I commenced my part time role at Epsom Girls in November 2011 where within a few months having shown great potential & true talent I was taken on as a full time employee at St Cuthbert’s School and with the same company-Compass Group .
In Feb 2013 I had shown my employers my true potential, I had spread my wings and widened my capabilities which lead me to a promotion within the company.
Having had sole responsibility of the breakfast service at St Kentigern College catering forever one thousand students I am now sole in charge of preparing the lunch & dinner services.
Since being taught at Cornell Institute and having the assistance of iCareer support my application to have a golden opportunity to participate in chef’s roles at the Rugby World Cup 2011, I am now with all these experiences well on my way to a successful career & making a mark as a great Chef.
My family is really happy with my success and achievements and we are really enjoying our new lives and preparing for PR status here in New Zealand.
My journey into job searching commenced when iCareer guided me the right way on my arrival at Cornell Institute.
I started out as a part time Commis Chef with “Sutra Restaurant Group” where I was not happy at the beginning due to it being a small organization.
It was not until I had worked for a few months that I started to enjoy the challenging work as it became more interesting & where took ownership of the role. This challenging position & experience in restaurant sales and production proved to be so valuable.
Achievements gained for my efforts & hard work during my time at Cornell Institute:
August 2012; New Zealand Culinary Fare – Bronze Medal Fish & Seafood
When I graduated I was employed as “Head Chef” at “Sutra Restaurant” the groups new restaurant in Campbell's Bay.
I know I have made many improvements in my work and leadership skills.
Thank you very much Cornell Institute.
I started my studies at Cornell Institute in July 2012 where I was introduced to iCareer.
Within a short period of time I was accepted on a six weeks work experience programme at The Coffee Club located in the CBD. Here I learned the concepts of how to apply my learning skills into in a commercial kitchen & how to work in a team environment effectively.
This experience lead me into my first permanent part time Tandoori Chefs role with “Sutra Restaurant” Campbell's Bay on the North Shore.This chefs job gave me a great opportunity, it enhanced my skills & further increased my confidence to progress in my career.
Presently in my third term of studies, I am continuing to build on my cooking skills but in a different direction as a “Bakers Assistant” with Bakers Delight.
I would like to take this opportunity to
thank my colleagues, friends & mostly
staff at Cornell Institute & iCareer for
their help & support, as I am now enjoying
my time here in Auckland
with a positive future ahead.
I have been working at the renowned Japanese Restaurant Kushi located Auckland CBD for almost two years.
During this time I have learned to be a good all rounder including; bar service, kitchen hand duties & presently front of house which are all extremely useful roles to implement the knowledge to my studies.
Working at Kushi’s is so vibrant; it gives me the confidence of an actor, performing to an audience on centre stage, giving me a sound understanding of what is expected in the hospitality industry. It is hard work but rewarding.
For me this is home and I aim to continue build a new life here in New Zealand. It’s wonderful!