Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ni-Vanuatu Chefs succeed at International Culinary Fare

Vanuatu National Team with Team Manager at the end of the New Zealand Culinary Fare competition.
Press release, 19th August 2014: The opportunity to represent Vanuatu overseas is always an exciting prospect and for the local chefs in this country this is no exception. And there is a lot to be proud of when our local NiVanuatu chefs can compete in the biggest cooking competition in the Southern Hemisphere and win medals in a tough environment. Our local chefs travelled to New Zealand on the weekend and have won bronze and silver medals, a fantastic achievement when competing against a wide field of experienced chefs.
Team Manager David Holliday, Executive Chef of Air Vanuatu has spent many hours working with the National Team to get them competition ready, “we are all extremely pleased with the results, the team have put in a lot of work to write their recipes and perfect their dishes and the team have represented Vanuatu well, they are getting better every year” he said.

The Vanuatu Chefs and Food Handlers Association would also like to acknowledge the resident Executive Chefs and business owners who have supported their staff in participating in various activities to enable them to compete in New Zealand, VCFHA President Chef Sarah Kymbrekos said “Our goal is to improve the culinary experience of Vanuatu, we want to showcase the exceptional food opportunities here and we are very grateful for the support provided by the industry to help our local chefs make that happen.”

The results for the National Team competing in New Zealand are:
Mayline Dan Chantillys on the Bay Silver Medal Fish and Seafood class
Roselyne George Iririki Island Resort Silver Medal Prawn class
Bill Leonardo Holiday Inn Resort Bronze Medal Fish and Seafood class
Alick Niavi Iririki Island Resort Silver Medal Fish and Seafood class
Alick Niavi Iririki Island Resort Bronze Medal Salmon class
Dickson Enoch La Tentation Restaurant Bronze Medal Salmon class
Chris Bulememe Sunset Bungalows Merit Pork Class

Congratulations to the entire team for doing a fantastic job in representing Vanuatu overseas, this is great preparation for them for the Vanuatu Origin Salon Culinare 20th -24th October in Port Vila.

For more information about the Origin Salon Culinare or the Vanuatu Chefs and Food Handlers Association visit the Facebook page, website www.vanuatuchefs.com or contact President Sarah Kymbrekos, Ph: 5571671 or Secretary Roland Cowles Ph: 7711819