Sustainable Events Network, Florida & Caribbean in partnership with

FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

is proud to present a full day of Virtual Programming.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

9:00 am - Demo - "Wake up: Breaking Bread" - Chef Emcee - John Noble Masi

10:00 am - "Rescue & Recovery: Event Success Stories" – 
Moderated by Joanna Berens

11:00 am - "Hear from Hotel Heroes Who are Leading the Charge on Food Waste" –

Moderated by Marianne Schmidhofer, CMM

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Melissa Milione, CMP, CPCE

Corporate Director, Events

Hyatt Hotels Americas

12:00 Noon - Demo - "All This Food Talk is Making Me Hungry: What's for Lunch?" - 

Chef Emcee - John Noble Masi

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Chef Shacafrica Simmons,  “Chef Shac”

Owner, Chef Shac, LLC

Food Network’s CHOPPED Champion (2017)

Tallahassee

Lunch Break

2:00 pm - "Reigning In Food Waste in the Cruise Industry:  Seas the Opportunity!"

Moderated by Joyce Landry

3:00 pm - "Project Runway:  Technology Tools" - Moderated by Joanna Berens

4:00 pm - Demo - "Ease the Guilt: From Chocolate Fix to A Different Take on Responsible Libations...Ending with a Tasty Tapas Turnabout" (It's Five O-Clock Somewhere - bring your favorite libation!) Chef Emcee - John Noble Masi

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Hospitality Day Planning Committee

Sustainable Events Network, Florida & Caribbean

Joanna Berens, President, Joanna Berens Hospitality, Inc.

Vickie Corder, CMP, Senior Director, Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe

Mary Hayes, Director, Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe

Steven Pollock, CMP, Manager, Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe

Francis W. Purvey, Executive Vice President, Sunlark Associates LLC 

Mariela Rodriguez, CEO, Events 2 Empower

Marianne Schmidhofer, CMM, Sustainability Managing Director, What’s Your Purpose

 

FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

John D. Buschman, M.S., Ph.D., Lecturer, Post-Doctoral Associate, Director of Assessments & Accreditation, FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

John Noble Masi, '88 B.S.'91 M.B.A., Faculty of Culinary/Industry Consulting, Teaching Assistant Professor, FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management