TISOH – The International School of Hospitality

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The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) proudly celebrated its 10th anniversary with a formal gala dinner at the Bellagio on May 5, 2015.

TISOH has helped over 1,500 individuals start or build upon their hospitality careers. From wedding planning, conference and event management, concierge, hotel operations, to catering and human resources, graduates can be found in operations big and small.

Education at TISOH is not a solitary affair or one that involves just students and instructors. Guest speakers, site visit and externship sponsors, not to mention employers, together with the school’s team of certified industry professional instructors all join together to turn dreams and passions into careers. The 10th anniversary gala dinner was to celebrate each of these individuals and to thank them for their commitment to excellence in hospitality education.

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Guests arrived on a 40 ft. red carpet that led to a beautiful model on stilts. The cocktail reception featured a life sized wall display of the distinguished graduates and a silent auction benefitting the 501(c)3 Timothy S Y Lam Foundation. The dinner service was an extravagant four course meal that started with a caviar parfait inspired by Michael Mina, an asparagus salad, a duo of lobster pot pie and short ribs, and ending with a trio of desserts with the school logo. Special touches for the evening included waiters in tuxedos sporting the school colors of orange and gray.

Entertainment was provided by Frank Salerno and his trio, and American Idol finalist Amanda Avila. A special dance presentation by Tony Delgado Studios with participation from the audience got the crowd going. The event was memorialized not just by the spectacular work of Memory Lane Video, but also with an artist painting live at the event.

The event received generous sponsorship from Harvey Stern at the Bellagio, LynnAnn Martin, Lenny Talarico and Thom Pass from MGM Resorts Event Productions. Other generous sponsors included Memory Lane Video, Jenna Dosch Photography, Champagne Creative Group, Brit Bertino Event Excellence, Southern Wine & Spirits, and Paper & Home.

Honorees and their affiliation to the school.

The evening honored distinguished graduates from each year of the school’s history. Honorees included well established wedding professionals Juliet Douglas of Green Orchid Events, Rissa, Tara and Traci of Scheme Events, and Christina Perna from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Others included the Director of Hotel Operations for the Luxor, the Chef Concierge of The Cosmopolitan, and those in management positions in the hotel, concierge and event worlds.

On hand to help celebrate included the executive directors of the Convention Industry Council (CIC), the National Association for Catering and Events as well as executives from major Las Vegas properties from Mandarin Oriental, to Caesars Entertainment, Venetian, Wynn, and more.

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About The International School of Hospitality

The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) was founded in Las Vegas, Nev., in 2005. TISOH offers quality short-term, practical training and career development programs in hospitality. Developed for the industry and by the industry, TISOH’s small class sizes and online courses include: concierge, conference management and event planning, catering, hospitality leadership and supervision, hospitality human resources, hotel operations, and wedding coordination and design. Diploma graduates, trained by working experts in the field, enjoy a 90 percent job placement rate. TISOH is an academic partner of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. For more information, visit www.TISOH.edu or call 702-947-7200