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I am a Hospitality Business student at Michigan State University with a focus in restaurant operations. Restaurants have been my chosen path since I was roughly 15 years old. My primary focus is in the Back of House operations, however I feel that management is the logical next step in the process. This summer I will be working for Brinker International at On The Border in Novi, MI. I will also be completing an independent study in market research for the restaurant's catering operations. I will graduate from Michigan State in May 2009 with a Bachelors' Degree of Arts in Hospitality Business.
Thank you for your kind note. It was an honor to serve as Executive Director for Les Gourmet. The year was 1973. We had a great team and I sincerely appreciated everyone's effort, talent, and dedication. I'm really more of a front of the house type of person, so I placed my complete trust in the heart of the house group and they did a wonderful job. Les Gourmet was actually in a state of transition at that time. We probably had more friends (art students, whatever) serving than hospitality students - hard to believe, but everyone didn't participate. I like to think that we "rekindled" the event and proudly hosted about 250 that evening with a Hawaiian theme. I put a book together a couple of years ago that I shared with the Executive Director (think it was 2003) which contained the menu and other momentos from the evening. I wonder if that is still available at The School.
Stephanie, will you be at the NRA Show in Chicago? Will you be attending the Salute to Excellence Dinner? I try to sit with Dr. Jeff Ellsworth and the MSU students. If you are at the show, please stop by the NRA Solutions booth to say "Hi" and I'll make a point of visiting the MSU booth.
Please keep me posted on the dates for the 2009 Les Gourmet dinner. I'll try to fit it into my schedule.
By the way, incredible photos. The work is fantastic. I enjoying going on cruises and your display is better than most of the work that I've seen onboard ships.
Hi there and welcome to a great food network!
I joined back in Jan 11th and have enjoyed meeting a lot of great people. Please take a look around and start posting replies and comments to all the discussions and blogs. I would even start some based on your areas of interest and expertise! I know that I have learned a lot so far.
You can also join different groups. I started one call Pacific Northwest Food Network.
I have also sent you a friend request, please accept it! I will add you too! Again, thanks for joining. I know you will have a great time!
Adam R. Cox
Welcome to a cool site! My name's Amanda Hite and I wanted to invite you to join the Group TALENT revolution. There are alot of funky thinkers and innovative talent paradigm busters that hang out there. You can find the group on the main page under groups!
Hello Stephanie! Thanks for joining the Network. If you are interested in any groups, check out the Leadership group on the front page. I would love to have your feedback and thoughts if you have time!
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