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Mary Sward

Baker, hiker and writer, but not all at the same time

Recent Posts by Mary Sward:

Exploring Sustainability: An Interview with Douglas Stuchel

Sustainability may be a buzzword in the hospitality industry, but for College of Hospitality Management associate professor Douglas Stuchel, it’s what he grew up with — and it’s a topic he’s passionate about.

Topics: Sustainability Hospitality Food & Beverage Management Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management

The Hotel Room of the Future: A Roundtable Discussion with Hilton

Imagine walking into a hotel room that’s set at the exact air temperature you like. With art on the walls from your favorite artist — or maybe photos of your family. And when your alarm goes off in the morning, the drapes open, your favorite music comes on and the shower starts automatically at the temperature you prefer.

Topics: Hospitality Alumni Hotel & Lodging Management

‘It’s All About Customer Satisfaction’: Master Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim On Bartending

Want to know how to make the perfect dry martini? The most delicious mojito? Talk to master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, a legend in the field. Author of “The Modern Mixologist,” Abou-Ganim has created cocktail menus at some of the finest restaurants and hotels across the country and has won 3 Iron Chef competitions. He was Mario Batali’s first bartender at his first restaurant, Po. He was contacted by Steve Wynn’s team to head up the cocktail beverage program at Bellagio in Las Vegas. Oh, and he’s also a National Ambassador for the United States Bartenders Guild.

Topics: Hospitality Hotel & Lodging Management Food & Beverage Management

DVP Dawn Sweeney: ‘Restaurants Are the Fabric of America’

According to Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association (NRA), data collected by the NRA’s Education Foundation shows that “restaurants are the fabric of America and drive the economy.”

Topics: Hospitality Providence Food Service Management Scholarships Distinguished Visiting Professor