HTMP NewsBites June 2019

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show will take place Sunday, September 15 and Monday, September 16, 2019 (only two days this year) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. HTMP instructors are welcome to attend free of charge both days of the Show. Below are the guidelines for student attendees.


HTMP students may attend the 2019 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show as long as the guidelines below are followed.  Failure to follow these guidelines could result in expulsion from the Show floor. There is alcohol on the show floor.  Please keep this in mind when selecting your students.

•Attending students must be at least 16 years of age.  Students must provide proof of age when they pick up their name badges.
•There must be one chaperone for every 5 students.  The chaperones must be within eye-sight of the students.  Chaperones must be at least 21 years old.
•No more than a total of 5 students may attend from one school.
•Students and 1 chaperone must walk the show floor together. 
•Students must be dressed in business attire or chef attire.

REGISTER (Use this registration if you would like to attend with students.)

HTMP students and chaperones may attend the show one of the two days (Sunday or Monday).  There is no fee to attend.  To register, complete THIS SPREADSHEET and return to  The spreadsheets will be processed as they are received.  Only a limited number of student spreadsheets will be processed.  Once that number is reached no more spreadsheets will be accepted which means students will be unable to attend. Spreadsheets must be received no later than August 30, 2019.

TEACHER REGISTRATION FOR SHOW (Use this registration if you would like to attend without students.)

CLICK HERE to receive your complimentary registration. Use Discount Code FRLA.

James Brock Scholarship Application Open Now

In order to be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

• Be enrolled at Daytona State College, Florida International University, Florida State University, or University of Central Florida
• Be entering or continuing in a culinary or hospitality post-secondary program — Fall 2019 term
• Return an OFFICIAL transcript to FRLAEF by application deadline

The scholarship amount is based on investment returns and award amounts fluctuate from year to year. The typical scholarship range is $1,000 — $2,500. This is a one-time, non-renewable award.

Application deadline: Friday, July 26, 2019
Applicants notified award status by: Friday, September 20, 2019

CLICK HERE for application

Interactive Map of Restaurant & Hospitality Careers

The interactive Career Map illustrates the huge variety of opportunities within hospitality and tourism. Learn more about the industries, job roles, and available training. Select one of the industries below to highlight its career path then click on a job title to learn more about that role. CLICK HERE to view the map.

2019 FRLAEF + HTMP Scholarship Recipients

The FRLAEF awarded scholarships during the Salute to Excellence Awards dinner and during the HTMP Awards Luncheon. In order to redeem their scholarship, the awardees must provide the FRLAEF with their post-secondary Student ID number and Financial Aid mailing address of the school they will attend. Students must be pursuing a degree in foodservice or hospitality. This information is due no later than June 14, 2019.

HII Application Opens on July 1

If you are interested in completing a Hospitality Industry Internship (HII) during the summer, the application will open up again on July 1, 2019. The HII offers ProStart and HTMP instructors the chance to get experience in the industry and get paid while doing it.

The Hospitality Industry Internship (HII) provides the opportunity for Florida ProStart & HTMP instructors to work in a foodservice/lodging establishment for at least 40 hours. At the completion of 40 work hours, the HII participant will complete a Work Activities Report and Restaurant/Hotel Confirmation Form. Once the required paperwork has been processed, the participant will receive a personal check for $600 from the FRLAEF.

Work experience may begin once the applicant receives an award notification from the FRLAEF.

To qualify for an HII, the instructor must teach the ProStart/HTMP curriculum during the2019-2020 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 also be a new work experience for you, not somewhere you have worked before or used as an HII internship location. If you are awarded an HII and do not complete the required work component, you will become ineligible to receive an internship for the 2019-2020 school year.

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.