Media Contact: Fred Tibbitts, Jr.

17 November 2011

 

FRED TIBBITTS & ASSOCIATES TWENTIETH ANNUAL

“A Fall Evening in New York with Very Special Friends”

The MetLife Building in The Vanderbilt Suites

New York City, 15 November 2011

 

New York City – The Twentieth Annual FTA “A Fall Evening in New York with Very Special Friends” at The MetLife Building in The Vanderbilt Suites proved to be another memorable event for the one hundred-ten guests, who included the FTA 2011 North America Award Recipients, hotel and restaurant senior executives, presidents, vice presidents, managing directors, industry VIP’s, industry press and sponsors.

 

All guests were formally announced at the reception by veteran Broadway actor, Osborn Focht, which was trade show style, showcasing the products and services of the sponsors. Phillips Foods featured many of their seafood specialties, while Albert Ulster Imports featured many of their international specialties; FIJI Water offered individual bottles of their water; DonQ Rums prepared their most popular cocktails; the wines of Trinchero Family Estates; Gerard Bertrand; Diego Zamora and Wines of Chile (Los Vascos and Koyie) were poured as well as the craft beers of local favorite, Brooklyn Brewery.  Informative displays with company representatives included Harney & Sons Fine Teas; CLK CLK, Inc.; Dining Alliance; Zieher Germany; Stolzle glassware; Luzerne Chinaware; Agilysys; and Concierge by Foodbuy.

 

The four-course gala dinner brought Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO of Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc. to the podium, who welcomed the guests and within his opening remarks, urged one and all to do more for those less fortunate.  Tibbitts then called for prayers by the Venerable Khenpo Lama Pema Wangdak, who chanted in Tibetan with deep abiding serenity.  Robert Thurman, President, Tibet House US and the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Studies at Columbia University assisted with an English translation and elaboration on the subtle meanings of the prayer.

 

The eleven Loyalty Toasts with Valdo Rose followed by several of the dinner’s VIP’s, including Cecilia Martinez, Director – New York Office, United Nations Human Settlements Program; Ronald Robinson, Career Development Officer for Senior Officers, United States Department; Denise Coll, President, North America, Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Dick Cattani, CEO, Premier Hospitality Group, Compass N.A.; Max Pine, President, Aries Associates; Nicholas Hadgis, Past President, I-CHRIE & Dean, School of Hospitality Management, Widener University; Grady Colin, Director of Food & Beverage, Hilton Hotel New York; Humphry Rolleston, External Relations Manager, McKinsey & Company; Williamson-Noble, Prudential Douglas Elliman; Richard Xu, Editor-in-Chief, New Western Cuisine (China) Magazine; Jonathan Lek, Managing Director, Luzerne UK Ltd.

 

Tibbitts next asked Cecilia Martinez, Director – New York Office, United Nations Human Settlements

Programme to come forward to be presented with a donation of $500.00 from a portion of the dinner proceeds to benefit UN-HABITAT.

 

Tibbitts then asked the Venerable Khenpo Pema Wangdak, Director of the Vikramasila Foundation and Robert Thurman, President, Tibet House US to both come forward to be presented by Tibbitts with a donation of $500.00 from a portion of the dinner proceeds for the benefit of Khenpo Pema’s work with Tibetan refugee youths in Nepal and India through Tibet House U.S.

The 2011 FTA Hospitality Awards for Excellence were next announced and presented as follows:

 

2011 FTA Hospitality Award for Excellence as an Operator – Asia Pacific

Andreas Stalder, Senior Vice President, Product & Brand Development – Asia Pacific,

Hyatt International – Asia Pacific

(Previously presented at the 2011 FTA Fall Awards Dinner at Hong Kong)

 

2011 FTA Hospitality Award for Excellence as an IT Innovator

Presented by Fred Tibbitts, Jr.

President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.

MICROS Systems, Inc.

Accepted by Peter Rogers

Executive Vice President, Officer

Scholarship in the name of Micros Systems, Inc. to benefit

The School of Hospitality Management at Penn State University

Presented by John O’Neil, Director, School of Hospitality Management

at Penn State University

 

2011 FTA Hospitality Award for Excellence as a Humanitarian

Presented by Fred Tibbitts, Jr.

