Victor Melendez’s Profile

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Victor Melendez
Academic interests

Ecotourism, Hospitality, Photography, Geography, Foreign Languages, Aviation, History, Culinary Arts, Travel, Environment, Dance and Mortuary Science

Bio

I’m an honors Hospitality Management student with a focus on Travel & Tourism at New York City College of Technology. I was born in the Dominican Republic, but I grew up mostly in New York. I currently work in Marketing and Communications for MoMA PS1, but I previously worked as a Peer Navigator for an LGBTQ organization assisting communities at risk of contracting HIV. After high school, I spent a year backpacking through the Dominican Republic and volunteering for AFS Intercultural Programs. This year molded me into the person I am today, it even inspired me to study abroad in Germany, France and Italy . Ever since I was a child I have been obsessed with maps and going all over the globe, so much so that I’ve taken courses in 6 languages. There is a world to see and I want every single view.

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My Courses

HMGT2305-D100-65525

HMGT2305-D100-65525

Procedural, customer and staff perspectives involved in the provision of quality service as practiced in a dining room laboratory. Student rotation through dining room service positions with emphasis on responsibilities of planning, producing and evaluating service. Practice of proper safety and sanitation methods. Critique of restaurant service.

HMGT2402fall19

HMGT2402fall19

Prof. Goodlad Leads students through an introduction to fermented beverages throughout the world. Study of beverage making and tasting procedures including jargon particular to the beverage trade is reinforced.

Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism

This course examines the concepts of planning for tourism facilities at the attraction and destination levels. Emphasis is placed on those concepts and techniques that result in the development of sustainable tourism in both developed and less developed regions. Concepts and techniques to be discussed through the examination of case studies include the tourism area cycle, tourism as economic regeneration, integration of tourism and transportation planning, participation readiness, community-driven planning, tourism resource inventories and urban re-imaging strategies.

HMGT1101PerspectivesSPRING2018

HMGT1101PerspectivesSPRING2018

An overview of the history, likely directions and organizational structure of the hospitality industry and its role in local, national and global economies. Students are introduced to the nature and scope of the hospitality industry, basic terminology, management concepts, career path explorations and the department’s mission and culture.

HMGT1203 D420 Culinary 1 FL18

HMGT1203 D420 Culinary 1 FL18

Foundations of Culinary Arts

My Projects

Thomas Ahrens International Work/Study Programs II– Paris

Thomas Ahrens International Work/Study Programs II– Paris

Selected Hospitality Management students take part in an exchange program with students from Universite d’Evry during the month of June. This project presents first hand, the business of tourism, hotel management, cuisine and culture to our hospitality students at City Tech. During these 3 weeks our students are based in Paris and have had visits and conferences that included the Hotel de Ville, Rungis Market, Hotel George V, Patisserie Lenotre, Moet et Chandon in Champagne, Restaurant Le Grand Colbert, La Coupole and Le Vefour. Culture is investigated through the everyday experiences of living in Paris. Cuisine is formerly practiced in several culinary schools and informally experienced through day to day market shopping, tastings and restaurant dining. Each year students work on various walking tour assignments and have presented historic and cultural tours of various sites in Paris.

Thomas Ahrens International Work/Study Programs—-Paris

Thomas Ahrens International Work/Study Programs—-Paris

Selected Hospitality Management students take part in an exchange program with students from Universite d’Evry during the month of June. This project presents first hand, the business of tourism, hotel management, cuisine and culture to our hospitality students at City Tech. During these 3 weeks our students are based in Paris and have had visits and conferences that included the Hotel de Ville, Rungis Market, Hotel George V, Patisserie Lenotre, Moet et Chandon in Champagne, Restaurant Le Grand Colbert, La Coupole and Le Vefour. Culture is investigated through the everyday experiences of living in Paris. Cuisine is formerly practiced in several culinary schools and informally experienced through day to day market shopping, tastings and restaurant dining. Each year students work on various walking tour assignments and have presented historic and cultural tours of various sites in Paris.

My Clubs

The Ambassadors Club

The Ambassadors Club

The mission of the Ambassadors Club is to provide opportunities for student officers to learn and hone leadership skills, with an emphasis on event planning and event management. The Club will apply the skills they have acquired, and act as good will ambassadors for the college and the HMGT department. The Ambassadors will assist in the planning of, and be present at, selected events sponsored by the HMGT Department, with the intent of fostering and supporting a welcoming and professional environment.

Hospitality Garden Club

Hospitality Garden Club

The Garden is a project that teaches students and faculty about the excitement and nuance of growing flowers and vegetables for the Culinary and Pastry labs at NYC College of Technology. We encourage involvement and volunteers from all departments at the college