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       The Food
                                            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

                                                                                                              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
       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.                                 Gladys Mouton Di Stefano
       Managing Director,             DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE                                     had a love for life and touched everyone he
VISTA-Hospitality International LLC   This prestigious hotel on Manhattan’s tony East Side has        encountered. He got pleasure in pleasing

                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Glorious Gala
                                      an opening for a Director of Food & Beverage. The ideal         and serving our guests. Richard always
                                      candidate must have previous 4-star and/or 4-diamond hotel      made it a priority to greet and meet all of his
                                                                                                      dining room patrons with a big warm smile.
     Visit our website                experience, as well as a thorough knowledge of current C.B.A.   In December of 2004, he served as the best
                                      Excellent supervisory and people skills are required, along
   www.fbassoc.com for                with the ability to work with and train associates in various
                                                                                                      man at an impromptu wedding for a couple
   information, events                positions. 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 kfohrman@omnihotels.com.                                     and a leader to his colleagues and team.
                             Gala Glorious Gala                                                                                                                                                       THANKSGIVING DINNER, November 2006

      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

                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                                                         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.

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