William Blue Wins Big at the Tourism, Hospitality & Catering Institute Awards

Every year, the Tourism Hospitality and Catering Institute of Australia (THCI) hosts the THCI awards to recognise the teachers and trainers working in hospitality schools across Australia.

THCI has been established for more than 40 years. They are an important institution, supporting the activities of hospitality training and management institutions across the nation.

This year at the THCI awards, William Blue came away with no less than 10 of it’s own!

The awards ceremony was held recently, in the Grace Hotel, Sydney. It was attended by the Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, as well as a number of industry and education sector representatives.

Awards were given out across 8 different categories: Commercial Cookery, , Patisserie, Hospitality Management, Food and Beverage, Travel and Tourism, Event Management, and Classroom Support.

There are also another two categories for the training institutions themselves: Food Service Outlet, and Training Initiative.

William Blue Dining was nominated as finalist for Food and Beverage outlet of the Year. Plus, our Success Coaching program was nominated for finalist as Training Initiative of the Year. Go team!

As it turns out, the teaching staff at William Blue are totally amazing. We always knew that, but it’s great to have it recognised!

A huge congratulation to these talented finalists:

  • Justin Maclaren – Commercial Cookery Teacher of the Year
  • Sandra La Rose – Hospitality Management Teacher of the Year
  • Sandra Sergeant – Travel and Tourism Teacher of the Year
  • Sanet van Wyk – Hospitality Management Teacher of the Year

Just when you thought we were finished listing all the awards our incredible staff received, there’s more!

These hard-working individuals went home with one of the prestigious Presidents Awards, for teaching excellence:

  • Stephen Fraser – Hospitality Management Teacher of the Year
  • Rebecca Spillane – Food and Beverage Teacher of the Year
  • Megan Dunn – Patisserie Teacher of the Year

We’re incredibly proud of all our teaching staff at William Blue, whether they came home with an award or not. So, congratulations and thanks to the whole team at William Blue, for your dedication and hard work.

We believe we’ve got some of the best hospitality teachers in the whole country. It’s nice to know that THCI agrees!

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