Accepted by Robert Thurman

President, Tibet House US & Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of

Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University

Scholarship in the name of Thurman to benefit

The Tibetan Children’s Villages School at Dharmasala, India

 

2011 FTA Hospitality Award for Excellence as an Operator – North America

Presented by Joe McInerney, President & CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association

Brian Abel

Vice President, Food & Beverage, North America

Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Scholarship in the name of Abel to benefit

The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University

Presented by Meg Hardie Keilbach, Director of Alumni Affairs &

Development at the School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University

Benefitting Student: Gerard (Jerry) McCall

 

2011 FTA Hospitality Award for Lifetime Excellence

Presented by Joe McInerney

Eric O. Long

General Manager, The Waldorf = Astoria

Scholarship in the name of Long to benefit

The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University

Presented by Ron Cichy, Director & Professor

The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University

Benefiting Student: Jake Dondzila

 

The menu was superbly crafted and the dinner skillfully prepared under the supervision of Director, Executive Chef Franck Deletrain, Patina Restaurant Group.  The First Course was Phillips Crabmeat and Pumpkin Chowder; followed by a Main of Colorado Rack of Lamb, Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Sun Chokes, Au Jus; a Cheese Course of Tete de Moine, Raclette and Pierre Robert; and a very special treat for Dessert of Ronnefeldt Earl Grey Infused Crème Caramel, Crisp Tuille, Almond Brittle.

The wines were artfully paired by New York wine educator, Harriet Lembeck, CEO, Wine & Spirits Program, who was called to the podium following the Cheese Course to educate the guests on her wine pairing reasoning as the dinner wound to a close.

To insure the guests an exciting finish, a Lucky Draw was held that gifted the fortunate many with large and limited release bottles of fine wines and specialty releases of craft beer; super premium spirits; specialty teas; limited edition porcelain artwork; limited release wine glassware; silver serving pieces; and two Apple iPod Touch.  And as each guest approached the dining room exit, they were wished a fond farewell by Luzerne with a take-home gift of their beautiful cover plates from the dinner tables.

Fred Tibbitts & Associates is a social entrepreneurship and the leading global wine, spirits and hospitality services consulting agency for National Account chain hotels, restaurants and event management, based at Menands, New York and Bangkok, Thailand.

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0111 (3) - (L-R) Dick Cattani, CEO, Premier Hospitality Group, Compass, N.A.; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Max Pine, President, Aries Associates




0211 - Leo Tizol, Brand Manager, Metro NY, Serralles, USA at the Serralles table space with their DonQ Rums at the FTA Reception




0311 (3) - (L-R) Brian Abel, Vice President, North America Food & Beverage, Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Stephen Foster, Senior Vice President, North America Operations, Starwood Hotels & Resorts




0411 - The Award trophies for the 2011 FTA Award Recipients being presented at the FTA NYC Fall Awards Dinner




0511 (3) - (L-R) Denise Coll, President, North America, Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Paul Fiala, Corporate Director, North America Food & Beverage




0711 (2) - Ronald Robinson, Career Development Officer for Senior Officers, United States Department of State proposing his dinner toast at the FTA Dinner




0811 (3) - (L-R) Allison Glassman, Specialist, North America Food & Beverage, Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Julia Tolstunova, Manager, North America Food & Beverage, Starwood Hotels & Resorts




0911 (2) - FTA Dinner scene




1011 - FTA dinner table ahead of the arrival of the guests




1111 (3) - (L-R) Meg Hardie Keilbach, Director of Alumni Affairs & Development, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates Inc.; Gerard ?Jerry? McCall, Brian Abel Scholarship Recipient, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University




1211 (3) - (L-R) Steve Esterson, National Account Sales, Phillips Foods; Karl Klein, Co-Founder & CFO, CLK CLK, Inc.; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Humphry Rolleston, External Relations Manager, McKinsey & Company




1211 - (L-R) Sergio Mueller, New Product Specialist, Albert Ulster Imports; Walter von Rautenkranz, Senior Director, Corporate Accounts, Albert Ulster Imports at the Ronnefeldt Tea table space at the FTA Reception




