5) with strands in cookery (with internship)
Student of the Year: Daniel Batten
Chef tutor Sam Fraser-List: Most outstanding student (joint winners), Promise Sein and Ashwini Ganason