On the 22nd of June 2023 we celebrated our student's dedication and academic achievement.
Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand general manager Jenny Jenkins welcomed our graduates, family, and guests to the evening imparting her wisdom and pride for our new generation of culinary professionals. Guest speaker and alumni Max Loh gave an inspiring speech encouraging the graduates to continue to push their comfort zones and never stop learning as they navigate their future careers.
Max Loh (left) gives his speech to graduating students.
The graduates were presented their qualifications and medals by Chef Lecturers Francis Motta, Sebastien Lambert, Sam Heeney, Nicolas Longayrou, and Programme Director Sue Townshend. With open boarders we were able to welcome family and friends from overseas making the event all the more special.
Programme Director Sue Townshend (left) alongside BCAB graduate and valedictorian Satya Yellapantula (right)
Venkata Satya Prasad Yellapantula (Bachelor of Culinary Arts and Business graduate) gave the valedictory speech, sharing his experiences having earned his degree during covid lockdowns. We are grateful to his parents for making the journey from India to join us in acknowledging Satya's tremendous accomplishment.
Distinction Certificates and Diplomas, Grand Diplome, Joie de Vivre Award and Cuisine/Patisserie Cups were also awarded. Students and guests were able to revel and enjoy the fruits of their labour with many glasses clinked, platters picked clean, and photos taken.
Well done to all graduates, we welcome you into Le Cordon Bleu's extensive and prestigious alumni family.
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