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WorldSkills Cookery

Skill explained

A cook is trained to plan menus, prepare a variety of foods according to health and safety regulations and manage a kitchen.

Kitchens may be in places such as hotels, restaurants, canteens or hospitals. It is the cook's responsibility to prepare meals that are both appealing and nutritious. They are also responsible for food ordering and costing. Understanding the needs of special diets due to culture, health or religion is becoming a more important part of the job.

What the Competitors do at the Competition

  • Cold and hot appetizers
  • Egg and cheese dishes
  • Stocks, hot and cold soups and sauces
  • Fish and shellfish dishes
  • Hot and cold dishes of meat, game and poultry
  • Decoration and garnishing
  • Starch and vegetable dishes
  • Salads
  • Hot, cold and frozen desserts
  • Baked products

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SKYCITY chef William Mordido competing at WorldSkills International, Germany, 2013

2014 Competitors

  • Antony Su'a - Manukau Institue of Technology, Auckland
  • Jacklin Pillay - Urban Soul Ltd, Auckland
  • Molly-Mae Foote - East Pier Restaurant, Napier
  • Cole Falloon - Wharekauhau Lodge, Wellington
  • Paula Martin - NZ Defence Force
  • Isaac Watt - NZ Defence Force

2014 Judging Team

  • Peter Nicholl - Northtec (Ret.)
  • Brian Kelly - NZ Defence Force
  • Craig Lucas - Manukau Institue of Technology
  • Grant Purdie - (Ret.)