Veronica Zongezia has wasted no time putting her new cookery skills into action following the completion of her studies in Vanuatu in June this year. Within two months of returning home to Lae Veronica was appointed head chef at the Lae Yacht Club and is cooking up a storm with the many events and functions at the club. Recently the APTC hosted an industry night at the club with the new country manager Trevor Birney and the director of the school of hospitality and community services Anthony Bailey and in honour of the event Veronica and her team prepared lamingtons to serve with coffee at the end of the networking event.
In conversation with Mr Bailey Veronica said she was so pleased with the cookery course in Vanuatu especially her principal teacher David Rasmussen because not only did she learn new skills she also developed and extended her knowledge of menus and menu planning and this has become very useful at the yacht club due to the high number of functions held in the venue on a regular basis. She said she was really looking forward to the Melbourne Cup event and she had a few ideas planned for the function.
The Lae Yacht Club is a very popular spot with the locals and has a good reputation for the quality of its food and service. Several of Veronica's colleagues took advantage of the APTC visit to enquire about courses for 2012 and Veronica wants to put forward one of the kitchen assistants for the course in Vanuatu so she can increase the skill level in the kitchen which she thinks will be a real benefit to the club and its reputation.