Vineyard Hotel & Spa Imvelo Awards 2012 Best Social Involvement Programme
newlands, cape town imvelo awards 2012 entry best social involvement programme
“izandla ziyagezana /hands wash each other”We take this age-old wisdom to heart in a business so interdependent onpeople. It underlines much of the Vineyard Hotel & Spa Corporate SocialInvestment approach.We believe that the smallest contribution has the power to effect change…from the development of a talented kitchen worker to a sous chef supreme,the health and fitness project initiated by waist-watching staff members,the support of a job creation project that makes crafts sold in the Hotel,the rands from a hotel guest that help fund our community projects or theefforts of staff to see more of a city’s homeless with food and shelter thiswinter...…every little bit counts.A small sample of our Corporate Social Investment projects and initiatives is included here.For more detailed information, visit our website www.vineyard.co.za
introductionThe Vineyard Hotel & Spa, supports amongst other charities and projects theOur Kids of the Cape Fund (KOTC). KOTC, was established by the Petousisgroup in 2007 with the aim of assisting local children’s community programmes. ,Guests staying at the Hotel are asked to contribute a small donation, per roomper night, which is billed to their accounts. The hotel matches the contributionRand for Rand. Our guests are under no obligation to pay the amount and theymay request to have it adjusted from their hotel account at reception.A committee of staff from the supported Hotels run the committee anddistribute funds. They meet monthly to evaluate progress of projects andauthorize funding to new ones. The KOTC Committee also arrange various socialinvolvement projects for staff, and draw on the resources of the hotels to assistwith sponsorships and donations in kind. Between August 2011 and July 2012,R 260 332.00 was collected by the KOTC. In 2011/12, R351 700.00 was donatedor spent on CSI initiatives.To grow our initiative we have successfully become a beneficiaryof My School My Village My Planet.And included an SMS donation facility: Simply SMS ‘KOTC’ to 38021 / eachSMS costs R10**Please note: a percentage of the R10.00 donated will go to network operator and administration fees.
donations to long termbeneficiariesBaphumelele Children’s HomeWoodside Special Care CentreThe Stellenbosch HospiceAquarius School Feeding SchemeSt Michaels Home for GirlsGenesis TrustAnthea Pieters Safe HouseSA Childrens Home
baphumelele children’s home - www.baphumelele.org.zaBaphumelele Children’s Home in Khayelitsha is a very special home to about 180 children from newborn to 18. It is aplace of safety for abandoned, abused, neglected or orphaned children - most infected or affected by HIV/Aids. To limitthe effects of institutional living, children are accommodated in houses each with 12 children. Our contribution pays themonthly expenses of one household.woodside special care centre - www.woodside.co.zaWoodside Special Care Centre is a private residential home to about 90 intellectually and physically disabled childrenand young adults. Our funding goes towards their general expenses such as food and toiletries.the stellenbosch hospice - www.hospicepalliativecaresa.co.zaThe Stellenbosch Hospice provides holistic, palliative and chronic health care to all the communities of Stellenbosch andthe surrounding areas since 1992. They offer a 24/7 palliative ward service, home based care for over 400 patients perday, who suffer mainly from Cancer, HIV/AIDS and TB and provide the psycho-social support and counselling to patientsand their families to cope with the burden of disease.aquarius school feeding scheme - firstname.lastname@example.org (email address)The Aquarius School feeding scheme provides soup and bread to over 8500 of Cape Towns poorest Children at School.Retired pensioner, Clive Kolbe collects thousands of loaves of bread weekly and delivers this to the needy schools.genesis trust - www.genesistrust.co.zaGenesis Trust sees potential in the disadvantaged children of South Africa. These children, like any other child, havedreams, ambition and talent. The real needs of these children are education, mentoring, guidance and support. Withoutfunds none of these are possible – funding to help set up a firm foundation to further their education, issue them withhome basics and to help them find work and a place to live. The fund supports a bursary for one learner towards theirtertiary tuition.
