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The Hospitality Academy at Hampton Bays

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Third Year Program Registration is Open!  Register now to begin on February 28!

HOSPITALITY - Where warmth and sincerity meet to create a fulfilling experience and lasting positive feeling.

The cornerstone of "enlightened hospitality" according to legendary restaurateur, Danny Meyer, centers around hiring great employees. Amazing staff translates directly into exceptional experiences for guests.  On Long Island , the talent shortage in the hospitality has created a 61 percent increase in the number of job openings across the region.  The competition for a skilled workforce is intense and a pool of committed candidates is critical for the future of the hospitality economy across the East End.

The Hospitality Academy at Hampton Bays is an educational and interactive job training series that is designed to prepare participants for a multitude of career development and opportunities in the hospitality sector. Establishing and nurturing a committed work force dedicated to cultivating and providing genuine hospitality will ensure that visitors and residents enjoy truly memorable and experiences.

The Academy includes traditional classroom instruction, hands-on project-based learning, and engagement with leaders in the field and culminates in a Job Fair on April 6, 2024.  The Academy is free-of-charge to participants, ages 18 and older.  Dinner is included at each session from 5:30 p.m. and classes run from 6:00 p.m-8:00 p.m.  Childcare is provided at no additional charge and Spanish-language translation is available.  The program includes the following:

Open House Reception & Information Session

Canoe Place Inn & Cottages
239 E. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CLICK HERE to apply for the the 2024 Hospitality Academy at Hampton Bays.
Applications are due by Friday, February 9 and acceptances will be communicated by Friday, February 16.

Wednesday, January 31 - Open House & Information Session
Friday, February 9 - Application Submission Deadline
Wednesday, February 28 - Registration, Introduction and Orientation
Monday, March 4 - The Hospitality & Service Industry
Wednesday, March 6 - The Plethora of Hospitality & Tourism Careers
Monday, March 11 - The Guest Experience Journey
Wednesday, March 13 - Food & Beverage / Front of the House
Monday, March 18 - Long Island as a Global Destination
Wednesday, March 20 - Food & Beverage / Back of the House
Monday, March 25 - Lodging & Operations
Wednesday, March 27 - Human Resources & Hospitality Professionalism
Tuesday, April 2- Resume and Interview Preparation for the Hospitality Job
Thursday, April 4- Marketing Yourself for the Job and Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, April 6 - Job and Career Fair, 9:00am

Hospitality & Tourism Job and Career Fair
Saturday, April 6, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hampton Bays High School
88 Argonne Road E, Hampton Bays

CLICK HERE if you are an East End hospitality business interested in participating in the April 6 Job Fair.

Please email with any questions or call (631) 723-2100, ext. 5106

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Funding for the Hospitality Academy at Hampton Bays is provided by the Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs

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