University's Innovative Bacarditalks Series Welcomes Renowned Restaurateur Elizabeth Blau, Credited With Making Vegas a Culinary Destination

Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management's Bacardi Center of Excellence Popular Webinar Series to Feature the James Beard Award Nomine

USA, North Miami , Florida. August 17, 2020

FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management professors are hosting a popular monthly webinar series called BacardiTalks via Zoom and Facebook Live. The series is open to the public. Hundreds of viewers and culinary aficionados are expected to tune in to BacardiTalks to welcome Elizabeth Blau, founder and CEO of restaurant development company Blau + Associates.

Moderated by Chaplin School professor and Bacardi Center of Excellence Interim Director Brian Connors, Blau will discuss her nearly three decades long career in restaurant development and her role in transforming Las Vegas from a destination known for its buffet lines into an award-winning culinary hot spot.

Blau will be joined by James Beard Foundation Award Winning Chef, Michelle Bernstein, and Bacardi Vice President & Managing Director, Heidi Hinkle Vargas, to discuss the Women's Hospitality Initiative, whose mission it is to accelerate the development and advancement of women leaders in the restaurant industry.

Please visit https://bacardi.fiu.edu/talks to register for the event this Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Viewers can also tune into Facebook Live on the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality page to watch. For more information about Elizabeth Blau, please visit https://elizabethblau.com/.


Elizabeth Blau, Renowned Restaurateur, to speak at FIU hospitality school's new BacardiTalks series.
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