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”