Showcase of the Stars™
 is a live and interactive career exploration event for multicultural high school and college students, designed to encourage the pursuit of a rewarding career in foodservice & hospitality.

Showcase of the Stars™ is a live and interactive career exploration event for multicultural high school and college students, designed to encourage the pursuit of a rewarding career in foodservice & hospitality.

 

 

 

Showcase of the Stars™
 is a live and interactive career exploration event for multicultural high school and college students, designed to encourage the pursuit of a rewarding career in foodservice & hospitality.

MFHA has been making the business case for diversity and inclusion in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry since 1996. One of our primary goals is to promote the industry as a great place to work in or to pursue business opportunities. Showcase of the Stars™ (Showcase) was launched in 2000 to support this objective. Since the first event held in Chicago, Showcase has consistently delivered valuable career advice to nearly twenty thousand students, through the inspiring success stories shared by guest panelists, or “Stars”. These “Stars” represent MFHA’s leading corporate members.

  • Schools Reached

  • 502
  • Students Reached

  • 20,697
  • Events

  • 117
  • Cities Visited

  • 34
  • International

  • The Bahamas

Showcase of the Stars™

 

About

Showcase of the Stars™ is a live, interactive career exploration event that promotes careers in the food and hospitality industry.   Gerry Fernandez & students photo

Motivated by the continued success of Showcase, MFHA is committed to continue delivering the program to more venues around the United States.

What makes Showcase of the Stars™ an ideal event?

Become a Corporate Sponsor

Showcase of the Stars™ educates, motivates, and inspires students to want to do better in school and to value career education. Join the current companies that are helping to create this inspiration.

As a sponsor you can:

  • Share your company’s diversity and inclusion story
  • Discuss potential career paths
  • Provide public speaking experience for your employees
  • Connect and give back to the community
  • Enhance your employment branding
  • Connect with and recruit current and future workforce

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Corporate Sponsors/Employers

In today’s changing marketplace, it is even more important to share stories of career opportunity directly with millennials and those who make up majority of the workforce. The Showcase event provides a controlled venue for direct, more personal interaction with the students and display prominent branding.

Students

Showcase of the Stars™ educates, motivates, and inspires students to want to do better in school and to value career education. By attending, students gain direct access to the best employers in our industry and hear them advocate career opportunities first-hand. Careers that offer quality of life, excellent earning potential, and demonstrate that diversity is valued and needed in our industry.

Educators

Educators become instrumental in enhancing the multicultural learning experience in their classrooms by way of endorsement and participation.

Showcase Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showcase Partners

           

“Partnering with MFHA’s Showcase of the Stars™ has given Chipotle Mexican Grill a unique and rewarding opportunity to share our vision with hundreds of eager and energetic students interested in pursuing careers in the foodservice or hospitality industry. As we continue to build our employment brand as an Employer of Choice, Showcase remains a great venue to share our mission and vision to thousands of potential future leaders in our industry.”

Marie A. Davis, National Recruiting Manager, Chipotle Mexican Grill

“Thank you for inviting Buffalo Wild Wings to be a part of your event! The program was a great way to connect the community and Buffalo Wild Wings. I appreciate the  value that MFHA is giving back to the local community and our industry.  I look forward to working with you in the future.”

Grace Kurtz, Regional Manager, Buffalo Wild Wings

“I have participated in many of these Showcase events and I am more inspired every time. We have several students targeted for summer internships thanks in part to Showcase. For Sodexo, this is one of our strongest partnerships.”

Vice President of Operations, Sodexo School Services

“Last night I participated in the MFHA Panel discussion at Howard University in Washington DC. It was a very rewarding experience. A great experience! I would enjoy participating again someday! Thanks for the opportunity!”

Cyndi Brodt Market Manager, General Mills Foodservice

“Seeing how energized the students are, after hearing from industry professionals, underscores the need for industry collaboration events like this”

Educator, Virginia State University

“ We brought over 400 DISD culinary, hospitality, travel and tourism students onto our campus for a highly engaging day of learning and that was no small feat! Thank you for bringing your outstanding program to Dallas. There is no doubt that a difference was made for those who attended!”

Steve DeShazo ,CEC, FMP, MAT, Director, Food & Hospitality Institute
, El Centro College

“I enjoyed being able to hear first-hand what industry leaders had to say. One speech particularly motivated me more to follow my dreams no matter what.”

Student, Breithaupt Career and Technical Center

“I can honestly say that not being a Foodservice/Hospitality Major did not hinder my experience and level of learning. I feel that your workshop would be beneficial for all majors. I was able to see how I could use this information in my life, on a personal and professional level. Thank you again for coming to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. I hope that you will return, as I look forward to meeting with you again.”

Stephanie Timmons, Senior Student, Human Ecology, University Of Maryland Eastern Shore

“I really appreciate how you are empowering students to be successful! The look of confidence that you inspire in the students was awesome! Thank you for what you do!”

Patricia Longmoore, Admission Central Florida Region, Johnson & Wales University Miami

“The program  is an example of the type of student experiences we want as a part of our career Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Olympic High School  As we returned to the classroom yesterday, one student turned to me and said “I was inspired”. Hearing those three words… that what this is all about.”

Christine Kapakos, NBCT, Culinary Arts Teacher, Olympic High School

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