Restaurant managers and food and beverage professionals are keenly aware of the national buzz surrounding tip credit. Seven U.S. states already operate without the tip credit, and several other states are considering legislation, according to Skift Table. Those currently without it are California, Washington, Minnesota, Alaska, Oregon, Nevada, and Montana.
Think only elite athletes can make a career out of their passion for sports? Think again.
Unless you’re one of today’s truly gifted athletes, you’ll have to get your piece of the $91 billion global sports market working behind the scenes. According to WorkInSports.com, only .00525 percent of the U.S. population will go on to become professional athletes.
Lucky for you, the thriving sports industry is exploding with opportunities in all areas, including:
In the summer of 2006, I needed to find a summer job while home from college. My best bet, I thought, was to apply to positions in the hospitality industry. My goal? To make as much cash as humanly possible at a waterfront restaurant in Rhode Island.
After filling out many applications and only having a few interviews scheduled, I began to get used to the process. As most interviewers do, at the end of the interview they asked if I had any questions. I used to hate this question because I never really thought I had anything to ask besides, “When can I start?”
After graduating from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Angelo Pitassi ’03 MBA started two businesses—an e-commerce company focused on meeting needs of Rhode Island’s jewelry manufacturing industry and a consumer-focused health technology company that was inspired by his youngest son’s diagnosis with type-one diabetes.
As a senior vice president for Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, Tiffany Cooper ’20 MBA – Hospitality could have rested on her laurels. Instead, she juggles jet-setting for her job with her online studies. Here’s how she makes it work — and why she says it’s worth it.
Internet security is of chief concern not only for webmasters, but increasingly, for everyday users. An alarming statewide study highlighted by the Identity Theft Resource Center indicates data breaches are on the rise. A surprising statsitic from the study showed that 14,207,346 credit card numbers were exposed in 2017 — an increase of 88 percent over 2016 figures.
It was during a part-time job that Luke O’Boyle realized he loved working in private clubs.
O’Boyle, now the general manager and chief operating officer of the Chevy Chase Club in Maryland, was just a young employee who was shadowing a bartender before afternoon service began. As he watched, the bartender crafted eight cocktails, each different, and placed them at separate locations throughout the empty dining room.
Within minutes, eight members came in and sat down at their drink.
So you’re a chef and you have a food allergy, now what? Does that mean you leave the kitchen? Does that mean you give up cooking? Does that mean you stop making a living?
No, it means finding a new normal. It means finding a new way to continue on in the industry that you love, providing the food that you love to the people that love you for it.
Yes, your allergy and the allergies of any of your staff will impact day-to-day operations. Here’s how to safely continue working with food.
What’s the one thing that makes any cocktail—whether martini, manhattan, margarita, or anything else in between—fantastic from the start? Author, consultant, and all-star mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim will tell you that it’s not the correct amount of vermouth or a perfectly squeezed lime that makes a drink superior (even though both things are true!), but it’s the shining smile and hospitable attitude of the person pouring behind the bar.
“Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” While it’s unclear whether U.S. General George Patton, iconic Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca, or perhaps someone else entirely said these words, their meaning defines leadership as a narrow path that one is either on or not. However, after speaking with David Hood, PhD, who teaches at the Johnson & Wales University Denver Campus, as well as for the College of Online Education, leadership is not at all so clearly defined. Hood’s academic and professional interests are focused in this area.