MCHA logo - links to homepage
News
Viewing Category: Community Programs
View All News
Abigail Castillo pouring brut for a wedding ceremony at Folktale's Rose Vineyard

Spotlight on Hospitality: Local academic institutions train a new generation of hospitality professionals

Abigail Castillo was studying sustainable hospitality management at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) when she volunteered at a wine festival on the Colton Hall lawn. The experience introduced an enticing career path.  "I got a quick introduction and then I spent the whole day pouring wine and talking to people. I just fell in […]

Hospitality Generates Career Options, Educational Opportunities and Economic Success

Monterey County hospitality businesses are grateful to be welcoming back guests. For employees at local restaurants, hotels, wineries and attractions, recent months have been a time to safely reconnect with valued customers, colleagues and visitors. More than 27,000 people worked in Monterey County’s $3.24 billion tourism industry before the pandemic paused travel. Now, as businesses […]

Rancho Cielo prepares students for work and life success

As the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa’s lead engineer, Sam Arevalo tackles plumbing, painting, drywall installation, electrical work, HVAC maintenance and more. He's the team's second-in-command, making decisions in the chief engineer’s absence, and he's earned industry awards for his work. Arevalo landed at the 290-room resort by way of Rancho Cielo, the Salinas facility […]

MCHA logo - links to homepage

MCHA Honors Hospitality Professionals of the Year at Annual Event

(Monterey, CA) – The Monterey County Hospitality Association (MCHA) will honor two Hospitality Professionals of the Year on Friday, April 8th at their Annual Awards Gala, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. The 2020 award will be presented to Teddy Balestreri, Executive Vice President of Hospitality Operations and Community Relations, Cannery Row Company, followed by the […]

MCHA logo - links to homepage

MCHA honors 2019 hospitality award winners

MCHA to Honor the 2019 Hospitality Professional of the Year Tony Salameh, Owner of Anton & Michel Restaurant, Carmel and will present a Lifetime Achievement Award in Memory of Ben Pon, Founder, Owner, Developer and Visionar of Bernardus Winery, Bernardus Lodge & Spa and Will’s Fargo.

MCHA logo - links to homepage

MCHA honors 2017 hospitality award winners

MCHA to Honor the 2017 Hospitality Professional of the Year Chris Shake, CEO, Shake Enterprises and present a Lifetime Achievement Award honoring Pierre Bain, Owner, Fandango Restaurant

MCHA logo - links to homepage

MCHA honors 2015 hospitality award winners

MCHA to Honor the 2015 Hospitality Professional of the Year Janine Chicourrat, General Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa and present a
Lifetime Achievement Award honoring former President and Golf Professional of Quail Lodge to William Lawson Little III.

Partners

MCHA is proud to partner with the following organizations and sponsors.
Become a partner/sponsor today
© 2022 Monterey County Hospitality Association. All Rights Reserved.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram