Issue 18
Monday, 23 October 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Trophy winner Akemi Suto with (from left) cookery lecturer Antonio Tjung, Avinash Shivanka Rambukwella, Madusha Olupathage, Praveen Rodrigo and Yakob Abraham
Trophy winner Akemi Suto with (from left) cookery lecturer Antonio Tjung, Avinash Shivanka Rambukwella, Madusha Olupathage, Praveen Rodrigo and Yakob Abraham

Akemi wins top culinary prize

By Patrick Nelson

Commercial cookery student Akemi Suto has been declared this year’s Most Outstanding Student at the Northern Territory Culinary Competition at Palmerston campus.

The Japanese international, who moved to the NT to study at CDU just eight months ago, delighted judges with her artistry, skill and the quality of her entries.

She won the “hot or cold entrées” class with an assortment of bite-size sushi serves that included smoked salmon, seasoned tuna mince and tempura prawns. 

She also won the “NT produced seafood” class with a plate of seafood tempura comprising tiger prawns, squid, and barramundi with a seafood soup dip.

“It was a complete surprise,” said Akemi after collecting her trophies and $500 cash prize.

Akemi said that later this month she would be involved with the new “Le Bistro Rakuya” restaurant in Casuarina that specialises in Japanese and French cuisine.

The winner of the other major individual prize, most outstanding chef, was presented to SkyCity Casino’s Mary Ann Santos.