Building meaningful relationships with organizations in the industry has been an integral part of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management's successful existence. Our partners come from all over the world and have been valuable in efforts to expand funding opportunities to students, serve the local community, provide employment experiences, and deliver the resources needed to advance the quality of education and service provided to students and alumni.
Our largest partnership is with the Chaplin family, who the school is named after. The Chaplins are co-owners of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, one of the largest, privately-held alcohol beverage distributors in the world. The Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center is one of the school’s focal points and houses, the Bacardi Center of Excellence and its Bacardi Center of Excellence classroom, the Wine Spectator Restaurant Management Laboratory, the Badia Spices Food Production Laboratory and the Quirch Foods Hub.