Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s Salute to Excellence 2021

Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s Salute to Excellence 2021

Calamvale entered the 24th Annual Salute to Excellence Awards this year. To date, QTIC has had more than 128 schools across Queensland participate in the awards including 600 finalists, and 73 winners. The Awards recognises outstanding secondary students, employers, schools and registered training organisations for their participation in and contribution to the tourism, food and beverage and cookery qualifications through VETiS, and School Based Apprenticeships or Traineeships.

We are very proud of Shaeleigh Shearer, our Year 12 Kitchen Operations’ student that was acknowledged as a Finalist. She made it through two rounds of the competition, including a skills test day at TAFE QLD, Southbank Campus. Shaeleigh has spent many hours being trained by industry specialists in preparation for this event. Special thanks to Tom Bishop – College Chef & Kitchen Operations Trainer/Assessor, Adrian Blomfield, Algester Sports Club Head Chef & Vanessa Campbell from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre for mentoring and supporting Shaeleigh on this journey. 

Last year QTIC added the category of Teacher/Trainer of the Year. We are excited to announce that our Hospitality Excellence Program Coordinator, Leah Cremen took out the category this year. This is an outstanding achievement as the peak industry body has acknowledged the contribution she makes both in the classroom, and in industry.

Shaeleigh is now heading off to complete work experience with The Star Culinary Institute at the Brisbane Treasury Casino. We can’t wait to see her take the next steps as she commences her transition into industry.

Congratulations to both Shaeleigh & Leah!