Posted by glen Beauchamp on Jun 18, 2018
On the 28th May last , the Rotary Club of Engadine in association  with the School of Hospitality at the  Loftus Campus of TAFE
celebrated 20  years of presenting awards to final year students who had completed courses conducted by the School of Hospitality.
The object of this Rotary program  is to promote excellence in the Hospitality  Industry through TAFE and since 1998, Engadine  Rotary has presented awards  to 83 students.
Initially the awards were based on work submitted by applying students  detailing their employment history within the Industry, their leadership and development roles within and external to TAFE.
In addition, students must meet the following criteria :- 

1.Have demonstrated a commitment to the Hospitality & Tourism  Industry

2. Demonstrated an involvement in the industry and or their associations.

3. Is highly motivated and displays high leadership skills

4. Has a consistent academic record

In the 2010 Academic year and in its 13th year, the awards program was modified to include Environmental issues in keeping with changes in course curriculum occurring at that time. 

From 2014, the award has been renamed the Hospitality Leadership and Development Award and open to students across all Hospitality Courses conducted by the Sutherland College of TAFE on the Loftus Campus. 

Throughout these 20 years, Rotary has been greatly impressed by the high calibre, determination and the achievements of the graduating students from  this school. 
This in turn has been due in no small way to the teaching staff, past and present,  who have instilled in the students,  those qualities needed for the attainment excellence in the industry 
The awards and awardees for 2017 / 2018 are :-

About our 2017/18 Awardees 

This year we again recognised  three outstanding , motivated and dedicated students.
First Prize - a cheque for  $750  going to  Michaella Clark.
with Runner up prizes of $500 each to Jacqueline McAuliffe and Hannah Anderson.
All Awardees received a certificate of a Leadership recognition.
Photo of Awardees  (LtoR) Michaella Clark, Hannah Anderson, Jacqueline McAuliffe,with Lee Evans MLA  
Michaella Clark 
Michaella has a large number of Hospitality qualifications ranging from 
Coffee Course - CBD College, Commercial Cookery Cert 3 in which she was awarded an Apprentice Award.   
Completed  a First Aid Certificate, Coffee Course Loftus TAFE.
During May- June 2017, she was selected to be a member of TAFE sponsored Hospitality Tour to Japan 
Completed  a Cemoi Chocolate Course.
In 2017 while still finishing her Chef Apprenticeship she completed and graduated in the Diploma of n Hospitality Management .
During her chef apprenticeship, Michaella had worked in a number of quality restaurants in the Sutherland Shire to gain valuable experience.
She currently works at the Sutherland Shire Council - Waratah Street Childcare Centre as a childcare Cook. In keeping with  her position she completed the NSW 
Working with Children's Check.
Michaella Clark after receiving her Award with Engadine Rotary President Lee Evans and Lee Evans MLA    
Jacqueline McAuliffe
Jacqueline  also has  a large range  of qualifications and achievements .
Starting in 2016, she completed the HSC from PicnicPoint High School with Vocational Certificate training in 
Responsible Serving of Alcohol ( RSA) , Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG), Certificate 3 Events and 
Certificate-  Providing advice on Australian wines
Further in 2016, Jacqueline attended the Canterbury Hurlestone Park School of Hospitality where she undertook Certificate courses in Certificate1V in Hospitality and Bar skills 
In 2017 she extended her studies with the completion of  Diploma in Hospitality Management with an outstanding achievement award for hospitality management.
During the period 2014 - 2016 /2017 she worked for short periods with a variety of Hospitality related organisations were she gained valuable experience 
She is currently employed with the Queens Club as an all- round hospitality worker, from food and drink service to working in functions.
  Jacqueline McAuliffe with Lee Evans MLA and Les Simons 
Hannah Anderson
Hannah completed a Diploma in Hospitality Management involving 30 units of Study in 2017 .
She attended lectures and undertook course work during the day followed by work with the historic  and prestigious  Queens club in the afternoon and Evening .
Hannah was also fortunate to be selected in a short  TAFE touring party to Japan  to gain culinary experience in that Country.  
Not to be daunted she also participated in the 2017 World Skills Competition in Cookery  which required intensive training in new skills and gained a second level award
 Hannah Anderson receiving her award from Rotary President Les Simons and Lee Evans MLA 
The Rotary Club of Engadine congratulates all awardees and wishes them every success in their future endeavours .
Our sincere thanks to the Staff and Management at the School of Hospitality for their participation in these awards and the conduct of yet another successful presentation evening at the Embark Restaurant
A special thanks to Rotarian Terry Grainger and his team for organising this event - Well Done