Culinary students bag 10 medals at international competition

  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 03 Apr 2018

Azhar preparing a dish during the event.

JOHOR BARU: A group of 11 students and nine lecturers from the Malaysian College of Hospitality and Management (MCHM) won 10 bronze medals in a cooking competition held at Bali Convention Centre in Nusa Dua Indonesia.

The three-day event saw a total of 650 chefs worldwide taking part in the Salon Culinaire Bali competition, in conjunction with Food, Hotel & Tourism Bali 2018.

One of MCHM’s lecturers Chef Azhar Abdul Raof said through the competition, the participants had the opportunity to practise current trends and proper techniques in cooking that were used at the international level in the hospitality industry.

“The students and lecturers also managed to exchange ideas with participants from other countries,” he said.

He added the team, comprising those studying for a culinary arts diploma, began preparations some three months before the competition.

“They went through complete training and were supported by other lecturers who motivated them not to give up.

“MCHM focuses on hospitality programmes and we always emphasise producing graduates who are efficient and versatile,” he said.

During the competition, the team managed to bring home 10 bronze medals for their achievement in hot cooking poultry, beef, fish and pasta as well as in the fruit carving category.

Participants were competing to get recognition from the World Associate Chef Society (WASC) and Global Chef Asia.

MCHM is a private institution of higher education that offers diploma programmes in fields such as hotel management, tourism management and culinary arts to SPM leavers.

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