Curse you, IBM…you’ve doomed us all!

*Warning: the following post is going to make me seem less hip. (Although I have to tell you, if I’m your icon for hip...

Impact of Special Event Package Prices

Hotel chefs often need to accommodate the needs of the catering department with their banquet event orders. In this economy, competition for special event...

Corinthia Hotel & Spa Chefs Excel at International Salon Culinaire

Members of the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa’s kitchen team flexed their talents on an international platform by taking on other top chefs at the...

Memories—The Great & The Pathetic

Many people carry their experiences as a long list of individual memories, like having 5000 songs on your iPod. They call up each...

The Boutique Hotel GM

Okay, this is not specifically about only F&B, but anyone who has experience with boutique hotels knows that the GM had better have their...

Back of House—Do you have “Heart”?

I had just started my new job as Director of Catering at a historic luxury property in my favorite city, San Francisco. This...

Fighting Failure

When I was about 12 years old I was being picked on during my bus trip home from school. Three kids, all bigger than...

Would you be ready if you got the call?

During the 1984 Republican National Convention held at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas, I was working as Room Service Assistant Manager at the then...