Kristen Henderson awarded as the Best Hospitality Lecturer PACE Award 2016
Kristen Henderson, was awarded Best Hospitality Lecturer at the PACE Award 2016, sponsored by VTCT. Hospitality and culinary education professionals celebrated the award ceremony at the London Hilton Docklands on 10th March 2016. Innovation, excellence and dedication in the field of hospitality and catering training and education were recognised at the said award ceremony.
Kristen started as a trainee at Lakefield back in 2002, with Lakefield’s help she was selected as a bursary holder from the PM Trust and went on to study at the University of West London, there she graduated with BA Hons degree in Hospitality Management in 2010. Kristen became multi-departmental assessor in the Food and Beverage, Accommodation and Professional Cookery departments in Lakefield. Kristen also teaches a variety of courses including: Nutrition; Health and Safety; Food Hygiene; WSET Level 1 wines and wine service; Level 3 Supervision and Leadership and Level 4 Hospitality Management. Kristen is now a course director responsible for IV and assessor support and monitoring quality assurance and supporting e-portfolio users, Updating course content and developing new courses.
Best Hospitality Lecturer Award – Kristen Henderson, Lakefield Hospitality College
Kristen shone for the dedication, inspiration and enthusiasm with which she has mentored and trained a diverse group of students. She has developed a wide range of challenging activities, including competition work and e-learning, and forged excellent links with industry. Her students’ achievements include City and Guilds Medals of Excellence and progression into noteworthy establishments.
Geoff Booth, National Chair, PACE said: “Once again, the winners of the PACE Awards have demonstrated the remarkable level of commitment, talent and ingenuity that individuals and teams working within the hospitality and catering education sector possess. Year on year, regardless of the challenges presented, they develop innovative and engaging methods of raising standards in teaching and inspiring the next generation of industry professionals.
“I congratulate all of this year’s worthy winners. With the abundance of creativity and progressive thinking in the training and education sector, we can be sure that hospitality and catering training and education is in safe hands and will continue to enthuse and prepare students for a successful and dynamic career in our industry.”