Showcase of the Stars Inspires Hospitality Students at #CDECAICDC

Many Collegiate DECA members were star struck today as they heard from successful individuals from some of the world’s top hospitality and food service brands: Starbucks, Chipotle and Sodexo.

Showcase of the Stars is a panel presentation put on by the Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), which aims to bring the economic benefits of diversity and inclusion to the food and hospitality industry by building bridges and delivering solutions.

MFHA brought three representatives to the 2015 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference to speak to attendees in the Hospitality & Tourism Professional Development Track.

Students were thrilled to hear from successful professionals from Sodexo, Starbucks and Chipotle, and learn some basic best practices for gaining success in any industry.

Although a career in food services industry may not seem like a popular or profitable choice, Gerry Hernandez from MFHA assured Collegiate DECA members that you can go from, “the washroom to the boardroom!”

The Showcase of the Stars panelists were also on hand at the #CDECAICDC Career Fair later during the day to meet with members one-on-one to discuss careers in the food service and hospitality industry, as well as jobs within their specific organizations as well.

Collegiate DECA is honored to have these esteemed companies as part of this year’s #CDECAICDC and hopes many members have been inspired to follow this non-traditional career path to discover their dreams and true successs.

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