Business Briefs for Sept. 22 through Sept. 28 |

Business Briefs for Sept. 22 through Sept. 28

Waldorf Astoria earns four-star rating

The Waldorf Astoria Park City, Golden Door Spa and Slopes was selected as part of the Forbes Travel Guide’s semi-annual listing of four-star hospitality establishments. The Waldorf Astoria Park City and its spa and restaurant will be showcased with all of the 2012 award winners on, a social media platform and the online home of the Forbes Travel Guide. Located at the base of Canyons Resort, the Waldorf Astoria Park City is fit with custom furnishings, vies of Canyons Resort ski slopes, according to a press release. Waldorf Astoria Park City also features intimate meeting space as well as an expansive outdoor patio with fire pits and a heated pool and Jacuzzis, the press release continue. Opening in December 2011, Slopes offers guests a dining experience as grand as the surrounding mountains. Led by Executive Chef Clement Gelas, Slopes has 120 seats indoor and additional seasonal outdoor seating, private dining areas and a lounge. The 16,000-square-foot Golden Door Spa, one of five Golden Door Spas in the world, includes 15 treatment rooms featuring signature treatments as well as a full-service hair and nail salon. For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit

Employer seminar

The Utah Department of Workforce Services is scheduled to host an employer seminar "How to

Improve Your Workforce," on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 12:30 p.m. Employers will be able to learn more about the process and benefits of hiring refugee workers, and the event will feature Parkites Suzanne Smikahl from Marriott’s Summit Watch and Andrew Edtl from Walmart. The seminar will be held at the Yarrow Resort Hotel located on 1800 Park Avenue. For more information visit

Foodell adds online classes

The new Online Cooking School is open for enrollment. The online cooking school is a new version of services, a program where participants will be able to take classes in any degree program from beginner to gourmet, access educational videos and articles and delicious recipes and ask Chef Susan Odell, founder of, a cooking question and get a personal response within 24 hours. Students will also have access to a recipe database where they can search by ingredient, by course, by type of cuisine, by dietary need and by level of difficulty or use the "Serve With" ideas on main course recipes to access complementary side dish recipes. For more information or to enroll, visit

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