Congratulations to the finalists in the 2012 HSI Awards for Excellence in Training

Tuesday 2 October 2012, 9:24AM
By Hospitality Standards Institute (HSI)

HSI is pleased to announce that the finalists in the 2012 HSI Awards for Excellence in Training have been chosen.

These awards, organised by HSI, recognise New Zealand’s top players in hospitality training, from small businesses through to multinational organisations, training providers and secondary schools.

The following finalists were chosen from the popular range of schools, accommodation, quick service restaurants and educator categories, and this year’s new and competitive clubs category.

Hospitality Tutor/Teacher - Alan Bruce of TREE HOUSE, Terresa Whimp of TREE HOUSE, Katherine Stokes of Heretaunga College. Multi-site organization: Accommodation - Toga Hotels,  Accor Hotels. Multi-site organization: Quick Service Restaurants - Antares Restaurant Group (Burger King), McDonald’s Restaurants (NZ) Limited. Individual Workplaces: Clubs - Hamilton Workingmen’s Club, Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club, Clubs of Marlborough. Schools - Long Bay College, Manurewa High School, Heretaunga College, Papakura High School.

In addition, the winner of the Hospitality Training Ambassador of the Year, chosen from people nominated by the HSI Training Advisor Team, will be revealed.

One of the category winners will receive the HSI Supreme Award for Training Excellence, an award currently held by Millennium Hotels & Resorts NZ.

The winners will be announced on Sunday 28th October at the HSI Awards Gala Dinner at Auckland’s Langham Hotel.

As HSI’s CEO Ken Harris says, “The Awards Dinner is an opportunity for the hospitality industry to come together to reward and celebrate the hard work that many put into training students and staff to grow and to nurture the talent our industry needs.”

Reservations for places at the Awards Gala Dinner are open now; Go to to book