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Ying Chen (Mia)

Chef de Partie at Number 5 Restaurant

Student Name: Yeng Chen (Mia)

Qualification: Diploma in International Cookery and Patisserie - Level 5

Position: Chef de Partie

About Mia

Mia competed in the Nestle Toque d’Or 2015 Kitchen Team division and won a Silver Medal during her time at NSIA. She was also offered a role as a Chef de Partie in September 2015 at Number 5 restaurant in Auckland.

"Being in charge of the pastry section has really helped me to improve my time management and multi-tasking skills in the kitchen. I also recently started assisting the Head Chef with all food preparation for the Larder section.

We have an amazing teamwork dynamic in the kitchen and all the people are really nice to work with. My Head Chef is a great leader and stays calm even during the busiest service. His encouragement is so helpful and has really made my confidence grow.

I also appreciate my manager, Martina as she treats me well and is always so kind to all of her staff. I am learning so much in this role and I want to continue developing my skills so that I can become an even better pastry chef."

Ying Chen (Mia)
Chef de Partie 

"After working only three months Mia had already mastered the pastry section and is also looking after all the Mis en place in the larder and entrée section.

Mia loves giving ideas and creating new desserts, we have her desserts on the special board, and if it is popular we include it in our main dessert menu.

She is just a pleasure to work with and is committed."

Martina Lutz
Number 5 Owner

About Number 5 restaurant

Number 5 restaurant is an elegant dining restaurant in central Auckland city. We are famous for our passion of New Zealand food and our huge selection of boutique New Zealand wines. It is the perfect place for visitors to Auckland to come and experience dining at its best.

As well as our fantastic food and comprehensive winelist, we pride ourselves on our exceptional service. Past guests have included the Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Burt Bacharach and Sir Sean Connery. 

5 City Road, Auckland
P: 09 309 9273
W: number5.co.nz