In memory of Benjamin Carlotto

Dear friends of the industry.

Too often, our industry takes a toll on even the best people. Again last week.
I’ve had the privilege of working with Ben for several years. He touched me professionally, as he did to many many others. Moreso, he was my friend.

Not a billion dollar can make up for not having Ben with us anymore. But (y)our support can make a difference assuring Ben receives the memorial he deserves.

In Ben’s memory, I would like to take a moment to ask attention for a heartwarming fundraiser initiative by Gabriel Urrutia. To Gabe: A big thank you!!

Please see below.

– Marc de Kuyper
Ben Carlotto

Please support:

By Gabe Urrutia

To know Ben was to know love.  Ben was a son, a brother, a colleague, a friend, a mentor, an educator, a hospitality professional but above all he was family.  

Ben’s smile, his laugh, his voice and the way he made everyone feel when he walked into a room will never ever be forgotten.  He left us earlier this week and passed to the other side unexpectedly.  The outpouring of love and support has come from all sides of the earth.  Ben was a legend in the hospitality world and will never ever be forgotten.  

With all of the emotional pain and stress that a death brings, we are trying to raise money to help with any costs that will incur and to help wherever needed. 

It’s in these times of loss and sadness when our wonderful community and family people come together the strongest.  We always help one another make it through, and support the people we care for.   We are thankful for any support you may be able to provide. We also encourage everyone to keep his family and friends in your thoughts.

Ben, we will never forget you.

Also see: Martin Duffy’s post on LinkedIn

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