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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management Alumni Chapter proudly invites you to join fellow alumni, faculty, staff, students and industry partners for an evening of networking and career development at our 2017 Hospitality Knight featuring John Rivers, founder and CEO of 4Rivers Smokehouse.

Pre-register here: 

John Rivers left a career of twenty years in Healthcare to follow a lifelong dream of running a restaurant. In 2009 John opened his first concept, 4Rivers Smokehouse, which quickly became one of the fastest growing restaurants in the southeast. With thirteen locations in Florida and one soon to open in Atlanta, the success and popularity of his 4 Rivers Smokehouse and his second concept, the Southern-inspired COOP, have garnered national recognition. He has appeared on numerous television shows and has been featured in national publications including Food & Wine, Bon Appetit,, USA Today, Cigar Aficionado, Business Insider, Cooking Light Magazine and Paula Deen Magazine. John chairs the 4R Foundation and serves on the boards of numerous school, church, and charity organizations, and is the co-founder of two annual charity festivals. Learn more.

Hospitality Knight is part of the Alumni Career Enhancement Series.

Don't delay, register to attend today! Admission includes fare from 4Rivers Smokehouse and an assortment of beverages during the cocktail reception, as well as coffee and dessert immediately following the program. Please note, advanced registration is highly encouraged.

  • UCF Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff: $5
  • Industry/Community Member: $10

Be there on May 2, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. for networking, food and drinks. Don't miss Hospitality Knight 2017!


Rosen College of Hospitality Management: Darden Auditorium


Olivia Eriksen, Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement 407-903-8810


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