Hospitality Management

Student Resources

Student Resources

Hospitality Management Department

Fall 2022 Academic Advisement Schedule

Review the list of Hospitality Management academic advisors. To request an appointment during their listed advisement times, send an academic advisor an email using your City Tech email address. Include the following information:

  1. Full Name
  2. Emplid number
  3. Your preferred phone number
  4. The purpose of the academic advising session

General questions can be emailed to the Department

Prepare for your virtual meeting with your Faculty Advisor:

  • have easy access to your current degree audit and past advisement worksheets
  • complete a “My Academic Career Planner” for the next two semesters
  • consider questions about course completion/progression and career opportunities/advancement
  • visit the HMGT Academic Advising Webpage for resources unique to hospitality management students


Advisement by last name for students with less than 60 credits

Students with more than 60 credits search by Area of Focus

Day and Time


Prof. Rosa Abreu
A-Be Food and Beverage Management Wednesday 3:00PM-4:00PM
Thursday 11:30AM-12:30PM
Friday 5:00PM-6:00PM
RA - Virtual Office
Prof. John Akana
Bf-C Hotel and Resort Management Tuesday 10:00 AM-11:00AM
Wednesday 1:00PM-2:00PM
Thursday 4:30PM-5:30PM
Namm 225B
JA - Virtual Office
JA - Virtual Office
Prof. Jean Claude
D-Ga Culinary Arts Tuesday 2:00PM-4:00PM
Wednesday 2:00PM-4:00PM
N214/Chef's Office
N214/Chef's Office
Prof. Joanne Jacus
Gb-La Pastry Arts Monday 2:00PM-3:30PM
Tuesday 8:00AM-9:00AM
Wednesday 2:00PM-2:30PM
N208 or JLJ - Virtual Office
N208 or JLJ - Virtual Office
Prof. Ellen Kim
Lb-Lop Hotel and Resort Management Monday 1:30PM-2:30PM
Tuesday 5:00PM-6:00PM
Friday 11:00AM-12:00PM
EK - Virtual Office
EK - Virtual Office
Prof. Amit Mehrotra
Lor-M Tourism Monday 11:30AM-12:00PM
Monday 1:45PM-2:15PM
Thursday 4:00PM-6:00PM
AM - Virtual Office
Prof. Claire Stewart
N-Rod Culinary Arts Wednesday 3:00 PM-4:30PM
Thursday 2:00PM-3:30PM
CS - Virtual Office
CS - Virtual Office
Prof. Gerald Van Loon
Roj-U Food and Beverage Management Tuesday 4:30PM-5:30PM
Wednesday 1:15PM-2:15PM
Email Prof.VanLoon for meeting link
Prof. Robert Walljasper
V-Z Culinary Arts Monday 12:00PM-1:00PM
Thursday 10:00AM-11:00AM
Friday 1:30PM-2:30PM
N221 / Virtual RW - Virtual Office
Virtual RW - Virtual Office
N221 / Virtual RW - Virtual Office
Prof. Lynda Dias
Transfer Students and Special Circumstances Hotel and Resort Management Tuesday 9:30AM-10:30AM
Thursday 9:30AM-11:30AM
LD - Virtual Office
Prof. Susan Lifrieri-Lowry
Transfer Students Pastry Arts Monday 2:15PM-3:15PM
Wednesday 2:15PM-3:15PM
Thursday 4:30PM-5:30 PM
SLL - Virtual Office
Prof. Susan Phillip
Transfer Students Tourism Students Tuesdays: 12:30PM-2:30PM
Wednesdays: 9:30AM-10:30AM
SP - Virtual Office
N 225B

Visit the Department of Hospitality Management's Academic Advising Website, a resource for students to plan their path to graduation.

For more information, contact us at

The Anna Nurse Culinary Workshop Series

Website - | Email -

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.

Aspiring Hotel Leaders Club

Website -

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.

Hospitality Speaker Series

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

Student members lead discussions with hospitality professionals.

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 —