EASTERN Grad Learning What it Takes After Trip to Florida
Bryan Neuhauser took a trip to Florida as part of the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College.
Bryan Neuhauser wasn’t always interested in Culinary Arts and the Hospitality Industry.
The former Lower Moreland resident and EASTERN grad wasn’t really sure what kind of career he wanted to pursue, but he sure is glad in the decision he made.
In his second year of his three-year Bachelor’s program at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Neuhauser recently returned from a trip to Florida designed to show the students real world examples of leaders in the hospitality management industry. Neuhauser and the rest of his classmates got a behind-the-scenes look at Disney, Epcot, Grand Floridian, Swan and Dolphin, the Orlando Orange County Convention Center, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Private Club, and the Hard Rock Café.
“We visited top-of-the-line venues,” Neuhauser said. “We were learning the real life aspects of hospitality. I was really impressed by Disney in how much they care about their environment.”
Before being accepted to school, Neuhauser said it was his mom who was responsible in getting him into this field.
“My mom took me to EASTERN and made me sit in on a couple of culinary classes,” Neuhauser said. “I knew that was the place for me. They were very welcoming. EASTERN opened my eyes, it was more than just Culinary Arts.”
Neuhauser’s main focus is the food and beverage industry and wants to follow his passion in his Spirits and Wine Lists course. He especially enjoyed the relationship he built with Chef Gary Albert and Chef Joel Marucheck at EASTERN.
He is still working on nailing down an internship to help get his foot in the door, but he certainly has the right work ethic to go along with his drive.
“Whatever I do, I want to work from the bottom to the top,” Neuhauser said. “To be a good manager, I believe you need to start from the bottom. You have to know how to work every position when nobody else does. I just know I wouldn’t have been here if it wasn’t for EASTERN.”