FNU bags 21 medals at Culinaire competition

FNU medal recipient Ana Tau. Picture: SUPPLIED

TWENTY-one medals were bagged by students pursuing Hospitality and Tourism studies at the Fiji National University during the 2018 Culinaire competition.

The event organiSed by the Fiji Chef’s Association brought together professionals and trainees over three days from the tourism industry to showcase their talents while competing in different categories.

Head of School at FNU’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS) Eric Jioje said the students braved the competition and took back with them a lot of skills while participating at the event.

“The students really prepared well for the competition and they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. This is the biggest number of medals that FNU has ever won since we joined the event in 2010,” Mr Jioje said.

“It certainly is a proud moment for the students as well as their families,” he said.

The students participated in two categories – student and open – where 14 students scooped bronze medals, five received silver while two students earned gold medals during the competition.

Mr Jioje said those competitions allowed the students to prepare themselves for the workforce.

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