Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 or Email ALL news to:newsvino@outlook.com; ads call 1-284-440-6666

This Week We Feature Young Professional Sabrina N. Hodge

Our Young Professional for this week Sabrina N. Hodge has a passion for the culinary arts. She commenced studies in the field but due to circumstances she had to put those studies on hold while she was halfway through. However while the 27 year old has her eye on the hospitality sector and hopes to one day be an executive chef at one of the many Virgin Islands tourism establishments, she has already cemented a solid career in the corporate world. Photo: Provided
She works at LIME BVI and her job title is Business Sales Support, a position that she has held since October 2011. Photo: Provided
She works at LIME BVI and her job title is Business Sales Support, a position that she has held since October 2011. Photo: Provided
Prior to this position she worked as a Retail Sales Associate having joined the company back in 2008. “I would say that it was because of my business aptitude that I was promoted to this new position,” she said. Photo: Provided
Prior to this position she worked as a Retail Sales Associate having joined the company back in 2008. “I would say that it was because of my business aptitude that I was promoted to this new position,” she said. Photo: Provided
Our Young Professional (front row, second from right) and her LIME BVI family. Photo: Provided
Our Young Professional (front row, second from right) and her LIME BVI family. Photo: Provided
By N. Johann Earle

Our Young Professional for this week, Sabrina N. Hodge, has a passion for the culinary arts. She commenced studies in the field but due to circumstances she had to put those studies on hold while she was halfway through.

However, while the 27 year old has her eyes on the hospitality sector and hopes to one day become an executive chef at one of the many Virgin Islands tourism establishments, she has already cemented a solid career in the corporate world.

Hodge currently works at LIME BVI and has been there for the past eight years. She is also the President of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School Alumni Association.

Born on the main island of Tortola and raised in Road Town, our Young Professional had her educational beginnings at the Enid Scatliffe Pre-Primary School before moving on to the Althea Scatliffe Primary School and then the BVI High School.

She acknowledged that while she was not an honour roll student, she nevertheless remained steadfast and determined to achieve her goal of becoming qualified in the culinary arts to the point where she enrolled at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) to read for an Associate’s Degree in Food and Beverage Management.

“I did not come out with honours. I was ranked 63rd out of about 200 students. I went to college but I haven’t completed it,” she said. She added that her work schedule conflicted with her studying.

Hodge works at LIME BVI and her job title is Business Sales Support, a position that she has held since October 2011. As Business Sales Support she is an administrator who inputs all information into the system whenever the business manager goes out and makes sales. She would also get the technicians to execute the job for the clients.

Prior to this position she worked as a Retail Sales Associate having joined the company back in 2008. “I would say that it was because of my business aptitude that I was promoted to this new position,” she said.

Hodge disclosed that despite advancing in the corporate telecommunications world, she still wants to complete her Food and Beverage Management Associate’s Degree. She noted that she wanted to do culinary arts but did not as she is not too fond of the seafood aspect of food.

“But I do intend to either run a hotel one day or to work in a restaurant,” she said. “I like food and I like being in the kitchen. I like how you can manipulate the taste of food and I like when my food is well received and the compliments I get when it tastes good.”

Our Young Professional said that prior to her embarking on the course at HLSCC, she would do quite a bit of cooking at home for her family and friends. She added that until now she is asked to prepare food for her co-workers when there are special occasions and gatherings.

Hodge said that depending on what happens in the future she hopes not to have to give up her job at LIME BVI if she gets a chance to get into the culinary field.

She further said while she may not have a clear path as to the direction she hopes to take professionally, she is adamant that she needs to finish the Food and Beverage Management Associate's Degree and will be returning to the HLSCC in 2016.

In offering words of advice to young people she said, “Don’t sell yourself short. If you have a dream do what you have to do to reach for it.”

16 Responses to “This Week We Feature Young Professional Sabrina N. Hodge ”

  • ta ta (20/11/2015, 09:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go girl keep doing big things
  • Bro in law (20/11/2015, 10:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Me love off this week's young professional. You got what it takes to survive in what ever career path you take.
    Keep it up hun sky is the limit.
  • keep pushing (20/11/2015, 10:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The good thing is you know what you want. Just keep pushing despite the obstacles, and one day your dream will come to past.
  • Jay (20/11/2015, 11:45) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Strive for the highest, keep heading on the right part an at the end of your journey you shall receive your reward.
  • The Girls (20/11/2015, 14:29) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    meh Big Fren dat!!!!! Congratulations love!! Keep up the Great works. I Love you!!! Another Great Pick VINO!!!
  • The Girls pt. 2 (20/11/2015, 17:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yeahhhh, that's my friend, that's my friend!!! Congratulations darling!! You are doing a great job at both. Keep striving for excellence. Love ya plenty!!
  • Awesome (20/11/2015, 19:40) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great pick vino love u sabi
  • ours (21/11/2015, 05:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Be positive! Pray daily for guidance, leave the rest to God. Congratulations!
  • Online Now (21/11/2015, 06:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ms hodge you are on the highway to sucess
  • SIS (21/11/2015, 11:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's my sis, right there! Keep going ahead and doing big things girl! Wonderful personality and sister, love yah!
  • Bev (21/11/2015, 17:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All your dreams can still become a reality. Congratulations!
  • friend (21/11/2015, 22:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Keep Jesus as the center of your life and do not let being big time on VINO go to your head. Keep humble and keep reaching for the stars Sabrina
  • 3-4A Massive (22/11/2015, 18:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Old classmate. Great friend. Keep up the good work girl
  • Joanne (23/11/2015, 14:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    that's my sister! you go girl aim for the stars!


Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.

Weather


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.