About the Hospitality Management Program

Hospitality Management offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in hospitality management. Students learn about the hospitality industry in areas including guest relations, marketing, sports arena management, event planning and restaurant operations.

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Pacific Islands and Fusion Cuisines Class Luau Workshop

Pacific Islands & Fusion Cuisines Class Luau Workshop

Chef instructor Chris Uyehara’s HPM 300 – Pacific Islands & Fusion Cuisines class held a recent workshop where students prepared food from the various geographic locations they studied during the semester. The last workshop included a luau. The class focuses on the exploration of the foods, eating practices, and customs, both today and historically, associated with foods of the different cultures and/or ethnic groups that have become, or are becoming, integral parts of the Pacific Islands and the Hawaiian culture, and how today’s foods are a reflection of these many sources. Through the spring 2014 semester, students explored cultures throughout the Pacific Islands, from the US to South America, Australia and East Asia. Focus of learning was the origins and migration of different foods among varied cultural and geographical areas, as well appreciation of the role that food has played in the life of multiple cultural groups over time. The economic impact of food production and consumption and the impact of such agricultural economics on the preparation and usage of foods, historically and today, was also explored.

Photos by: Prof. Alejandro Garcia

2014 HPM Gala Students

Hospitality Students Host 11th Annual Senior Class Gala

On Saturday, April 5, students in the Falk College’s hospitality management program hosted family, friends, faculty, administrators and members of the hospitality industry for the 11th Annual Senior Class Gala. The event, which was themed “The Great Gatsby,” was held at the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center. The students work with faculty and staff to develop a budget, create invitations, plan the menu and fully execute a unique culinary experience for the event’s guests.

The students organizing the event held a silent auction, in conjunction with the gala. They secured donations for the silent auction, which benefitted the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York. Proceeds to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation are being tallied at this time and will be reported when they are available. In the past five years, the Gala has brought in $14,783 for various charities. This year’s total will make the historical total close to $20,000.

Photos by: Prof. Alejandro Garcia

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Best Chefs America cites Bill Collins

Falk College culinary specialist, Bill Collins, was recently cited by Best Chefs America in its inaugural edition highlighting the nation’s best chefs in the country. More than 5,000 chefs were interviewed between March - December of 2012, and then software was used to aggregate the data. The resulting data named the best chefs in the United States, growing food trends in the country, and the most influential chefs in the country.

HPM students, faculty honored with 2013 Chancellor's Awards for Public Engagement & Scholarship

Syracuse University honored students, faculty, staff and community partners who exemplify SU's commitment to engagement with the community and Scholarship in Action with the 2013 Chancellor's Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship (CAPES) on April 24. The Chancellor's Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship recognizes commitment to Scholarship in Action and investment in the public good.

HPM Senior Class Gala 2013

Seniors in the HPM program, along with their families, friends, faculty, staff and community partners, celebrated the annual Senior Class Gala April 6 at the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center. The event, themed Havana Nights, recognized Cuba’s long history of travel, tourism, and hospitality development.

Kiernan receives ACF presidential medallion

Hospitality and food studies instructor, Mary Ann Kiernan, was honored with the Presidential Medallion from the National American Culinary Federation (ACF). ACF President Michael Ty recognized her dedication to the Syracuse ACF chapter and the success of the northeast regional conference, which was held recently at the Turning Stone Casino with over 700 professional chefs in attendance. In 1991, Jack Braun, then national ACF president, introduced the ACF President’s Medallions as tokens of appreciation, and to honor those who exemplify culinary excellence and leadership, and have contributed their knowledge, skills and expertise to the advancement of the culinary profession. Pictured L-R: Michael Ty, Mary Kiernan, and Bill Tillinghast, ACF Northeast region vice president.

Chris Uyehara USA Team wins first in world Ice Competition

Uyehara & USA Team Win First at World Ice Art Championships

Chef Chris Uyehara, Culinary Specialist in the Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition along with his four man USA Team won first place in the Multi-Block Abstract category of the 2013 World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Fairbanks is home to the World Ice Art Championships, one of the largest ice sculpting competitions and exhibitions on earth. From its beginning in 1988, the World Ice Art Championships has grown to a month-long event featuring more than 70 teams from around the world. 45,000 visitors come to the Ice Park to see these intricately carved masterpieces. The theme for this year's World Ice Art Championships was “Future in Ice.”

Chef Uyehara has won multiple awards in world ice carving competitions. In 2009 he won a Bronze Medal in the Winter Lude Ice Carving Competition, and in 2008 he won a Silver Medal in the NICA Ice Carving Competition as well as a Bronze Medal in the 2008 World Ice Carving Competition for Multi-Block.

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