1411 (1) - FTA Dinner Reception Announcer, veteran Broadway actor, Osborn Focht summoning the guests to dinner at the close of the FTA Reception




1511 (2) - Denise Coll, President, North America, Starwood Hotels & Resorts proposing her dinner toast at the FTA Dinner




1511 (3) - (L-R) Dominik Zieher, Executive Director of Sales, Zieher Germany; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Reinhard Wolf, Consultant, Zieher Germany




1511 - (L-R) Jonathan Lek, Managing Director, Luzerne UK Ltd.; Fran Lek, Director, Luzerne UK Ltd. at the Luzerne table space at the FTA Reception




1611 (3) - (L-R) Trip Ives, Managing Partner, Global Diversified Fund Management; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; LIU Jing, Global Diversified Fund Management




1911 - (L-R) Greg Demetri, CEO, CLK CLK, Inc.; Jerry Leeman, CEO, Perk Dynamics, Inc. at the CLK CLK table space at the FTA Reception




2011 (3) - (L-R) Fred Tibbitts III, Principal Software Architect, Pearson Education; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Richard Xu, Editor-in-Chief, New Western Cuisine (China) Magazine




2211 (3) - (L-R) Eric O. Long, General Manager, The Waldorf=Astoria; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc., Linda Long, The Waldorf=Astoria




2311 (1) - FTA Reception scene




2311 (3) - (L-R) Ron Cichy, Director & Professor, The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Jake Dondzila, 2011-2012 Eric O. Long FTA Scholar, The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University




2611 (3) - (L-R) Jan Larsen, General Manager, Hilton Millenium New York; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Rita Pescatore, Director of Food & Beverage, Hilton Millenium New York




2811 (3) - (L-R) Robert Rechtermann, General Manager, Conrad New York; Alerta Borie, Spanish Portfolio Manager, W.J. Deutsch & Sons; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Myrna Santos Mayor, U.S. Manager, Diego Zamora Americas




2811 (4) - Joe McInerney, President & CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association at the FTA Dinner podium




2811 - Some of the Lucky Draw prizes donated by the FTA Dinner sponsors on display at the FTA Dinner




3011 (3) - (L-R) John Schroeder, Director of Marketing, Anchor Hocking; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Jay Allie, Stoelzle Sales Manager, Anchor Hocking




3111 (3) - (L-R) Geoffrey Alan Mills, Managing Director, YOTEL, New York; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Bruce Reinstein, Vice President of Strategic Development & Sourcing, Dining Alliance




3211 (2) - Nick Hadgis, Past President, I-CHRIE & Dean, School of Hospitality Management, Widener University proposes his dinner toast at the FTA Dinner




3411 (3) - (L-R) Sarah Walters, Vice President of Finance, Dining Alliance; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Ellen Koteff, Editor, Restaurant Management




3411 (4) - (L-R) Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Joe McInerney, President & CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association; Brian Abel, Vice President, North America Food & Beverage, Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Gerard ?Jerry? McCall, Brian Abel Scholarship Recipient, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University; Meg Hardie Keilbach, Director of Alumni Affairs & Development, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University on the presentation to Abel of both the 2011 FTA Hospitality Award for Excellence as an Operator ? North America by McInerney and a scholarship in his name at The School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University by Hardie Keilbach to benefit McCall.




3611 (2) - Grady Colin, Director of Food & Beverage, Hilton Hotel New York proposes his dinner toast at the The FTA Dinner




3611 (3) - (L-R) Yono Purnomo, Chef/Owner, Wine and Dine Group LLC; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Ronald Robinson, Career Development Officer for Senior Officers, United States Department of State




3611 - Jake Pippin, Marketing Assistant, Wines of Chile at the Wines of Chile table space at the FTA Reception




3711 (1) - Dylan Gahafer, Studio Assistant, Andrei Jackamets Photography




3711 (3) - (L-R) Sergio Mueller, New Product Specialist, Albert Ulster Imports; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Cecilia Martinez, Director ? New York Office, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)




3911 (4) - (L-R) Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Eric O. Long, General Manager, The Waldorf=Astoria; Joe McInerney, President & CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association on the presentation to Long by McInerney of the 2011 FTA Hospitality Award for Lifetime Excellence




4011 (3) - (L-R) Jonathan Pryor, Director of Sales, Hospitality Solutions Group, Agilysys, Inc.; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Walter von Rautenkranz, Senior Director, Corporate Accounts, Albert Ulster Imports




4011 - (L-R) Fred Tibbitts III, Principal Software Architect, Pearson Education; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.




