Harvest Celebration 2009: Honoring Hospitality Industry Leaders While Raising Funds for Collins College Students (Nov. 16, 2009)
The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona will host Harvest Celebration 2009 on Saturday, Nov. 21 to honor top leaders in the hospitality industry while raising money for students inside and outside the classroom. The celebration will take place at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa. The Collins College is pleased to announce that Jay Rasulo, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, will receive the Hospitality Leader of the Year Award; Steve Slater, Vice President & General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Southern California, will be honored with the Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Award; and Margaret Bailey, Senior Vice President of Government Services for Capital Hotel Management, will receive the college’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award.
Visitor Industry Outlook Conference Will Tackle Tough Questions About the Economy (Oct. 22, 2009)
As the economy reels from the ongoing recession, learn how the Southern California tourism industry is faring and hear predictions for 2010 at the 21st annual Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference. Cal Poly Pomona’s Collins College of Hospitality Management and PKF Consulting are partnering again to host the conference on Friday, Oct. 30, at the Pasadena Convention Center. This year’s event is “Where? When? & How Long?”
Save the Date: Harvest Celebration 2009 (Oct. 9, 2009)
The Collins College of Hospitality Management is putting a new spin on an old tradition. On Saturday, Nov. 21, the college will host Harvest Celebration 2009 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa. The fundraising celebration is reminiscent of the Harvest Auction, but will take on a new format. The college will continue to award the Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Award, in addition to presenting the new Hospitality Leader of the Year award and the college’s 2010 distinguished alumnus. Proceeds from the event will support hospitality management students inside and outside the classroom.
2nd Annual NYC Alumni Mixer (Oct. 9, 2009)
Enjoy the company of fellow Cal Poly Pomona alumni overlooking the heart of Times Square during the 2nd Annual NYC Alumni Mixer. The event will be Monday, Nov. 9 from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at the New York Marriott Marquis’ Promenade (9th floor), located at 1535 Broadway, New York City. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Dean Andy Feinstein of The Collins College of Hospitality Management is hosting. Please RSVP by Nov. 4 to Lisa McPheron at email@example.com or call (909) 869-3151.
Cal Poly Pomona Wines Win Gold, Bronze Medals (June 19, 2009)
Horsehill Vineyards is on sale while supplies last at The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch (June 19, 2009)
Cal Poly Pomona’s inaugural vintage of Horsehill Vineyards Zinfandel Rosé won the Gold Medal, Best of Class in the Best Rosé Limited Production category at the 70th annual Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. The 2008 Horsehill Vineyards Zinfandel received a bronze medal. The Collins College of Hospitality Management and the College of Agriculture partnered with master winemaker Jon McPherson at South Coast Winery in Temecula to produce and bottle the rosé for the university. Read more ...
CSU Launches Initiative To Bolster Hospitality & Restaurant Industry as Career Path for Students (June 9, 2009)
The California State University has initiated a Hospitality Industry Initiative that aims to provide an uninterrupted supply of hospitality and restaurant leaders in California. The initiative encourages strong ties among industry leaders and educators to prepare the next generation of managers and leaders for the industry and create excitement about career opportunities in hospitality.
Exploring the Chemistry of Wine (May 13, 2009)
A glass of wine is not just a glass of wine. It is the product of a long process that requires expertise from the fields of chemistry, viniculture and vinification. Enologist Dr. Ernie Simpson will present a guest lecture titled "Chemistry of Wine,” on Friday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to noon in The Collins College of Hospitality Management’s Wine Auditorium to explore the science that goes into making wine.
New Issue of Collins Magazine Highlights Students, Faculty and More (May 13, 2009)
Lawry’s Restaurants Chairman Richard Frank to be Awarded Honorary Doctorate (March 9, 2009)
Pomona, Calif — Cal Poly Pomona and The California State University will present an honorary doctorate to Richard N. Frank, chairman of Lawry's Restaurants, Inc. in recognition of his dramatic impact on the restaurant industry and service to the university.
15 High Schools Descend on Cal Poly Pomona for Statewide Culinary Competition (March 2, 2009)
POMONA, Calif. — Fifteen high schools from across California will compete to see who has the best culinary and management chops on March 6 & 7 during the Boyds Coffee Culinary Cup, which is the California Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation’s annual ProStart competition.
16th Annual Hospitality Career Expo Attracts More Than 30 Firms (Feb. 10, 2009)
POMONA, Calif. — The sluggish economy will not deter more than 30 leading hospitality industry firms from searching for recruits at The Collins College of Hospitality Management’s 16th annual Hospitality Career Expo on Thursday, Feb. 26.
CSU Trustees Honor Carol & Jim Collins (Jan. 27, 2009)
LONG BEACH, Calif. — The California State University Board of Trustees and Chancellor Charles Reed honored Carol and Jim Collins on Jan. 27 for their recent $5.25 million pledge and their many years supporting The Collins College of Hospitality Management.