COMMITTEES The Food and MONTHLY as of January 8, 2007 EVENT PLANNER Beverage EVENTS Theresa Nocerino Managing Director, FOR 2007 The Sherry Netherland Hotel Iwona Sterk Association Assistant General Manager, Elmwood Country Club of America UPCOMING DINNERS GOLF OUTING The Newsletter of the Food and Beverage Association of America Vol. 10 No. 1 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Stephen G. Batta La Côte Basque Brasserie Director of Food and Beverage, 60 West 55th Street Marriott Marquis New York 111 East 14th Street Food and Beverage President’s Message New York, NY 10019 Hani Copti Suite 390 Controller, The Metropolitan Club New York, NY 10003 212.688.6525 Reception and Dinner CHARITABLE EVENTS Association Participation at Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Geoffrey Mills Managing Director, Dear Fellow Members: the International Hotel/ OFFICERS The W Hotel New York as of January 8, 2007 541 Lexington Avenue The Crowne Plaza at the United Nations Yes, the bells and whistles Motel and Restaurant Show New York, NY 10022 welcoming 2007 are behind us, and T GOOD & WELFARE Chairman of the Board 212.755.1200 Gladys Mouton Di Stefano we’re energized for the New Year. I he Association’s seminar at the GEOFFREy A. MILLS Reception and Dinner Director of Food and Beverage, hope your holiday season was filled November 2006 show presented Managing Director, Helmsley Park Lane Hotel with fun, family and fizz. a group of prominent industry The Crown Plaza Friday, April 20, 2007 As we wrapped up 2006, we added partners taking on the subject of HISTORIAN at the United Nations 51st Annual Gladys Mouton Di Stefano these events to our every-expanding “Beverage Brand Proliferation: Ken Strong Memorial Director of Food and Beverage, history. The November 14, 2006, superb Selecting the Best for Placement and President Scholarship Gala Awards Helmsley Park Lane Hotel evening at Waldorf=Astoria’s famed Profits,” dealing with the issues of GLADyS MOUTON DI STEFANO Dinner Dance MEMBERSHIP Peacock Alley, courtesy of Grady expanding beverage brands and new Director of Food and Beverage, Cipriani Wall Street Sean Cassidy Collin, John Doherty, Kevin Mattner product choices to the shifting Helmsley Park Lane Hotel 55 Wall Street Director of Event Services, and Stephane D’Artois. We also fondly regulatory landscape and the never- New York, NY 10005 Sheraton Hotels of New York remember Thanksgiving for the ending predictions to choose the best First Vice President For information, please SCHOLARSHIPS / ENDOWMENTS Dunleavy Milbank Center – Children’s for your business. STEPHEN G. BATTA call 212.344.8252 Gladys Mouton Di Stefano Director of Food and Beverage, Aid Society, feeding 1,200 people and Our distinguished panel addressing Director of Food and Beverage, raffling off 120 completely cooked these matters included: Stephen Zagor, Marriott Marquis Tuesday, May 15, 2007 Helmsley Park Lane Hotel Villa Mosconi Steve Kunz turkeys. Donations of sweat and the Director of Management at the Second Vice President 69 MacDougal Street Director of Food and Beverage, supply accounted for an array of food Institute of Culinary Education in New THERESA NOCERINO New York, NY 10012 Crowne Plaza Times Square, Manhattan and beverage treats for all. York City, and a Clinical Associate Managing Director, 212.673.0390 PUBLIC RELATIONS For the years 2005 and 2006, the Professor in the Department of Food The Sherry Netherland Hotel Reception and Dinner Jessica Miller Association is donating two scholar- Ink in, not pencil, April 20, 2007, for Studies at NYU; David I. Cohen, Hotel THE 51st ANNUAL KEN STRONG ships each for $8,000 to Marissa our Glorious Gala awards dinner, and Manager, The Parker Meridien Hotel, Secretary Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Nocerino, Theresa Nocerino’s read on for more news and events New York; Mark Maynard-Parisi, IWONA STERK Millenium UN Plaza MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND AWARDS DINNER daughter, and to Michael Cozza, Joe scheduled for the year. Managing Partner of Union Square’s Assistant General Manager, 1 United Nations Plaza Cozza’s son. Another contribution of I hope you will share your ideas and Hospitality Group’s barbecue Gladys Mouton Di Stefano, Elmwood Country Club New York, NY 10017 Chairperson the year went to the Children’s