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The Hospitality Academy at Hampton Bays

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Second Year Program Registration is Open!  Register now to begin on February 28!

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 on April 1, 2023.  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 and Spanish-language translation is available.  The program includes the following:

Open House Reception & Information Session

Canoe Place Inn & Cottages
239 E. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CLICK HERE to register for the Open House. The Registration Period for the Academy is open through Saturday, February 18.
CLICK HERE to register as a participant in The 2023 Hospitality Academy at Hampton Bays.
Final notice of acceptance into the program will be given by Thursday, February 23.

Wednesday, February 15 - Open House & Information Session
Tuesday, February 28 - The Hospitality & Service Industry
Thursday, March 2 - The Plethora of Hospitality & Tourism Careers
Tuesday, March 7 - The Guest Experience Journey
Thursday, March 9 - Food & Beverage / Front of the House
Tuesday, March 14 - Long Island as a Global Destination
Tuesday, March 16 - Food & Beverage / Back of the House
Tuesday, March 21 - Lodging & Operations
Thursday, March 23 - Human Resources & Hospitality Professionalism
Tuesday, March 28 - Resume and Interview Preparation for the Hospitality Job
Thursday, March 30 - Marketing Yourself for the Job and Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, April 1 - Job and Career Fair

Hospitality & Tourism Job and Career Fair
Saturday, April 1, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 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 1 Job Fair.

Please email 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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