Members of the Senate and the Northern Marianas Trades Institute honored Hyatt Regency Saipan F&B director Ty Pauling during NMTI’s graduation last Friday, recognizing his many contributions toward sustaining NMTI’s culinary program.
NMTI CEO Agnes McPhetres noted that Pauling is a vital member of the culinary arts program at NMTI as he serves as the lead instructor and that, without his help, NMTI would not be able to have a stable culinary arts program.
Pauling volunteered his professional services at NMTI and became the program’s culinary arts director—all without compensation or fees.
Pauling thanked NMTI and the Senate for opening their doors to allow him to help wherever he can in order to help the CNMI.
“I would also like to thank my family, as the time I have spent with the students at NMTI kept me busy and I had to sacrifice my time with them,” he said.
Pauling completed his professional education with a Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Management at the Art Institute of Colorado. He has been with Hyatt Regency in different capacities: as a sous chef and later the stewarding manager at the Hyatt Regency in Canberra and assistant director of F&B at the Hyatt in Perth, both in Australia. He is currently the F&B director of the Hyatt Regency Saipan.