International programs

28 Jul 2011 —
11 Aug 2011

The U.S. without burgers

The first half of August the students of the educational RMA program "Restaurant and Club Industry Management" had spent doing internship in the U.S. the purpose of which was studying the international practice in the area of restaurant business and getting acquainted with the gastronomical culture of the North America.


Educational internship plan was developed with assistance and direct participation by the educational organizations and distinguished companies, operation in the dining industry of the U.S.A.

July 28 - Thursday - Day 1

Los Angeles 

• Dinner at the restaurant Cheesecake Factory 

July 29 – Friday – Day 2

 Los Angeles 
• Training at Cypress College  (full day) under the supervision of Jeremy Peters, chief instructor of the hospitality faculty, who had overseen the food facilities during the soccer championship in Germany. During the course of training, the new restaurant trends were discussed, as well as effectiveness of marketing instruments in enticing new customers. The course also included cooking master class which involved various unique recipes, followed by the dinner and wine tasting. 


 July 30 – Saturday – Day 3 
Los Angeles 
Being accompanied by Jeremy Peters: 
• Visiting the Farmer's Market in Santa Monica, the purchasing venue for many renowned restaurants. 
• Introduction to the mobile restaurants Kogi BBQ - a ubiquitous trend in the U.S. which rivals the stationary restaurants and enjoys wide popularity among the consumers. 
• Visiting the neighborhoods of Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive - the area of concentration of the trendiest cafe's and restaurants.


July 31 – Sunday – Day 4

Los Angeles 
Being accompanied by Jeremy Peters:  
• Visiting the Disney Land restaurants (service organization, logistics etc.) 
• Dinner at the Napa Rose restaurant (awarded the best restaurant in LA of 2010 
• Discussion of the subject «Combination of food and drinks» 


August 1 – Friday – Day 5
Los Angeles 
• Visiting Universal Studios and free time 

August 2 – Tuesday – Day 6
 Las Vegas 

• In the University of Las Vegas (): UNLV
   • Lunch-buffet at the student campus 
   • Presentation by the chancellor Pat Moreo about the modern restaurant trends 
   • Presentation by the chief cook of the hospitality department John Gremo, tasting and party. 
• Dinner at the Prime Steak House restaurant at the Bellagio hotel (cook Jean-Georges Vongerichten) 
• Master class by the chief cook Sean Griffin and the maitre d' Christian Pollock 

August 3 – Wednesday – Day 7
 Las Vegas 
• Breakfast at Bellagio Grand Buffet 
• Tour over Caesar’s Palace Hotel 
• Мaster class by the personel of Food&Beverage hotel 
• Tour over в MGM Grand Hotel 
• Master class by the chief cook of Food&Beverage hotel 
• Cocktail party at the Platinum Hotel & Spa hotel 
• Visiting Nove restaurant at the Palm hotel 
• Master class by the chief cook Geno Bernardo • Dinner at the Nove restaurant (Italian menu) 

 August 4 – Thursday – Day 8
 Las Vegas
• Culinary master class by the chief cook John Gremo, at the university restaurant in Beam Hall 
• Collective lunch preparation 
• Tour over Cosmopolitan и Aria hotels, Food&Beverage 
• Visiting Spago restaurant (the first restaurant owned by Wolfgang Pack
• Master class by the chief cook Eric Klein 
• Dinner at the Spago restaurant (continental Californian cuisine - fusion) 

August 5 – Friday – Day 9
San Francisco 
• Introduction to the best coffee concept 

August 6 – Saturday – Day 10

San Francisco 
• Tour across the city 

August 7 – Sunday – Day 11

Napa Valley 
• Attendance of the Stag’s Leap vineyard with the subsequent Cask 23 wine tasting, which had won the "blind tasting" award in France 
• Dinner at the Ad Hoc restaurant (the project of the famous chief cook Thomas Keller in the city of Yontville. 


August 8 – Monday – Day 12
Napa Valley 
• VIP-tour to the Domaine Carneros castle, famous for it's sparkling wines that belong to Tattinger 
• Training «Sales in the hospitality industry», and wine tasting 
• Visiting the Sequoia Grove vineyard (founder James Allen) 
• Мaster class by the chief cook and the owner of the Hurley’s restaurant in Yontville, dinner at the Hurley's restaurant. 


August 9 – Tuesday – Day 13
Napa Valley
• Tour over the The Bardessono eco hotel 
• Visiting of vineyards: Robert MondavyBeringerOpus One  
• Dinner at the restaurant in Moet&Chandon castle   

August 10 – Wednesday – Day 14

Los Angeles 
• Free time 
• Shopping 

August 11 – Thursday – Day 15
Los Angeles / Moscow 
• Airport transfer 
• Flight Los Angeles - Moscow 
• Internship certificate acceptance