Alumni Spearheads Vertical Farming Initiative in UAE
Tue, August 25, 2020
Culinary Management alumni, Aphisith (Joe) Phongsavanh is helping reduce food waste by growing vegetables in pods in Dubai.
Standing for Sustainable Seafood
Fri, July 10, 2020
Chef Wise Canada teamed up with Ocean Wise to invite Chef Chalmers to share her views on sustainable seafood.
Easton’s Group of Hotels Brings Project Kindness to Humber
Tue, June 02, 2020
There are more than a dozen students who have remained on North campus residence since the school closure - struggling to find living arrangements.
Faculty of Business Contributes $50k in Food Donations
Mon, June 01, 2020
Chefs John Placko, Joanne Hebert, Charlotte Langley, and Keith Hoare have been producing meals for distribution through a variety of food banks.
Tourism Management Student Wins Baxter Student Ambassador
Thu, May 07, 2020
Every year, colleges across Canada submit their candidates for the Baxter Student Ambassador, and Tourism student Anh Dang won this year.
Event Management Students Create Valuable Online Resource to Use During Quarantine
Mon, May 04, 2020
Over 50 Event Management students worked together to create a document of resources for online and virtual events.
Greetings From Taiwan
Fri, May 01, 2020
Faculty and students studying in Taiwan share their experiences of the events that unfolded during the outbreak.
Business Alumnus Feeds Healthcare Workers
Thu, April 16, 2020
Cook Apprenticeship graduate, Chef Michael Hunter helped other chefs prepare meals for hospital workers battling the COVID-19 epidemic.
Alumna Announced Catering Sales Manager of the Year
Mon, March 02, 2020
Alumna, Andrea Stothers, was recently recognized as the Catering Sales Manager Of The Year at the Omni Hotels and Resorts.
Alumna Wins Double Gold in IKA Culinary Olympics
Fri, February 28, 2020
Alumna, Stefanie Francavilla, competed in the IKA Culinary Olympics as part of the Junior Culinary Federation Team Canada and won double gold.
Dorchester Collection Looks to Recruit Students at Work-Integrated Learning Event
Mon, February 24, 2020
The Faculty of Business Work-Integrated Learning Centre was thrilled to welcome the talent and culture team from the Dorchester Collection.
Culinary Management Student Wins Scholarship
Mon, February 17, 2020
Culinary Management diploma student, Aida Yahyapour, recently received a $2,000 scholarship sponsored by the Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF).
Culinary Students Take the Cake at Kraft Heinz Iron Chef Competition
Fri, January 31, 2020
In December, 32 students demonstrated their skills by competing for the title of Iron Chef in the annual Kraft Heinz Iron Chef competition at Humber.
Students Offered Internship Positions at Work-Integrated Learning Event
Thu, January 30, 2020
The WIL team welcomed the Director of People & Culture, Bryin Munroe, from The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler for a day of student interviews.
Tourism Students Get Hands-On Experience in Costa Rica
Wed, January 22, 2020
A group of 22 third-semester tourism students along with professors, Irene Kairys and Anke Foller-Carroll set out on a FAM Trip to Costa Rica.
Hospitality and Tourism Management Students Raise Money to Support Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts
Mon, December 30, 2019
Final year Hospitality and Tourism Management students executed a fundraising event and raised over $2,300 for the Bahamas.
MPI Toronto's Holiday Gala
Fri, December 27, 2019
Event Management and Tourism Management students joined professor Harini De Silva at the MPI Toronto Chapter Holiday Gala.
Capstone Projects Allow Students to Apply Learning Outcomes
Tue, December 03, 2019
In late November, the Hospitality - Event Management students completed two events as part of their capstone project.
Hospitality Students Showcase Their Pitches to Program Advisory Committee
Wed, November 27, 2019
Hospitality students had the opportunity to connect with members of the Program Advisory Committee on November 15th.
Industry Networking Event Opens Doors for Students
Wed, November 27, 2019
With a continuing effort to prepare students for a successful career launch, the annual industry networking event was organized.
