Torrens University Australia Celebrates Our Incredible Staff at the Tourism Training Australia 2021 Awards Celebration
Last week, more than 300 hospitality trainers and industry professionals from across Australia came together to celebrate their achievements at the Tourism Training Australia 2021 Annual President's Dinner and Awards Celebration.
Present on the night were representatives from the broad membership of Tourism Training Australia, including a large number of training partners from industry, universities, industry associations, government, unions, public and private training providers.
A prestigious awards night that has now been running for over three decades, this annual event recognises and celebrates the hard work and accomplishments of those who teach the next generation of future leaders in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
This year, a panel of judges selected winners from a huge pool of talented nominees across nine different categories:
- Trainer in the area of Commercial Cookery
- Trainer in the area of Asian Cookery
- Trainer in the area of Patisserie
- Trainer in the area of Hospitality Management
- Trainer in the area of Food and Beverage
- Trainer in the area of Event Management
- Innovation Training Initiative
- Trainer in the area of Travel and Tourism
- Foodservice Outlet
In addition to the awards, one nominee each year is selected to be the recipient of the renowned William R Galvin Memorial Scholarship.
In memory of the late William (Bill) Galvin OAM, who passed away in 2018 after a life dedicated to the Australian tourism and hospitality industry, the scholarship assists hospitality and tourism students in furthering their training. This year, it was presented to TAFE student Tom Hawthorne by Elizabeth Galvin in her late husband’s honour.
Torrens University Australia is thrilled to announce that we have no less than two category winners and six nominees (including one honourable mention) among our talented and hard-working team of staff.
Congratulations to you all, from the rest of us at Torrens University.
The Torrens University Australia category winners announced this week are:
ServeUp, a fantastic Torrens Hospitality initiative supporting students with disabilities to develop transferable skills won the award for the ‘Innovation Training Initiative’ category.
Rebecca Spillane (Learning Facilitator, School of Hospitality, Torrens University Australia), winner in the category ‘Trainer in the area of Food and Beverage.’
A big congratulations to all the staff involved in ServeUp for your dedication to this fantastic program. This is also the second year in a row Rebecca Spillane has been announced as a winner at the Tourism Training Australia awards, an achievement worthy of a special mention here.
Torrens University Australia staff who received category nominations are:
Teresa Yu, (Lecturer, School of Hospitality), honourable mention in the category ‘Trainer in the area of Event Management,’
Simone Massey (Learning Facilitator, School of Hospitality), nominee for ‘Trainer in the area of Commercial Cookery,’
Shaun Mayatt (Learning Facilitator, School of Hospitality), nominee for ‘Trainer in the area of Patisserie,’ and
Sarah Hind (Learning Facilitator, School of Hospitality), nominee for ‘Trainer in the area of Travel and Tourism.’
Congratulations to all of you for your hard work each year.
Torrens University Australia has one other nomination to mention, with a big congratulations to all the staff and students who play a role.
The exemplary training restaurant for hospitality students also received a nomination for the ‘Foodservice Outlet’ category.
Torrens University Australia prides itself on the excellent training we offer to students across all fields, including hospitality and tourism. Our training is only as good as our teachers; so, we offer a deep and heartfelt thanks to all our staff for the effort you put into supporting students and making this university what it is.