BMIHMS Partners with The Urban Purveyor Group

BMIHMS and Urban Purveyor Group Partnership

December 15, 2014

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School and The Urban Purveyor Group has partnered with the goal of helping hospitality students upskill at the group’s network of restaurants.

The Urban Purveyor Group partnered with the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS), as well as Cornell University in New York. This will provide BMIHMS students with the opportunity to draw experience from the Australian restaurant scene.

The Urban Purveyor Group will also aim to provide employment and sponsorship opportunities to students wanting to return to Australia after completing their studies.

The partnerships will provide students with the chance to work across a range of restaurant business types from premium to casual venues, with job roles ranging from front of house to supervisory and management positions. Students will also have access to the restaurant group’s venues, including Ananas Bar and Brasserie, The Argyle, The Cut Bar and Grill, Sake Restaurant and Bar, the Bavarian Bier Café, Munich Brauhaus. Lowenbrau Keller and Swine and Co.

Founder and CEO of the Urban Purveyor Group, John Szangolies, said “These relationships with both BMIHMS and Cornell University provide the Urban Purveyor Group with access to some outstanding talent both locally and internationally. As a company we see these partnerships as a critical way to attract the very best of talent to our organisation that we can train and develop whilst we continue to grow our portfolio of businesses.”

Jerome Casteigt, Chief Operating Officer of Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, said “This new partnership with the Urban Purveyor Group comes at the perfect time as it aligns with the launch of our new 2015 Bachelor of Business – Restaurant and Catering Management degree. These industry placement opportunities give our students invaluable practical experience that is imperative to their qualifications.”

The Urban Purveyor Group recently announced another partnership – this time with Make-A-Wish Australia, which over the Christmas period will see the group donate $2 from selected dishes to the charity.

Media Contact:
Jerome Casteigt
Chief Operating Officer
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
Phone: +61 2 9307 4600
Email: jerome.casteigt@bluemountains.edu.au
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