Two decades later, Chaplins continue to serve, support students

Left to right: Professor Chip Cassidy, Wayne Chaplin, Mel Dick, Lee Brian Schrager and Harvey Chaplin stand in front of the wall dedicated to the Chaplins Chaplin family was honored for the decades of support they’ve offered FIU with the dedication of a wall in their name at the Chaplin School. What happens when you […]

Hotel and Resort Lending is No Vacation

Alumnus Jay Litt ’73, principal of The Litt Group, offers hotel investors and brokers advice on how to simplify all aspects of the “deal.” More about Jay: Jay Litt is principal of The Litt Group, which is focused on hotel-project management and consulting. He previously served as executive vice president at Waramaug Hospitality Asset Management […]

Dr. Carolin Lusby discusses Argentina’s potential for sustainable tourism

Original article appeared in Spanish. View page translated to English. Carolin Lusby: “Argentina tiene un gran potencial en turismo sustentable” En el marco de su programa de intercambios estudiantiles, durante el mes de agosto la Fundación UADE organizó dos seminarios de la Universidad Internacional de Florida (FIU, por sus siglas en inglés) vinculados con el […]

With the focus on casual dining, what is the future of the industry

Dr. Michael Cheng, director of the food and beverage program at the FIU’s Chaplin School, appears On Foodable Weekly to discuss the food scene today and shift to casual dining, the demand for authenticity in the food and the service, and opportunities that may arise.

Alumnus Andrew Kaplan launches podcast featuring high-profile celebrity chefs

Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan sits down in-person with the world’s culinary elite to explore their journey into the industry, their career ups and downs, and the social impact they have made in their community. He puts together inspiring stories and anecdotes of what it means to be in today’s bustling hospitality industry with 15 million employees […]

Chaplin School receives USDA grant for research in food safety

Dr. Aaron Welch and Dr. Miguel Alonso Jr., along with Associate Professor John Berry from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to investigate risk factors for certain types of toxins in US based wines. The project aims to develop a machine learning system that will […]

NSMH organizes hygiene drive, raises funds for women and children in Miami

Members of FIU’s chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality leveraged their connections with the hospitality industry and professors to organize a hygiene drive, raising funds and collecting hygiene products for the Miami Rescue Mission Center for Women and Children. NSMH President, Milagros Munoz, along with Vice President Tamera Thompson and Events Director […]

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and Lodging Practices

By DR. NANCY SCANLON While the UN SDG’s seek to protect the planet and global population, they in turn protect the industries that depend on; the integrity of resources such as food supply and water, the health of local populations for a work force and the climate related conditions of destinations. According to the World […]

Hospitality Trends for 2017: Knowing Makes a Difference

Student rate now available! Students pay only $15 for attendance and $5 for parking, if needed. (General admission is $50) September 20, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. View the event page. This workshop will update hospitality professionals of current trends that will help you maximize your organization’s opportunities for the years ahead. Topics Covered Growth […]

Outstanding Hospitality alumna received FIU Medallion, delivers motivational speech

During the spring commencement ceremony, FIU awarded hospitality alumna Lani Kane-Hanan with the distinguished FIU Medallion for outstanding alumna. Lani delivered a motivational speech and poem to the new class of 2017. She is a two-time FIU hospitality alumna, earning her B.S. in 1987 and her M.S. in 2004. Lani is the Executive Vice President and […]