Fiji Nationwide College (FNU) scholar Brian Patrick Geros was a proud recipient of the Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea Rising Star Award throughout the ninth Worldwide Younger Cooks Olympiad in India from January 9 to February 4.
Geros competed within the pool levels of the competitors and superior to change into one of many prime 20 rivals. He then competed for the Plate Trophy and was awarded the Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea Rising Star Award on the closing ceremony held in Kolkata.
Geros is the primary scholar to win this award. FNU has additionally participated within the competitors in 2019 and 2020.
The 24-year-old accomplished a Certificates in Cookery (Stage 3) programme from FNU’s School of Enterprise, Tourism and Hospitality Research (CBHTS) in 2019.
“It has been an exquisite and memorable studying expertise to be taught my commerce from among the most devoted and caring lecturers on the Nasese campus,” he mentioned.
“I used to observe Grasp Chef and Hell’s Kitchen and was impressed by Gordon Ramsay and his dishes, however my largest inspiration got here from my mom, who would make scrumptious home-cooked meals.”
“She would additionally clarify the method step-by-step while getting ready the meals. She would share in regards to the goal of every ingredient and the way they contributed to the beautiful aromas, flavors, and tastes of home-cooked meals.”
“My message for others who want to examine one of many FNU Cookery or Baking and Patisserie programme is to be ready to be taught and work arduous, ask questions, get out of your consolation zone, talk clearly, be accountable, promote good private hygiene and work ethics, and grasp the talents of the culinary career.”
Geros mentioned his academic expertise at FNU has supplied a basis that has contributed to a profitable studying and employment journey.
“The coaching, abilities, and information I gained have ready me nicely when working in a few of Fiji’s resorts and high-end eating places. The lecturers and meals and beverage trainers on the Nasese Campus are very competent of their abilities and information.”
“I’m grateful for the chef trainers on the Nasese campus who’ve formed my culinary profession.”
Geros labored for Vomo Island Resort as a Commis Chef (pastry and chilly larder) earlier than becoming a member of Shashi Dhaba Restaurant, the place he was the Commis Commis within the sizzling part.
His most up-to-date employment was at The Grill Home, the place he labored because the Demi-Chef within the Griller/ Fryer Part.
Geros is at the moment pursuing a Diploma in Culinary Arts (Stage 5) at FNU.
CBHTS Meals and Beverage Assistant Teacher, Jone Koroi Ledua added that the Olympiad occasion was a platform the place younger and gifted culinary college students from completely different international locations competed and showcased their culinary arts abilities.
“Geros had beforehand received a bronze medal on the Fiji Cooks Affiliation Salon Culinaire occasion held on the Sheraton Lodge final 12 months, the place he competed towards many seasoned cooks within the “dwell class” for a primary course and dessert,” he mentioned.
“The College – and School – are pleased with his achievements and sit up for nurturing his ardour and expertise additional.”