Hospitality Students Experience the Muskokas
Tue, November 26, 2019
Over 120 Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management students enjoyed an overnight experience at Deerhurst Resort in the Muskokas.
Tourism Students Deliver a Guided Tour of Toronto
Mon, November 25, 2019
Some assignments are best delivered in the field and this is certainly true for students in the Tourism-Travel Services Management program.
Kraft-Heinz Becomes Bronze Donor Partner with Humber
Tue, November 12, 2019
On November 11th, Kraft-Heinz Canada celebrated the unveiling of their donor plaque on Gratitude Wall for becoming a bronze donor partner with Humber.
Culinary Student and Humber Chef Lead Live Cooking Demo at RAWF
Mon, November 11, 2019
Culinary Management student, Dacyion Reid, accompanied by Chef Shonah Chalmers led a live cooking demonstration at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
Culinary Students Volunteer at Festa D'Autunno
Mon, November 11, 2019
Fifteen Culinary and Baking Management students assisted the Association of Italian Chefs of Canada by volunteering their time at the Festa D'Autunno.
Held at the Riviera Events & Convention Centre on November 10th, the fall festival featured over 25 food stations from northern and southern Italy, and, was paired with wine and locally brewed beer.
Veal Farmers of Ontario Visit Culinary Students
Mon, November 04, 2019
Veal farmers, corporate chef, and the team visited Humber to talk about all things veal.
Hospitality and Tourism Management Students Secure Marriott Voyage Global Leadership Positions
Mon, October 14, 2019
John Navalta and Daniel Gonzalez Garcia recently completed the Marriott intern program and have been selected for the Marriott Voyage program.
Tourism Students Visit Pearson Airport For an Exclusive Tour
Mon, October 14, 2019
A select group of six Tourism - Travel Services Management students got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Pearson Airport on October 10th.
Humber and Tzu Chi Clinic Celebrate Partnership Anniversary - Vegan Style
Thu, October 10, 2019
Humber College along with their partner, the Tzu Chi Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine, celebrated its first anniversary this year.
Chefs Teach Students How to Become Food Waste Heros
Thu, October 10, 2019
Humber chefs and students visited Fern Avenue Public School to teach students about helping reduce food waste.
Aman Rodher’s Food Truck - An International Student’s Pathway To Success
Wed, October 09, 2019
The story of Aman Rodher shows what we aim to achieve through strategic pillars and how it benefits our people, community, and country as a whole.
HOTM Grads Answer Questions For Current Students
Wed, October 09, 2019
Five graduates of the Hotel & Tourism Operations Management graduate certificate program were invited to speak to this year's group of students.
Hospitality and Tourism Management Students Take The Cranberry Plunge
Wed, October 09, 2019
Hospitality and Tourism Management degree students took a dive at "Signature Experience" excursion Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery.
Students Gain Industry Experience on Event Management Field Trip
Tue, October 08, 2019
Event Management students were given the opportunity to experience hands-on learning on a field trip to 4 different businesses on October 7th.
Humber Students Serve Up Delicious Food at The Thistletown Collegiate Institute Garden Party
Wed, October 02, 2019
On September 22, over 300 people enjoyed food prepared by 20 GTA chefs at the 3rd annual Thistletown Collegiate Institute Garden Party.
Humber Addresses Best Practices for Recruiting Talent At Choice Hotels Canada's Regional Meeting
Mon, September 30, 2019
On September 19, Humber was invited to speak at Choice Hotels Canada’s Regional Meeting hosted at The Globe & Mail Centre – Toronto.
Fourth Cohort of the GTHA-Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program Graduates
Mon, September 30, 2019
The evening of September 19 was filled with celebrations as the GTHA/Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program students attended their graduation.
Successful Hospitality Graduates Gain Valuable Work Experience at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Mon, September 30, 2019
It seems that no matter where in the world you travel, you’ll find a successful Humber graduate there!
