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Open Day Saturday 25 August 2018, 10am-1pm

Written by on August 15th, 2018.      0 comments

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Bronze is the new Black: The New Zealand Culinary Fare 17 – 19 August 2014

Written by Sally Atkinson on August 25th, 2014.      0 comments

The New Zealand Culinary Fare found a new home in the Vodafone Events Centre in Auckland, which boasts a grand arena and extensive amphitheatre seating to host both spectators and supporters. This annual event is the perfect place to test both professional and training Food and Beverage entrants to the highest standard, providing a platform for contestants to show off their knowledge and skills to discerning judges, and allowing only the very best to come out on top.
After achieving well in the Regionals, Crown Institute Food & Beverage students Chloe Hartwell and Woody Sim were joined by their classmates Amy Partridge, Matthew Bouzaid and Siaosi Finau to compete in the Front of House Cocktail Class.
The competition for this class was based around classic cocktail making, and contestants were required to produce and serve 4 glasses of classic cocktails, consisting of two Mojitos and either two Daiquiri or two Mai Tai. Following this, each competitor was asked a cocktail related question.
Out of the 50 or so contestants in the Classic Cocktail competition, Crown Institute students made up around 10% of the competitors, and every single one of our students received a bronze medal placing. Siaosi Finau was even told that he had made the best tasting cocktails in the whole Classic Cocktail class, something both he and his tutor Troy were very pleased about!
The professionalism and skill of Crown Institute’s students really shone through at this year’s New Zealand Culinary Fare, and we wish to congratulate of them for all their hard work and showing that bronze really is the new black!
Amy at Culinary Fare 2014 1(copy) Matthew at Culinary Fare 2014(copy) Siasi at Culinary Fare 2014(copy)
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Crown Students Getting Great Real Work at Functions!

Written by Brodie Croucher on October 29th, 2013.      0 comments

Our friends at Function Staff regularly hire Crown students to work at exciting functions at great locations around Auckland. Recently, Crown students have gained valuable experience at the following places, and been paid for it!
  • Mt Smart Stadium (for Warriors Rugby League matches)
  • Eden Park Stadium (for an All Blacks Rugby Union test match)
  • KPMG - Cocktail Class
  • Ellerslie Race Course
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • SkyCity Hotel and Casino complex
  • The Heritage Hotel
Function Staff would like to make a special mention of the following students who have recently done a great job!
Chris Saw has worked at the Heritage Hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Ellerslie Race Course. These clients all ask for Chris by name!
Kaurasi Wasile has done some excellent work at Crowne Plaza Hotel and Eden Park and Andreas Vakaafi performed very well at both Eden Park and Mt Smart Stadia.
Kevin Lam, a recent Crown graduate, still picks up some work through Function Staff. He’s so good at what he does that he’s one of the first hospitality workers that Function Staff contacts.
Function Staff will also be looking for Work Experience volunteers to assist at the City Surf Series at Mission Bay over the summer.
Add experience to your CV by working with Function Staff; it perfectly complements the skills your gaining in your Crown hospitality course.

Below are some pictures of students working at the Ellerslie Race Course over Labour Weekend.

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Crown students achieve a 100% pass rate in City & Guilds exams

Written by Amy Tregidga on July 26th, 2013.      0 comments

With three distinctions and five merits being awarded, Crown Institute hospitality students achieved an amazing 100% pass rate in the June, 2013 exams! 
“All students worked extremely hard towards their qualifications, both in theory and practice, while still having fun.  They know the value of an international qualification when looking for overseas work.  We are very proud of our students and look forward to training the next intake, who will be working towards the same qualifications." Donna Maclaine - Programme Co-ordinator (Hospitality).
City & Guilds is based in London and was founded in 1878.  Crown Institute currently offers two of their internationally recognised qualifications, the International Diploma in Food and Beverage Service and the International Diploma of Reception Operations and Services.  They are very popular courses for people that are looking to enter the hospitality industry and work here or overseas.
The International Diploma in Food and Beverage Service includes fourteen core units that cover personal skills, customer care, food and drinks service, including silver service.
The International Diploma of Reception Operations and Services incorporates ten core units, covering all important aspects of hotel reception work.
If you are looking for more than just a qualification, give us a call to talk about our exciting programmes.
For more information about Crown Institute’s hospitality courses click HERE or contact us on 0800 357 316 or info@crown.ac.nz

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Food & Beverage students outdo themselves at Culinary Fare

Written by Amy Tregidga on July 15th, 2013.      0 comments

Crown Institute of Studies Food and Beverage students have outdone themselves again at the 2013 10th Auckland Regional Culinary Fare.
Crown students won four medals, two silver and two bronze in the Classic Cocktail competition.
Congratulations to:
Chris Saw – Silver
Laura Wooton - Silver
James Wehi – Bronze
Krystal Cody - Bronze
Each year our Food and Beverage students take part in the Auckland Regional Fare and the National Culinary Fare.  The Auckland Regional Fare is designed to give hospitality industry trainees some exposure to competition for the Nationals.  Crowns Food and Beverage student always perform well in each of the competitions.  The fares are an excellent way for Crown students to showcase their talent as well as meet trade professionals and make contacts in the industry.
The students are now preparing for Nationals, which will be held in August at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland.
For more information about Crowns hospitality courses, phone 0800 357 316 or email info@crown.ac.nz.  Next courses start 2 September 2013.

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