Hospitality Students Fly High at the Radisson Plaza Hotel again

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					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
    •    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.

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