Kristy Adams, Program Coordinator for the Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management Program had this very experience as she travelled across Western Canada this summer. From restaurant managers in Calgary to hotel professionals in Vancouver, successful Humber graduates abound. At the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Humber Graduates Tommy Kuan-Yen Chen (Hospitality Management Graduate 2017) and Devashish Pandya (Hospitality Management Graduate 2016) are applying their diploma credentials to provide guests and team members with exceptional experiences. Both gentlemen are Housekeeping Supervisors in one of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic hotels. Congratulations to Tommy and Dev for their continued growth and success!
Humber Hosts Chefs from Around the Globe for the Worldchefs Americas Regional Semifinal Competition
Tue, May 28, 2019
Congratulations to Francis Derick Flores the Worldchefs Challenge Gold winner, who will go on to represent the Americas at the Worldchefs Congress.
Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management Students Present Capstone Project to Industry Partners
Thu, May 09, 2019
In the Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management program capstone course, students are provided with real industry scenarios.
Applying their knowledge and problem-solving techniques, student groups must develop a strategic business plan to address industry issues. The most successful groups are provided the exciting (and yet scary) opportunity to present their findings to the industry professionals.
On Thursday, April 25, the three winning groups of 4th-semester students presented (2 groups to Choice Hotels Canada, 1 group to Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - photo above) to rave reviews from the industry partners! With positive and professional demeanors and with confident presentation styles, students had the opportunity to showcase their findings. Our industry partners were impressed and in awe. Recommendations and suggestions were clearly welcomed and are considered for implementation. Well done Teams! We look forward to their continued growth and success from Humber and beyond.
Thanks to Wendy Burgess for her dedication to our industry partners and especially to our H-HROM students. Long hours were devoted both in and out of the classroom (industry meetings and calls, student coaching and advising sessions, encouraging pep talks) and her dedication shone when we saw the smiles on the students' faces as well as the strong nods from the industry professionals.
As well, thank you to the many HRT team members who supported the students throughout this course and semester. To Janet and Stephanie, thank you for attending the presentations to provide moral support and to meet with the industry partners.
Hospitality Leaders Attend Humber’s ViewPOINT Celebration at the new Barrett CTI
Sun, May 05, 2019
Humber’s ViewPOINT celebration attracted 300 hospitality industry leaders to celebrate collaboration, technology and disruption at the new BCTI.
Hospitality & Tourism Management Degree Students Organize Panel Discussion
Wed, April 10, 2019
The Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree Student Club, HOST(Humber Organization of Students in Tourism) organized a Careers in Hospitality panel.
The panel featuring senior executives from Marriott International’s GTA properties, including Humber alumni Ryan Vella. The event organized by the incoming President of HOST, Mariandreina Vasquez, along with her team of fellow student board members, provided Humber students across all programs at the Lake Shore Campus with an opportunity to gain valuable insights into careers in the hospitality industry, through a lively exchange of questions and answers.
Students Visit the Westin Hotel Toronto Airport
Tue, April 09, 2019
First semester students from Hospitality, Hotel & Restaurant Operations Management visited the Westin Hotel Toronto Airport on a field trip.
The trip was part of the student’s experiential learning experience. During the visit, students had the opportunity to tour the entire hotel, including guest rooms, banquet facilities, laundry, kitchen, housekeeping and staff facilities, which helped to enhance their learning of various facets of hotel operations.
Hospitality Students Volunteer at Hotel Association of Canada Conference
Tue, April 09, 2019
Humber Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management students attended and volunteered at the Hotel Association of Canada’s conference.
Students brought their bright smiles when greeting and assisting delegates at the conference hosted at the Delta Hotel Toronto Airport. At the 2-day event, along with over 500 hotel professionals, students Tasheka Dookie, Ryan Hanna and Carmen Joseph heard from keynote speakers and presenters on the current hotel environment and learned about trends ahead.
Hospitality and Tourism Students Attend Tourism Ambassador Certificate Day
Tue, April 09, 2019
Passionate and devoted Hospitality and Tourism students from diploma and degree programs came together to further develop their tourism knowledge.
