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QRC student wins regional title

Recent Hospitality Management graduate, Kenny Utting, has just won Junior Waiter and Junior Barista of the region at the Southern Light SALON CULINAIRE 2008 hospitality competition run in Dunedin.

To win the overall Junior Waiter title, Kenny had to out-perform the competition in table setting, beverage service, cocktail making and barista.

This was the 11th annual competition aimed at promoting excellence within the industry. There were 33 classes of competition.

Kenny Utting - best junior Barista in the regionKenny is currently working at Queenstown's St Moritz Hotel and plans to travel to Melbourne later this year.

Meanwhile, Hospitality management student, Rachael Taylor, also entered on behalf of Queenstown's Novotel Gardens Hotel, where she is currently interning.

Rachael competes in the Beverage Service sectionRachael won a Bronze for Table Setting, and a Silver for Beverage Service.

 "After a month of in-depth mentoring and training she represented the Novotel extremely well. We are extremely proud of Rachael's achievement and I hope this is an encouragement to the rest of the students at QRC" Novotel Hotel Executive Assistant Manager, Clinton Farley said.

  • Posted By: QRC on Tue, 15th Jul 2008 @ 00:00:00