California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation Co-Sponsors San Diego High School Hospitality Conference

Over 300 hospitality students from the San Diego Unified School District gathered at the USS Midway on March 11 to attend the 13th Annual High School Hospitality Conference. The California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation along with the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association co-sponsored this event.

Over 300 hospitality students from the San Diego Unified School District gathered at the USS Midway on March 11 to attend the 13th Annual High School Hospitality Conference. The California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation along with the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association co-sponsored this event.
The conference, put on by San Diego State University’s L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management in conjunction with the Conrad N. Hilton Volunteer and Mentorship Center is intended to give high school students interested in working in the hospitality industry, an opportunity to meet with various members of the industry, and tour several hotel facilities.
Representing CH&LA at the conference were several CH&LA members, including Pam Richardson, 2011 Chair of CH&LA’s Board of Directors, Peter Fuller, a member of the CH&LA Education Foundation, and Ann Callahan, a member of the California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns Council, as well as CH&LA’s Education Director, Susan Ragatz.
About CH&LA
The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) is the largest state lodging industry association in the nation and a Partner State Association of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Its members include all segments of the lodging industry including the California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns – California’s largest association of professional innkeepers and certified bed and breakfast inns. CH&LA is the leading resource for communicating and protecting the rights and interests of the California lodging industry. CH&LA was established in 1893. CH&LA is on the web at www.calodging.com.
About CH&LAEF
The California Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (CH&LAEF) is the not-for-profit educational arm of the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA). CH&LAEF is dedicated to developing hospitality leaders of the future, providing continuing education for current hospitality employees, and funding research to shape the future of California’s lodging industry. Since its inception, over $1 million has been distributed through CH&LAEF’s scholarship, education, outreach, and research programs. CH&LAEF is funded solely by charitable donations from generous leaders and companies within the hospitality industry.