Aid skills with us during the next year, as restaurant, Blue Smoke, and its sister 212.702.5037 Director of Food and Beverage, Society, $20,000 earmarked for a new you have in the past. We look forward jazz club, Jazz Standard; James Dunne, Treasurer Reception and Dinner Helmsley Park Lane Hotel kitchen. to and appreciate your active member- president and founder of both Service HANI COPTI Financial Controller, Golf Outing at I offer sincere thanks to the Board ship, creativity, and participation in Dynamics and VinoU,® as well as a Metropolitan Club Bonnie Briar Country Club of Directors, members and volunteers the activities of the association. Professor of Culinary Arts and Sergeant at Arms Date to be Announced IN MEMORIAM whose dedication and hard work made Very truly yours, Hospitality and a published author; June 26, 1963 - May 6, 2006 2006 a great year for our association. and Robert N. Swetnick, Esq., a ARLINE ISAACSON Remaining Events Now 2007 will bring our group a year prominent attorney representing to be Announced On May 6, 2006, the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group Partner, Ivy League lost a family member, colleague and friend, of fresh and exciting programs, clients in the hospitality industry, Alumni Club Management RICHARD EUDES. Richard worked at the projects and activities to enhance presenting myriad administrative OPEN POSITION Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel since June camaraderie, advance our mission and matters before the agencies of the Executive Director City and State, including the Liquor 2003 as the Food and Beverage Manager. He honor those who have brought fame to HERMANN REINER OMNI BERKSHIRE PLACE HOTEL lost his battle with throat cancer. Richard Authority. our industry. 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The position is available immediately, and the who had checked in from Ireland wishing to get married while visiting the U.S. FRIDAy • APRIL 20 • 2007 and event photos salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resume Richard will be remembered as a friend Save the Date! • See Page 2 to firstname.lastname@example.org. and a leader to his colleagues and team. Gala Glorious Gala THANKSGIVING DINNER, November 2006 S urely one of the most outstanding and well-attended events of the Association season, and certainly the highlight of the 2007, is our Glorious Gala. Pulling out all the stops for our April 20th event at the Cipriani Wall Street, members and their guests will wine, dine and dance the night away to live music. We’ll pop the cork in celebration as we bestow the 51st Annual Ken Strong Memorial Scholarship Awards on this year’s recipients: Rudy Tauscher, General Manager at The Mandarin Oriental New York, as Hospitality Professional of the Year; Larry Goodrich, Executive Vice President of Southern Wines and Spirits of N.Y., with the Purveyor of the Year award; and Merrie L. Davis, President/Publisher of MVP/NY, as Industry Professional of the Year. So pull out the tux, retrieve the diamonds from the vault and mark your calendars now! Details about this fabulous dinner in the months ahead. 2007 Hospitality Professional of the Year Rudolf “Rudy” TauscheR is the general manager of the Hotel in Dallas, and he was instrumental in opening the Hotel Crescent Court, also Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, New York, the group’s flagship in Dallas. He later became food and beverage director at the Windsor Court Hotel Chefs helping out. Keith Way and friends property in The Americas. Tauscher is responsible for all in New Orleans. Tauscher’s career began upon completion of management training donating the bread. aspects of the hotel’s operation and was integrally involved at Brenner’s Park Hotel in Baden-Baden, Germany, and Le Bristol in Paris, France. Server staff headed by Gladys and Juan. in the property’s opening phase and launch. Prior to joining Originally from southern Germany, near the Swiss border, Tauscher literally grew Mandarin Oriental, Tauscher was general manager of up in the hospitality industry, working in his family-owned restaurants. He Trump International Hotel and Tower, where he coordinated initially pursued a culinary career working in restaurants not only in Germany, the launch of the hotel and condominiums, achieving an but also Switzerland