Experts confirm that CORNELL is the BEST

Experts confirm that CORNELL is the BEST

4 Class Winners, 8 Golds, 20 Silvers, 7 Bronzes

After six (6) weeks of training the Cornell Education Group participated in the recent New Zealand Chef Regional Salon Competition. The Cornell Education Group entered 40 students in 13 different categories this year with outstanding success.


It is with pride that we report our students’ excellent results:

Category Class Winner Gold Silver Bronze
Fruit Flan Static 1 1 2
Individual Cold Dessert – Static 1 1
Cold Entrée – Static 1 1 2
Live knife Skills 1 1 3
Live Dessert 1 2
Live Pasta & Mushrooms 1 1 1
Live Salmon 1 1
Live Soup 1 2 1
Live Venison 1 4
Live Café Breakfast 1
Barista 2
Classic Cocktail 3
Classic Table Setting 1
Total 4 8 20 7

This gratifying result is a reflection of all the extra hours of work and passion that our tutors put to ensure that our students received excellent training, that is up to date and relevant to the cookery / hospitality industry in New Zealand.

Cornell cookery student, Jessica OH (International Diploma in Food Preparation and Cookery Supervision (Advanced) Level 5 ) won Gold for Live Knife Skills,

“This competition was very helpful and guided me to get a gold medal.  During my training, it helped me develop as a chef and gain the confidence to experiment with my culinary knowledge. The training was a great challenge, and I am looking forward to getting the best result at the national salon as well” said Jessica

“Our staff and students are motivated by this result and inspired to compete in the next round of the competition. “said Cornell Education Group’s Cookery Programme Academic Leader, Michael Corbett

“Bring on the National Salons! Well done to all the students and the team at Cornell who helped the students to get where they are today”

2017 Graduation


Congratulations on your completion of the Course

The Cornell Education Group would like to formally recognise your achievement at our:

2017 Graduation Ceremony

 Friday 19th May 2017 at 09:00 a.m.

St Matthew in-the-City

            (Corner of Hobson and Wellesley Streets Auckland City)

We invite you to attend and bring along family or friend. As there is a limit to the total number of attendees,

you may bring one guest plus yourself (maximum 2 in total).

If you would like to participate the ceremony then,

Please R.S.V.P to us by the 13th of April 2017 at reception or via e-mail

Please note if we do not receive a reply by the above date, you will be UNABLE to participate in the ceremony.

As this event is a formal occasion graduates MUST wear the specified Regalia to be part of the ceremony:

Diploma graduates Regalia Hire = $80.00 (Rental: $30, Bond*: $50.00)

* The bond fee will be refunded when you return the undamaged regalia on the day

You must make payment at reception for your regalia before the 28th of April 2017.

This will help greatly in our preparation for the ceremony and will allow us to send you further details of the ceremony.

Winner of the 2016

NZ Chefs National Salon 2016

Winner of the 2016
NZ Training Establishment of the Year

(8 Gold, 13 Silver, 12 Bronze Medals)


It is with great pride that The Cornell Education Group accepts the award of ‘New Zealand Training Establishment of the year’ for our Professional Cookery and Hospitality schools.

This is an outstanding results that has demonstrated The Cornell Education Group’s professionalism and excellence in training for the cookery / hospitality industry in New Zealand.

This NZ Chefs National Salon 2016 event ( 28 July – 31 July 2016 at the Logan Campbell Centre, ASB Showgrounds) was dominated by all of the larger training establishments who were present to see the outcomes of the highly coveted awards.

All the staff members at Cornell congratulates the trainers and competitors on a great effort and extremely positive outcome.

This result reflects the extra work that our tutors put into ensuring that our students receive training that is excellent, up to date and relevant to our industry,

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