Winner of the 2016 – NZ Training Establishment of the Year


NZ Chefs National Salon 2016

Cornell Education Group
Winner of the 2016
NZ Training Establishment of the Year

8 Gold, 13 Silver, 12 Bronze Medals

It is with great pride that The Cornell Education Group accepts the award of ‘New Zealand Training Establishment of the year’ for our Professional Cookery and Hospitality schools.

This is an outstanding results that has demonstrated The Cornell Education Group’s professionalism and excellence in training for the cookery / hospitality industry in New Zealand.

This NZ Chefs National Salon 2016 event ( 28 July – 31 July 2016 at the Logan Campbell Centre, ASB Showgrounds) was dominated by all of the larger training establishments who were present to see the outcomes of the highly coveted awards.

All the staff members at Cornell congratulates the trainers and competitors on a great effort and extremely positive outcome.

This result reflects the extra work that our tutors put into ensuring that our students receive training that is excellent, up to date and relevant to our industry.

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Graduation 2016 – Cornell Group Grows

The warm sparkling sunlit autumn morning on May the 20th, was the cue for a successful Cornell graduation ceremony held at St Mathews in the City.

The Cornell Education Group held its 13th Graduation event with over two hundred graduands attending the venue packed with family and friends excited to see the students take the stage to receive their passing out certificates.  Graduates form disciplines covering business, information technology, hospitality management and the culinary arts were dress in a colourful array of suits, regalia, and cultural gowns.

The Principal Mel Cooper set the scene with a motivational speech that emphasised the importance of commitment and focus. The guest speaker Melissa Lee, a National MP, gave a pertinent and personal story of believing and doing what it takes to reach the goals you set in life. This hit home perfectly with the large percentage of international graduates who are now looking to move into full time employment in the greater Auckland region. The ceremony highlighted a number of Excellent Student awardees, with Cornell’s top students’ giving personal speeches thanking many for their input received along the journey through Cornell’s educational environment and in gaining relevant jobs in the industry.

The management and academic staff at Cornell Education Group would like to wish the best to all the graduates that attended and to those who were unable to attend the special occasion. The institute looks positively to the future growth of the Group’s training campuses and to its graduates who will now go on to reflect Cornell in a wide variety of business sectors.

 Graduation Photo Cornell Flickr