Students encouraged to look beyond the plate
A wall covered in donuts, a sushi bar and a bread installation are on the menu at an upcoming food art event.
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) culinary arts diploma students are hosting the Beyond the Plate event next month and want to inspire others to get creative with food.
NMIT tutor Chris Fortune said the students came up with the idea for the two-day event and were responsible for its project development, engaging with schools and marketing the event.
‘‘Beyond the plate meaning – it’s more than just what you have in front of you, it’s about your whole relationship with food.’’
The event will feature food art installations from local school students. A canape party would be held on the evening of April 11 and would include a donut wall and sushi bar. There would also be interactive food demos, charity auctions and opportunities for people to participate.
All profits from the event would go to the Code Purple Scholarship Fund, in memory of past tutor Catherine Dunkley, to support future cooking students in the region.
Beyond the Plate Food Art - April 11 and 12 at the Rata Room, NMIT, Nelson. Any Marlborough schools wanting to get involved can contact Chante Whitehouse on 021 216 1184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.