Two Culinary Arts students receive awards for food safety
WHITEHORSE – Conie Rogan and Joel Amos, two Culinary Arts students from the 2012 graduating class, will each receive an award this week for showing quality, leadership and vision in food service, specifically in the area of food safety.
Rogan will receive $750 from the Rendezvous Rotary Scholarship. Amos will receive $500 from the Sysco Edmonton Scholarship. Both were selected from the ten 2012 students by culinary arts faculty.
“This a great surprise,” said Amos, who currently works in the kitchen of the Klondike Inn. “I worked hard, and I am excited to have that hard work rewarded.”
Amos said he will be putting the money towards his wife’s tuition. Martina Amos will be undertaking the one-year certificate program herself this September. The couple plans to eventually open a restaurant of their own either here in Whitehorse, or in their hometown of Inuvik, NWT.
Rogan, who arrived in Whitehorse four years ago from the Philippines, is currently working in the kitchen of the High Country Inn.
Rogan, Amos and their families will attend a ceremony at Yukon College at 12.15 p.m. Wednesday, July 25th where Bill Dushenko, vice president Academic, will award the cheques and certificates. Also in attendance will be Mike Barwell from the Rendezvous Rotary Club, Christina Thomas, acting chair, School of Management, Tourism and Hospitality, Bente Sorensen, Student Services, and John Skilnyk, Registrar.
30 people applied for the popular Culinary Arts program this summer and all 12 seats filled quickly. Seats remain available for the Food & Beverage Operations program. Classes for both courses begin September 5th.
For more information, contact:
867 668 8786
867 332 4722
867 456 8619