4211 (1) - (L-R) Harriet Lembeck, CWE, CEO, Wine & Spirits Program; Richard Genova, Senior Vice President, Director of Sales, Pasternak Wine Imports; Janet Epstein, Managing Partner, Flow Wine Group




4211 (2) - (L-R) Grady Colin, Director of Food & Beverage, Hilton Hotel New York proposing a toast to Eric Long, General Manager, The Waldorf=Astoria and his wife, Linda Long at the FTA Dinner




4211 (3) - (L-R) Fred Kent, President, Project for Public Spaces; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Kathy Madden, Senior Vice President, Project for Public Spaces




4211 - (L-R) Jay Allie, Stoelzle Sales Manager, Anchor Hocking; John Schroeder, Director of Marketing, Anchor Hocking at the Stoelzle-Anchor Hocking table space at the FTA Reception




4311 (4) - (L-R) Joe McInerney, President & CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association; Ron Cichy, Director & Professor, The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University; Jake Dondzila, 2011-2012 Eric O. Long FTA Scholar, The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University; Eric O. Long, General Manager, The Waldorf=Astoria; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc. on the presentation to Long by Cichy of a scholarship in his name at The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University to benefit Dondzila




4511 (2) - Humphry Rolleston, External Relations Manager, McKinsey & Company proposing his dinner Toast at the FTA Dinner




4511 (3) - (L-R) Robert Thurman, President, Tibet House US & Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Khenpo Pema Wangdak, Director, Vikramasila Foundation




4711 (2) - Richard Xu, Editor-in-Chief, New Western Cuisine (China) Magazine proposing his dinner toast at the FTA Dinner




4711 (3) - (L-R) Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Patrick Augustine, Executive Chef, Marriott Teaneck at Glenpointe Hotel; Pamela McConnell, Major Account Executive, Agilysys, Inc.




4811 - Myrna Santos Mayor, U.S. Manager, Diego Zamora Americas at the Diego Zamora Americas table space at the FTA Reception




5111 (3) - (L-R) Rocco Angelo, Associate Dean & E.M. Statler Professor, Chapin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Florida International University; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Jay Treadwell, Managing Partner, The Optimum Group




5111 - Patrick Donovan, Brand Manager, Brooklyn Brewery at the Brooklyn Brewery table space at the FTA Reception




5211 (2) - Hugh Williamson-Noble, Prudential Douglas Elliman proposes his dinner toast at the FTA Dinner




5211 (3) - (L-R) Sam Haigh, President, Trybin Hospitality Corporation; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Hugh Williamson-Noble, Prudential Douglas Elliman




5311 (1) - (L-R) Robert Thurman, President, Tibet House US & Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University; LIU Jing, Global Diversified Fund Management, LLC; Trip Ives, Managing Partner, Global Diversified Fund Management, LLC; Khenpo Pema Wangdak, Director, Vikramasila Foundation




5311 - Pamela Caye, Regional Manager ? Metro NY, Trinchero Family Estates at the Trinchero Family Estates table space at the FTA Reception




5411 (3) - (L-R) Bruce McIntosh, President, McIntosh Alliance International Hotel Development, Inc.; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Rene Balin, General Manager, MML Group, Inc.




5411 - Dominik Zieher, Executive Director of Sales, Zieher Germany at the Zieher table space at the FTA Reception




5611 (3) - (L-R) Bill Samenfink, Dean of Hospitality, Endicott College; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; James Heisey, Executive Director of Development, The Culinary Institute of America




5711 (4) - (L-R) Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Eric O. Long, General Manager, The Waldorf=Astoria; Joe McInerney, President & CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association; Jake Dondzila, 2011-2012 Eric O. Long FTA Scholar, The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University; Ron Cichy, Director & Professor, The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University




5811 (3) - (L-R) Troy Worrell, Business Banking Specialist, HSBC U.S.; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Jake Pippin, Marketing Assistant, Wines of Chile




6011 (1) - (L-R) Donna Hood Crecca, Contributing Editor, Nightclub & Bar; Terry O?Leary, President, BookMyGroup




6111 (3) - (L-R) Jonathan Lek, Managing Director, Luzerne UK Ltd.; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Fran Lek, Director, Luzerne UK Ltd.




