Mon 1 Jul 2019

Young chefs impress

Five budding young chefs aged between seven and eleven cooked their hearts out at WITT last week, vying to win themselves a place at the national final of the NZ Chefs’ Kiwi Kids Can Cook competition.  

The regional finalists each had 30 minutes to cook and present their favourite dish which had to include at least one New Zealand grown vegetable. Local chef Freddie Ponder and Palmerston North chef Grant Kitchen judged the event, which was set up and orchestrated by WITT Faculty Leader and NZ Chefs National Vice President Angela Ferguson. This is the third time WITT has hosted the regional final.

The five finalists were Greer Lock, Jack Williams, Eoin Ammundsen, Taine Lock and Chilee Brown. Three competitors earned themselves a place at the National Finals in Auckland on Sunday 11th August as part of the New Zealand Hospitality Championships.

“They all did a wonderful job and the skills they all demonstrated were fantastic,” Angela Ferguson said. “It’s always tough choosing the winners.”

“Our judges Freddie and Grant selected Taine Lock as the winner of the junior category and it was so close in the senior category that there were two winners selected to go to Auckland, Eoin Ammundsen and Greer Lock.” 

To check out all the images from the day go to Taranaki Branch NZ Chefs Facebook page.

Pictured: Back Row:  Grant Kitchen, Angela Ferguson, Freddie Ponder. Front Row:  Eoin Ammundsen, Jack Miller, Chilee Brown, Greer Lock, Taine Lock.