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SKYCITY's All Star Apprentice Chef in Oz
Getting the chance to prep for renowned international chef Pierre Koffmann during Melbourne’s Food & Wine Festival 2016, was a serious highlight for talented up-coming apprentice chef Harrison McIntyre from Auckland’s SKYCITY.
Maitre d's Perfect Masterclass
Melbourne’s famous Food & Wine Festival headlines some of the world’s hottest acts in chef-dom, with a series of Masterclasses held in the city centre that attract hundreds of diners passionate for great food.
Teen gamers’ ANZAC exhibit wins highest honour
A group of secondary school students who used gaming technology to recreate the Anzac experience in Gallipoli have won the highly coveted ServiceIQ Best Museum Visitor Experience Award 2016. The honour was announced last night at the ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards 2016 held at the Aotea Centre in Auckland.
The best tourism retail service baaaaaaa none
Ask any tourist, or local for that matter, what they think of when someone mentions New Zealand - Spectacular scenery? Lord of the Rings? Bungy jumping? - and sooner rather than later, someone will say, “sheep”.
School leaver to award-winning chef
At just 22, Ashley is already a qualified chef with a big plan to open his own restaurant. He got started when he discovered the only thing he loved at school – the hospitality class. He was also great at it. He graduated with NCEA cooking credits, landed a job in a kitchen and started an apprenticeship.
Dreary office job to aircraft engineer
Nicole Brian’s career took off by leaving an office job to work in an aircraft hangar. The 24 year-old is on the way to becoming an aircraft engineer by training on-job with Air New Zealand in Christchurch.
Back to the future
In 1977, Lynley Martin got her first taste of the hospitality industry when she took on a casual weekend waitress job clearing plates after the hangi at Rotorua’s THC Hotel. She was just wanting a bit of extra cash to supplement the salary from her full time role at the Department of Forestry, but as things turned out, it was hospitality where Lynley ended up building her exciting career.
All aboard the Tamaki waka…
The bus drivers who take tourists from their Rotorua hotel to the Tamaki Māori Village aren’t bus drivers. They are story tellers who take tourists on an enthralling cultural journey.
18 years-old and cleared for take-off
It’s one thing to dream of piloting a passenger jet from New Zealand to Paris. It’s another thing to commit to a plan and start to make it happen. You can do it, as 18 year-old Ellie McIlraith is proving.
Jet Park Hotel is flying high
Jet Park Hotel, the highly successful 17-year-old family business near Auckland Airport, welcomes thousands of travellers en route to the rest of the world, or at the end of a long flight to the southern seas.