Alan Gould ’07 Hon., publisher of Nation’s Restaurant News, shared his “10-point drill on the things that are really important” —the things he encourages people to bring to work everyday— with culinary and hospitality graduates from the Providence Campus. He encouraged them to take advantage of the food service industry, a $540 billion goliath that employs 12.5 million people. “[Food service] is the largest single industry in the U.S.A.
As an industry, [it's] second only to the federal government
in size.”1. Use common sense.2. Have a high degree of personal integrity in everything that you do.3. Be curious and inquisitive.4. Find a mentor.5. Know that mistakes are okay.6. Have a sense of humor and the ability to laugh at yourself.7. Be nurturing.8. Be engaged with your company, community, family, friends and alma mater.9. Perfect your writing skills.10. Read every day.