Annandale Faculty to Attend AACC Future Leaders Institute

Annandale Faculty to Attend AACC Future Leaders Institute

Annandale Hospitality Management faculty DeQuan Smith was selected to join the summer 2015 Future Leaders Institute cohort for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute is an innovative four-day leadership seminar designed for community college faculty and administrators who are ready to move into a higher level of leadership. Institute faculty are community college presidents, chancellors and … Continue reading Annandale Faculty to Attend AACC Future Leaders Institute

2nd Annual Hospitality and Career Services Expo a Success

2nd Annual Hospitality and Career Services Expo a Success

The Annandale Campus hosted the second annual Hospitality and Career Services Expo on March 25. Hospitality Management Instructor DeQuan Smith and Career Counselor Stephanie Allen recognized an increasing need for internship opportunities, post-graduation job placement and experiential learning opportunities for NOVA’s hospitality students so they have been collaborating on this event for the past two years. The vision for the expo came to life in … Continue reading 2nd Annual Hospitality and Career Services Expo a Success

Hospitality Program Help Students Learn About Food Trucks

Hospitality Program Helps Students Learn About Food Trucks

On January 21, NOVA’s Hospitality Program invited Usman Bhatti to speak to culinary students at the Annandale Campus. Bhatti brought his Naan Stop food truck and a wealth of information about the food truck business. Bhatti demonstrated how he uses Twitter (@naanstopdc) and social media to inform followers of his location, how various regulations impact his business and how the regulations differ from one jurisdiction … Continue reading Hospitality Program Helps Students Learn About Food Trucks

Food Photography Demonstration

Food Photography Demonstration

To help NOVA culinary students appreciate the importance of food photography, the Hospitality Program invited Michael Stewart and Adrian Bonifant of Stewart Images to visit the Annandale Campus on January 21. Stewart and Bonifant brought a vast array of equipment and demonstrated how professionals arrange photo shoots for cookbooks, magazines, cooking shows, menus and more. Before an Italian-style buffet lunch, Stewart and Bonifant shot photos … Continue reading Food Photography Demonstration

NOVA Faculty Inspire Students to a Competition Win

NOVA Faculty Inspire Students to Win a Competition

NOVA students Cheyenne Armstrong, Eva Ferreiras-Pichardo and Sierra Davis presented a winning case study during the Mid Atlantic Conference and Expo (MACE) in February. MACE is an educational conference and business forum for the meetings and events industry presented by the Meeting Professionals International Potomac Chapter (PMPI). Hundreds of meeting professionals from the mid-Atlantic region attend the conference to learn from industry leaders, advance their … Continue reading NOVA Faculty Inspire Students to Win a Competition

NOVA Hospitality Students Attend Industry Show in New York

NOVA Hospitality Students Attend Industry Show in New York

On November 8, Professor DeQuan Smith accompanied 13 hospitality management students to New York City to attend the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show, one of the largest exhibitions in the hospitality industry. At this event, students seized the opportunity to learn about the newest technological inventions being implemented in the industry, as well as the most innovative products set to hit the market in … Continue reading NOVA Hospitality Students Attend Industry Show in New York

Students at US Foods Show

Annandale Hospitality Management Maximizes the Break

The Hospitality Management Department at the Annandale Campus made good use of Spring Break to take culinary and hospitality students to two events. On Tuesday, March 12, Food Purchaser Sean McCarthy and Chef Mike Herbert took a group of five students to the U.S. Foods Company Food Show at the Waterford Conference Center in Springfield, Virginia. The show featured vendors and suppliers to U.S. Foods, … Continue reading Annandale Hospitality Management Maximizes the Break

Hospitality and Papa John’s Toss Students a Great Opportunity

On Thursday, October 27, Director of Operations for Papa John’s Pizza and GMG, Inc. Justin Hamacher came to the Annandale Campus to show a group of Hospitality students how to toss and make pizzas. Hamacher brought the dough, sauce, cheese and pepperoni, while the students learned how to actually make pizzas. Many students agreed it was more complicated than they originally imagined, as Hamacher showed … Continue reading Hospitality and Papa John’s Toss Students a Great Opportunity

NOVA Hosts Unique Resume Workshop for Hospitality Students

On Thursday, October 20, NOVA hosted an event that featured the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality. During the program, the NOVA students learned how to build a resume conducive to current industry trends in hospitality and received key information about the challenges in the workforce. There were also insightful tips on how to make students of NOVA’s Hospitality Management Program stand out from the … Continue reading NOVA Hosts Unique Resume Workshop for Hospitality Students

New Faculty in Hospitality Management

NOVA’s Annandale Campus welcomes DeQuan Smith, a full-time faculty member in Hospitality Management. This fall, he will teach Introduction to Hospitality Management as well as Food and Beverage Cost Control. Smith is a graduate of Virginia State University (VSU) where he received his Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. While attending VSU, he worked as programs director for the Hospitality Management Program. He was an … Continue reading New Faculty in Hospitality Management