CIFBM: Train-the-Trainer – Life Skills and Personal Storytelling for Personal and Professional Success

The Cornell institute of Food and Beverage Management (CIFBM) is committed to creating greater synergy and collaboration between nonprofit hospitality training organizations and leading employers. The institute, through various programming, provides support and training to nonprofit hospitality training organizations while connecting them with leading employers who share similar values and visions for their employees. Opportunities […]


CHR: Post-2020 Food and Beverage: Rebuilding an Embattled Industry

Event Overview The food and beverage industry is at a crossroads. The last few years have seen industry icons exposed for sexual assault and misconduct, restaurateurs taken to task for cultural appropriation and racially insensitive concepts, and food media organizations exposed for discriminatory cultures. The pandemic has highlighted for the public the issues of staffing […]


CHR/CIFBM: Reopening Restaurants After COVID-19: Lessons From Asia

Event Overview With coronavirus cases currently skyrocketing across the United States and in some areas a long, cold winter ahead, many questions remain as to how the nation’s food and beverage industry can and should respond. Most restaurateurs are eager to reopen but unsure of how to do so safely and responsibly. With restrictions and […]


CIFBM: The Future of Senior Living: Expectations, Challenges, and Innovations

Event Overview As baby boomers grow older, there is an increasing demand for senior living facilities in general, as well as specific industry changes that will accommodate the lifestyle requirements of this particular generation. As a result, owners, operators, and service providers are reimagining senior living and implementing hospitality, design, and healthcare changes we could […]


CIFBM: The New Norm for Breweries – Safety, Quality, and Fresh Opportunities

Like the rest of society, the brewing industry is in the midst of a difficult time of change. As we move into summer and the easing of lockdown measures, many of us would like nothing better than to return to our favorite watering holes to enjoy a beer or two in good company. But reopening […]

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Canceled: CIHLER & CIFBM: Chicago Regional Roundtable

This event has been canceled. Please check back for possible webinar updates. On behalf of Center members Akerman, Barnes & Thornburg, Jones Day and Littler, the Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) and the Cornell Institute for Food and Beverage Management (CIFBM) are pleased to be co-hosting this year’s event. Regional […]

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CIFBM: Managing Restaurants in the Time of Coronavirus- A Look at Emerging Best Practices

Social distancing may be good for keeping the population healthy, but it’s terrible for an industry meant to bring people together. No event in recent memory has had such a profoundly negative impact on the restaurant industry as the coronavirus pandemic. Even though governments around the world have begun to slowly lift some of the […]


CIFBM: Back on Tap- Strategizing the Reopening of Your Taproom or Brewpub

The craft beer industry has had unprecedented growth over the past several years, as consumers flocked to taprooms, brewpubs, restaurants, and breweries to sample new beers, enjoy great food, and socialize with family and friends. The boom in beer-focused operations has also helped local communities by supplying jobs and spurring local spending. But after a […]

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CIFBM: What’s Next for NYC Restaurants- Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis

Event Overview New York City is also home to one of the most vibrant restaurant and bar scenes in the world. The more than 50,000 eating and drinking places in New York City generate over 51 billion dollars in sales. The roughly 865,000 jobs in the city’s restaurant and foodservice industry account for nine percent […]

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CFIBM: The Boutique Hotel’s Crisis Guide to Food & Beverage

Join BLLA and key leaders in the Boutique Hospitality Food & Beverage space to discuss what is happening with current projects and what they see behind the scenes for the recovery process. This is a limited series digital forum and complimentary for the community. Panelists Julia Heyer, Managing Director, Heyer Performance Steven Kamali, Founder Hospitality […]