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The Hospitality Academy at Hampton Bays

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HOSPITALITY - Where warmth and sincerity meet to create a fulfilling experience and lasting positive feeling.

The cornerstone of "enlightened hospitality" according to legendary restaurateur, Danny Meyer, centers around the philosophy of hiring great employees. Finding and supporting the development of staff translates directly into exceptional experiences for guests.  On Long Island today, the talent shortage in the hospitality has created a 61 percent increase in the number of job openings across the region.  The competition for a skilled workforce is intense and a pool of committed candidates is critical for the future of the hospitality economy across the East End.

The Hospitality Academy at Hampton Bays is an educational, engaging and interactive job training series that is designed to help prepare participants for a multitude of career development and opportunities in the hospitality sector.  Coupled with the opening of the Canoe Place Inn and Cottages, the continued growth of Hampton Bays as a compelling East End destination will create new hospitality career opportunities. Establishing and nurturing a committed work force dedicated to cultivating and providing genuine hospitality will ensure that visitors and residents enjoy truly memorable and experiences.&

The Academy includes traditional classroom instruction, hands-on project-based learning, and engagement with leaders in the field and culminates in a Job Fair in April 2022.  The Academy is free-of-charge to participants, ages 18 and older.  Dinner is included at each session from 5:30 p.m. and classes run from 6:00 p.m-8:00 p.m.  Childcare is provided at no additional charge.  The program includes the following:

Open House Reception & Information Session
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
111 St. Andrews Road, Southampton

CLICK HERE to register for the Waiting List. The Registration Period for the Academy Program is now closed.
If seats become available in any or all of the sessions, you may be contacted to participate.
Thank you for your interest!


Tuesday, March 15 - The Hospitality & Service Industry
Thursday, March 17 - The Plethora of Hospitality & Tourism Careers
Tuesday, March 22 - Long Island as a Global Destination
Thursday, March 24 - The Guest Experience Journey
Tuesday, March 29 - Food & Beverage / Front of the House
Thursday, March 31 - Food & Beverage / Back of the House
Tuesday, April 5 - Lodging & Operations I
Thursday, April 7 - Lodging & Operations II
Tuesday, April 12 - Human Resources & Workplace Professionalism
Thursday, April 14 - Resumes, Interviews & Marketing Yourself

Hospitality & Tourism Job and Career Fair
Saturday, April 23, 2022
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Hampton Bays High School
88 Argonne Road E, Hampton Bays

CLICK HERE if you are an East End hospitality business interested in participating in the April 23 Job Fair.

Please email hospitalityacademy@hbschools.us with any questions or call (631) 723-2100, ext. 5106

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Funding for the Hospitality Academy at Hampton Bays is provided by the Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs

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