st michaels home for girls - www.st-mikesct.org.zaSt Michaels Home for Girls is an innovative; therapeutic and developmental residential environment for up to 25vulnerable young women between the ages of 13 and 18 who have been seriously traumatized and removed from theirfamilies for their own protection and safety by an order of the Children’s Court.anthea pieters safe house - email@example.comAnthea Pieters of the Eersterivier Empowerment Centre takes care of children who have been placed in her care, whoare all victims of neglect, violence, drug and alcohol abuse of the parents. These children range from 1 - 11 years old.Over and above this, she also provides temporary shelter to women and children who are the victims of domesticviolence. With our support, she is able to provide the foster children with the daily essentials.sa childrens home - www.sakinderhuis.orgThe South African Children’s Home was the first welfare institution established in South Africa. Originally known as the‘Orphan House’ it was founded in 1808. The children are placed in their care strictly through the Children’s Court and aregiven three balanced meals each day, attend local schools and are provided with school uniforms, sports equipment andcasual clothing. They receive medical and dental attention as well as therapeutic and counselling services. Our supporthas enabled them to complete their play therapy room as well as regular equine therapy for the children.“home is where the heart is” sa childrens home44 children + 8 caregivers = 1 amazing family
the our kids of the cape fundad-hoc projects:atlantic hope – september 2011Atlantic Hope is an emergency safety home for vulnerable infants. Theinfants placed with Atlantic Hope are placed through the courts and are inneed of immediate safe care. These infants having either been removedfrom their parents due to neglect/ abuse or abandonment or are waitingadoption. With more than 500 babies being abandoned in Cape Town overa 12 month period our contribution was made to assist with the feeding ofthese infants.philippi children’s centre – december 2011The Philippi Children’s Centre provides a crèche and educare centre fordisadvantaged children from three months to six years of age which includethose affected by HIV/Aids, TB and foetal alcohol syndrome. We assisted thecentre with the purchase of a new cot, bedding and the repair of a donatedsewing machine.earth child – september 2011 - www.earthchildproject.orgThe Earth Child project aims to transform existing classrooms into “living”,interacting learning environments which are engaging, practical and funfor children. Through workshops Earth Child offers teachers tools that canbe integrated into all learning areas. Our funds enabled another Livingclassroom to be set up with a worm farm, container vegetable garden,sprouting kit and monthly life skills classes for the learners.
ocean view junior fire fighters – march 2012Enviro Wildlife Services established the Ocean View Junior Fire-fightersin January 2012, with the aim of training youth in the area to becomeambassadors for their community in increasing awareness, assisting in theprevention of veld fires and to provide necessary life skills to the children ofthe Ocean View community. Our contribution assisted with the purchase offirst aid kits for children who have completed a registered Level 1 first aidcourse; fire beaters and protective clothing for children who pass the basicveld fire fighting course.cape care centre – march 2012The objective of the Cape Care Centre is to feed underprivileged Primaryschool children at Garden Village Primary in Maitland. We assisted thecentre with much needed funds to provide breakfast for 200 children fortwo months.shooting stars – march 2012Is a developing day care facility in the informal settlement of Bonnytounwhich aims to provide early childhood development for pre-school childrento ensure a smooth transition to formal education and a platform fromwhere the education of parents can be addressed. Our contribution wenttowards the set-up of the much needed day care facility.
tea partyIn December 2011, a High Tea partywas arranged at the hotel for thegirls of St. Michaels, Heathermore,and the Girls of Boys and Girls Town.A wonderful afternoon was had, theroom was decked out in pink, withthe young ladies being treated toan afternoon of tea & treats, eachyoung lady received a goodie bag fullof girlie essentials including a gown,make-up, hair accessories and a pairof shoes generously donated byJordan shoes.
golf day 2011In November 2011, the KOTC held its first charity Golf Day. The day was ahuge success, supported by the likes of Chester Williams, Mat Pierce, RyanO’Connor and FW De Klerk with R141 000.00 being raised for KOTC.What did we do with the golf day money?Funds Woodside HoistIn support of our quest to “help the children who can’t help themselves” ,KOTC has decided to use a portion of the funds raised at our charity GolfDay to install a second electronic bath hoist at Woodside Special CareCentre - a home for profoundly intellectually disabled children and youngadults.With a hoist in each bathroom, the carers will be provided with much-needed relief as they carry out the children’s daily bath routine. It worksfirstly, by lifting and lowering each child safely and securely into the bath andsecondly, by supporting them, once in the bath, so that the carer’s handsare free to give them a nice clean wash.
