Acclaimed chef Justin North will work with Pymble Hospitality and Food Technology students in a series of workshops and demonstration classes in the week of 13 May 2013.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to be exposed to the skills and knowledge of an exceptional chef,” said Mrs Vicki Waters, College Principal. “Working with Justin, a professional chef at the top of his field will expose our students to new experiences and skills and inspire our students to extend their talents and learning in Hospitality and Food Technology.”
“The College is equipped with professional standard kitchens, so it’s appropriate that we have professional chefs who have established a reputation in their field to demonstrate to the students.”
Justin North will work with Year 10 Food Technology students demonstrating new skill and techniques as he prepares a three course menu. The students have the opportunity to taste the dishes prepared at the end of their lesson. Year 11 Hospitality and Food Technology students will participate in practical food preparation workshops with Justin, working with him as they prepare their menu.
Students from the Secondary School will have the opportunity to meet Justin North at a special presentation, ‘Meet the Chef’, held at the College on Wednesday 15 May during their lunch hour. In the evening, Justin is presenting the finer points of cooking at a special evening demonstration and tasting as part of the College’s Visiting Chef Program.
Justin North has established an international reputation as an award winning chef. He was named GQ Chef of the Year in 2010 and ‘Becasse’ his previous restaurant maintained two coveted Chef’s Hats from 2003 to 2011, and was named Best European Restaurant in Australia in 2009. Justin was also named Chef of the Year in 2009 by The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. He is the author of two award winning books, Becasse: Inspirations and Flavours and French Lessons. His television credits include guest spots on Masterchef Australia and Junior Masterchef as well as appearances and cooking segments on Channel 9’s The Morning Show, the Lifestyle Channel’s Christmas Special, Mercurio’s Menu and The Circle.