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HFTM Job Expo

Open to any student enrolled in an HTM course. The HFTM Job Expo connects hundreds of students to over 25 organizations annually. The Expo is intended for organizations offering full-time, part-time and/or summer employment to HFTM students at the University of Guelph.
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Registration deadline: Prud'homme Beer Certification® Level 2 - Beer Specialist

This course in beer education is designed and developed for participants who wish to further their knowledge of beer for use in the following: the hospitality industry; as an agent for a brewer/distributor of beer; or, beverage alcohol education. The focus is to provide more detailed insights into brewing ingredients and processes, draught systems while introducing Canadian brewing history and further investigating negative sensory components.

Registration Deadline: Chardonnay Seminar

This seminar will explore the many styles of Chardonnay while we discuss how one grape varietal can taste drastically different from product to product. The topics will include oaked versus unoaked wines, hot and cold growing regions and why Chardonnay is grown in so many places across the world. We will investigate why the ABC (anything-but-chardonnay) trend has become so popular when Chardonnay is considered, by sommeliers, one of the most noble grapes in the world.

HAFA/HFTM Alumni Fall Social & Awards Night

Enjoy networking with your fellow classmates while enjoying a silent auction and a mixology cocktail bar. Ticket price is $12 per person and includes a free drink ticket and light canapés. It also covers two mixology stations where experienced bartenders will teach you how to make fun and delicious cocktails. You get to drink your creations!

Registration deadline: Beer Basics Seminar

This seminar will cover everything from the difference between ales and lagers, micro vs. macro, core and extra ingredients, the brewing process and its history, and how to snuff out a bad beer. We will cover the different beer styles, how and why they came about, and of course taste a couple examples. Everything you need to hold your own in a craft beer bar. This offering of the Beer Basics Seminar will take place Sunday, October 29.

Registration deadline: WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Please register early. These popular certifications fill up BEFORE the deadline date. 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. This offering of the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines will take place Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Registration deadline: 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. This offering of Prud'homme Beer Certification® Level 1 - Beer Enthusiast will be held October 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 2017.
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Registration deadline: WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Spirits will introduce you to the basic principles of spirit production and the main types and styles of spirits available. You will also learn how to serve spirits and distinguish the factors affecting the flavour of spirits. This offering of the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits will take place Sunday, October 15.

Registration deadline: WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Spirits will introduce you to the basic principles of spirit production and the main types and styles of spirits available.  You will also learn how to serve spirits and understand the basic principles of marketing used for the sale of spirits and the issues relating to the safe consumption of spirits. This offering of the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits will take place Sunday, October 15.

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