6311 (2) - (L-R) Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc. presents a contribution from a portion of the dinner proceeds to Cecilia Martinez, Director ? New York Office, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)




6511 (3) - (L-R) Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc. presents the 2011 FTA Hospitality Award for Excellence as an IT Innovator to Micros Systems, Inc., accepted by Peter Rogers, Executive Vice President, Officer




6511 (4) - (L-R) Ron Cichy, Director & Professor, The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University presents Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc. with a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University ?In recognition of the contribution to the school?s students and to leadership in the hospitality industry?, as Eric O. Long, General Manager, The Waldorf=Astoria looks on with approval




6611 - A view of the Albert Ulster Imports specialty foods provided for the guests at the FTA Reception




6711 (2) - (L-R) Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc. presents a contribution from a portion of the dinner proceeds to Khenpo Pema Wangdak, Director, Vikramasila Foundation and Robert Thurman, President, Tibet House US for the charity work for Wangdak?s Pema Ts?al Monastic Institute, Nepal and Pema Ts?al School, India




6811 (3) - (L-R) Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates congratulates Peter Rogers, Executive Vice President, Officer, Micros Systems, Inc. on the presentation by John O?Neil, Director, School of Hospitality Management, Penn State University of a scholarship in the name of Micros Systems, Inc., accepted on behalf of his company by Rogers




6911 (1) - Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc. at the podium at the start of the FTA Dinner, preparing to address the guests with his Welcoming Remarks in which he asked those in attendance from every sector present-national hotel and restaurant chain operators, hospitality VIP?s, the press, hospitality educators and suppliers to open their hearts just a little bit more In serving those less fortunate




7011 - (L-R) Jonathan Pryor, Director of Sales, Hospitality Solutions Group, Agilysys, Inc.; Terry Leeman, Perk Dynamics, Inc.; Jerry Leeman, CEO, Perk Dynamics, Inc.




7311 - Antoinette Borromeo, Regional Director On Premise Northeast, FIJI Water at the FIJI Water table space at the FTA Reception




7511 (2) - (L-R) Troy Worrell, Business Banking Specialist, HSBC U.S.; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Greg Demetri, CEO, CLK CLK, Inc.




7611 (2) - (L-R) Melissa Jones, Vice President, US Relationship Management, Planet Payment; Peter Rogers, Executive Vice President, Officer, Micros Systems, Inc.; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Scott Goldthwaite, Senior Vice President, Product Management & Marketing, Planet Payment




7711 - (L-R) Janet Epstein, Managing Partner, Wine Flow Group; Thierry Pradines, Director of Wine & Spirits, Restaurant Associates




7911 (2) - (L-R) Richard Faeh, North America Corporate Chef, Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Joan Kremer, Director of Food & Beverage North America, Starwood Hotels & Resorts




7911 - (L-R) Diane Pedrosa-Sciacca, Vice President, Senior Premier Relationship Manager, HSBC Premier; Troy Worrell, Business Banking Specialist, HSBC U.S.




8011 (2) - (L-R) Nick Hadgis, Dean, School of Hospitality Management, Widener University; John O?Neil, Director, School of Hospitality Management, Penn State University; Bob Nelson, Associate Professor, School of Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management, University of Delaware




8211 (4) - (L-R) Fred Tibbitts III, Principal Software Architect, Pearson Education; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.




