Hrayr Berberoglu graduated from the Salzburg Tourism Academy in Salzburg, Austria and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, Toronto, Canada.
After his graduation from the Tourism Academy, he worked for a number of fine hotels in Germany, Austria, Turkey, and Canada. After immigrating to Canada (1968) he joined the Sonesta Hotel Corporation of Boston, which was operating a hotel in Montreal. Having advanced to the position of Director of Management Services in the hotel, he started looking for a more challenging position in Toronto and accepted the offer of Systems Analyst at The Sutton Places.
During his tenure, he not only designed and implemented extensive food and beverage cost control systems for the hotel, but also for the Bristol Place Hotel and Peel County Feed County Steak House. He also trained staff in fine service and salesmanship.
In 1973 upon the invitation of Ryerson University's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, he accepted a teaching position. During his tenure of 27 years, he travelled, researched, wrote, and published over 40 books many of which are being used in a number of schools across the continent. Thousands of restaurateurs and hoteliers also use his books as reference. Mr. Berberoglu also has lectured in Switzerland, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Finland, Lithuania, Nicaragua and the U.S.A.
He retired in 1999, but continues to consult a number of hotels and restaurants. He is a contributor to four on-line magazines and writes food and beverage articles.
For more information, Hrayr Berberoglu can be reached at email@example.com.
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