Justin Alexander said his dream is that Holiday Inn F&B will become so consistent from property to property that the brand can feel confident enough to run a national ad campaign highlighting F&B as a differentiator in the market. At the Holiday Inn Downtown in Rochester, New York, Alexander, director, brand experience, Holiday Inn Americas at InterContinental Hotels Group, led the last in a series of 11 conference-style CASH F&B summits, held across the U.S. and Canada. In the series, all hotel general managers and F&B directors received in-depth, in-person training focused on driving revenue, service, and consistency throughout morning
The National Pork Board returned to the Napa Valley April 1 to 3 to host its Pork Summit, based in and around the Culinary Institute of America's Greystone facility in St. Helena, California. The event is an annual opportunity for chefs from around the country, along with foodservice editors, to learn about pork production and cooking techniques, as well as to roll up their sleeves together as teams in a kitchen challenge—and, of course, revel in food and drink under Napa skies.
We started the Hotel F&B Talks Webinar Series to give F&B professionals insight into the major issues affecting their operations. Our experts come directly from Hotel F&B's Editorial Advisory Board, so you receive proven tips and advice from veteran F&B pros, and we present it in a concise, time-sensitive format so you can absorb the information and get on with the rest of your day. Hotel F&B Talks Webinars are available as an HFAB members-only benefit. To view any webinar, go to www.hfbleadership.org and become a member. Click below to learn more about two of the Hotel F&B Talks Webinars:
Dear Hotel F&B Professionals, Since 2002, Hotel F&B has been exclusively devoted to the hotel food and beverage industry. Now, we're delighted to become the official publication of the Hotel Food and Beverage Leadership Association (HFAB). The mission of this group is to elevate F&B within the hotel industry. Our vision is to promote the contributions of F&B through success stories, research, information, education, and networking. In an ideal world, there would be no question that well-executed F&B delivers the following benefits to hotels: Attracts more hotel guests, groups, and customers Profitably contributes to overall hotel operations Draws
It’s a fast-paced hotel market, with the buying and selling of individual hotels, management companies, and even large brands on the rise. Property and company transitions are becoming the weekly norm for strategic management companies. With great growth comes great excitement, but it also demands a system and process around onboarding each property to ensure success. There are many departments, individuals, and details involved in coordinating a successful transition, but the goal of them all is to immerse the property team in the management company culture and ensure the proper controls, resources, and standards are in place to drive revenue,
Celebrating its 25th year, MarkeTeam, Inc. is an award-winning agency for the hospitality industry, partnering with clients to deliver increased sales and profit by using a multi-level approach that includes strategy, solutions, and eCraft® (an online suite of technology products).
The Hotel F&B Talks Webinar Series gives F&B professionals insight into the major issues affecting their operations. Our experts come directly from Hotel F&B's Editorial Advisory Board, so you receive proven tips and advice from veteran F&B pros, and we present it in a concise, time-sensitive format so you can absorb the information and get on with the rest of your day. Evolving F&B Venues Into Specialty Bars & Restaurants This webinar offers a primer for hotels looking to transform their traditional three-meal venues into destination bars and restaurants, featuring advice from Bradley Moore, VP of F&B operations at Interstate
The Hotel F&B Talks Webinar Series gives F&B professionals insight into the major issues affecting their operations. Our experts come directly from Hotel F&B's Editorial Advisory Board, so you receive proven tips and advice from veteran F&B pros, and we present it in a concise, time-sensitive format so you can absorb the information and get on with the rest of your day. How to Communicate With Hotel Asset Managers The relationship between asset managers and F&B can be a rocky one. Asset managers monitor and protect the owner's assets, and their decisions are driven by the bottom line. F&B decision-makers
We spoke with Hotel Food and Beverage Leadership Association (HFAB) member Mark Southern, director, product innovation, F&B, at Hilton Worldwide, in light of his recent appointment as F&B Committee Chair of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), for his perspective on F&B leadership and the direction of the industry.
Thomas Riordan Executive Chef Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa Chandler, Arizona Isa Lee Group Sales Account Director Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida Marina Braica Director of Sales & Marketing Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Illinois Samantha Spurgeon Director of Sales & Marketing Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort Wailea, Hawaii Sonya Thayer Director of Accounts Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa Gateway, Colorado Tina Fullard Director of Sales & Marketing The Cardinal Hotel Winston-Salem, North Carolina John Esainko GM The Cardinal Hotel Winston-Salem, North Carolina Gordon Taylor III Director of Sales & Marketing Conrad Chicago
In the September 2017 issue,it's Hotel F&B's Meetings & Events issue, which features an oral history of Marriott's Innovation Lab as well the award winning wine program at the Walt Disney World's Swan and Dolphin Resort.