Top Ten Hospitality Students Celebrate at Top Lunch

Oct 22, 2013    

Macarthur HSC students who excel in their work placement are nominated for the Honour Roll by their work place bosses. The Honour Roll is a partnership between locally based company MWLP – Linking Youth and HTN, Hospitality Employment Solutions, the largest group employer of Apprentice Chefs.

This year we are proud to announce that from the 3,000 Macarthur students undertaking work placement, 121 students were nominated for this honour. Of those 121 pupils, 37 were Hospitality students.

Rigorous judging then narrowed the list down to the top ten and subsequently down to three well deserving finalists.

They were Hayley Brown from Picton High School who undertook her work placement at DHI Hotels – Picton Hotel. Maddison Pascoe, representing Broughton Anglican College, who worked at Crème Della Crème in Camden and Brady Sawyer from Eagle Vale High School, who chose to undertake his work placement at the Chef’s House, Macarthur Square.

These three students performed at an extraordinary level and it was a very difficult process to arrive at a winner.

The winner was announced at a luncheon held at Ripples Restaurant in Pyrmont. Host employers, teachers, parents and students were all invited. It was a great lunch overlooking our spectacular harbour with students being the focus of the day.

The 2013 Hospitality Work Placement Student of the Year is Hayley Brown from Picton High School. Hayley was delighted to win and commented “I loved everything about my work placement. It was a great learning experience. I have a really good teacher and I enjoy Hospitality.” Mum, Liz, was excited and proud of her daughter’s achievements.

Hayley’s supervisor said “Hayley was fantastic. She was just awesome and has good skills. She went so well that by the end of the first day the Head Chef had offered her a job. Hayley is very trustworthy and can work unsupervised.”

This successful partnership between MWLP and HTN is a real win/win for Hospitality students. These students get to experience ‘hands on’ life in the industry and are then connected to jobs via HTN. The outcome results in some very competent and confident apprentice chefs that will, no doubt, add tremendous value to the Macarthur community.

Details: Sue Scobie MWLP 4625 1863 or email