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Winning Chef Looks To Future Competitions

Twenty-two-year-old Aritema Waqaniolo is looking forward to represent Fiji at future international chef competitions, after he won the 2016 Korea Food Cooking Contest at the Fiji National University Nasese campus
15 Oct 2016 11:01
Winning Chef Looks To  Future Competitions
Korean cooking contest award recipients (from left): Vika Marama(3rd place),Aritema Waqaniolo(1st place),Aman Jeet Singh(2nd place) at the FNU Nasese Campus yesterday.Photo:Waisea Nasokia

Twenty-two-year-old Aritema Waqaniolo is looking forward to represent Fiji at future international chef competitions, after he won the 2016 Korea Food Cooking Contest at the Fiji National University Nasese campus in Suva yesterday.

Hailing from Yaqete Village in Yasawa, Mr Waqaniolo is a second year student of FNU National Productivity and Training Centre, where he is pursuing a Certificate in Commercial Cookery.

“This is the first time for me to take part in this competition, my first experience in international cuisine like Korean food,” he said.

“In a bigger picture, I am also looking forward in becoming a chef and to also  take part in the Moffat Salon Culinaire, which is an international event for chefs and represent Fiji in future chef’s competitions,” Mr Waqaniolo said.

At the contest, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Fiji, Seong-in Kim said making a Korean menu available at Fijian restaurants could be a catalyst to promote Korean tourists in Fiji.

“I hope this competition could provide the opportunity for all the participants to build a better understanding and knowledge on the unique Korean cuisine,” Mr Kim said.

 

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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