When an international culinary legend spent a morning with trainee chefs the atmosphere in the kitchens was one of reverence, respect and intrigue. Michelin star Swiss chef, Anton Mosimann visited Auckland Hotel and Chefs Training School (AHCTS) in Grafton, to see the students in action and share insights of his lifelong cookery career. The aspiring chefs were in awe of Mosimann, who encouraged them to be determined, work hard, love what they are doing and to follow their belief when considering something new. During his career, Mosimann broke away from traditional restaurant dishes and developed his culinary style, cuisine naturelle, […]
See AHCTS students cook up a storm during the 2018 Culinary Fair. 8am to 2.30pm, Wednesday May 23, 2018. All welcome to see the kitchens in action. Find out what training to be a chef is all about. Judges include – SKYCITY Auckland’s chef apprenticeship programme manager and school career advisors. Contact AHCTS for more information.
For four years, David Dawson has been the man who answers the first inquiry calls to AHCTS from prospective trainee chefs. He started out training at AHCTS, has worked as a chef and run his own catering company. David knows just how it feels when young people start learning new skills. “A young guy came to me and said he hated school but wanted to be a chef, which was a bit like me I suppose,” says David. “That student went right through AHCTS to level 5 cookery and he has a real passion for cooking, he knows what he […]
Preparing a real meal for real diners in a restaurant setting is an exciting learning experience for Auckland Hotel and Chefs Training School cookery students. Family, friends, fellow students and chef tutors are invited to AHCTS to dine in the school’s restaurant, enjoying a delicious meal prepared entirely by the students. The multi-course lunch is called a live service and chef tutor, Sach Kadam says the students are always a little nervous. “Usually, preparation starts the day before the live service and the educational outcome is to encourage the students to learn about being organised and keeping their cool,” says […]