Schol­ar­ship goes to ex­u­ber­ant stu­dent

Kapi-Mana News - - EDUCATION -

Pukerua Bay stu­dent Mel Lind has been awarded a $ 2000 South­ern Hos­pi­tal­ity In­dus­try Award schol­ar­ship.

Ms Lind is about to em­bark on her first year of WelTec’s Diploma in Hos­pi­tal­ity Man­age­ment Su­per­vi­sion – a three-year pro­gramme cov­er­ing a range of sub­jects from hos­pi­tal­ity man­age­ment to food prepa­ra­tion and bev­er­age ser­vice, to res­tau­rant su­per­vi­sion and HR prac­tice.

‘‘I was so happy to get this schol­ar­ship which will help pay for my diploma.’’ Last year Mel stud­ied WelTec’s Food and Bev­er­age Ser­vice course.

Gregg Walker is WelTec’s Food and Bev­er­age team co­or­di­na­tor and says Mel is a very de­serv­ing re­cip­i­ent of the schol­ar­ship.

‘‘ Mel has been a con­stant at­tendee all year, and then re­li­giously from Fri­day to Sun­day is a top barista at Ruby’s Cafe in Pare­mata.

‘‘She put her hand up to com­pete at the Welling­ton Food Show, Auck­land Sa­lon and both the Re­gional and Na­tional World skills com­pe­ti­tions, com­pet­ing in the field of res­tau­rant ser­vice where she ac­quit­ted her­self ad­mirably and scored very well, gain­ing Sil­vers at Auck­land and then at Christchurch.

‘‘She has a great work ethic and as far as ap­ti­tude, lead­er­ship, re­li­a­bil­ity, co-op­er­a­tion and per­sonal pre­sen­ta­tion, she leaves an amaz­ing trail of en­thu­si­asm.’’

Gregg says Mel is an ex­cep­tional per­son who will of­fer much to the hos­pi­tal­ity sec­tor and will have a ca­reer that will open many doors for her. The schol­ar­ship is awarded an­nu­ally by South­ern Hos­pi­tal­ity Limited, New Zealand’s largest hos­pi­tal­ity and food ser­vice equip­ment sup­ply com­pany.

Go­ing the ex­tra smile: Hos­pi­tal­ity stu­dent Mel Lind is get­ting some ex­pe­ri­ence un­der her belt work­ing as a barista at Ruby’s Cafe in Pare­mata.

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