STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Our community has always been the backbone of this organization. It's incredibly important to us now to take a stand and speak out against racism and injustices. We will continuously be open to conversation and to listen, educate ourselves, and learn what it truly means to be an ally, and we encourage you to do the same. Please read for our full statement here.

CONFERENCE FEATURE: AMENITY BOXES

Every year, the HEC Rooms team curates a set of amenities that reflects the conference theme and enhances guest experience during HEC weekend and beyond. Although guests usually find their amenities in their hotel rooms each night of the conference, they were still able to get them this year through snail mail. We are so proud of our Rooms team for their hard work, and are thrilled that they were still able to offer these gifts to guests from afar. Click below to learn about our amenities and why they reflect what it means to Dare to Do.

HEC Speaker Q&A: COVID-19

This Q&A includes Roger Hill SHA '87 (Chairman and CEO of The Gettys Group), Ron Swidler (Chief Innovation Officer of The Gettys Group), Mike Curtin, Jr. (CEO of DC Central Kitchen), Vaibhav Garg (Director of Talent and Culture at 
AccorHotels in the Maldives), and Barbara Lang SHA '78 MPS '04 (Founder of B. Lang Consulting).

Inspiration from Our Sponsors: Daring to Do During a Global Pandemic

It's safe to say that HEC 95 would not be possible without the sponsors who believe in the deeper mission of what we do and provide us with innovative products and services that elevate the conference and enhance guest experience. Read the following highlights on three of our sponsors - Cvent, Hilton, and Nestle - on the ways in which they are Daring to Do in the face of a global pandemic.

HEC 95 ASSISTANT DIRECTORS AND MANAGERS REFLECT ON THEIR YEAR

Over the course of an entire school year, dozens of students in the Hotel School and across the University worked to produce our annual conference. When HEC 95 went virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students saw their work come to life in unexpected ways. The conference, both as planned and as it came together in the end, would not have been possible without the passionate, talented, and determined students across 13 departments. Click below for their proudest moments from HEC 95 as well as their hopes for the future of HEC, the Hotel School, and the hospitality industry at large.

HEC 95 BEVERAGE DIRECTOR'S THE PINK LADY

HEC 95 Beverage Director, Bradley Chen's The Pink Lady is refreshing and perfect for the summer!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

HEC 95 EXECUTIVE CHEF'S FAVORITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

HEC 95 Executive Chef, Caitlyn Cypher's favorite chocolate chip cookies! As she would say. "they are super quick and easy, and they tend to go over well."

SARAH KIMBALL SHA '21

PRESS RELEASE: SARAH KIMBALL SHA '21 SELECTED AS MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE 96TH ANNUAL HOTEL EZRA CORNELL

Dare to Do Logo, HEC 95

THE 95TH ANNUAL HOTEL EZRA CORNELL RECORDING

Watch the 95th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell right here!

Hervé Houdré

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: HERVÉ HOUDRÉ

Get to know Hervé Houdré, Founder of H2 Sustainability Consulting!

RENETA MCCARTHY

ONE MINUTE WITH RENETA MCCARTHY

With HEC 95 being a little over a month away, here is what Reneta McCarthy has to say about her experience with HEC.

Barbara Lang

A MINUTE WITH BARBARA LANG

Listen in on our interview with Barbara Lang, founder of B. Lang Consulting and one of our speakers this year. She discusses her involvement in HEC, her excitement about this year's theme #DareToDo, and her take on the importance of attending HEC!

BETTY CHEN, SHA '22

STUDENT OF THE MONTH: BETTY CHEN, SHA '22

Meet Betty! As the Design team's Event Manager for Gala and Hotel Ezra Coffee, Betty's ideas are always innovative, and her energy for HEC is inspiring.

Table Center Piece Pop-up 2020

HEC "Pop-Up" 2020

On Friday, January 24th, we hosted a pop-up restaurant in the Statler Hall Hersha Center with many of our advisors and supporters.

