Women in Hospitality Management Panel

Join the University of Guelph Sustainable Restaurant Project (UGSRP) and the Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management Student Association (HFTMSA) for the Women in Hospitality Management Panel talk on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 @ 7:00pm in PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium.

Student Article Published on Hotel Branding

Third year HFTM co-op student, Aaron Laurie currently an intern with HVS Canada has published an article on hotel branding.  The article discusses the concept of hotel brand revitalization – a hotel company’s initiatives aimed at re-positioning its brand. Brands that have recently undergone or are currently undergoing this brand process are reviewed.

HAFA Graduate to Compete on Top Chef Canada!

Vittorio ColacitPhoto of Vittorio Colacittiti, a HAFA 2004 graduate, is competing on Top Chef Canada which airs on Mondays at 9:00 pm ET/10:00 pm PT on Food Network Canada, beginning March 10th. Vittorio, 32, is the owner of his own food consulting company Born and Raised Food Co. in Toronto, and is in the process of opening his first restaurant.

Restaurant Innovation Competition Winners Announced

On Saturday, March 1st, the Frankie Tomatto's Restaurant Innovation Competition took place at the University of Guelph.  Students faced a panel of judges as they presented their final innovation ideas. 

Three students from George Brown College including, Chi-Shuan Liu, Siyi Piao and Richard Clark were awarded first place and received the $3,000 grand prize.  Ryerson University students, Violet Slivar Skuce and Thomas Kelly were awarded second place of $1,000.  Congratulations to all of you!! 

Student Competition Taking Place on March 1st

The School is excited to host the inaugural Frankie Tomatto's Restaurant Innovation Competition taking place on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 in MACS 121.  Seven teams from three Universities/Colleges will be represented.   Judges include:  Court Desautels, Neighbourhood Group of Companies; Ashley Howat, Wildcraft Grill and Bar, Charcoal Group; Mitch Kostuch, President and Group Publisher, Kostuch Media Ltd.; Dary Macdonell, Farmhouse Tavern and Neil Vosburgh, Owner and President, Imago Restaurants.

Executive-in-Residence On Campus March 4th & 5th

The School welcomes Neil Hornsby, Director, Marketing-Canada of Best Western International as the W'14 Executive-in-Residence on March 4th & 5th. Neil will be presenting in several classes, including HTM 3080, 2100 & 4170. An appreciation dinner will also take place on the evening of the 4th.Neil Hornsby - Best Western International


The School Has A New Name!


The School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has officially been renamed to the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management.   The new name brings 'food' back into the title and better reflects the wider 'food' interests in the School beyond restaurants and other food services.  The College has also been renamed to the College of Business and Economics.

Our new web address is:  www.uoguelph.ca/hftm

The Bill Braithwaite MBA Distinguished Professorial Award

MBA students have established a new award to recognize teaching excellence. The Bill Braithwaite MBA Distinguished Professorial Award is the first granted by CME students to an instructor teaching in the MBA program. The award will honour one of our most dedicated MBA Faculty and Advisor, Bill Braithwaite.  

HTM Job Expo and HAFA/HTM Alumni Career Night

This year the School welcomed 29 hospitality & tourism employers to the 15th Annual Job Expo held in Peter Clark Hall with students seeking either summer, part or full-time positions. 

The HAFA/HTM Alumni Career Networking Night engaged approximately 200 students in round table discussions with approximately 50 alumni.

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HAFA/HTM Alumni Association Golf Tournament

Join alumni and friends at the annual golf tournament on Friday, May 30th, 2014.  This year it will be held at the Richmond Hill Golf Club at 8755 Bathurst Street in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Continental Breakfast is served at 7:45 am with tee-off (shotgun start) at 8:30 am.  The earlybird fee is $150 per golfer before 4 p.m. on April 19th, $165 after April 19th. Golf only is $120 and lunch only is $30. Registration opens February 20, 2014.

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