8211 - Steve Esterson, National Account Sales, Phillips Foods at the Phillips Foods table displaying many of their most popular food specialties at the FTA Reception




8311 (2) - (L-R) Ed Korry, Associate Professor, Department Chairman, College of Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Bill Lembeck, COO, Wine & Spirits Program




8411 (2) - (L-R) MaryEllen Griffin, Partner, Continental Consulting Group; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Harriet Lembeck, CWE, CEO, Wine & Spirits Program




8711 (2) - (L-R) Gregg Glasser, Publisher/Editor, Modern Distillery Age; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Terry O?Leary, President, BookMyGroup




8911 (2) - (L-R) Mort Hockstein, Journalist Supreme; Caroline White, Director, Hotels & Lodging, Trinchero Family Estates; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Alf Kaemmerlen, National Account Manager, Retired, IBM




8911 (4) - Harriet Lembeck, CWE, CEO, Wine & Spirits Program explains for the FTA dinner guests her reasoning behind her wine pairings for the dinner menu




9011 (1) - (L-R) Khenpo Pema Wangdak, Director, Vikramasila Foundation and Robert Thurman, President, Tibet House US pray for the benefit of All Sentient Beings at the start of the FTA Dinner




9111 (2) - (L-R) Thierry Pradines, Director of Wine & Spirits, Restaurant Associates; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Max Pine, President, Aries Associates




9211 (2) - James Heisey, Executive Director of Development, The Culinary Institute of America; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Simone Bassous, Executive Director, NY PATA




9411 (2) - Charles La Monica, Executive Vice President, Restaurant Associates; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Michael Harney, Vice President, Harney & Sons, Fine Teas




9411 (3) - (L-R) Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc. presents Robert Thurman, President, Tibet House US & Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University with the 2011 FTA Hospitality Award for Excellence as a Humanitarian and a scholarship to benefit the Tibetan Children?s Villages School at Dharmasala, India




9711 (2) - (R-L)Jeffrey Bartfield, Vice President ? National Accounts, Proximo Spirits Company; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Celeste Dinos, Vice President of Operations, Partner, iMi Agency




9811 (1) - Cecilia Martinez, Director ? New York Office, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) proposes her dinner toast at the FTA Dinner




9911 (2) - (L-R) Ross Kellman, Vice President, Hospitality & Leisure, Concierge by Foodbuy; Nick Bellini, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Hotel Division, WMF Americas, Inc.; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Leonard Queiroz, Director of Hospitality, Concierge By Foodbuy




PZ_04 - Paul Fiala, Corporate Director, North America Food & Beverage, Starwood Hotels & Resorts with a ceramic terracotta warrior coin bank from a collection inspired by Justin Lee?s artwork: His signature ?Double Happiness? motif is a symbol of Singapore?s successful marriage of east and west, here blending Western pop art with traditional Eastern imagery. The sculpture was his prize donated by Luzerne in the Lucky Draw at the FTA Dinner




PZ_06 - Gregg Glasser, Publisher/Editor, Modern Distillery Age with his Brooklyn Brewery ?Big Bottle Series? prizes from the Lucky Draw at the FTA Dinner




PZ_08 - Ruth McInerney, American Hotel & Lodging Association; Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Myrna Santos Mayor, U.S. Manager, Diego Zamora Americas: McInerney receives a bottle from Santos Mayor of Ramon Bilbao 2006 ?Mirto? (Ranked 92+ points by Robert Parker), her prize from the Lucky Draw at the FTA Dinner




PZ_11 - Caroline White, Director, Hotels & Lodging, Trinchero Family Estates; Jake Dondzila, 2011-2012 Eric O. Long FTA Scholar, The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University; Ron Cichy, Director & Professor, The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University: Dondzila receives a three liter bottle of ?The Show? 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from White as his School Director, Cichy stands by approvingly; the large bottle being the Trinchero Family Estates contribution to the Lucky Draw at the FTA Dinner




PZ_15 - Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Nick Hadgis, Dean, School of Hospitality Management, Widener University: Tibbitts presents Hadgis with a bottle of Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila, signed by the owner of the company, Juan Beckman, the prize from the Lucky Draw donated by Proximo Spirits Co. at the FTA Dinner




PZ_18 - Fred Tibbitts, Jr., President & CEO, Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.; Ross Kellman, Vice President, Hospitality & Leisure, Concierge by Foodbuy; John O?Neil, Director, School of Hospitality Management, Penn State University: Kellman presents O?Neil with an iPod Touch, the Concierge by Foodbuy prize from the Lucky Draw at the FTA Dinner