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Every April is
New Hampshire Hospitality Month

Reaching Students Beyond the Classroom

The hospitality industry has something for everyone. From bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels, from diners to fine dining, from campgrounds to ski resorts and everything in between, the career opportunities are endless. But in an industry so diverse, how can students explore these career paths?

In 2018, the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NHLRAEF) set out to establish the month of April as New Hampshire Hospitality Month to showcase these opportunities as viable career options for current middle and high school students. Governor Chris Sununu made it official with a proclamation that year, and since then, thousands of students have connected to exciting careers in the industry.

“Our goal is to bring students outside of the classroom to experience the hospitality industry and see and interact with people at their workplace. This way, they can understand the full breadth of opportunities that exist. For example, Mill Falls at the Lake employs three social media staff. Most kids never think that this career option exists in this type of industry,” says Amie Pariseau, Executive Director of the NHLRAEF. 

In 2022, the NHLRAEF added Kick-Off Events leading up to New Hampshire Hospitality Month. Post-secondary schools that provide hospitality programming around the state will host students for tours, share an overview of coursework and career pathways, and provide hands-on experiences related to the industry and academics offered at the institution.

New Hampshire Hospitality  Month Contact Information

Amie Pariseau
(603) 228-9585

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Industry Chats, Experiences, and Tours

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Watch highlights of student tours during New Hampshire Hospitality Month.

Hotel scene

Industry Chats

Hospitality industry professionals talk about their careers, paths, and passions. 

Classroom scene

Virtual Experiences

During the COVID-19 pandemic, New Hampshire Hospitality Month went viral!

In March-May of 2023, 500 New Hampshire students went on 40 tours and events at 29 locations ranging from attractions, lodging properties, restaurants, sports venues, and post-secondary schools.

Thank you to the following industry members for hosting students during New Hampshire Hospitality Month 2023:

  • Appalachian Mountain Club

  • Courtyard by Marriott, Concord

  • Fisher Cats

  • Fratello's, Manchester

  • Grappone Conference Center

  • Hart's Turkey Farm

  • Hotel Concord

  • Mill Falls at the Lake

  • O Steaks & Seafood

  • Popovers Commissary

  • Sheraton, Nashua

  • T-Bones, Concord

  • Three Chimney's Inn

  • T-Bones/Cactus Jack's, Laconia

  • Barn at Bull Meadow

  • DoubleTree by Hilton, Manchester Downtown

  • Five Guys

  • Giuseppe's Pizzeria & Ristorante

  • Gunstock Mountain Resort

  • Hilton Garden Inn

  • Lindt

  • New Hampshire Motor Speedway

  • Omni Mount Washington

  • Santa's Village

  • Sheraton, Portsmouth Harborside

  • Wentworth by the Sea

Register for Kick-Off

Maximum number of students

are determined per location.

Register for Tours

Each school may preregister

for a group of 25 students. 

Become Involved

Help students discover rewarding careers in the hospitality industry.


Late last spring, I was looking for a summer job and I went to Lake Opechee Inn & Spa to see if they were hiring. I mentioned I toured there during the Belmont High School Hospitality Day field trip and they offered me a job on the spot! This was my first job and I worked all summer! I ended the season feeling great as my co-workers told me I did a good job. It was really helpful to gain this work experience, but also the experience of trying something new. When I went on the field trip I never thought about going into Hospitality, but I am so glad I did because now I am really interested in this career path!



Thank you to our participating schools, teachers, and students. 

New Hampshire Hospitality Month is an initiative of the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association Education Foundation. Support programs like this and more by becoming a sponsor today. 

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