2012 HGT Award Winners

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The Hospitality Group Training Annual Awards are an opportunity for industry professionals and industry bodies to come together to support and recognise outstanding work by the current HGT apprentices and trainees.  The HGT Awards Event formally rewards excellence and celebrates the achievements, and successes, of its top apprentices, trainees and employers. 

HGT General Manager, Iain McDougall, began the event by congratulating HGT apprentices and trainees who had completed their training and many who have been the recipients of industry awards over the past year.  Mr McDougall also thanked host employers who assist apprentices and trainees gain valuable on the job skills and experience and to all the sponsors whose generous support makes the event possible.


Bell-Vista Fruit & Vegetables – Most Outstanding First Year Apprentice

·         Lani Mumford  (The Brisbane Hotel - Highgate)

Don Hancey – Panorama Catering Award – Most Outstanding Second Year Apprentice

·         James Cole-Bowen (White Salt - Sorrento)

Australian Hotels Association – Most Outstanding Final Year Apprentice –

·         Cherise Minas (The Royal – East Perth)

Bell-Vista Fruit & Vegetables – Most Improved Apprentice

·         Hudson Stokes (The Novotel Vines Resort – The Vines)

Meat & Livestock Australia (WA) – Schools Apprentice of the Year –

·         Paige Dittmer (Subiaco Hotel - Subiaco)

Australian Medical Association (WA) – Most Improved Trainee

·         Ryan Courtney  (Dee Kaf – Mt Lawley)

Cut-it-Out – Trainee of the Year

·         Hannalyn Villamor (The University Club WA - Crawley)

Australian Hotels Association – Employer of the Year

·         Raffles Hotel

Margaret Johnson – Quiet Achiever Award

·         Kris Bech-Howley (Raffles Hotel – Applecross)

Hospitality Group Training – Chairman’s Ambassador Award

·         Mat Groves – (Rendezvous Hotel Perth - Scarborough)

John Cox Memorial Trophy / Mondo Butchers Award – Most Outstanding Apprentice

·         Rebecca Wilson

Ian McDougall, General Manager, Hospitality Group Training said “HGT recognises that today’s apprentices and trainees are the hospitality industry’s most valuable resources. HGT continues to provide high quality workplace training, apprenticeships and traineeships to the industry.  HGT demonstrates a firm commitment to the future of the industry, in ensuring our state has a strong skills base - now and in the future!  2012 has been yet another challenging year for the hospitality industry and it is pleasing to see the continued success of HGT and its apprentices and trainees.”

Hospitality Group Training employs over 120 apprentices and trainees currently working in hospitality venues throughout Perth and regional Western Australia.

Hospitality Group Training is a great alternative for small and medium sized hospitality businesses which are unable to offer an apprentice a permanent position because they can’t guarantee ongoing work or may not have the time to undertake all employment and training functions.

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