The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show takes place Wednesday, November 8 – Thursday, November 9, 2023 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Only ProStart and HTM teachers may receive complimentary registration using the Promo Code below.
ProStart and HTM students will NOT be allowed on the Show floor this year. All attendees must be at least 18 years old.
PROMO CODE: prostart
For more information about the FRL Show, click here.
With the 2023-2024 school year underway, FRLA would love to highlight our participating HTM programs and your creative side. We know how much fun your learning experience is and want to show that off, encouraging others to join in and hopefully join Florida’s hospitality industry! Here are a few tips and suggestions for you, and don’t forget, whenever you post, tag @frlanews and we can share your post. Keep an eye out for future updates on HTM social media competitions too!
Be creative with your content. Here are a few fun possible content ideas:
- Come with us to class! (a video montage of a fun activity during class)
- POV: You’re in high school and want to be a hospitality student! over a video collage of footage from the class
- Challenge others to join HTM …The top 3 reasons you should join HTM…with fun footage or text/caption over photo/video from students.
- Hashtag challenge – create a fun hashtag
- Take someone through a night audit, or other task
- Maybe during November you could highlight a Thanksgiving themed event or fundraiser
Most importantly, have fun and tag @FRLAnews!
Hospitality Industry Internships
The Hospitality Industry Internship (HII) provides the opportunity for Florida ProStart & HTM instructors to work in a foodservice/lodging establishment for at least 40 hours. Once the required paperwork has been processed, the participant will receive a personal check for $600.
To qualify for an HII, the instructor must teach the ProStart, HTM, or HTMP curriculum during the 2023-2024 school year. If you are already employed at a restaurant or hotel, you MAY NOT use that site for your internship. The restaurant/hotel must be a new work experience for you, not somewhere you have worked before or used as an HII internship location.
The applicant must secure a position at a foodservice or lodging facility where a minimum of 40 hours of hands-on experience is guaranteed. The host location may pay the recipient but is not required to do so.
The FRLAEF will award 11 HII’s this school year on a first-come, first-served basis. So apply NOW! Work experience may begin once the applicant receives an award notification from the FRLAEF.
The FRLAEF will award at least $50,000 in scholarships during the 2023-2024 school year. These scholarships will be awarded during the Salute to Excellence Awards in the Spring. The scholarship application will be available next month in NewsBites.
All HTM graduating seniors may apply for this one-time $2,000 scholarship. Students must be pursuing a hospitality-related degree to qualify.
The FRLAEF will cover the cost of all Florida HTM instructors who will be teaching the HTM curriculum during the 2024-2025 school year. Attendees will be responsible for their travel and some meals.
Online registration will begin Spring 2024.