Bermuda Hospital Board awards certificates to three culinary students

Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) is happy to announce the successful completion of its first culinary internship by three Bermuda College students; Jai-Onni Outerbridge, Farah Ming and Chioma Lawrence.

The program began this year after BHB Hotel Services Manager Jerome Swainson and Food Services Manager Lynn Fubler learned that as part of their training, Bermuda College culinary students were placed in various hotel and restaurants on-island.

Liaising with BHB’s Human Resources Department and the Bermuda College, an internship program was quickly established. Students had to apply for placement and this year three were selected.

“A rotational schedule was designed and implemented to give the students maximum exposure to patient and staff meal preparation and service,” said Mr Swainson. “I am very pleased to have been a part of the development of this program and look forward to great things to come in the future. The students represented themselves very well and we look forward our continued relationship producing a pool of trained Bermudian chefs in the culinary arts.”

We consider it a privilege to have assisted in the development of our future local chefs Jai-Onni, Farah and Chioma,” said BHB Assistant Food Services Manager Carol Gift. “They have challenged us to stretch our imagination just a little bit more, in ways that we normally would not have considered,” she added.

“It’s gratifying to see Bermudians cultivating their interest in this field,” said King Edward VII Memorial Hospital Chief Operating Officer Scott Pearman. “This will certainly strengthen our ability to provide greater meal selection choice in the future and could well position us such that people look forward to hospital stays because of the great meals they get.

“I am pleased on behalf of the Bermuda Hospitals Board to announce that we have awarded Jai-Onni, Farah and Chioma certificates of completion for the 12-week internship programme.

“I am also pleased to have enjoyed some of the light refreshments they prepared for today’s reception and look forward to Friday when they will be joined by their fellow Bermuda College classmates and take over our staff cafeteria. They’ve already provided us with a mouth-watering menu for that occasion.”


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