CIFBM in the News

The Cornell Institute for Food and Beverage Management in the News

The Cornell Institute for Food and Beverage Management (CIFBM) Director, Advisory Board members and their companies are featured in the news as thought leaders in their fields. Please take a moment to learn more about how CIFBM and its members are influencing the hospitality industry!

CIFBM Director in the News

CIFBM Director in the News

Alex Susskind,Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Hotel Administration, and Director of the Food and Beverage Institute is often quoted as an expert in his field.


June 10, 2020

Starbucks is closing stores and shifting operations amid COVID-19

“Starbucks wants to get people back into the daily routine of having Starbucks”…Read more here


July 5, 2020

Inside Seating? A Harlem Bar Owner Navigates COVID-19’s Changing Rules

“They have to make sure that their guests feel comfortable coming into their business.”…Read more here


July 14, 2020

Restaurants face closings as business slows and rents go unpaid

Alex Susskind, a professor of food and beverage management at Cornell University, predicts that 30% of restaurants may go out of business…Read more here


July 18, 2020

The pandemic has hit restaurants hard, but experts say the ‘ghost food hall’ concept might save them

Ghost food halls combine “ghost kitchens” — which serve meals exclusively by delivery — and food halls, both of which have become popular in recent years, said Alex Susskind…Read more here