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!

Members 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.

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April 27, 2021

DoorDash offers lower-fee service to restaurants

“Restaurants now realize that they have to offer delivery…Read more here” – Alex Susskind, associate dean for academic affairs in The Nolan School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University

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February 16, 2021

The new dining reality: Shorter menus, quicker meals – and ugly-delicious dishes

“The pandemic is ‘an opportunity for restaurants to improve labor relations – pay more to staff – and try to renegotiate the fundamental elements of their business’…Read more here” – Alex Susskind, associate dean for academic affairs in The Nolan School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University…

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September 24, 2020

‘As Real World As It Gets’: A Hotel School Tradition, Restaurant Management Goes Virtual

“Our students are being asked to adapt exactly like every other restaurant operator out there, this is as real world as it gets for them…Read more here” – Alex Susskind, associate dean for academic affairs at the Cornell University Nolan School for Hotel Administration

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November 13, 2020

Coronavirus surge, winter weather pose new challenges for restaurants

“The smart operators, the ones that learned how to retool their model, they should be generally okay…Read more here” said Susskind, a former chef and restaurant operator

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Nov 11, 2020

Restaurants go seasonal with winter shutdowns during pandemic

“I think we’re going to have to wait for a new administration for any small business reform…Read more here” – Alex Susskind, associate dean for academic affairs at the Cornell University Nolan School for Hotel Administration

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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…Read more here” – Alex Susskind, associate dean for academic affairs at the Cornell Nolan School of Hotel Administration.

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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

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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” – Alex Susskind teaches food and beverage management at Cornell University

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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” – Alex Susskind, associate dean for academic affairs in The Nolan School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University