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Honour bestowed on Palmerston cookery lecturer

By Patrick Nelson

Commercial cookery lecturer TY Lee with his Legends trophy Commercial cookery lecturer TY Lee with his Legends trophy

A Charles Darwin University lecturer has been nationally recognised for his long service and commitment to vocational training in the Territory.

Palmerston campus’ commercial cookery lecturer TY Lee was the only Territorian to receive a Legends Award at a ceremony hosted by the Queensland Chapter of AUSTAFE in Brisbane last week.

Team Leader Robert Schwerdt said it was due recognition for a widely respected member of the school of Business and Services Industry, and the food and cookery community in Darwin.

“When TY came to Darwin in the early 1990s he brought valuable skills and international experience from having worked in places like London and Nigeria,” Mr Schwerdt said.

“He was a founding member of the Tourism and Hospitality School at Palmerston campus who has maintained a tenacity and passion for delivering vocational training in the Top End over many years.

“Many of the apprentices TY helped train have gone on to become business owners in Darwin.”

Mr Schwerdt said TY continued to invest in the present and future workforce as a trainer of students enrolled in certificate courses in commercial cookery and bakery.