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Army Apprentice Chef wins major battle at New Zealand’s culinary awards
All that army training that taught him to remain calm under pressure must have helped up-coming chef Nicholas Todd to emerge victorious as the winner of the prestigious ServiceIQ Champion Apprentice Chef 2017 competition, held at the NZ Hospitality Championships in Auckland last Sunday.
Who will taste success?
Finalists Announced for ServiceIQ Champion Apprentice Chef 2017 Competition. From Auckland to Queenstown, eight great young chefs will feel the heat of the competition kitchen when they battle it out to win the coveted title of ServiceIQ Champion Apprentice Chef of the Year at the NZ Hospitality Championships in Auckland on Sunday 30 July.
Top chef Marc Soper of Wharekauhau Country Estate to judge New Zealand’s top care home cuisine
Marc Soper is used to creating sensational dishes for high-paying guests at the luxury Wharekauhau Country Estate in Wairarapa. Now, the multi-award winning executive chef, who was also crowned Chef of the Capital in both 2015 and 2016, is going to bring his...
Skills shortage reaching crisis levels in the service industry
There’s a skill shortage looming in the service industry that’s going to affect all New Zealanders, across all regions, and visitors to our country.
At Your Service Aotearoa – A Manifesto
Meeting the labour and skill needs of the wellbeing sector.
The service sector is a large and important part of the New Zealand economy, fostering significant employment and wealth opportunities.
The sector accounts for 29% of New Zealand employment – nearly 600,000 people.
No excuses! FREE training for gaming staff offered by ServiceIQ
To help ensure safer gaming throughout New Zealand, ServiceIQ, Industry Training Organisation for the hospitality industry, together with Clubs New Zealand, is making its online training course free for staff working in bars and clubs that offer gaming. Please note: this was a time-limited offer and is no longer available.
“Best year ever” says ServiceIQ Chair
Rick Christie, ServiceIQ Chair, says the industry training organisation’s strong performance in New Zealand and internationally in 2016 is exciting, and sets the scene for opportunities to help build capability and connections for businesses and their employees.
Silver lining to skills shortage
News of skills shortages, particularly a need for 200,000 more people working within the service sectors, continues to make headlines.
$48 billion industry at risk
An industry that employs almost one in three New Zealanders is at risk, a new report on the service industry notes.
Service sector ITOs urge action on training
The four industry training organisations (ITOs) that deliver on and off-job training to New Zealand’s burgeoning service sector workforce have joined forces to issue a call to arms over mounting skills’ shortages.