Lisa Lutoff-Perlo announced as SHA 2024 Convocation Speaker

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) is proud to announce the 2024 Convocation Speaker, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. The School’s 41st Convocation is on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at BU’s George Sherman Union Metcalf Ballroom. Lutoff-Perlo was recently appointed as President & CEO of FIFA World Cup 2026 Miami Host Committee after a decades-long tenure […]

[The American Bazaar] Padma Lakshmi receives Boston University’s 2024 ICON Award

ICON award recognizes innovators who create new and transformative paradigms in hospitality Indian American Emmy-nominated producer, television host, New York Times bestselling author and food connoisseur Padma Lakshmi has received the ICON Award from Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration. Lakshmi received the annual ICON award recognizing innovators who create new and transformative paradigms in […]

[BU Today] $100,000 Awarded to Student Entrepreneurs at SHA’s Annual Hospitality Leadership Summit

Laundry is one of the worst parts of “adulting” facing college students. But what if there was a way to make it a little more bougie? At last week’s $100K Poyiadjis Hospitality Innovation Competition, a team of School of Hospitality Administration undergrads pitched their business idea of an upscale modern laundromat to an audience of judges, […]

BU School of Hospitality Administration to Bestow ICON Award to Padma Lakshmi at the Hospitality Leadership Summit 2024

(February 27, 2024) Boston, MA – Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) is proud to announce that the fourth annual ICON award will be presented to Padma Lakshmi, an Emmy-nominated producer, television host, food expert, and a New York Times best-selling author, as well as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People (2023).   BU School […]

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration 2024 Hospitality Leadership Summit Highlights Experience Innovators

(Boston, MA) February 12, 2024 – Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) is proud to announce the annual Hospitality Leadership Summit on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at Boston University’s Computing and Data Sciences Center, Boston’s largest fossil fuel-free building. The Summit brings together students, faculty, and industry colleagues for a day of inspiration and […]

[BU Today] Is Today’s Minimum Wage an Honest Living Wage?

School of Hospitality Administration speaker series on Wednesday to address minimum wages, tipping, hospitality industry challenges At $15 an hour, the minimum wage in Massachusetts is one of the highest in the nation, trailing only New York, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., the state of Washington, and California. The minimum wage still languishes in the single digits […]

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration presents $100k Poyiadjis Hospitality Innovation Competition

Boston, MA (January 19, 2024) – Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) is proud to announce the second annual $100k Poyiadjis Hospitality Innovation Competition. Building on last year’s success, this year’s competition offers double cash prizes (from $50K in 2023 to $100K for 2024) and more opportunities for BU student teams to compete.  […]

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration presents Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Series for Spring 2024: Saru Jayaraman, President of One Fair Wage  

Balancing the Rising Cost of Dining & Exploring Solutions for Employees, Employers, and Consumers February 7, 2024, at 4 PM to 5:30 PM  Boston, MA (January 10, 2024) – Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) is proud to present the Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Series. One of the best professional speaker series anywhere on […]

SHA Presents the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker for Fall 2023: Aramark’s COO, Marc Bruno

A Journey from Campus Kitchen to COO: Marc Bruno’s Three Decades at Aramark Friday, October 20 at 11am-12pm  September 20, 2023 (Boston, MA) — As part of the esteemed Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Series, Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) is thrilled to announce a special engagement with Marc Bruno, Chief Operating Officer of […]