and Italy, and then turned his attention to hotels. He studied impressive Mobil Five-Star designation for the hotel for four business administration at North Texas University, holds a Master’s degree in consecutive years, beginning with the very first year the hotel was eligible for business administration from Newport University in Johannesburg, which rating in 1998. Before working for Trump International, Tauscher served as specializes in international executive education programs, and he has completed resident manager at The Peninsula, New York, after having spent three years as course work at New York University and Cornell University Hotel School. Tauscher resident manager at The Palace of the Lost City in Sun City, South Africa. It was is currently a member of the Global Hoteliers Club and serves on the Board of back in his native country of Germany where Tauscher opened the Park Hotel, a Managers of the YMCA, spearheading a project to renovate the organization’s 500- family-owned property near Stuttgart in 1991. Tauscher came to the U.S. initially room property in Manhattan. In the past, he has served on Preferred Hotels’ in 1984 to work for Rosewood Hotels at the prestigious Mansion on Turtle Creek Quality Assurance Committee. 2007 Purveyor of the Year In October 2004, when Southern Wines and Spirits of New relocated to Jacksonville as Sales Manager for the grocery division, where he Team of guest chefs arrives. York, Inc., acquired Premier Wine and Spirits of New York, concentrated on the company’s growing wine portfolio. By 1981, he was named laRRy GoodRich was chosen to lead Southern’s latest Sales Manager, Wine, for supermarkets and restaurants in the burgeoning venture. In his current position as Executive Vice President Jacksonville market. Never one to warm the seat for too long, another rise came and General Manager of Southern Wine and Spirits of New along in1982, as he was assigned the role of Assistant to the President, working for York, Mr. Goodrich has developed capabilities for statewide Mel Dick, Senior Vice President of Southern Wine and Spirits and President of the What a team! presence and coverage. Since his appointment, the New York Company’s Wine Division in Miami. After four years in Miami, in late 1986, Mr. Ready for dessert! division has dramatically expanded all aspects and phases of Goodrich returned to Jacksonville as General Sales Manager for the division for its operation, growing from 177 employees to over 1,200 full- distilled spirits, wine, imported beer and non-alcoholic beverages for all sales time and 250 part-time employees. It ramped up at record speed, focusing on channels. After about a year, in 1988, he moved to Orlando as Vice President and customer service, quality personnel and logistics. Today Southern Wine and General Manager of the company’s Jacksonville/Orlando division. Then, in 1995, Spirits of New York is one of the state’s largest distributors and continues to grow following a streamlining of the Company’s entire statewide operation, Mr. at an unparalleled rate. Mr. Goodrich’s rise is the all-American tale of dedication Goodrich was promoted to Vice President, General Manager of the Company’s and hard work. He joined Southern Wine and Spirits as a wine salesman in late Central Florida Division, encompassing the key Tampa, Orlando and surrounding 1977, covering the Miami market, and in 1978 he was promoted to District Manager markets, comprising approximately 50% of the state’s liquor and wine in the restaurant division for the company’s southern Florida territory. In 1980, he consumption. And, as they say, the rest is history. 2007 Industry Professional of the Year MeRRie l. daVis is President/Publisher of MVP/NY, desired speaker at many organizations, including The Magazine Publishers Steve Gattullo and Iwana Sterk, publisher of WHERE New York, IN New York, WHERE Association, the NYU School of Continuing Education, The Learning Annex and always ready to help Gladys. Guestbook: New York (formerly Guest Informant, New York) American Women in Economic Development. She has also produced a video and QuickGuide: New York Itineraries magazines. Ms. Davis entitled Objections Overruled . . . Creative Selling Techniques that Close the began her publishing career in magazine sales working at Sale. A native New Yorker