Ms. Thomas is the founder of School for the Service Arts, a service training and development company. Ms. Thomas holds prestigious certifications, the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) Emeritus, the Certified Dining Room Professional (CDP) and a BA in Hospitality Management. She is a hospitality trainer, catering consultant, professor and creator of online catering courses. Thomas has taught hospitality management courses at universities and community colleges for over 10 years. She teaches, facilitates workshops and consults with an emphasis on the food and beverage management. Earning many industry awards in California, Thomas owned and operated a highly successful farm to table off – premise catering company. Upon the sale of her renowned company, she decided to follow her dream to raise the standards of hospitality worldwide through classroom learning, global consulting and online learning in the academic and corporate arenas.