NT students to cook up a storm in Canberra 


Convener and senior VET lecturer TY Lee (left) and Cert III cookery student Jack Brown, all set to head to Canberra.

Six talented Top End students are heading to Canberra in October to represent the Northern Territory at the Aus TAFE Cooking Competition.

Charles Darwin University’s Palmerston campus recently hosted the local finals of the competition.

Twenty-six of the Top End's future chefs entered the competition which assessed their presentation of food, hygiene and safety, productivity, timings, presentation and taste.

Students Caitlin Egan, Cameran Kossack and Jack Brown were awarded first prize and will join runners-up Ashleigh Collins, William Jolley and Gurpinder Singh in Canberra.

If any of the talented six scoops the national competition, they will receive $6000 towards their education.

Third year commercial cookery student Jack Brown said he was thrilled to represent the Northern Territory.

“The competition was tough, but fun and I can’t wait to hit Canberra,” he said.

Convener and senior VET lecturer TY Lee said he was very impressed with the standard of competition.

"The students were excellent and I look forward to seeing their culinary skills in the nation's capital," he said.