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Patti Shock, CPCE, CHT
Works at The International School of Hospitality
Attended University of Southern Mississippi
Lives in Las Vegas, NV
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I asked my friend James Filtz, Managing Director of Catering at Yale University, what trends he sees in catered events in the coming year:...
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Test your Food IQ. Do you have difficulty reading some menus because you don’t understand some of the food items or preparation methods?  In...
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  • The International School of Hospitality
    Academic Consultant, present
  • Florida International University
    Adjunct Professor, 2014
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Professor, 1988 - 2013
  • Georgia State University
    Department Chair, 1977 - 1987
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Las Vegas, NV
Previously
Oakland, CA - Biloxi, MS - Atlanta, GA
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  • Academic Consultant, The International School of Hospitality. 
  • Professor Emeritus, Hotel College, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  • Adjunct Professor (online), Florida International University.
  • Co-author of five books on catering.
  • Blogger for Cvent
  • CPCE: Certified Professional Catering Executive, Emeritus (NACE)
  • CHT: Certified Hospitality Trainer (EI of AH&LA)
  • Recipient of many awards and honors.
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Developed the first convention management curriculum in higher education in the late 1970s at Georgia State University
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  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Oakland Technical High School
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SMPP - The new gold standard for Sustainable Meeting Planning | Cvent
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In recent weeks, I have added the new SMPP, Sustainable Meeting Planning Program, to my teaching materials in various university courses....

Test Your Food Knowledge, Part One | Cvent
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The Evolving App: Productivity Tools | Cvent
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Maximizing Your Online Presence | Cvent
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Is Your Excess Food Going to Waste? - Food for Thought | Cvent
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Using Humor in Presentations - Food for Thought | Cvent
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The Banquet Event Order (BEO) - Food for Thought | Cvent
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When Your Space Is Not Adequate for Your Event - Food for Thought | Cvent
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I recently received this question from a student: What do you do when you have to book a site way in advance and then later find out that...

What Everybody Ought to Know About Bus Charter Sponsorship - Food for Th...
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More Cool Online Tools - Food for Thought | Cvent
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There are many free resources available online. Here are some I have run across recently: You can add a caption on any photo at Roflbot...

It All Starts with a Relationship - Food for Thought | Cvent
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Whatever side of the industry you are a part of, it is critically important to develop rapport and to understand the goals, needs...

Food Poisoning & How to Avoid It - Food for Thought | Cvent
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Preferences - Food for Thought | Cvent
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