What impact did wehave in 2011/2012CSR DayEmployees of the Vineyard Hotel are given a paidCSR day to allow them to participate in a socialresponsibility or an environmental project eachyear. Thus encouraging them to give back to thecommunity and the planet. Blanket Drive – Beware students at work June 2012 The in-house trainee’s of the The Hotel in support Vineyard Hotel are hard at work of this a WastePlan preparing a fundraiser this year in initiative, collected support of KOTC, the idea behind blankets for The this is for the 3rd years to plan and Ark in Khayelitsha. co-ordinate a CSI activity as part of To help keep a child their social responsibility. They have warm this winter, put together a garden Walk and High blankets where Tea to be held in September 2012, collected and warmly with various items being raffled and received by the auctioned off for a good cause. children of the Ark.
lean mealOur Banqueting Department at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa raise funds for Streetsmart by offering conferenceguests the option of a ‘lean meal’. Conference delegates pay the full price for the meal and then receive a lowercost meal. The hotel has also supported various other initiatives by hosting meeting and fundraisers with nocharge for the hire of the venue.Date Company Donation Value10th March 2012 Fairmont High School teachers morning Venue Hire no charge 3 00017th March 2012 Miss Earth SA Venue Hire no charge 3 0004th May 2012 Animal Rescue High Tea Venue Hire no charge 6 0008th May 2012 Icologie Committee Meeting Venue Hire no charge 1 00028th May 2012 ABIA Committee Meeting Venue Hire no charge 2 50029th May 2012 Green Cab Product Meeting Venue Hire no charge 2 50031st May 2012 Cape Town Tourism Meeting Venue Hire no charge 2 5007th June 2012 WWF Venue Hire no charge 3 00010th June 2012 Buddhist Conference Venue Hire no charge 5 00018th June 2012 Cedar House High School Gr 10 Subject Choice Venue Hire no charge 4 500Total R 33 000
Bandana Day In support of the Sunflower Foundation who aim to increase the database of Bone Marrow Donors, Vineyard Hotel & Spa hosts and subsidises their annual Fundraising lunch. We support Bandana Day; the hotel is adorned with sun flowers and staff provided with neck ties.AIDS Day 2011 Casual Day Each year we supportIn preparation for Aids day 2011, casual day in aid ofon the 1 December staff and Cape Mental Health,guests could make a difference staff get to purchaseand contribute “their piece” to their casual day stickersAIDS awareness by mosaic- through the Hotel.ing a large aids ribbon whichwe have displayed in the hotellobby. On AIDS day, staff also Claremont Improvementreceived a pack which included District - CIDC March 2011an information brochure on HIV/ The Hotel hosted theirAIDS with contact details of local annual meeting, at a Movembertesting clinics, an AIDS sticker discounted rate on the Staff were able to purchase feltand a condom. cocktail menu and no moustaches, the profit went to venue hire charge. prostate Cancer Awareness
Madiba Day - July 2012 Wrap a blanket for children’s homes, 80 blankets were wrapped up and donated to Carehaven, Saartjie Baartman, St Annes and St. Mary’s HomeOperation Shoebox of Hope in Parow.- October 2011We rallied the staff together and signed up Book Wrap-a-thonfor the operation shoebox project, wherewe signed up to ‘adopt’ a child (or two) and - January 2012make up a shoebox filled with Christmas As part of the wellnessgoodies for them. We were supplied with team’s efforts, the staffthe child’s name and surname, age, gender, wrapped 60 exercise booksclothing and shoe size, and where possiblea little snippet of information on their which were donated tohobbies and interests. So we were able to SA Children’s Home,personalise the contents of the shoebox. in Cape Town. YATW Amazing Race Blisters for Bread Charity Fun Is a group of employees Walk – August 2012 who volunteer to be part Co-ordinated by the Hotel for a group of of an employee wellness 14 staff members and 20 family/friends team called “You are the who will be taking part in the walk to World” This year, the team . raise money for the Peninsula School focused on “re-introducing Feeding Association. The R30 entrance yourself to joy” introducing fee feeds 18 children, paid by the staff fun activities monthly, the staff were encouraged memeber. This will be counted as their to give back through the CSR Day and the 14 staff members will following YATW activities: be paid for this day.
Men in the Making – March 2012The Hotel participation in the CSI “Men in the Making” initiative which took place on Thursday22 March 2012. This initiative is aimed at providing high school boys with exposure to various career options as wellas the opportunity to develop themselves and their communities, through finding personal meaning for their lives andwhat they want to become. The Vineyard Hotel hosted 4 learners from Sinethemba Senior Secondary School in Philippi.This provides a great opportunity for the learners to get exposed to the hospitality industry.Clothes Donation for childrenThroughout the year, members of staff are encouraged to generously donate unused items of clothing and clothes thattheir children have outgrown. These items have been donated to The Carpenters Workshop in Town, Anthea Pieters SafeHouse, Home of Hope and Bumphumelele.Jump OnAn employee campaign aimed at supporting various social and environmental initiatives that will benefit the community.The employees were encouraged to submit projects that they are or would like to get involved in. A committee wasformed to assist these project champions by creating awareness and encouraging participation in these initiatives fromall employees.
