Students Shine on World StageTwo Wellington 19 year olds competed on the world stage at the International Culinary Cooking Competition at Johnson County Community College in Kansas USA in June and took out the top prize.

Ryan Bloomfield from Wellington and Daniel Baird from the Hutt Valley spent ten weeks training in addition to their studies at WelTec and work commitments to prepare for the international cooking competition.

The duo had to prepare a three-course menu during a grueling three and a half hour competition. The invitation only international cooking competition saw the young students test their culinary skills against the best trainee chefs in the world.

“The NZ team showcased outstandingly high skills including tempering chocolate for their dessert and no other team attempted to do this,” said WelTec chef tutor Scott Campbell. “Ryan and Daniel’s professional approach won them the top prize and it is well deserved.”