We recently welcomed two hospitality interns to learn about the industry by working directly with the best in the business – the ladies and gentlemen of Nisbet Plantation. Jamila Boddie and Nathan Williams are students from the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College in St. Kitts, under the guidance of Director of Hospitality Studies and Culinary Arts Marsha Bassue.

Jamila is a Hospitality Studies student from Charlestown, Nevis. She thoroughly enjoyed her time at Nisbet, which included two weeks in each department – the Front Office, Accounting, Housekeeping and Food/Beverage.

Upon graduation, Jamila seeks to further her education at either Florida International University or Johnson & Wales College. After receiving her degree, she plans to return to Nevis and use her entrepreneurship to pursue a career in hospitality.

Jamila comes from a hospitality family as her father was employed at the Four Seasons Nevis for 16 years before opening Boddie’s Café in Charlestown.

Nathan, who is from Hamilton Estate on Nevis, is a Culinary Arts student. He spent his internship working with our acclaimed Executive Chef Tony and Pastry Chef Danilo.

He said the six-week program went by fast, and he enjoyed interacting with the friendly staff. He will use the skills he learned to pursue a career in pastry and baking, leading to a position in Hospitality Management. Upon completing his studies, Nathan will also be applying to Florida International University or Johnson & Wales College. His goal is to return to Nevis and open a cake/pastry shop, specializing in decoration and fruit carvings. He wants to be the “Cake Boss” of Nevis/St. Kitts.

Nathan was inspired for a future in culinary arts by his Home Economics class in high school and from the encouragement of his mother, a registered dietitian.