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HFTM Takes Home Third Place at the Digital Restaurant Project Workshop

On March 14th and 15th, nine students travelled to Ryerson University to attend the Digital Restaurant Project workshop and compete in the annual Hospitality and Tourism Case Competition. Alyson Gregoire, Alexandre Brown, Simon Benevides, Meghan Wright, Emily Pritchard, Tom Beckett, Gina Yhip, Fanyi Wei, and Becky McIlroy competed against students from both Ryerson and the University of Quebec and Montreal (UQAM) to analyze either a hospitality or tourism case and make a formal presentation to a panel of judges.

Getting Set for a Fine Dining Event

Every winter semester, students of the Advanced Restaurant Operations Course (HTM*4110), prepare a spectacular menu and a carefully selected wine list, which variesGetting  every Thursday evening.

The following video was created by Taylor Jackson, and gives you a 'behind the scenes' look in PJ's Restaurant

To book your fine dining experience, February through April, visit PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium website!

HFTM Represented at the YHS in Switzerland

HFTMers Hildegard van Niewerk, Ashley Ferreira, and Julie Ridlington attended a 'meet and greet' yesterday evening in Lausanne, Switzerland. The trio are currently in Switzerland representing the University of Guelph at the Young Hotelier Summit (YHS).  Joining them in this picture is Guelph alum Jennifer DiRaddo from FRHI. The Interim Director of the School, Joe Barth, is also attending the event.

1st Year HAFA Students Can Still Apply to Co-op

If you are a 1st year HAFA student interested in applying to co-op, its not too late to apply!
 
Co-op & Career Services is currently accepting applications!  The deadline to apply is April 4th (this is your last chance to get into co-op @ Guelph). 
  • Gain career related experience
  • Get your foot in the door
  • Receive a higher starting salary after graduation
  • Build strong work references
  • & much more! 
*All co-op positions are paid! 

Behind the Scenes Fine Dining Video

Every winter semester, students of the Advanced Restaurant Operations Course (HTM*4110), prepare a spectacular menu and a carefully selected wine list, which varies every Thursday evening.

The following video was created by Taylor Jackson, and gives you a 'behind the scenes' look in PJ's Restaurant.

FINE DINING EVENT VIDEO

OHI Top 30 Under 30 Announced

The Top 30 Under 30 have been announced by the Ontario Hostelry Institute!  Congratulations to HFTM Alumni, Sam Prentice (B.Comm HAFA 2012); Kyle Braden (MBA 2012) and Stephanie Redmond (B.Comm. HAFA Co-op June 2014 grad)!!  Rising young stars in the hospitality industry!

OHI Top 30 Under 30 Winners

 

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!! 

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