Celebrating Julia Child’s 100th Birthday – 9/15/12

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I am proud to serve on the Miami Dade College’s Miami Culinary Institute Business Advisory Council and a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier Miami. We are delighted to partner together to celebrate the anniversary of Julia Child’s 100th Birthday on September 15th, 2012.  A portion of the net proceeds will benefit Les Dames d’Escoffier Legacy Awards and MDC Miami Culinary Institute’s Scholarship Fund.

The largest event, the birthday bash, will feature our top chefs from various restaurants and hotels. Please review all of the wonderful events throughout the day HERE and we look forward to seeing on September 15th.

Bon Appetit!

FIU, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Mgmt – Learning Skills for Life Graduation

Sam Tidwell, CEO American Red Cross, Greater Miami and the Keys Chapter, Mike Hampton, Dean, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Mgmt, Wendy Zane, Sales and Marketing Director, Daddy O Hotel, Wendy Kallergis, GMBHA, Bill Bullard, Diageo, Corporate Relations Director for Latin America & the Caribbean

Sam Tidwell, CEO American Red Cross, Greater Miami and the Keys Chapter, Mike Hampton, Dean, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Mgmt, Wendy Zane, Sales and Marketing Director, Daddy O Hotel, Wendy Kallergis, GMBHA, Bill Bullard, Diageo, Corporate Relations Director for Latin America & the Caribbean

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I had the amazing opportunity to serve as keynote speaker for the first Learning Skills for Life, a job readiness training, certification and internship program, graduating class. The program, launched on June 1st, 2012, is an innovative community outreach initiative recently developed by Diageo Latin America & Caribbean, Inc., in collaboration with FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Learning Skills for Life is designed to provide educational and vocational opportunities and life skills for underserved members and war veterans of the diverse South Florida community.

Special thanks to our partners at the GMCVB, FRLA, our hospitality community who participated in internship opportunities and job placement, and our community agencies provided the opportunity to the 49 participants.