Julia Li, HEC 95 Managing Director

A Message from the HEC 95 Managing Director

Students have been working hard to put together HEC 95! Julia Li, Managing Director of The 95th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell writes about the accomplishments of the different departments of HEC so far.

DCCK and HEC Logos

DC CENTRAL KITCHEN X HOTEL EZRA CORNELL

HEC 95 will feature a silent auction in support of a phenomenal organization that truly epitomizes Dare to Do: DC Central Kitchen. This iconic nonprofit and social enterprise works to combat hunger and poverty through job training and job creation.

Macy Chen, HEC 95 MMH Co-Chair

STUDENT OF THE MONTH: MACY CHEN, MMH '20

We are proud to introduce Macy Chen MMH '20 as our January Student of the Month! As Co-Chair of the HEC MMH Lunch, Macy leads a group of 50 graduate students to plan and execute a networking lunch experience for our guests.

BLOOD ORANGE NEGRONI SBAGLIATO

BLOOD ORANGE NEGRONI SBAGLIATO

Treat yourself to this delicious drink!

ELIZA LOEHR

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: ELIZA LOEHR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT FOOD EDUCATION FUND

By 2014, Eliza Loehr had worked in restaurant kitchens, at Heritage Radio Network, a food radio station, and in classrooms teaching elementary-age students how to cook.

WINTER PERSIMMON TART

WINTER PERSIMMON TART

Click here to learn more about creating this delicious snack. This Winter Persimmon Tart serves four people and contains persimmons, celery roots, nutmeg, and more!

I DARE Video

I DARE

Check out our video project highlighting members of the HEC community who are fostering diversity, inclusion, and impact within the Hotelie community and far beyond.

MEREDITH DOLL , AREA DIRECTOR AT SHAKE SHACK

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: MEREDITH DOLL , AREA DIRECTOR AT SHAKE SHACK

We are ecstatic to be having Meredith Doll, a Shake Shack Area Director, on our CBO Panel! Read on to hear about her career and why she's as excited as we are for HEC 95!

Austin Kick SHA '22

NOVEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH : Austin Kick SHA '22

Get to know Austin Kick SHA '22 and HEC 95 Media & IT Assistant Director. Read on to hear why we can't imagine our community without him!

STRAWBERRY BLACK PEPPER MACARON

STRAWBERRY BLACK PEPPER MACARON

A magnificent creation from Caitlyn Cypher '21, HEC 95 Executive Chef. These will no doubt be the star of any holiday dessert platter!

HAZELNUT BRITTLE

HAZELNUT BRITTLE

This holiday treat was created by Caitlyn Cypher '21, HEC 95 Executive Chef. Equally delicious as an eclair topper as it is on its own!

CHERRY, PLUM, AND COGNAC ICE CUBE SHOTS

CHERRY, PLUM, AND COGNAC ICE CUBE SHOTS

A personal creation of Bradley Chen '21, HEC 95 Beverage Director! Inspired by the natural warmth in dark liquors and spirits, this cocktail is the perfect way to start any holiday party.

Manhatta Restaurant, Flowers, Binoculars on Table

HOTEL SHOW WEEKEND RECAP

The Board of Directors enjoyed an adventure-filled weekend in NYC! Click here for some highlights…

SACHERTORTE

SACHERTORTE

Want to enjoy a rich, luscious, decadent chocolate dessert with a hint of apricot? Click to learn more below.

tomato bruschetta

TOMATO BRUSCHETTA

Try making the light and refreshing tomato bruschetta.

French 95 and a picture of menu

FRENCH 95

Missed homecoming 2019 or loved the drink! 

Try the Homecoming French 95 yourself!

Volk Jensiriwanich, SHA '20

OCTOBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH: VOLK JENSIRIWANICH SHA '20

Learn more about the amazing things our HEC 95 Executive Pastry Chef is up to.