Medals flow at the HAC nationals

Medals flowed for our 19 Hospitality and Catering students competing in the National Culinary Competition held on Friday (a very long day). The takeaways included:

  • 11 Golds including 1 Distinction 
  • 6 Silvers
  • 1 Bronze
  • 2 Scholarships valued at $5000 each
  • 2 Trophies (1 for Mary Vaikai, and 1 for Mrs Daisy Chandra, Head of HAC Learning Area)

By category:
ICED CAKE Mary Vaikai (Gold), Raynella Reynon (Gold)
CAFE SANDWICH Siale Maka - (Gold Overall Winner)
PASTA Mary Vaikai (Gold Distinction - 100%)
TABLESETTING Lydia Tekori (Gold Overall Winner), Diane Tafale (Gold), Siuanna Mahani (Silver)
OMELETTE Mathew Tuisovivi (Gold Overall)
SMOOTHIE Lafi Mausi (Gold Overall Winner), Bertha Fruean (Gold)
SOUP Jessica Olive (Gold)
SCONES Rasmey Ngai (Gold)
QUICHE Taumasina Patiole, Miriama Aunei, Jessica Olive (Silver)
BARISTA Raynella Reynon (Bronze)
BISCUITS Quest Teiho, Mary Vaikai (Silver)

In addition to the trophy for the Secondary Schools Excellence Award, Mary and Lydia each received $5000 scholarship for NZMA and Ignite Training School respectively.

Mary also received a trophy for achieving a Gold with Distinction - her mark of 100% means the judges could not fault her dish. Mrs Chandra's trophy was an Excellence Award for getting the highest marks in New Zealand.

These awards show our students are working at the highest level in New Zealand. 

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