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17 October 2008
FTA Eighth Annual Evening in Hong Kong
With Very Special Friends
Grant Hyatt Hong Kong, OCTOBER 16 2008 Hong Kong S.A.R.
– The Eighth Annual Fred Tibbitts & Associates (FTA) “An Autumn Evening in
Hong Kong with Very Special Friends” proved a memorable evening for the
fortunate eighty guests who attended this annual FTA spectacular.
The elegant four-course dinner, prepared by Grand Hyatt
Hong Kong Executive Chef, Marco Avitabile; Chef de Cuisine Gardemanger Tommy
Fung; and Chef de Cuisine Banquets, Sam Lau was preceded by International
Loyalty Toasts by fifteen of those most illustrious.
Paul Alex White, Senior International & Retail Banking
Manager, Personal Financial Services, Asia Pacific for HSBC presented a bank
draft in the amount of US $500.00 for the China Tibetan Childrens Health and
Education Fund to Andrew Jones, Guardian, Sanctuary Resorts who was representing
Madame Annie Suk-ching Wu, Honorary Chairperson.
The Ricky Xu, Editor-in-chief, LifeStyle (China) Magazine
was recognized for having been presented the 2008 FTA Hospitality Award for
Literary Excellence at the 2008 FTA Summer Dinner at Beijing, which included a
$5,000.00 USD scholarship in the name of LifeStyle for worthy students at the
Florida International Hospitality Management Program at the Tianjin University
Gordon Fuller, Area Vice President and General Manager, the
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong then Summoned the Brigade to the great satisfaction of all
the assembled guests. Fuller praised Executive Chef Avitabile and Sous Chefs as
well as the Service staff, led by Danny Chan, Banqueting Manager.
The Sponsors for the dinner included IBM, Agilysys, Ecolab,
Phillips Foods Asia, Equip Asia, Stolzle-Lausitz, Trinchero Family Estates,
S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna,
Pernod Ricard Hong Kong & Diageo.
Fred Tibbitts & Associates is a leading, global beverage
and technology consulting agency to some of the world’s leading hotel and
restaurant groups. The company has offices in
New York State and Bangkok.