and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Baruch College, Ms. Thankful children. Metropolitan Home. Her path eventually led her to WHERE Davis has taught sales and management classes as an adjunct lecturer at her alma Host Gladys New York, where she served as Publisher for 15 years before mater. She serves on many boards, including NYC & Company, Big Apple Greeter Di Stefano launching IN New York magazine in March 2001. Since that and The Broadway Association, and she is a member of the Hotel Association of and helpers. time, IN New York has grown to an annual readership of over New York City, the Restaurant Association, the Hospitality Sales and Marketing eight million. In October of 2006, following the consolidation of IN New York, Association International, SKAL, Advertising Women of New York, the Receptive WHERE New York, Guest Informant New York and QuickGuide New York by Services Association, the Drama League and The Fashion Group International. In Morris Visitor Publishing, a division of Morris Communications Company, Ms. recognition of her many contributions to the New York City tourism industry, The Happy Davis was named President/Publisher of all four New York titles, which together New York City Association of Hotel Concierges has bestowed upon her the rare title Thanksgiving reach over 22 million readers annually. In addition to her leadership of these of “Honorary Concierge.” Aside from a dedicated involvement with several from the publications, Ms. Davis’s many career accomplishments also include the creation charitable organizations such as City Harvest and the Make-a-Wish Foundation, master chefs! of the New York Hotel Experience Awards (which annually recognize the best Ms. Davis (not one to sit for any length of time) houses a vast collection of hotels in the city in various categories), the Silver Plume Awards and the Visitors’ miniature chairs in her country home that have slowly infiltrated her office — Choice Awards, as well as custom publishing projects such as a Restaurant Menu over 850 and no place to sit! Between her career and personal commitments, she Guide for the hospitality community, maps of New York City, and the official also manages to makes time for parenting her two adorable feline adoptees — Thanksgiving souvenir program for the 2004 Republican National Convention held in New York Finian McDavis and Jefferson Davis. at its best! City. Her love of sales and her ability to motivate people have made Ms. Davis a IGHLIGHTSFROMMONTHLYDINNERS H GOLFOUTING:BonnieBriarCountryClub,August2006 PeacockAlley,TheWaldorf=Astoria Stephen Batta concludes the David Silverman, Gladys Di Stefano and guest. “great event.” Camaraderie at its best! Presenting the chef and his brigade Executive Chef of The Waldorf=Astoria John Attentive audience. at Peacock Alley. Doherty introduces the chef of Peacock Alley. EssexHouse Gladys Di Stefano and Stephen Batta. David Cohen and friends. Prizes waiting to be won. René Balin ready for a great dinner. Gladys Di Stefano greets Geoffrey Mills. Bon appetit! All the seafood and more . . . . Hani Copti (front left) and friends. Helen Claydon in conversation with Kurt Keller. The finish of a great dinner. James Johnson and friends in good company. Gladys Di Stefano and friends. Plenty of food! 50th Annual Ken Strong Memorial Scholarship Awards Dinner Dance MAY 5, 2006 • NEW YORK MARRIOTT MARQUIS Executive Chef George McNeill, Uwe Toedter Hermann Reiner, The Waldorf=Astoria General Manager President Gladys Di Stefano greeting the guests of the evening. and David Silverman. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Stengel, General Manager, Eric Long, Kurt Keller, Mrs. Long and Mrs. Reiner. New York Marriott Marquis. Honoree Joseph Cozza and Executive Chef George McNeill. Mrs. Ursula Keller and Mr. and Mrs. Uwe Toedter Mr. and Mrs. David I. Cohen and guests. enjoy the cocktail reception. David Adler, Honoree, Industry Professional of the Year. Girls having fun. Gladys Di Stefano and Fedele Miranda, Honoreee, Purveyor of the Year. Mr. and Mrs. Hermann Reiner (center) and guests. NYU Dean Lalia Rach, Donna Quadri-Felitti and guest. Elaine Richards and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Batta, Peter Fernandez and guest. Hospitality Professional of the Year Honoree Joseph Cozza and family. Ballroom ready for the guests.