Hospitality Management

Student Resources

Student Resources

Tea Club

Faculty Advisor - Karen Goodlad, Email -

Student members explore tea essentials, including tea types, origins, processing, storage, history and what makes each tea unique. Club activities include the exploration of drinking tea as a social activity.

The Anna Nurse Culinary Workshop Series

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Faculty Advisor - Joanne Jacus, Email - JJacus@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

Each semester, students participate in a series of culinary demonstrations. Current industry professionals, many of whom are alumni, share their expertise and explore trends.

The American Culinary Federation (ACF), Big Apple Junior Chapter

Faculty Advisor - Robert Walljasper, Email - RWalljasper@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

Students may become members of this nationally recognized chefs’ organization. Qualified students guided by ACF-member faculty participate in culinary competitions on the local and state levels. Students have the opportunity to participate in community service events and holiday meal preparation for community-based organizations.

Cooks in the Market

Faculty Advisor - Jean Claude, Email - JClaude@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

Students explore farm-to-table, locavore and seasonal food production concepts and participate in broader community service and outreach events.

The Ambassador Club

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Faculty Advisor - Claire Stewart, Email - CStewart@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

The mission of the Ambassador Club is to provide opportunities for students to learn and hone leadership skills with an emphasis on event planning and event management. The Ambassadors will assist in the planning of, and be present at, selected events sponsored by the Hospitality Management Department with the intent of fostering and supporting a welcoming and professional environment.

Hospitality Garden Club

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Faculty Advisor - Mark Hellermann, Email - MHellermann@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

Students volunteer in the Hospitality Garden, growing vegetables for use in culinary classes, and also participate in cooking and pastry demonstrations making use of local seasonal produce.

Aspiring Hotel Leaders Club

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Faculty Advisor - Ellen Kim, Email - HEKim@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

Student club offering opportunities for social interaction and networking with one another and faculty, staff and industry leaders. Club members participate in a variety of activities including hotel tours, workshops, speaker presentations and alumni panel discussions.

Spoons Across America Club

Faculty Advisor - Rosa Abreu, Email - RAbreu@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

Student members volunteer in NYC public elementary schools and greenmarkets to support experiential food and nutrition initiatives.

The Thomas Ahrens International Programs

The department offers two popular international programs; students in both degree programs are encouraged to apply. Participating students must have valid passports and, in some cases, visas.

  • The Paris Exchange Summer Study Program
    The department, in agreement with Université d'Évry Val-d'Essonne, provides a rich and varied learning and living opportunity for qualified students to earn six elective credits in international tourism and traditions of the French table. All requirements are detailed in a required meeting each February.
  • The International Work Program
    Selected students spend the summer months working as interns at resorts, hotels and restaurants in the United States and western Europe. With the generous support of the NYCCT Foundation and industry associations including Societé Culinaire Philanthropique de New York, Inc., Paris Gourmet and U.S. Chef’s Ski Club, students receive a stipend.

For more information contact Thalia Pericles —

The hospitality management department is a designated recruitment site for the internationally respected work/study program presented by Disney. Selected students earn 12 college credits through a balanced learning, living and earning environment in Orlando, Florida, supported by online coursework.

For more information contact Karen Goodlad —