Southern Lights - Ara students triumph

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27 May 2016

Ara Institute of Canterbury Timaru-based hospitality students took home a swath of medals at the recent Southern Lights, Salon Culinaire competition in Cromwell. The annual 18th regional event, run by NZChefs and hosted by Otago Polytechnic, is becoming a major drawcard on the South Island calendar for students and professional chefs.

The medal winners were:

  • Hope Linton: Trainee Soup – Silver medal
  • Michelle Scott: Trainee Pasta – Silver Medal
  • Lyza Makayab: Trainee Pasta – Silver Medal
  • Edsant Obillo: Open Chicken – Bronze Medal
  • Phoebe Roberts: Plated desserts (training) - Silver medal
  • Mikie James: Gateau (open) - Gold medal - class winner
  • Cushla Hodge: Gateau (open) - Silver medal
  • Baljeet Singh: Bread selection (open) - Silver medal - class winner
  • Wiki Woolridge: Bread selection (open) - Silver medal

from left to right: Hope Linton, Michelle Scott, Lyza Makayab, Edsant Obillo. 


left to right: Baljeet Singh, Mikie James, Cushia Hodge, Phoebe Roberts