Held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre from 9th-12th September, in conjunction with Fine Food and Hotel Australia, the Australian Culinary Challenge NSW 2013 produced some outstanding results for Le Cordon Bleu Sydney campus. With many students and alumni competing in the various categories the atmosphere over the four day program was electric. Students and alumni from all courses participated including Cuisine, Patisserie, Advanced Diploma and Degree highlighting the depth of talent and skill that Le Cordon Bleu continues to produce.
All competitors were competing for a share in the prize pool of $15,000, but more importantly were able to show case their skills in front of International, national and local judges as well as the Fine Food audience against the clock. There were several categories in the challenge including Open and Best Apprentice/Trainee, a ‘Battle of the States’ Restaurant Challenge and even a Tabasco HOTEST Chef award!
Le Cordon Bleu was excellently represented by all participants and congratulates all for the time and effort put in to both results that won achievements and those that missed out.
The following overall Awards were awarded to Le Cordon Bleu:
- Most Outstanding Establishment (Trophy awarded to the establishment with the highest accumulative score over all categories and all establishments)
- Reward Distribution Front of House Service Award 2013
- Most Outstanding Waitperson Culinary Challenge 2013 - congratulations to Kiorie Bennett
- Victorinox Best Static Display 2013 - congratulations to Daria Nechiporenko (Le Cordon Bleu Alumni)
In the individual Live and Static competitions Le Cordon Bleu received six gold, five silver, ten bronze, five Diplomas and two Certificate of Participation. For Alumni Le Cordon Bleu received two gold, two silver and one bronze in what was a fantastic result for all.
Le Cordon Bleu would like to thank all the students, alumni, teachers and Chefs involved and the hospitality officers, who without their support we not have had such a success.