At the end of a day full of inspiring presentations, group exercises, and networking, students were presented with the Tourism Ambassador Certificate endorsed by Humber partners the Tourism Association of Ontario, Ontario Heritage Trust and Central Counties Tourism. For the past 5 years, this program has equipped our students with the skills and drive to be the best candidates for tourism opportunities here and abroad!
Humber Administrator Interviewed for Resto Biz about Culinary Career Opportunities
Mon, April 01, 2019
Rudi Fischbacher recently spoke to RestoBiz about Humber’s culinary programs and the career opportunities graduates can expect in the industry.
Fifteen Students Spend a Semester Abroad in France
Tue, March 26, 2019
Taking a program in the hospitality and tourism industry is a great way to learn about the logistics involved in the field.
REC Students Impress Guests with Their Business Pitches
Thu, March 14, 2019
Having a good business idea is just the first step in starting a successful business.
Our Recreation and Leisure students know first-hand the steps involved; having created unique business ideas of their own as a part of their Entrepreneurship class. On March 5th, we held an Entrepreneurship Tradeshow here at Humber College. At the event, our students had the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to faculty and staff members of the Humber Community as well as guests that work within the industry.
When planning a business, it is important that those behind the business fully understand all the logistics involved, and are able to communicate them effectively to potential investors. Many logistics needs to be considered in the planning process such as establishing the target markets, conducting a SWOT analysis and planning the finances. During the Sales Concept Fair, our students were able to demonstrate their knowledge by pitching their business to the guests in attendance. The guests were also encouraged to challenge the students by asking questions regarding their business plans that may not have been answered during the original pitch. This allowed our students to exercise speaking in front of unfamiliar faces and encouraged them to be prepared for any question a potential investor may have. The students have many great business ideas, and several students plan to bring their vision to life in the near future.
Many thanks to the industry guests and Humber community who took time out of their busy day in order to attend our Entrepreneurship Tradeshow. Your presence made all the difference!
Humber’s Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Students Melt Hearts with Their Hand-Crafted Confections
Fri, March 01, 2019
February 14th at Humber College didn’t have a dull moment.
From rose sales in Gourmet Express to cookie decorating in the Learning Resource Centre, there was something for everyone. This past Valentine’s Day, the Advanced Chocolate and Confectionary students had something special to offer the Humber community: handcrafted chocolate bonbons. As a part of their Bakery Entrepreneurship and Innovation class, students were tasked with creating a chocolate bonbon that would be judged by the Baking and Pastry Arts Management faculty members and sold in a box of confections.
In addition to creating the chocolates, the students also had to order the boxes, purchase the ingredients, and assemble the boxes with its logo and packaging by hand. These aspects were taken into consideration when pricing the boxes, to ensure they were able to make a profit from their sales.
One hundred boxes were sold during the pre-sales. Due to high demand, an extra 50 boxes were made with the remaining chocolates. There were 151 boxes sold in total, including the box that was on display.
Congratulations to all the students and faculty involved in making this business adventure a success.
Luxury Hotel Collection ‘The Dorchester’ Recruitment Visit
Mon, February 25, 2019
As students come to the end of their post-secondary career, new and exciting opportunities will begin to present itself.
Our graduating students in the hospitality, culinary and baking sectors had an exciting opportunity recently presented to them. On February 5th, the Talent Acquisition Manager and Head of Learning and Development for the Dorchester Collection visited Humber College to discuss employment opportunities in the United Kingdom with our graduates. This opportunity could place our students at The Dorchester or 45 Park Lane – both Luxury Hotel properties a part of the Dorchester Collection.
This is a paid position with a two-year commitment and the chance to rotate between departments every six months or so, giving those working in baking a chance to work in culinary and vice versa. The 45 Park Lane property is a five-star hotel with a dedicated pastry department – making this location coveted amongst the pastry chefs. Selected students would receive the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa which would provide a two-year work permit in order to work at their hotel. Eligible students must possess a Canadian passport and be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old.
The Dorchester is aiming to build a partnership with schools in Canada to develop a regular program for recruiting students. We hope to see one of our students selected for this outstanding career building opportunity and anticipate future opportunities such as this as well.
