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March 26: WSU chefs part of food bank fundraiser challenge

PULLMAN, Wash. – Matthew Lasof, executive chef for Washington State University Dining Services at Northside Café, will compete against two other local chefs in the Community Action Center’s Chef’s Challenge at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Gladish Community Center. » More …

Hotel developer, manager receives WSU alumni award

PULLMAN, Wash. – Larry Culver, retired hotel developer and manager, was honored Feb. 25 with the Washington State University Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his career as an innovative leader in the hospitality industry and his service to WSU. » More …

March 24: Hospitality business school celebrates 85 years

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

PULLMAN, Wash. – The School of Hospitality Business Management (SHBM) at Washington State University will celebrate its 85th anniversary at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the CUB senior ballroom. The public is invited. » More …

March 24: Hospitality leaders to give annual business talk

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

PULLMAN, Wash. – A panel of nine hotel and hospitality industry professionals will share expertise during the annual, public Burtenshaw Distinguished Lecture Series at 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University. » More …

WSU chef earns industry’s highest certification

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs

jason-butcheritePULLMAN, Wash. – Following two years of planning, learning and polishing his cooking skills, Washington State University chef Jason Butcherite has received executive chef certification from the American Culinary Federation. » More …

Northwest wineries, vineyards promote wine country tourism

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By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Pacific Northwest wineries and vineyards are exploring a new, specific way to promote their wines: “terroir tourism.” » More …

China recognizes hospitality Ph.D. student with award

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Lu-Lu-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Lu Lu, a doctoral candidate in the Washington State University School of Hospitality Business Management, received the 2015 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, sponsored by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. » More …

April 20: Hospitality industry leaders to give annual lecture

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Furano,-left,-and-ZislisPULLMAN, Wash. – Dave Furano and Michael Zislis, cofounders of Rock & Brews restaurants, will present “Serving Those Who Rock” during the annual Burtenshaw Distinguished Lecture Series at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University. The public is invited. » More …

Prof ranks 30th in world for hospitality research productivity

RICHLAND, Wash. – A study published in the “Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism” ranked Robert Harrington, professor of hospitality and wine business management at Washington State University Tri-Cities, 30th in the world for productivity based on research impact in his field. » More …