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Over 3kg’s of bread tags haveprojects that are been collected thus far and we look forward to collectingcurrently running: even more. These bread tags will go towards the purchase of a wheelchair.The Conferencing & Events Departmentdonated the stationary they had collectedfrom guests and staff to various needyschools around Cape Town and this has beenheart-warming.They have also created awareness by makingtheir project known to the businesseshosting conferences at Vineyard Hotel andthus increasing their collections. Many Uncorked Initiativeof the businesses e.g. pharmaceuticals Cork flooring atdonated Hula-hoops, toys, stationery, books Anthea Pieters Safeetc. Banqueting also worked with variousdepartments from Vineyard i.e. Stores House. view www.vineyard.co.za Our Stores Department haveby using old and unwanted Styrofoam for more details. been collecting books since thecontainers to distribute goodies & food to start of the ‘Jump On’ Project &the needy children. Jingle Corks with help from their colleagues In December 2011, the Food they have donated the books to a & Beverage Team had some much appreciative old age home fun with their corks and on Friday the 27 January 2012. made novelty Christmas toys for the children of The impact on the elderly Anthea Pieters Safe House. who received the books is The opportunity to be unquantifiable as these books creative resulted in these will be read, swopped and designs below, with staff treasured by all in the home. getting into the festive spirit!
7 July 2012c/o KIDS OF THE CAPEVINEYARD HOTELNewlandsDear CareyWe hereby would like to acknowledge receipt of the following linen: King Pillow Standard Pillow 3/4 Duvet King SingleLinen Donation Cases Cases Covers Sheets SheetsSt Mikes 26 26 26On behalf of the Board, staff and the young people we wish to extend a heartfeltthank you for the wonderful donation of bed linen received.Yours sincerelyKaashifa HoffmanHR ADMIN MANAGER Patron: the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Registered in terms of section 18A of the income tax act 1962: SARS ref no 18/11/13/4255 NPO 092-276 PBO- 18/11/13/4255 VAT Reg No. 4280105133 Postal Address: Hemyock Road, PLUMSTEAD 7800 Tel: (021) 797 4186 Fax: (021) 797 4274 firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
the vineyard hotel & spa have partnered withfairmount high school’s principal – mr. terence klassen.• Teachers Day Fairmount April 2012 sponsorshipEach year the hotel donates linen, uniforms and slippers we no longer use to charitieswho would be able to put it to good use.Uniform, Linen and Slippers DonationDate Company Donation 6/7/2012 Baphumelele King Pillowcases (725) Standard Pillow cases (450) 3/4 Duvet Covers (150) King Sheets (40) 3/4 Sheets (40) Various Uniform Items (522)6/7/2012 St Mikes Standard Pillow cases (26) 3/4 Duvet Covers (26) 3/4 Sheets (26)6/7/2012 Woodside Standard Pillow cases (509) 3/4 Duvet Cover (132) King Sheets (16) 3/4 Sheets (15)6/7/2012 Tru Pro Services 192 pairs of slippers to be cleaned and donated to various organisations
donations & sponsorshipEach year numerous conferences, accommodation and meal donations are made for fund raising purposes,this year the following list of beneficiaries received:• Pink Ellie – a fundraiser for CANSA and CHOC • Leisure Education Trust – is a non profit organisation that provides a good• Woodside Special Care Centre for their annual fundraiser education for academically bright underprivileged children• Fantasy ladies Grocery Club x 2 - a fundraising event in support the Leliebloem • Clearwater Golf Day – to raise funds for AmaBele Belles (Breast Cancer House & Youth Centre for children from troubled homes Survivors) in the Western Cape and Izivunguvungu Youth Band which is made• Metropole Central Education District – Curriculum and Assessment Policy up of youngsters from Ocean View Statement (CAPS) workshop for teachers throughout the Western Cape • StreetSmart SA - Raffle draw to assist with funding for the running costs of the• COSMEDICA charity dinner – to assist the “Children of fire” organization in organisation raising funds for the reconstruction of burn victims • Nonceba Rape Centre – a raffle to raise money for the childrens centre in• Wynberg Girls Wacky Wheels Rally – school fundraiser Khayelitsha• CAFDA Charity Golf Day – CAFDA is a social development service focusing on • Little Lambs Valentines Charity Ball – in aid of Little Lambs nutrition and children and families, rescuing abused, abandoned and neglected children education programme servicing the underprivileged Hout Bay community• Big Fish Little Fish Montessori – Charity Golf Day, proceeds to purchase new • The Ball of HOPE - HOPE Cape Town Project, in support of Tygerberg Children’s equipment for the school & a portion was donated to Elundini Centre for