Hospitality Students Organize a Health and Wellness Event
Mon, December 10, 2018
4th-year Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree students put on a Health and Wellness event as part of their Event Planning and Management Course.
The event attracted over 250 students at the Lakeshore Campus. Several corporate sponsors donated nutritious food samples, drinks and wellness-related prizes that were raffled off to the students.
Culinary Students Get a Real Veal Experience
Tue, December 04, 2018
Veal is beef but the distinction is that it is sourced from calves instead of mature cattle.
Like every other kind of meat, there are multiple ways it can be prepared. Chef Stefan Czapalay and Chef David Song visited our culinary class here at Humber North to educate our students on all the various ways you can cook veal. They performed a demonstration right in front of our students and discussed what other food pairs well with it. After the demonstration, we had the opportunity to taste veal carpaccio, veal and risotto and more.
In addition, a local farmer came in to discuss the process in which they raise their calves, and how they are grain fed.
The winner of the veal competition held earlier this semester was also announced this evening. Congratulations to Samantha Simms, on receiving first place for her pimento smoked jerked veal sandwich. Samantha will be showcasing her talents at the Restaurant and Bar show in late February 2019.
Hospitality Industry Networking Event
Mon, December 03, 2018
Having a well-established network has become an important part of any career.
The purpose of networking is to build relationships with other professionals in your field in order to share and retain knowledge, expand your connections and potentially open doors for future opportunities for yourself. On November 22nd, students enrolled in the Hospitality programs had the chance to participate in a networking event here at Humber North with several industry professionals.
The two-hour event consisted of a “speed dating” format allowing for four 10 minute networking sessions with the professional of their choice, with a three-minute window in between. The last hour consisted of an open networking session with snacks and refreshments, allowing students and guests to mix and mingle. The industry professionals in attendance varied from those in the event sector, general managers, association representatives as well as various hotel and food and beverage positions. This wide variety of professionals allowed for students to network with whomever they believed would be most beneficial for them based on their area of interest.
Thank you to all the industry guests who came out to network with our students, and to all the students who participated in this great opportunity.
Hospitality & Tourism Management Program Coordinator Delivers ‘Keynote’ Address at Conference
Fri, September 28, 2018
Ramesh Srinivasan, Program Coordinator of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree gave the closing keynote at the SVBF LEVY annual conference.
He gave his address to a group of 80 high school students in Toronto on the theme of this year’s conference was ‘CREATE YOUR TOMORROW’.
In his talk on August 22, Ramesh focused on attributes that are key to becoming successful in today’s world. He encouraged the youth to look at pursuing diverse interests, developing strong communication and leadership skills, demonstrating responsibility, giving back to the community, and the value of education. He cited examples of exceptional global leaders and the impact they create in business, politics, science and technology, and environmental sustainability.
Harry Ananth, the Conference Chair said, “inviting individuals from diverse backgrounds to present at this conference is vital as it allows the youth to look at successful career opportunities including those considered non-traditional”.
Students Launch The Business School Hospitality and Tourism (H&T) Club
Wed, October 04, 2017
On Thursday, September 28th, The Business School Hospitality and Tourism (H&T) Club held its first-ever meetup.
The H&T Club was founded by a pair of enterprising and enthusiastic third-year degree students - Kaitlyn H. and Chris A. - in the Bachelor of Commerce - Hospitality and Tourism Management program.
The event was a mix and mingle affair attended by 25 business students. Refreshments were served, and the students enjoyed meeting some like-minded people and learning more about the club. A competition was also held to come up with a name for the club. The prize for the person who comes up with the winning name will be a “dinner for two” at the Humber Room.
During the meeting, Chris and Kaitlyn along with Program Coordinator, Ramesh Srinivasan spoke to those in attendance about the club’s mandate, which is to:
The club leaders plan to organize a meeting every month each semester. They also fully expect attendance to increase as word of mouth about the club spreads.
Congratulations to the H&T Club on its first meeting. We're looking forward to hearing about its activities as the school year progresses.
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