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International Institute for Sport Business and Leadership Think Tank

The 3rd Annual International Institute for Sport Business and Leadership Think Tank will take place on Tuesday, November 24th. This year, the event will be online and open to the public. The agenda for the event can be found below.

Virtual HAFA HFTM AA Fall Social 2020

Join other graduates online at the HAFA HFTM Alumni Association’s Virtual Fall Social 2020, featuring a live panel to discuss innovation, creativity, teamwork and resilience during the pandemic. The Alumni Association is delighted to welcome the 2020 Alumni Award recipients as the panel of industry experts, moderated by Lora Bender '01, President HAFA HFTM Alumni Association:

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wines

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 in Wines is an entry level qualification providing a straightforward introduction to wine. It is ideal for boosting the confidence of new or inexperienced front line staff in the hospitality and retail sectors.  It is also a great course for those wanting to know the main grape varieties and food and wine matching. Registration and details. For additional information, please contact Lisa Fodor.

Beer & Cheese Pairing Seminar

These two classic farmhouse products are perfect for each other.  Join Master Beer Sommelier Daniel Schmidt, and Jen White of Taste of Craft as they explore the world of Beer and Cheese. Whimsical pairings and classic combinations will be sampled and discussed. It will be an evening of indulgence and fun. Details and Registration Registration deadline: Monday, February 10th, 2020. Questions: contact Lisa Fodor.
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SEMINAR: Pepper, A Guide to the World's Favourite Spice

Learn about Pepper, the world’s most popular spice. Pepper is an ingredient found in every kitchen and as a condiment on virtually every dining table. It is used in the preparation of countless recipes and is sprinkled on foods as a condiment, often without much thought.  Beyond its culinary uses as a spice, pepper plays an important role in the preservation of cold meats.  The essential oil of pepper contains piperine, a pharmacologically active ingredient used in medicines, insect repellents and popular perfumes.

Prud'homme Beer Certification - Level 1 Beer Enthusiast

This introductory course in beer education is designed for participants interested in furthering their knowledge and interest in beer. The focus will be on brewing ingredients and processes, tasting concepts, pouring and serving concepts (including an introduction to draught systems) and food and beer pairings. The course runs on Wednesday's for 4 weeks, January 29th, February 5, 12 and Feb 26th. Registration and details. Please contact Lisa Fodor for more details.

HFTM Job Expo

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines will teach you environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options that influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieites. Taste and describe wines using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT).   

Public Presentation: Keith Henry, President & CEO, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

The School of Hospitality, Food & Tourism Management is thrilled have Mr. Keith Henry, President & CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada join us as Executive-in-Residence. A public presentation, "Indigenous Tourism in Canada: Accelerated Growth and Future Opportunities" will be held on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at noon in Macdonald Institute (MINS) Room 300.

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