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Illawarra TAFE Commercial Cookery students Levi McEwan Hyde and Erin
Moore, won silver medals in the regional section of the Nestle Golden
Chefs hat competition in Sydney.
The longest running culinary competition in Australia offers young
chefs the opportunity to compete against their peers in order to
benchmark their cooking skills.
The students practiced under the guidance of teacher David Arens.
Levi cooked the main meal which comprised a lamb cutlet with Middle
Eastern rump including carrot puree, fondant potatoes, braised baby
fennel, port jus and leek ash. Erin's citrus parfait with rhubarb,
white chocolate and Greek yoghurt truffle, oat and almond crumble and
grapefruit jellies complimented the meal.
"It took a few months of planning and experimenting to get it
right," Levi told Merimbula's News Weekly.
Deirdre Jory, Head Teacher of Tourism and Hospitality was proud of
the students' achievement at state level.
Erin and Levi will represent the Illawarra TAFE team competing
against other TAFE Campuses in October.