The City of Miami | September 11, 2020
MIAMI (Sept. 11, 2020) – The City of Miami, Miami's Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU) are encouraging local restaurant owners to sign up for a new one-hour health and safety course. Created by culinary educators and professionals, the course focuses on reducing and preventing the spread of COVID-19 through health and safety training and is free and open to all restaurant owners and operators. The COVID-19 Restaurant Safety and Compliance Course offers a one-hour lecture and quiz based on safety protocols and guidelines from the M...
FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management | June 3, 2020
MIAMI, FL. – June 3, 2020 … Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management projects five dining-out trends affecting restaurants, bars and consumers that are emerging in a post-pandemic world. The trends were presented by Michael Cheng, dean of the Chaplin School--one of the top 50 hospitality schools in the world, and the culinary and academic professional who created the world’s only curriculum blending the Culinary Arts with Food Science, Culinology® “The abruptness of COVID-19 has caused many of us in the food and beverage industry to stop in our tracks and pause for a minute,”...
FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Co-Hosts Global Impact Hospitality Series to Provide Industry Insights Post-Pandem
Impact Hospitality | May 15, 2020
MIAMI (May 15, 2020) – FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Macrovision Network of Singapore will co-host a series of four global forums to take place live and online with experts in three time zones. The series aims to provide creative and effective solutions to hospitality and tourism professionals around the world as they manage economic and other challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The forums will take place on May 18, May 27, June 1 and June 8, at 9 p.m. EST in Miami. The Global Impact Hospitality series is free and open to the public although participants can opt to make a $10 donat...
From Chaos to Coping, FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Professor Lisa Cain Offers Helpful Advice on the Challenges of Worki
Lisa Cain | April 23, 2020
MIAMI, FL. – April 2020 … Apart, isolated, inaccessible and distant – these definitions of the word remote have taken on new meaning to the millions of professionals now working from quarantined homes around the globe. The COVID-19 virus has changed the working landscape, perhaps forever. Workers are cut off from their corporate support teams, colleagues and clients. Many are faced with new responsibilities of homeschooling and managing children. All are trying to function in a time of chaos, fear, financial uncertainty and profound frustration. The hospitality industry has been especially hard hit and the Chaplin School of Hosp...
FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and South Beach Wine & Food Festival® Give Back to South Florida’s Foo
FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management | March 30, 2020
MIAMI (March 2020) – FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is helping to put money into the hands of cooks, servers, dishwashers and all team members at restaurants and bars through a new partnership with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival®. The SOBEWFF® & FIU Chaplin School Hospitality Industry Relief Fund will provide immediate financial support to independently owned and operated restaurants and bars impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Many of these family operated establishments have hired FIU student interns and even given graduates their first jo...
FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Honors Alumni Accomplishments With First Ever Rising Star Awards
FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management | December 12, 2019
Alumni Top in Their Field from Hotel, Beverage, Cruise Management to Restaurants North Miami, Florida, December 12, 2019 … Florida International University’s (FIU) Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management awarded 18 of their top alumni with the very first Rising Star Awards during the first on campus alumni reunion in the school’s 47-year history. The alumni all graduated after the year 2000 and are top in their field in every aspect of the hospitality and tourism industry, from Beverage Management, to Hotel Management to Cruise Management and Restaurant Ownership and Operations. “We’re proud of our alumni and al...
November 4, 2019
Professor Patrick “Chip” Cassidy, founder and director of the Wine Program at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University, passed away peacefully on October 28th in home hospice care. The cause of death was complications of esophageal cancer. Considered South Florida’s foremost wine expert and affectionately known as “Miami’s Wine Guru,” Professor Cassidy brought his love of wine, travel and country to his students and to the South Florida community. Says Michael Cheng, Ph.D., CHE, Interim Dean, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, “Chip was a born tea...
the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management | October 30, 2019
MIAMI, FL. – October 2019 – David Grutman is bringing his experience as a Miami-based hospitality and nightlife entrepreneur to the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at FIU. Known for his success with LIV at the Fontainebleau, followed by many other Miami nightclub and restaurant ventures, Grutman will teach a class at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management covering the key elements of conceptualizing a hospitality venture, from marketing and public relations, to finance and human resources. “The David Grutman Experience: The Class” will be offered to hospitality management students at FIU ...
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