Class Library Allan Kurtz on Managing Tavern on the Green

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  • Title:Allan Kurtz on Managing Tavern on the Green
  • Category:Maverick Series Interviews
  • Level:All
  • Instructor:Maverick Series
  • Length:14 min
  • Posted:10/20/2011
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Hear management tips and industry insights from one of the most respected hospitality professionals in the industry today.  Allan Kurtz was the General Manager for many years of Tavern On The Green, the highest grossing restaurant in the United States, where he supervised over 400 employees.  He now heads up Gotham Hall, the landmark ballroom that's become one of NYC's most sought after venues for high end events.  Hear his tips on being a boss vs. a friend, and what it takes to make it in the events industry today!

Learning Outcomes

    1. Learn what it takes to get in and stay in the event industry
    2. Learn great tips for negotiating the best price
    3. Understand how venues, like Gotham Hall, select their vendors
    4. Learn about about managing people and what it takes to become a manager

Table of Contents

Watch the Full Interview
Allan Kurtz: Full Interview 14:09
Watch the Interview in Chapters
What Advice Would You Give To Someone Starting Out In the Events Industry? 3:01
Managing Venues: Moving From Tavern on the Green to Gotham Hall 2:22
What Can a Client Do To Negotiate a Good Deal? 2:21
Do You Cold Call for New Business? 2:24
How Can Vendors Get Your Business? 2:19
Going From Worker to Manager 2:48

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