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CHS DC Young Alumni Panel

On Friday, January 10th, 2020, the CHS Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter hosted a young alumni panel at The Kimpton George Hotel for Freshman and Sophomore students on a real estate career trek with the College of Business Office of Career Management. Ray Martz ’93 organized the two day trek and CHS was happy to play a part in the trip, which also included stops at Marriott, Hilton, Federal Realty, RLJ Lodging Trust, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, NKF Lodging Capital Markets, and Kimpton Hotels & Resorts.

A panel of 2016 and 2017 graduates shared experiences and offered insights to students on their time at school, finding a career path, internships and their jobs soon after graduation. The panel included: Jack Henry Kapp ’17, Brookfield Asset Management; Meredith Jonker ’17, Artemis Real Estate Partners, Noelle McHugh ’16, TBC Hotels, The Bernstein Companies; and Emma Ackerman ’17, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. Anna Chung ’03 of Brookwood Hotels moderated the panel. Ms. Chung is CHS Global President for 2020.

CHS DC Young Alumni Event

CHS DC/Baltimore Chapter Entertains SHA Faculty

On Monday, January 6, 2020, the CHS Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter hosted their 2020 New Year’s Party with Special Guests Dean Walsh and SHA Faculty at the soon to be Canopy Embassy Row, opening on January 14, 2020. The event gave guests a first look at DC’s newest luxury lifestyle property and was attended by 27 SHA Faculty and over 70 alumni/guests. All were treated to great globally inspired, locally sourced bites from the hotel’s restaurant, Truno as well as craft cocktails (inspired by Death & Co) and local beers. Lastly, the chapter was proud to collect donations on behalf of Big Red Threads (an initiative to make professional attire more accessible to Cornell Hotel School students).

CHS DC/Baltimore Hosts SHA Faculty

CHS DC/Baltimore – 2019 Annual Hospitality Forum

The Cornell Hotel Society (CHS), Washington, DC/Baltimore Chapter held it’s 10th Annual Hospitality Forum on May 7th, 2019 at The Madison Hotel Washington DC.

As a part of the Faculty Road Show Program, CHS brought SHA lecturer, Christopher Gaulke, to Washington DC to host the panel on Trends in Food & Beverage (F&B). Christopher teaches courses in restaurant management, purchasing and supply chain management, and new product development.

The panel brought together a vibrant mix of F&B industry experts ranging from kitchen designer to award winning restaurateur.

Hollis Silverman ’00, Principal at Woodward Wells Hospitality. As a consultant, she partners with chefs and restaurateurs to clarify their strategic vision, streamline operations, and help them grow their businesses.

Chef Spike Gjerde, Principal at Foodshed and James Beard Award Recipient for Mid-Atlantic Best Chef

Jordan Schlotterbeck ‘14, Director of F&B Development for the Americas at Hilton. He oversees the F&B programs of over 100 hotels in 15 countries. Jordan holds degrees from both the Cornell Hotel School and the Culinary Institute of America.

Katherine Kies ’11, Corporate Director of F&B for PM Hotel Group. At PM Hotel Group, Katherine is responsible for the F&B operations at 25 full service hotels and $100M of annual F&B revenue

Scott Levine, SVP and Founder of the Design Difference. Scott has more than 20 years of experience in kitchen design and as a formally trained chef with experience in restaurant and hotel operations, he fully understands the inner workings of commercial kitchens and laundry facilities and the importance of strategic planning and design.

The panel discussions focused around current trends impacting the F&B industry including sustainable sourcing, use of technology to improve efficiency, mobile ordering and delivery, and labor challenges. The panelists also talked about trends in hotel F&B operations and bringing more innovative restaurant concepts to hotels.

The event was generously sponsored by Hilton Hotels, PM Food & Drink Innovation Group, and Host Hotels.

CHS DC/Baltimore 2019 Annual Hospitality Industry Forum

 

CHS DC/Baltimore Mexican Happy Hour

On Monday, December 17, 2019 the CHS DC/Baltimore chapter hosted a casual no-charge happy hour at Rosa Mexicano in DC.

2018 CHS Washington DC/Baltimore Annual Industry Forum

On Monday, October 1, 2018 the DC/Baltimore chapter held its annual Industry Forum at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland. We assembled a panel of esteemed hotel industry leaders for this year’s forum to discuss trends and opportunities related to thoughtfully incorporating innovation into hospitality-related fields with a particular focus on wellness in the industry. Our panelists’ backgrounds ranged from F&B to design to technology and they were extremely engaging with the audience. Our incredible moderator, Professor Mona Olsen, performed an origami exercise with the audience that really kicked off the thought provoking discussion. We had roughly 40 people in attendance. We had four companies sponsor the event: TBC Hotels, Host Hotels and Resorts, Hilton, and HITT. Ultimately, the event raised$2,686 towards our scholarship donation and we could not be more excited for the next industry panels in the years to come!

DC/Baltimore Tastes The Coffee

On Saturday July 21, 2018, Hotelies gathered at Mayorga Organics for a factory tour and coffee tasting. Mayora Organic’s purpose is to eliminate systemic poverty in rural Latin America through responsible trade of artisanal organic foods. Their team has dedicated their lives to creating a SUSTAINABLE business model that puts FARMERS first as they believe that HEALTHY farming communities will produce better quality products that ultimately will benefit their valued customers. We got a full tour of their roasting facility and tasted 8 different coffees.

 

DC/Baltimore Hotelies Grab a Cup of Coffee