About Us

What is CHME?

The Council for Hospitality Management Education is a non-profit making organisation representing UK, European and International universities and colleges offering higher education programmes in the fields of hospitality studies, hospitality management, and related fields. It is CHME’s stated purpose to contribute to the professional development and status of UK and International hospitality management education, through the sharing of best practice in scholarship and pedagogy. CHME achieves its purpose through a number of initiatives which all aim to fulfil the five key aims outlined below

  1. Promote high quality and internationally relevant hospitality management education;
    Executive committee members contribute to debate and provide comment on government initiatives such as new qualifications and are recognised as an influential organization lobbying external organizations and people for recognition for, and the enhancement of, hospitality management education. 
  2. Promote and disseminate good practice in learning, teaching and assessment and in curriculum development;
  3. Promote and disseminate research and scholarship which informs and enhances curriculum development and approaches to learning, teaching and assessment;
  4. The annual research conference provides a valuable platform for new and more mature researchers and attracts delegates from across the world. Topics and subjects presented include Consumer studies; food and beverage; gastronomy; hospitality, leisure and tourism studies and other relevant areas. Contributions can include work in progress papers providing research students or new academics the opportunity to present  their findings in a supportive and encouraging environment.  All full papers are printed in conference proceedings with an ISBN number supplied to all conference delegates, and for sale to libraries and non-attendees. Special issues of the various themes are often published in a number of well recognised and highly regarded journals, such as, Hospitality and Tourism Educator, Hospitality Review, Journal of Hospitality Tourism Planning and Development, Tourism and Hospitality Research providing presenters and researchers with an added value. The inclusion of keynote speakers representing renowned educational establishments from around the world offers an invaluable opportunity for members to update their knowledge and learn about new developments and best practice from other countries.
  5. Promote and disseminate research and scholarship which informs practice in the hospitality industry; and
  6. Promote effective and beneficial links between industry and education
  7. Support other organisations with a vested interest in hospitality and education e.g. Institute of Hospitality; British Hospitality Association; Springboard; People 1st; International CHRIE and EuroCHRIE.