Last month we added another accolade to our list of achievements with our local lad, Aaron Kingsford named as NZ Apprentice Chef of the Year 2016.
Following a nationwide search for the most talented apprentice chefs, Aaron went head to head against 5 other contestants at the NZ Chefs’ National Salon at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland and came out as the gold medal winner.
As the winner, he will travel to the world-famous Melbourne Food & Wine Festival in 2017, worth around $3000. He also received a prize pack fromVegetables.co.nz, and became a member of the prestigious NZ Chefs’ Association.
Brad summed up the achievement in saying, “I feel very proud that at a time when our industry is in urgent need of more qualified chefs, we are helping to develop the next generation of culinary stars “in-house”. This will be a fantastic stepping stone for Aaron’s future career and we are all really proud of this achievement.”