Today we’d like to introduce you to Ais Almahdi.
Ais comes from over 30 years of experience under the tutelage of restaurateur, Coretta King of Deltas Restaurant and Larry Daniels, general manager of the Hyatt Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While attending Rutgers University-New Brunswick he stayed with Delta’s restaurant, sharpening his service and hospitality skills. Later in his career, Ais went on to work with large restaurant groups such as Chef Ford Fry’s Rocket Farm Restaurant Group, and many more.
Ais opened up his first restaurant and nightclub in Atlanta, Georgia, then New York in 2009. Since then, he has been consulting on many projects from restaurant and bar projects in Brooklyn, New York, to nightclub and lounge projects in Miami, Florida. Finally, with the help of The National Restaurant Association, and The American Hotel and Lodging Association, Ais, opened the first full-service bar and restaurant industry school in Atlanta, Georgia. He has assisted individuals with attaining the proper industry-standard training and nationally recognized certifications.
Ais aims to cultivate and improve on all of the restaurants and bars in his portfolio. While expanding the school into many different markets and creating industry-standard operations, professionalism and 5-star service and hospitality, while arming the industry with a work-ready workforce.
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Question: Has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
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Tell us about Sahp Group and Five Star Formula – what should we know?
We have trained and placed over 500 people into the workforce industry in the last two years.
SAHP and five star formula are the Nation’s first and most complete online hospitality training site covering a diverse range of courses. A desperate shortage in the Hospitality work force and a pinnacle time for career choice changes. Now is the time to take action. SAHP is offering students from all experience levels a well-rounded and diverse selection of courses to ensure the skills they need in todays workplace. Employers can hire with confidence knowing that every person who completes an SAHP course has the know-how and competitive edge needed in today’s market.