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Scholarships awarded to hospitality students

Hospitality scholars: BHI executive director Malika Cartwright, centre, with Jaidah Bailey, left, and Indiyah Mendes, who have been awarded scholarships in memory of chef Tomasz Tabor

Two hospitality students got help with the cost of their studies thanks to a golf tournament held in memory of a top chef.

Indiyah Mendes has been awarded $10,000 to help support her study for a degree in international hospitality and tourism management at Surrey University in England.

Jaidah Bailey, studying for a BA degree in hospitality management at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, was awarded $5,000 towards her studies.

A further $5,000 award, to be given to a student studying a hospitality-related course at Bermuda College, will be announced later.

Last year, the second annual golf tournament established to honour the memory of chef de cuisine Tomasz Tabor, who died two years ago in a bike accident on Crow Lane in Paget, raised $25,000. The money was donated to the Bermuda Hospitality Institute to maintain three scholarships in Mr Tabor’s name.

The additional $5,000 was used to sponsor a junior chef culinary programme for youngsters aged 10-15 held in July.

Malika Cartwright, executive director of BHI, said: “The Hospitality Institute is committed to support these students seeking hospitality-related careers.

“The future of hospitality and tourism lies with our youth and the Hospitality Institute is seriously committed to doing its part to develop the future leaders of the tourism industry”

She added: “I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the friends of Mr Tabor for taking the initiative to partner with us as we work to develop the future leaders of the Bermuda tourism and hospitality industry.”

The third annual Tomasz Tabor memorial golf tournament will be held at Port Royal Golf Course on Monday, September 19.