November 10, 2011 (Vancouver, BC) – The British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) awarded a total of 17 scholarships to students enrolled in local hospitality-related education and training programs. The scholarships were presented at the Hospitality Industry Conference gala dinner held at the Fairmont Waterfront on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
The scholarships were awarded in three categories.
Hospitality Program ( $1500 each ) Ten students were selected by their respective colleges as future leaders. The selection process was coordinated by Link BC. The scholarships included those named in honor of Lothar Heinrich, Richard Gibbons and Peter Toigo.
The Culinary scholarships ($1500) each were a new initiative developed in partnership with the Chef’s Table Society of BC. Individuals were nominated based on character as well as academic performance. The three winners were selected by a committee including Scott Jaeger and other members of Chef’s Table.
The Sommelier scholarships ($1200 each) also new this year, were created and funded by Okanagan Crush Pad Winery. 4 individuals received scholarships, 2 of whom were nominated by the International Sommelier Guild and 2 by Wine Spirit Education Trust.
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