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The Flavours of Canada

U of G alumni are invited to the Flavours of Canada celebration at the iconic James Beard House on Wednesday, May 16th. Hosted by U of G’s Food Laureate, Anita Stewart, the Flavours of Canada Celebration honours the Good Food Innovation award-winning Canadian chefs, who have been selected by a national panel of Judges at Food Day Canada. Canadian chefs at the event include:


"A Feast On® event presented in partnership with Ocean Wise® and the University of Guelph School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management.  FISHSTOCK is a unique, one day workshop for members of the foodservice industry who want to learn how to successfully incorporate Ontario lake fish into their businesses. The event takes place on Monday, May 14th. The workshop is from 9:30am - 4:30pm, and includes hands-on workshop, sustainable seafood, lunch, panel discussions and tour of the ALMA Research Station.

Hospitality Leadership Certificate

Learn from North America's leaders in hospitality executive training – without interrupting your career. Hospitality leadership involves you in every aspect of your business’ many moving parts. From the front of the house to the back, you need a firm grasp on finance, marketing, and managing employees. Manage a successful, world-class operation with a foundation in essential industry best practices with skills and a certificate from University of Guelph and Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration program.

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.

Spotlight on Graduate Research in Tourism and Hospitality

The School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management (HFTM) at University of Guelph is hosting Spotlight on Graduate Research in Tourism and Hospitality on Saturday, April 7, 2018. This event offers opportunities for students to explore the current graduate students’ research, to learn about the various graduate programs in tourism and hospitality, and to connect with graduate students and professors to discover the benefits of an advanced degree in tourism and hospitality.

Registration deadline: Cider in Ontario Seminar

Ontario is home to ideal apple growing conditions, no surprise cider production followed. We are fortunate to have some very talented cider makers in our midst, former University of Guelph student Tariq Ahmed of Revel Cider Co will join us to explain his journey in opening a cidery in Ontario. We will cover cider production, apple varieties, as well as legislation around cider production. This offering of the Cider in Ontario Seminar will take place Sunday, March 25, 2018.

UGSRP Symposium "Plant-Based Menus, 'Fad' or Trend?"

The University of Guelph Sustainable Restaurant Project (UGSRP) will be holding its 7th annual symposium "Plant-Based Menus, 'Fad' or Trend?" from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Wed. March 7th.  Fantastic speakers include: Steven Salm (Chase Hospitality Group); Daniel Hadida (The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette); Sal Howell, Founder and Proprietor of the River Cafe & Deane House; Mark Hladik (Earls Restaurants) and Jason Jurchuk (Henry's Tempeh Inc.).   FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Registration deadline: Pale Ales: Hops, India and Imperials Seminar

The Pale Ale is one of the most popular beer styles brewing these days. The category itself is broad and encompasses a full range of aroma, colour, flavour, and regional flair. We will cover the beer styles under this umbrella, the importance of hops, and the pale's long history in brewing. This offering of the Pale Ales: Hops, India and Imperials Seminar will take place Sunday, February 25, 2018.

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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