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Hospitality Professionals Celebrate at Achievement Awards

Tuesday 6 September 2011, 11:22AM
By Hospitality Standards Institute (HSI)
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Forty-eight hospitality professionals, the majority chefs, received their National Diplomas and Certificates at the HSI Achievement Awards, some on July 26th in Wellington and others on September 1st in Rotorua. The Hospitality Standards Institute (HSI) hosted both events. Several local hospitality businesses were commended for their commitment to training their staff.

Columbus Coffee’s Business & Operations Manager, Nathan Bonney, won the HSI Hospitality Ambassador Award, an annual recognition of excellence in training.

Taranaki’s Okurukuru Winery, Gintrap Café & Bar from the Hawke’s Bay, the Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, the Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club, and HMS Host of Christchurch all received Regional Business Awards, in recognition of the investment they make to upskill their employees.

Steve Hanrahan, Chief Executive of HSI, the industry training organisation for New Zealand hospitality, emphasises the importance of training in having a skilled and productive workforce. “Business owners often talk about the difficulties of finding staff with the right or enough skills. These hospitality graduates are to be congratulated on their determination and hard work to gain their qualifications, which will be of real benefit to them, and their employers.”

There is evidence that having qualified staff is very often a win for the employer. Recent research shows that staff who undertook workplace qualifications actually improved the bottom line of a business, and that they were more likely to stay in that business. Look for the research under RVA (Reporting the Value Add) at www.hsi.co.nz. The case studies highlight the value-add that training gives to a business and to employees. It is often difficult to put a quantifiable return around training. This groundbreaking research seeks to do just that.

Nearly two thousand people have gained national qualifications in the hospitality profession this year, in their chosen career pathways. Those honing skills as chefs, baristas, hotel and restaurant managers, maitre d’s, and many other roles in New Zealand’s vibrant hospitality sector, undertake between six months to three years of training to earn their nationally recognised qualifications. By the end of 2011, an estimated three thousand hospitality professionals will graduate and add their talents to the local industry.



GRADUATES in attendance at those two events were:
 

  • Kiriana Burton, NC in Hospitality (Bars and Clubs) (Level 3), Wellington - Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club
  • Sara-Lee Northover, NC in Hospitality (Food & Beverage Service) Level 3, Wellington - Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club
  • Gene McCarten, NC in Hospitality (Food & Beverage Service) Level 3, Wellington - Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club
  • Vinnie Robati, NC in Hospitality (Food & Beverage Service) Level 3, Wellington - Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club
  • Sameera Bandara, NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Wellington - James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel
  • Clara Euvrard, ND in Hospitality (Operational Management) Level 5, Wellington - Bordeaux Bakery
  • Mandeep Singh, ND in Hospitality (Operational Management) Level 5, Hawke’s Bay - The Gintrap Café & Bar
  • Loren Dowse, ND in Hospitality (Operational Management) Level 5, Wellington - Museum Hotel
  • Tania Corbett, ND in Hospitality (Operational Management) Level 5, Central West - Le Cafe Telephonique
  • Joshua Sibly, NC in Hospitality (Operations Supervision) (Level 4) , Central West - Stumble Inn & Cafe Merrilands
  • Priscilla Hiku, NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Central West - Cafe Express Palmerston North
  • Jesslyn Fletcher, NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Central West - Cafe Express Palmerston North
  • Jonathon Drent, NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Central West - Butlers Cafe & Bar
  • Justin Chen, ND in Hospitality (Operational Management) Level 5 Kitchen Management Strand, Central West - Crowded House Bar & Cafe
  • Thelma Tukapua, NC in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) (Level 3), Hawke’s Bay - Napier Boys High School - Scinde House Catering
  • Deborah Arkinstall, NC in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) (Level 3), Hawke’s Bay - Napier Boys High School - Scinde House Catering
  • Timothy Jones, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery Level 3) & National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery Level 4), Compass Group New Zealand Ltd (Restaurant Associates)
  • Christopher Smith, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery Level 3) & National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery Level 4), Intercontinental - Wellington
  • Heni Hautapu, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery Level 3) &National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery Level 4), James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel
  • Adell Goodman, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery Level 3) & National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery Level 4), Main Street Deli & Cafe
  • Benjamin Hobbs, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery Level 3) and National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery Level 4), Ruth Pretty Catering
  • Bradley Hide, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery Level 3) and National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery Level 4), Le Cafe Picton
  • Alex Mansell, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery Level 3) & National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery Level 4), Andre L’Escargot Restaurant and Bar
  • Brad Johnston, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery Level 3) & National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery Level 4), Hub Catering
  • Kate Jackson, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery Level 3) &National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery Level 4), Aqaba Bar and Cafe
  • Leigha Tasker, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery Level 3) &National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery Level 4), Hotel Coachman
  • Alanna Hussey, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery Level 3) &National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery Level 4), MacFarlanes - Cafe Inglewood
  • Jonathon Scarf, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery Level 3) & National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery Level 4), Powderhorn Chateau
  • Sean Owens, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery Level 3) & National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery Level 4), The Brewers Apprentice
  • Kelsey Pilbrow, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery Level 3) and National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery Level Four), The Brewers Apprentice
  • Corey Nation, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery Level 3) and National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery Level Four), Pollonation Ltd
  • Adelina Harrison, National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3, Tauranga RSA
  • Alina Relitz, NC in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3 and NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Dixie Browns
  • Mat Bellem-Anderson, NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Deli on Devonport
  • Julio Ribeiro, NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Bluebiyou Resturant
  • Stacey McLean, NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Twickenham Restaurant & Cafe
  • David Collier-Baker, National Diploma in Hospitality (Operational Management) Level 5, Waiariki Institute of Technology
  • Sharon Wallace, National Diploma in Hospitality (Operational Management) Level 5, F&B Management, Waiariki Institute of Technology
  • Tanka Prasad Banjade, National Diploma in Hospitality (Operational Management) Level 5, F&B Management, Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant
  • Jennifer Craig, NC in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3 and NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Redoubt Bar & Eatery - Broadway
  • Richard Manks, NC in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3 and NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Rydges Hotel, Rotorua
  • Kirk Davies, NC in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3 and NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Bayview Chateau Tongariro
  • Tony Walker, NC in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3 and NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Iguana Street Bar and Restaurant
  • Joshua Hay, NC in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3 and NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Skyline Skyride Ltd
  • Darin Bovis, NC in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3 and NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Accor - Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
  • Courteney Coffin, NC in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3 and NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Huhu Cafe Ltd
  • Sebastian Mensen, NC in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3 and NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo
  • Lara Rangitaawa, NC in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3 and NC in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4, The Bath House


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