Hospitality Students Fly High at the Radisson The beauty of a program like this is that it promotes the best that the industry has to offer for entry level candidates and is a great Plaza Hotel again! entry into this dynamic industry. The Radisson Plaza Hotel and Kenvale College Hospitality and Event Management held their High Flyers Program 2009 for Yr 12 hospitality students across Sydney. This flagship scholarship competition and event held in conjunction with Career’s Advice Australia and the NSW Business Chamber is now in its 3rd year. ‘Every year we see the standard of applicants excel the previous year, but the 2009 cohort were outstanding and the number of applicants in the cooking competition has been increased from 5 to10 as a result’, said HR Manager Tania Stevenson Food and Beverage students being briefed prior to the dinner This event trains Yr 12 students in the running of a real event culminating in a Gala ‘It is very encouraging to see so many young people with many Dinner and gives students a ‘hands on’ good skills in serving others that is so needed today in the opportunity to see the how a 5 star hotel hospitality industry. The participants have a great future ahead of works and the standards that are required them in the industry’, said Selena Hooper, Principal Kenvale for such an establishment. College. Employability skills essential to hospitality The finalists who attended and run the Gala dinner were: such as customer service, personal and professional grooming, time management, • Gemma Van Dam (Woolooware High School) communication skills and working in a team • Natalie Kerr (Riverside Girls High School) are polished to perfection prior to the event • Soo-Ping Yap (Port Hacking High School) so that proud parents and teachers can see • Jessica McConkey (St Clare’s High School) first hand the efforts of their children or students. • Natalie Austin (St Ursula’s College-Kingsgrove) Kitchen students in action • Rachel Nadwie (Nagle College • Timothy O’Dwyer (Marist North Shore) • Matthew Brown (Canterbury Boy’s High School) • Alaura Cumberland (Marist Sisters College, Woolich) The High flyer Program has proved to be a very successful tool • Liam Gurman (Pittwater High School) in the showcase of the hospitality industry. • Brendan Garlick (Winmalee High School) • Daniel Walsh (Heathcote High School) Plans for the High Flyer Program 2010 are already under way. • Lyle Diaz (Marist College) For more information on this program, please contact Carmen • Brent Lee (De La Salle Senior College) Pavia on (02) 9314 6213 or email@example.com. • Lisa Micati (Tyndale Christian School) The guest Speaker for the evening was Mr. Peter Tudehope, General Manager of the Radisson Plaza Hotel. He shared with the audience his experiences in the industry and the developments that have made it the exciting industry it is. The evening’s MC was Melody Green, Regional Industry Careers Adviser with NSW Business Chamber. The scholarship awarded to the students offer them the possibility of studying at Kenvale College, Australia’s first Hospitality College and Peter Tudehope and Selena Hooper with the High Flyer winners 2009 leading education provider. Pre-dinner drinks being served The winners for this year’s scholarship were Seth Zworestine of Masada College for Certificate III Commercial Cookery/ Diploma Hospitality Management and Melissa Keys of Cherrybrook Technology High School for the Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management and Event Management. Lan-Tien Zhang of Randwick Girls High School and Belinda Warren of Woolooware High School were runners up for each department respectively.