HTMP NewsBites December 2015

FRLAEF Scholarship — Apply Now!

The FRLAEF will award $40,000 in scholarships during the 2015-2016 school year. These scholarships will be presented during the Salute to Excellence Awards on February 6, 2016.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 8, 2016

CLICK HERE to apply!

Completed applications include the online application and an OFFICIAL transcript from the school. If your school has the capability to email OFFICIAL transcripts, that is acceptable. Otherwise, all transcripts must be mailed to the FRLAEF:

PO BOX 1779
Tallahassee, FL  32302

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The Salute to Excellence Awards will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando. The awards dinner will recognize all Pineapple Award, Scholarship, and Hospitality Excellence Awards recipients as well as ProStart Competition winners. All HTMP instructors, HTMP competition team members, and award recipients receive a complimentary ticket to the dinner.

CLICK HERE  to register for the Salute to Excellence Awards dinner and/or to submit a student’s name for the Hospitality Excellence Award. This is a two-fold entry form. The first section is an RSVP to the dinner itself. In the second section, you can name your top HTMP student for the Hospitality Excellence Award. You may select your Hospitality Excellence Award recipient using your own criteria.  However, the selected student should be pursuing a culinary or hospitality career. This student will be recognized with a certificate during the awards dinner. Only one student per school may receive the Hospitality Excellence Award. The deadline to register to attend the awards dinner and to recognize a student is Friday, January 8, 2016.

The Pineapple Awards recognize one HTMP teacher as having demonstrated a commitment to the HTMP program through dedication to HTMP students.
CLICK HERE for the online Pineapple Award nomination form.

Anyone (forward the link to your principal, fellow teachers or your business partners so they can nominate YOU!) may nominate HTMP Teachers they feel deserve this recognition using the following criteria:

  • HTMP Teacher must have taught the HTMP curriculum at least one year

NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 8, 2016

Mini Grants Receipts Due This MonthPublication144

The FRLAEF awarded over $87,000 to 119 schools ProStart and HTMP schools. Everyone who applied and were eligible was awarded Mini Grant funding. Award emails were sent from Laura Rumer ( in early October. If you applied for a Mini Grant and did not receive your award email, please let Laura know.

Mini Grant funds must be spent by Friday, December 11, 2015. The FRLAEF can purchase your Mini Grant items if you send us a link. You may also have a company bill us directly or we can reimburse you or the school. Please let us know if you need help with your Mini Grant order.

2016 HTMP Competition Teams Announced!

The 2016 HTMP Competition teams have been selected. Schools were notified via email on October 27, 2015.  The email also contained required entry forms. If you did not receive your award email,  please contact Amy Parker at See below for list of competing teams:

Forest Hill High School,  Diana Sardina, Instructor
Gainesville High School, Dawn Bekaert, Instructor
Miami Beach Senior High School, Patricia Gregory, Instructor
Miami Sunset Senior High School, Milagros Perez, Instructor
Mid Florida Tech, Pat Novalis, Instructor
Oak Ridge High School, Joanne Goodman, Instructor
Winter Haven High School, Linda Robinson, Instructor

Hospitality Industry Internship Awarded

Congratulations to the following HTMP teacher who was awarded a Hospitality Industry Internship. This instructor has until the end of March to work 40 hours in the hotel industry. Once her work experience is complete, the FRLAEF will provide the instructor a stipend of $600.

Maria del Carmen Lopez, Plantation High School

HTMP Crosswalk

If you have created a crosswalk between the HTMP curriculum and the Florida State Standards and are willing to share, please contact us.