Hospital disabled children in Dunoon • Reddam Community Network - Auction to raise funds for the Kangaroo Ward at• Christel House Open – fundraiser for various programmes to assist with the Somerset Hospital, funds raised went to furnish the ward with a kitchen, educational & healthcare needs of impoverished children curtaining and bedding• Manenberg Library Reading Competition – a reading competition was held for • Amy Biehl Foundation – Annual Gala fundraiser, Amy Biehl has now 1800 grade 7 learners, to promote reading in the community township youth in various programmes which assist them with necessary life• Glenbridge Special School – Golf day fundraiser, to raise funds for the school for skills that will carry them forward as future leader special needs learners from disadvantaged backgrounds • Paarl Rotary – an auction was held to raise money to assist the under privileged community in Paarl
9 March 2012The Vineyard HotelAttention : Robyn OudtshoornDear RobynThis letter confirms that we have been associated with The Vineyard Hotel for the past four yearshosting our Women’s Day Breakfast and Luncheons to help us raise awareness and funds.The Vineyard Hotel has sponsored our event every year and been wonderful with their support andaffording us good quality, excellent service and reduced rates which augers well for a full attendanceand having a waiting list annually.We look forward to a long and continued association with The Vineyard Hotel.Your sincerelyAdi PhillipsPR Manager :Western Cape The Sunflower Fund NPC, Reg. No: 2000/008979/08, VAT Reg. No. 4350236958 Non-Profit Organisation Reg. No.: 020-728-NPO Public Benefit Organisation (section 18A) Reg. No : 18/11/13/158 PO Box 31163 Tokai 7966 Cape Town, South Africa First Floor, Lifestyle Centre, Westlake Drive, Tokai Telephone: 021 701 0661 Fax: 021 701 6790 Toll Free: 0800 12 10 82 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.sunflowerfund.org.za Directors: Dr D. Ncayiyana (Chairman), T. Botha (CEO), Dr M. du Toit, Y. Naidoo, Dr J. Rousseau. Patrons: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Premier Helen Zille Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, Trevor Immelman, Helen Lieberman, Jeremy Mansfield, Dr Hannah Reeve-Sanders, Mary Slack, Edith Venter
Manenberg Public Library Manenberg Public Library Manenberg Public Library Sabie Rd Sabie Road Sabie Road Manenberg 7764 Manenberg 7764 Manenberg 7764 Tel: 021 691 0140 Umnxeba: 021 691 0140 Tel: 021 691 0140 Fax: 021 6691 1386 Ifeksi: 021 691 1386 Faks: 021 691 1386 ctl-banfE-mail: Manenberg.email@example.comEnq P.M. Liknaitzk PROVINSIALE ADMINISTRASIE WES-KAAP Website:Tele (021) 673 1322 Onderwysdepartement Ref:Fax (021) 673 1318 PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION WESTERN CAPERef FET/CAPS/11 Education Department ULAWULO LWEPHONDO LENTSHONA KOLONI ISebe leMfundo COMMUNITY SERVICES – LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES 04/06/2012 15 November 2011 RE: Reading CompetitionTalana “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader”Vineyard Hotel & Spa On behalf of the staff of Manenberg library, the teachers and the learners of the grade 7Dear Talana classes in Manenberg, we would like to say, Thank you for your generous contribution towards our annual Reading Competition.I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to you for the generous contribution you made to ourFET CAPS workshop. The teachers were absolutely delighted and so appreciative of your kind Your generosity towards our reading competition made it an even bigger success. I hopegesture. we can rely on your kindness in the near future.Your donation no doubt enhanced our session, affirmed teachers and added considerable value to Regards,our workshop. Jurena MooseThank you so much also for the speedy manner in which you processed our request. Senior librarian Manenberg libraryWe wish you well in your business enterprise and will do our best to support companies like youwho care.Yours sincerely,Penny LiknaitzkyCurriculum Adviser: GeographyMetro Central Education District THIS CITY WORKS FOR YOU ESI SIXEKO SISEBENZELA WENA HIERDIE STAD WERK VIR JOU
The past year has seen the Hotels’ contingent of internal students grow to 22. The Hotel Group offers young school-leavers theopportunity to participate in Apprenticeships in Hotel Management and Cheffing at local hotel and chef schools. The Hotel Groupprovides financial assistance and bursaries to these school leavers.In-house Traineeship Programme Number of trainees 2011/12Hotel Management 8Chef 14Internship or Experiential LearnersThe Vineyard Hotel assisted 19 learners with placements for their experiential training, which forms part of thestudent’s final assessment.Experiential Training Numbers of Trainees 2011/12Cape Peninsula University of Technology – Granger Bay Hotel School 4IHESA 1International Hotel School 5Maastricht Hotel School of Management 4Central University of Technology 2University of Cape Town 1Cape Peninsula University of Technology – Tourism Management 1Varsity College 1
