By Jenna Greco ’18 and Claire Hourticq ’17
This week’s blog post highlights the Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) program offered by the School of Hotel Administration (SHA), and explains how graduate students are involved with Hotel Ezra Cornell (HEC).
Julie Surago, MMH ’15 and Jerome Noel, MMH ’15 lead the MMH committee this year, and have been involved in HEC since August. Julie shares with us her excitement about participating in the weekend-long conference: “I feel so privileged to be here at Cornell. This past year in the MMH program and here in Ithaca has truly been life-changing for me. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share a piece of the MMH experience with this year’s HEC guests.”
Each year, the MMH committee is responsible for organizing a lunch. This year, the committee has been working very closely with the HEC board to put the Saturday lunch event together. The lunch will revolve around an international theme, as the graduate students want to highlight the diversity of their program. This year’s MMH class is especially diverse, with 47 students representing 16 countries! To reflect that, the lunch will focus on sharing dishes from different cultures with the HEC guests. Guests will be able to enjoy cuisine from countries such as India, Lebanon, Colombia, and Georgia. “We are a tight-knit group that loves to cook, and we are passionate about sharing our culinary passion with others,” Julie adds.