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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Prof. Justin Taillon's HTM*1000 course served as the backdrop for this year's Young Hotelier Summit (YHS) contestant presentations on January 14th. Six HTMers presented topics ranging from the changing role of generation Y to social media in modern hotel organizations.
This year's YHS presentations will be occurring this afternoon from 2:30pm-4pm in MCLN Room 102. All HTM professors and students are welcome to attend!
Attendance will be especially beneficial to any students interested in being a part of YHS in future years. Here is a basic rundown of what YHS entails and what to expect:
1. Young Hotelier Summit is a competition in Lausanne, Switzerland for fourth-year hotel-focused students at the world's most-established hospitality universities.
Our very own HAFA grad, Daniel Janetos will be competing against three other Chefs tonight on Chopped Canada! Congratulations Dan!
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By Valerie Hill
WATERLOO — From the time he was a little kid, Daniel Janetos inhabited his mother's kitchen.