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September 1, 2017

Compass top chefs scoop medals

Four of our ‘top chefs’ brought their passion for cuisine and cooking to the annual NZ Hospitality Championships 2017, scooping six medals at the fiercely contested national event.

More than 800 competitors cooked their hearts out, with challengers from primary school age in the Kiwi Kids Can Cook competition through to professional chefs competing in over 74 classes.

“This is an outstanding result and we’re incredibly proud of Korapin Sripong, Rangi Apera, Dwain Tokoara and Gyuyeon Hwang,” says Compass Group New Zealand Managing Director Glenn Corbett.

“Many people don’t realise how hard each chef has to work to get ready for the competition. It takes months and months of preparation and commitment – on top of their usual work.

“What makes these results even more rewarding is knowing how much support each contestant received from their colleagues, managers and families for them to succeed.”

Top results

  • Middlemore Hospital cook Rangi achieved Bronze in the Live Pork class
  • Air New Zealand chef Gyuyeon achieved Bronze in the Live Pork class
  • Middlemore Hospital cook Dwain achieved Bronze in both the Senior Lifestyle and Live Beef Open classe
  • Air New Zealand chef de partie Korapin achieved three awards including, Bronze for the Moffat Chef of the Year class (Live Cheese, Main and Dessert), Silver for Hot Entrée (cold) and Silver for Live Entrée (hot)

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