Meeting/Event Information

Lunch and Learn at URBAIN 40

February 20, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Urbain 40
8000 Via Dellagio Way
Orlando, FL 32819
http://urbain40.com/

Join ILEA Orlando this Month at URBAIN 40 for a talk on restaturant trends of the past, present and future. 

Urbain 40 is an AMERICAN BRASSERIE AND LOUNGE serving chef-crafted cuisine inspired by American and continental classics. This 1940s neighborhood eatery offers IMAGINATIVE STAPLES FOR LUNCH, DINNER AND LATE-NIGHT. 

 

 

Robb Seltzer, M.Ed.
Associate Director of Food and Beverage Operations
Chef Instructor
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
University of Central Florida

 

Restaurant trends in the past, present and future.

Speaker Biography: I have been working in the Hospitality industry for 43 years. Like many in our business I started my career in the fast food industry at a chain called Burger Chef, owned by General Foods Corporation. After completing the manager training program, I went to Michigan State University and received a B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management. My mentor encouraged me to go to culinary school (after receiving my B.S.), as he taught me that a true hospitality manager must know the workings of a kitchen or failure is imminent. I went to Johnson and Wales culinary in Providence, Rhode Island and became an instructor in the culinary school.

Eventually, I left and moved to South Bend, Indiana home of the University of Notre Dame. Here I became the Executive Chef of the University food services. I continued to work in large volume operations for several years as a Chef and General Manager in facilities such as the Pittsburgh Convention Center, Joe Robbie stadium in Miami and the Orange County Convention Center here in Orlando. In 1990 I made a career change and began to work in food service distribution for SYSCO Corporation. After nine years, I left and eventually became an owner of a specialty Italian food importing and distribution company, here in Central Florida. Over an eleven year span I built two more companies, an Italian wine import/distribution company and a specialty coffee company that included a roasting facility.

In 2010 I decided to go back to teaching and taught both culinary arts and academics at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando. I left the LCB in June of 2016 to join the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management as the Associate Director of Food and Beverage Operations and Chef Instructor, where I still reside.

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