learnershipsIn partnership with Proserv and CATHSSETA, the hotel has taken the following learners on board.This is a one year learnership opportunity with practical experience in the relevant department/s. The learners attenda 3–day training module each monthly after which assessments are written against unit standards to be covered boththeoretically and in the workplace.Programme Amount of TraineesNational Certificate in Food & Beverage Services (NQF4) 2Further Education and Training Certificate in Hospitality Reception (NQF4) 1South African Chefs Association: National Youth Chef ProgrammeIn partnership with the South African Chefs Association and Capsicum Culinary Studio,the Vineyard Hotel is hosting 4 learners who will be completing a Certificate in Professional CookeryThese learners will be in our kitchen completing their 165 days experiential learning until the end of March 2013.How it works:The learners attend lectures every Saturday and we provide them with theindustry training component, as they need to be exposed to all areas of cookingsuch as hot kitchen, cold kitchen, desserts, scullery etc. under the mentorship ofsomeone that guides them to learn the new skills – they are all totally NEW to thekitchen!These learners will then write their City & Guilds exams in March 2013.
chef cameron – an inspiring story of investing in raw talent…In 2011, the Hotel participated in the School @ the Centre of Community societal change process.“Many of the social challenges we face in SA are directly related to the breakdown of community. Through placingthe school at the centre, we intend to strengthen the fabric of the South African society. Experienced businessand community leaders will partner with principals to enrol communities around the schools to get actively andenthusiastically engaged in the challenges of that school and to ‘walk together’ (as a community) to deal with thesechallenges.”http://www.symphonia.net/school.htmIt was as a result of this project, that we were introduced to Fairmount High School and, specifically, one bright-eyedaspiring Chef – Cameron Jacobs. Read Cameron’s story in the articles below…“Thanks very much for your email with the photo of Cameron. Yes, he does look good! I am glad that he is happy andfitting in. His grandfather came to see me just before the school closed, to thank us for assisting Cameron. He wasvery tearful, and while he was talking, I was thinking that I should have video-taped what he had to say. He was so verygrateful for what you have done for his grandchild. Maybe we should set up a meeting with him and yourself, so thatyou can hear first-hand what he had to say?Thanks once again for all that you are doing for our school.We are definitely experiencing the positive changes that are happening. ”Principal Terence Klassen – Fairmount High School
hospitality talent search- presently under constructionInspired by the “Cameron” story and the possibilities that exist with high school partnerships in attracting, particularly,black talent, this project aims to inform high school learners of the hospitality industry and acquiring (black) learnersinto the industry through industry presentations and learner shadows at the hotels.This project is the brainchild of Talana Brown – Development & CSI Intern June 2011 till August 2012.job shadowsWe run a three-day work shadow programme for Grade 11 pupils. This programme gives the learners exposure to thevarious departments of the hotel. We offer a learner interested in Hotel Management an opportunity to shadow inHousekeeping; Front Office, restaurant, Banqueting and kitchen and chef shadow program solely in the kitchen.39 students participated in the programme in 2011/2012 thus far.Two of our shadow students had the following to say about their experience:“I would like to say thank you for the opportunity that you gave me.I had a nice time working at the Vineyard Hotel , I’m planning on becoming the best chef in world one day.One day when I own my own restaurant I’m going to make you the best meal ever. Once again thank you very much. - Ruwhal Frantz ”“I would like to thank you guys for giving me an opportunity to come do shadowing at your lovely hotel I really did enjoy the weekendworking with the helpful kitchen staff, know it was a busy night for your kitchen staff cause they had a wedding on that Saturday eveningbut I was able to be assisted and given an opportunity to work hand in hand with your banqueting chefs and sous chef, plating all threecourses for the function was a lovely opportunity for me to really be part of successive night. Thank you again!” - Luzuko Mpulu
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