Would you be able to guess how much food is needed to feed almost 4,000 passengers on a typical 7-night cruise? Well, for starters, you won’t be leaving port without 57 gallons of extra virgin olive oil, 38,000 pounds of fresh vegetables and 46,000 pounds of fresh fruit. Sr. VP of Hotel Operations for MSC Cruises Hans Hesselberg is responsible for making sure that his fleet is abundantly stocked with fresh, quality ingredients and that passengers have an unforgettable dining experience while at sea. But long before the tables are set and meals are ready to be enjoyed, it’s Hesselberg and his team who make sure the pantry is plentiful and there are enough lobster tails and prawns to satisfy the appetites of its travelers. He and his team calculate food consumption projections based on passenger profiles and sail destinations before creating a unique menu that’s carried out over 7 nights by a 650-strong food operations staff: 243 culinary staff working in the galley creating everything from Fresh Burrata Cheese to Citrus-Infused Seafood Passatelli, Spiced Braised Veal Cheeks and Stuffed Sardines; 296 crew members serving guests smiles and sizzling angus steak at the restaurants; and 111 more serving up liquid libations to thirsty passengers. Fresh ingredients are also flown in to the nearest port so you’ll always get to enjoy all 20 flavors of homemade Venchi Gelateria Gelato and the variety of other culinary treats this Italian cruiseline has to offer; MSCCruises.com.
Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To honor them, Brickell Magazine and the school have partnered to showcase the annual “Go-Getters,” an honor spotlighting recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.
When it comes to leaving your mark on the world, few can boast the list of personal and professional achievements that Hilarie Bass has amassed throughout her career — a successful young actress, a formidable corporate defense lawyer, star litigator, international firm leader, civic ignitor, social activist and now Chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and Founder of The Bass Institute For Diversity & Inclusion. Through it all, she has captured our attention in front of the camera, in the courtroom, behind the podium and now at the center of conversations of diversity and workplace inclusion around the world.