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Rookie Zhu - Cookery

Rookie Zhu - Cookery

“Every day after school as a child, I would watch Mum making food, then as an adult I was working in food technology in China. I wanted to change from checking on food, to learning how to cook it. I have a family member and a friend here and they helped me check out courses. Auckland was too big and I wanted be in a quiet town so I chose NorthTec.”

“Learning here is so different than in China because there they tell you how to solve the problem. Here you learn how to solve the problem yourself. I love deciding on and planning the menu and choosing my on dish to go on it. I also like the international mix and support of the other students and the calm manner of the tutors – especially in helping me with English.”

“Getting this qualification will give me more choices. I already work in a café in town, and when I finish I want to find work in a restaurant. When I have more experience and have learnt more, I’d love to own a café.”

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