Center for Hospitality Management
- Academic Center North
- Tel: 610-499-1101
Jeffrey C. Lolli
- Program Coordinator, Center for Hospitality Management
- Tel: 610-499-1109
Events, Hospitality Management
Cake Boss Competition
Vittoria Woodill from CBS Philly covers the annual cake boss competition at Widener. Watch video.
In the Center for Hospitality Management, student-run events are one of the many ways students are exposed to the hospitality industry. Students learn first-hand the complexities of planning and managing an event. Many of the events are fundraisers for student organizations to assist in defraying the cost to attend professional conferences. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds raised are donated to one of our charitable community partners.
In essence, events allow students to interact and engage with the industry, teach the importance of civic engagement, and foster leadership growth and development.
The 6th Annual Widener Cake Boss took place on March 30, 2017. This annual event is run by the student chapter of the National Association of Catering and Events (NACE) and The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA). The event is modeled after the iconic TLC show Cake Boss. Participants submit a cake to be judged in one of three categories: 1) grandma’s favorite, 2) best appearance, and 3) most unique flavor. Guests have the opportunity to taste each cake and enjoy live music, fruit, a chocolate fountain, and basket auctions for the chance to win great prizes. Students in the hospitality management program plan, market, and execute this sensational event. See Flickr gallery for photos from Cake Boss.
Hospitality Management Career Day
The Center for Hospitality Management hosts a Career Day every spring semester. This
is not just a career fair, but an entire day of events to help launch the future leaders
of the Hospitality industry. In addition to a large career fair; we also have a Keynote
Speaker, information sessions from business leaders, as well as roundtable discussions
with various industry professionals.See Flickr gallery for photos from our past Career Day.