Our awards

Our Toque d'Or winning team for 2013

Ara students Gina Johns, Daniel Hoare and Hannah Grieve with their Supreme Gold Medal award at the Nestlé Toque d'Or culinary competition in 2013.

Award success

Our talented staff and students regularly win national and international awards and our staff are often recognised with Ara teaching awards. Here are some examples of their recent successes.

Recent staff awards

2016

Culinary Olympics, Germany

Competing against 2000 chefs from more than 40 countries, the New Zealand team which included Ara cookery tutors Steve Le Corre, Mark Sycamore, Darren Wright, Richard Hingston and Corey Hume, won a silver and two bronze medals.

Ara Institute of Canterbury Excellence in Teaching

Awarded to Mandy Gould (Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy) for Integration of Technology.

2015

World Association of Chefs Societies

Awarded to Ara for achieving the WorldChefs’ Global Standards of Quality Culinary Education.

Ara Institute of Canterbury Excellence in Teaching

Awarded to Cheryl Stokes (Café/Bar Service) in recognition of Sustained Excellence in Teaching Practice.

2013

Tertiary Education Union Award of Excellence

Awarded to Tracey Coulthard (Travel & Tourism) in the category of student learning and participation.

Ara Institute of Canterbury Practitioner Award

Awarded to Tracey Coulthard (Travel & Tourism) for recognition of Excellent Practice in Teaching and Learning.

The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference

Awarded to Stanley Tawa (Cookery) for Best Poster Presentation: ‘Investigating the Culinary Authenticity of Hangi’.

2012

Ara Institute of Canterbury Practitioner Award

Awarded to David Spice (Cookery) for recognition of Excellent Practice in Teaching and Learning.

Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards, Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching

Awarded to the Restaurant, Wine and Bar team of Heather Dyksma, Katrina Fisher, Katy Fortescue, Fancie Oberg-Nordt, Jenny Ritchie, Kent Slocombe, Cheryl Stokes and Susan Taylor.

Recent student awards

2013

Nestlé Toque d'Or Supreme Gold Medal Award

New Zealand’s premier student culinary competition was won by our students Daniel Hoare (Cookery), Hannah Grieve (Cookery) and Gina Johns (Hospitality).