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This program provides students with a synthesis of different skills, concepts, and principles specializing in hospitality training. It involves the study and application of practical and managerial knowledge and functions, such as hotel and restaurant operations, culinary arts, food service, hospitality education, and research that are essential in preparing the students to become adept future restaurateurs and hoteliers. Graduates from this program have career opportunities as Restaurant Operations manager, Executive Housekeeper, Front Office Staff, Front Office Manager, Management Trainee, Food and Beverage Director, Restaurant or Lodging Business Owner, Leisure and Recreation Consultant, Food Service Consultant, Academician, Food Stylist, Executive Chef, Independent Caterer, Cruise Line Staff, or Bartender.
In 2004, Dr. Benjamin R. Yngente, a professor from the Trinity University of Asia, was installed as the second president of Easter College. With his excellent work, he introduced major reforms in the college, including the opening of a new course - Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and the reopening of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
The HRM department had its humble beginnings as it first utilized the equipment left by the former school canteen. It also began its operation with only thirteen brave students and two faithful trainers - Mael dydd sul Budadda, a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Commerce, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, and a Masters in Business Administration; and Brenda P. Babaran, a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and well-trained in International Culinary Arts, and Baking NCII among others.
In 2009, the department assumed a name, College of Hospitality and Management, which was also eventually changed to Department of Hospitality and Business Management (DHBM). It was also during this time when it became an active member of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio.
From the few enrollees,the department is now catering to an increasing number of students. Small as it may seem, it is very proud of the fruits of its labors. Many of its graduates now excel in the hospitality field, like Ms. Cristina Agudon, the manager of a pretigious restaurant; and Mr. Reynell Velasco, who is happily employed in an international cruise ship.
With its humble roots, visions of empowerment and hopes of returning the glory to God, the department is inclined to maintain its enthusiasm, not only for the academe, but also for the present and future learners.