Passion pays off
Marie Finkle, a recent graduate of the Whitireia certificate in professional cookery programme, has been awarded a prestigious City & Guilds Medal for Excellence.
The medal was awarded for distinction in her studies in the City & Guilds certificate in food preparation, Ms Finkle coming in the top 1 per cent in the world. She secured the top mark for her year of study.
Hundreds of students internationally study this certificate every year. For Ms Finkle to achieve at this level is outstanding, said Whitireia professional cookery programme manager Liz Waterhouse.
‘‘This medal is true testament to her ability.’’
Sixty medals for excellence have been awarded at this level worldwide.
The City & Guilds Medals for Excellence has been running for more than 100 years. It recognises the achievements of students who produce exceptional work, or overcome the odds to achieve their goals.
Ms Finkle attributes her success to her tutors.
‘‘ Receiving this medal today cements all that I learnt at Whitireia under their leadership and the passion I have for culinary arts.’’