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“Love Is…A Full Plate” Will Benefit End Hunger CT

Join the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department for this year’s The Sweetest Thing On Earth: Love Is…A Full Plate Dinner, book signing and silent auction to benefit End Hunger Connecticut! This year’s event will feature Tanya Holland, Executive Chef and Owner...

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HTM Students Host Annual Dean’s Holiday Party

On Tuesday December 9th, 2014, the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department hosted the annual College of Business Dean's Holiday Party. Catered by the Jeffery's Fusion catering team, this event took guests back in time to the Roaring Twenties. During the event,...

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Students Present Tourism Ideas to City Officials

UNH Today by Jackie Hennessey | Communications and Public Affairs Writer/Editor After spending weeks developing a tourism marketing plan for the city of West Haven, talking to city officials, gathering event lists, visiting restaurants, taking and collecting photos of...

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Students Attend 2014 IHMRS Show

On November 10th, 2014 the HTMG 1165 Introduction to Hospitality Course attended the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, allowing the students to network with industry professionals and learn about...

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Milk and Cookies at Durham Fair to Benefit Charity

During the 95th Annual Durham Fair in Durham, Connecticut, from September 25th-28th, the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department had a Milk and Cookies booth. The Milk and Cookies booth featured our very own Chef Andrew Randi’s “world’s greatest molten lava...

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Crossroads Symposium: Economics Meets Tourism

On May 1st, 2014, Andres F. Garcia presented a symposium to University of New Haven Hospitality and Tourism Management students about tourism development in Cabo Verde and whether or not the all-inclusive model is still plausible. Andres F. Garcia is a Senior...

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Bacardi Brand Master Visits “Story of Rum” Class

On March 25, 2014, Bacardi Brand Master, David Cid, visited the University of New Haven for an educational session as part of the Story of Rum (HTMG 4452) course offered in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department. This presentation included a five flight rum...

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Teaching a New Generation

The Beverage Journal The classes Greg Altieri teaches at the University of New Haven are a huge hit. The course titles are enticing: “The Story of Rum,” “Wine Appreciation,” and “Mixology.” Altieri, director of learning and development for Stratford-based Connecticut...

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Students Inducted Into ESD Hospitality Honor Society

On Sunday April 27th, faculty, staff and family members gathered at Jeffery's Fusion Restaurant to honor nine students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department as they were inducted into Eta Sigma Delta Hospitality Honor Society. Eta Sigma Delta has been...

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“Becoming… A Leader” by Timothy McDonagh

Timothy McDonagh describes his experience as the General Manager of the Hazell Nut Café for the Spring 2014 semester. I chose the University of New Haven because this was the only school that offers a hands-on learning experience of owning my own establishment. Which...

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Goal of Best Hospitality Students: Making Guests Happy

by Karen Grava | Director of Media Relations The goal of any restaurant owner, celebrity chef Scott Conant told guests at an upscale Valentine’s Day-themed event at the German Club, should be to make guests happy. “Your guests should leave happier than they were when...

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Department hosts “Love Is… a Full Plate”

On February 7, 2014, Scott Conant, a well-respected New york chef, attended a fundraising dinner for the Connecticut No Kid Hungry campaign. The dinner was prepared and served by graduating seniors in the Hospitality and Tourism program. As part of the event, guests...

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Students Host Fundraiser for Hungry Children

WEST HAVEN, CONN. -- Scott Conant, one of New York’s most beloved and respected chefs, will speak and sign books at a dinner at the University of New Haven on Friday, Feb. 7. The dinner, which will begin at 7 p.m., will be prepared and hosted by students in UNH’s...

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Event will benefit No Kid Hungry Campaign

The Hospitality and Tourism Management department at the University of New Haven will host a benefit dinner this February 7th. The event, Love is... A Full Plate, will benefit the No Kid Hungry Campaign, is a dinner and silent auction planned and executed by the...

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CMAA’s Sun and Sand Luncheon

The student chapter of Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) at the University of New Haven hosts the Connecticut Club Managers for the November meeting, annually. This event consists of an educational session with a topic relevant to the industry, a business...

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Students Make This Thanksgiving Community-Centered

Jackie Hennessey | UNH Today Students in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management – and their professors – have come up with a fresh vision for Thanksgiving: turkey with the trimmings but with a healthy, community-minded twist. “We talk a lot about what is...

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Emily Gets Inside Look at Summer Olympics

Donovan Linder | UNH Today Some people work for years for the opportunity to be on an Olympic team, but for UNH sophomore Emily Sellar, the goal was not about winning. For Sellar and 30 other students from around the world, the objective was to see how the Olympics...

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HTM at the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show

Each year the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® (IHMRS), delivers 18,000 key buyers from around the world— powerful industry players sourcing the latest hospitality trends, products and services. Top-level owners, students, operators and purchasing...

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A Day in the Life at the Hazell Nut Café

UNH TODAY | Jackie Hennessey The sun was still tucked away and the stars were out as Vasilios Baggeas ’14, Reilley McGee ’16 and Lauren Cudgma ’15 made their way to the Hazell Nut Café on a recent Friday morning. It was 5:50 a.m. The campus was hushed as the three...

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Bar Harbor Lobster featured in US Business Exec.

Jeffery Hazell‘s Bar Harbor Lobster Company Inc. has been featured in the US Business Executive article from Fall 2012 edition. Mr. Hazell received the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007. A generous benefactor to the University, he has been particularly...

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Hazell Nut Café Dedicated to Alum/Entrepreneur

UNH TODAY by Dave Cranshaw | UNH Today Editor Jeff Hazell ’83, owner of Bar Harbor Lobster Company, Florida’s largest distributor of New England seafood, concedes that the first time he meet President Steve Kaplan in 2006, the University’s hospitality and tourism...

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Bar Harbor Banks on Lower Lobster Prices

Released by Anjali Fluker | Orlando Business Journal August has been good to Jeff Hazell. For one thing, the founder and president of Orlando-based Bar Harbor Lobster Co. Inc. has been reaping the benefits of lower prices on Maine lobster. Warmer waters in the...

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Santos named Marriott’s Diamond GM of the Year

At the 2013 Marriott Conference in Orlando, FL May 29-June 1, 2013 Wes Santos from the Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte/Matthews, NC was recognized as Marriott’s Diamond General Manager of the year. Nominees were selected based on performance that goes above and...

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Students Win Sustainable Tourism Competition

Four hospitality and tourism management students from the University of New Haven won first place in a sustainable tourism student colloquium hosted by Pace University. The competition judges students on developing a concept for a sustainable tourism project that...

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Dining Venue Named for Alumnus Jeffery Hazell

University of New Haven (UNH) Board of Governors member Jeffery Hazell '83 will be honored on December 10, 2010, during a luncheon ceremony to mark the naming of UNH's fine dining campus restaurant in his honor. Thanks to generous donations from Hazell, the 60-seat...

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A Recipe for Success: Meshell Britt

UNH Student/New Haven Baker Cooks Up Personal Triumph With Acceptance to Culinary Institute of America West Haven, Conn., April 29, 2010 - On Sunday, May 16, during the University of New Haven's (UNH) Spring Commencement, a student with her own recipe for success,...

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Behind the Perfect Vacation

Skilled, Well-Trained Professionals Whether it’s a “staycation” at home or a trip to Spain, vacations are still very much on Americans’ minds. At a time when the recession has dried up the job market in many areas, tourism and hospitality venues continue to hire. “If...

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