TUT hosts training for Food Service Managers

by Tebogo Tabane

31 October 2023

The Department of Hospitality Management at the Faculty of Management Sciences hosted a Leadership Training session for the Gauteng Food Service Managers at the Prestige Auditorium on 19 October. The event was organised by Frans Matsekoleng, Chairperson of the Training Committee of Food Service Managers at the Gauteng Department of Health.

Tinyiko Nthusi from the Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) who presented the training, touched on the issues of leadership and management and emphasised the need for managers to be open-minded and act with integrity when dealing with colleagues or stakeholders.

According to Dr Malome Shai, Head of the Department of Hospitality Management, said it was a strategic decision to host the training session because they want to strengthen their relationship with the Department of Health in Gauteng, which assists the Department tremendously when it comes to placing third-year Food Operations Management students for their Work-Integrated Learning (WIL).

“Working closely with them also helps us to catch on to new trends and gives us a better understanding of what is required in the workplace,” he said.

Frans, a former TUT student, said it is important for them to continually train their staff to be able to deal with new trends and offer good training and supervision when students come for WIL training at various hospitals around Gauteng.

“When students come to us for training, they are exposed to workers from all levels. Therefore, our training sessions are tailor-made for juniors, supervisors and managers at the Department of Health in Gauteng,” he added.

Pictured are Gauteng Service Managers before the start of the Leadership training session.

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