Archive for Food & Beverage

The Benefits of Weird Wellness in Hotels

The 20th century was filled with prominent science fiction writers constantly throwing wild and prophetic ideas out to the world. The 21st century is where (some of) those ideas become reality. We’ve already seen the rise of smartphones, smart watches and tablets—all predicted in some way or shape long before their mass market acceptance—and many […]

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Programming excellence in your F&B

Food and beverage is an area of hospitality that I consider integral and yet it comes with a lot of unpredictability. That’s why it’s always good to hear from current and former F&B directors to decipher how they managed and succeeded in this volatile field. I’ve recruited Sean Handerhan, a former director of food and […]

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Goodbye F & B! Hello F & F!!

In the good old days of hospitality, food and beverage was part of the core. Management treated the department with the lofty respect it deserved, not only in differentiating the property, but also because of the profits it delivered. The iconic hotel dining room was an important meeting place in the community it served, often […]

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A Food & Beverage profitability road map

Food and beverage is an area of hospitality that I consider integral and yet it comes with a lot of unpredictability. That’s why it’s always good to hear from current and former F&B Directors to decipher how they managed and succeeded in this volatile field. To this end, I’ve recruited Sean Handerhan – a former […]

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