CURRICULUM VITAE OF
Brian Connors

Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Florida International University
3000 N.E. 151st Street, HM 340
North Miami, FL 33181
305-919-4514
bconnors@fiu.edu


EDUCATION

Degree

Institution

School

Date

M.S. University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management 2005
B.S. Cornell University School of Hotel Administration 1997
A.S. Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts 1993

EXPERIENCE

Employer

Title

Department

Dates

Johnson & Wales University Assistant Professor College of Management, School of Hospitality 2007 - 2018
Banfi Vintners Wine Education & Academic Relations 2005 - 2007
Orlando Culinary Academy Lead Instructor 2004 - 2005
Connors Davis Hospitality Managing Partner/Lead Consultant 2003 - Present
Cambridge School of Culinary Arts Instructor of Hospitality Management 1999 - 2003
Clarke Cooke House Food & Beverage Director – Wine Director 1999 - 2003
University Club of Boston Assistant General Manager [Food & Beverage Operations] 1997 - 1999

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND PUBLIC SERVICE

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Introductory Commercial Food Production
  • Advanced Food Production Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Lodging Operations Control
  • Hospitality Marketing Strategy
  • Senior Seminar in Hospitality Management
  • Hotel Management Seminar

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Cruise Ships: Strategic Sourcing & Planning, People Development, Food & Beverage Operations
  • Culinary: Menu Design & Development, People Development, Menu Engineering
  • Hotel & Resorts: Operational Audits, Food & Beverage Concept Development, Culinary Assessments
  • Mega Yachts: Galley Design, Culinary Services, Wine Program Management & Development
  • Restaurants: Development, Operations, Marketing, Wine Programs
  • Wine & Beverage: Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), International Bordeaux Wine Educator (IBWE)