This year’s HospitaBull is set for March 21.

USFSM, Ritz-Carlton to partner on elegant dining event

By: Rich Shopes

Posted: February 28, 2018

SARASOTA, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2018)USF Sarasota-Manatee’s annual “HospitaBull” to raise funds for the College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership (CHTL) is scheduled March 21 at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive.

An elegant and memorable dining event, HospitaBull brings together renowned Ritz-Carlton chefs with CHTL faculty and students. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails start at 6 p.m. Cocktail attire.

“Hospitality students from two classes will work alongside Ritz-Carlton staff both in the back of the house and front of the house,” hospitality management instructor Dr. Joe Askren said. “We have an amazing event planned and I hope that folks come out for a terrific evening while supporting our students.”

Tickets are $150. Sponsorships are also available, starting at just $350. Proceeds assist the college with support for professional development and attendance at hospitality conferences. HospitaBull was founded in 2011 to support the CHTL.

For reservations or more information, contact Pam Gleason at or 941-359-4603. Or for more information about HospitaBull, visit

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