The panel of distinguished guests will include President of the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), Rick Smilow and the Founder/ Principal Recruiting Partner for TalentServed, Steve Gibson.
Rick Smilow, President of the Institute of Culinary Education
Rick Smilow is the President and Owner of the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City. He acquired the school, then known as Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School, in 1995. Founded in 1975, ICE offers highly regarded eight to 13 month career training diploma programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry and Baking Arts, Culinary Management and Hospitality Management. During his tenure, among other initiatives, the school has quadrupled its program offerings, gained accreditation, changed its name and expanded three times. In 2008 and 2013, ICE won the International Association of Culinary Professional’
Rick is a director of City Harvest and on the NYC advisory board of Action Against Hunger. He is also a member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization)
Steve Gibson, Founder/Principle Recruiter for TalentServed
Steve Gibson is the Founder and Principal Recruiting Partner for TalentServed. Founded in 2000, TalentServed is a specialized, boutique recruiting firm that serves top organizations within the hospitality industry including independent and multi-unit restaurant groups, cruise lines, cutting-edge hotels, casinos and fine wineries. With locations in Atlanta, Denver, San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York City, this agile recruiting company specializes in sourcing exceptional operations managers, executive chefs, corporate and executive level staff. For more information, visit www.TalentServed.com.
In the last segment, “Restaurant Reality”, restaurant brokers, Robin and Eric Gagnon will discuss the realities of Careers in the Hospitality Industry.During this segment, the husband and wife team tackle the tough topics no one wants to talk about. The restaurant brokers will share firsthand accounts of the hundreds of restaurants they have sold and will provide advice for aspiring or established restaurateurs and entrepreneurs. The team, who is unafraid of the f-word, fail and the s-word, sell will give listeners the unbridled truth about the restaurant industry.
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