Fernando Salazar

Spotlight On: Fernando SalazarEducational Administration

Managing Director

Email: f_salaza@culinary.edu

Professional Experience:
Vice President of Food and Beverage, Vice President of Operations for Latin America—Managed Group, Wyndham Worldwide, Parsippany, NJ. Vice President of Food and Beverage, Corporate Director of Food and Beverage, Director of Operations, Omni Hotels and Resorts, Irving, TX. Director of Operations, Omni Colonnade, San Antonio, TX; Omni Houston Westside, Houston, TX. Director of Food and Beverage, Westin Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; Westin Williams Center, Tulsa, OK. Assistant Director of Food and Beverage, Westin Galleria-Westin Oaks, Houston. Restaurant Manager, Westin Galleria, Houston; Hotel St. Moritz, NYC. Founder, Advisor, and Judge, International Tapas Competition, Valladolid, Spain.

President’s Award, International Food and Beverage Forum, 2009–2014. Silver Plate Award for Hotel Operator of the Year, National Restaurant Association, 2010. Food and Beverage Leader of the Year Award, Omni Hotels and Resorts, 2000. Member and Universal Ambassador, Spanish Royal Academy of Gastronomy. Ambassador, CIA.

International Food and Beverage Forum. Past member, Executive Committee, Latin Cuisines Advisory Board, CIA. Food & Beverage Executive Advisory Board, American Hotel and Lodging Association. Advisory Board, Hotel F&B magazine.

The Culinary Institute of America

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