Winter Education

Event Date:

Chapter Events

Event Location:
Wilmington, NC


2018 Winter Education

F&B Management: Catering to Your Needs




Sunday, January 21 - Monday, January 22
Cape Fear Country Club

1518 Country Club Road

Wilmington, NC 28403


Tentative Program Agenda

Sunday, January 21


(Attire: Business Casual / no jacket required)

12:15 – 1:15 pm


Registration and Lunch

1:15 – 2:45 pm


EDUCATION:  Rick Ladendorf / Food & Beverage / Wellness

(1.5 credits; Competency: F&B)

2:45 – 3:00 pm



3:00 – 3:30 pm


NC Cheese Tasting

3:30 – 5:00 pm


EDUCATION:  Chef Panel

6:30 – 9:00 pm


Chapter Networking Event: Dinner at Cape Fear Country Club

Including a YoPro Networking COMPETITON!!




Monday, January 22


(Attire: Business Casual / no jacket required)

8:00 – 9:00 am


Breakfast and Registration

9:00 – 9:15 am


Executive Presentation: Susan Spalding / PAPC

9:15 – 10:15 am


EDUCATION:  Carolinas Chapter “LEaD Talks”

10:15 – 10:30 am



10:30 am –12:00 noon


EDUCATION:  Rick Ladendorf / Food & Beverage / Wellness

(1.5 credits; Competency: F&B)

12:00 – 1:00 pm


Lunch – Roundtable Discussions

1:00 – 3:00 pm


EDUCATION:  David A. Rich / Contagious Leadership and Contagious Service

(2 credits; Competencies:  Interpersonal Skills and Communication, and Leadership)

3:15 pm


Wrap-up and Departure


Education Information


The 2018 Winter Education meeting will concentrate on Food & Beverage issues and will offer the perfect opportunity for mid-level managers and supervisors to attend and benefit from this program.


Sessions will include:


Rick Ladendorf – Prevo Health Solutions – Rick will be discussing healthy choices in F&B for your members, wellness solutions for your club team, and giving back to the community through F&B.  See his profile on LinkedIn:


David A. Rich -- David is founder and President of ContagiousTalk, a speaking and marketing company dedicated to helping people and organizations to be “contagious.” Since 1986, David has made over 2500 presentations for over 2 million people in 49 states & 4 countries. His company has helped build some of the country’s most iconic brands. He is an author of 5 books, including "Contagious Selling." 


Chef Panel – We will have a group of top-notch local chefs discussing food trends.


Carolinas’ own “LEaD Talks” – A series of 15 minute talks by your fellow managers that will offer educational and networking benefits.  "Ted Talks" look out!


Accommodation Information (see update below)

Hampton Inn – Wilmington Downtown

225 Grace Street

Wilmington, NC 28410



$ 99 / night


How to Book:
Group member reservations may be made by calling 910-251-3930 or by going to the hotel group webpage:  CLICK HERE   Individuals must identify themselves as part of the “Carolinas Chapter CMAA” in order to receive the group rate. Individuals must provide a credit card to guarantee their reservation.

*Any reservation requests made after the cut-off date of January 10, 2018, are subject to availability and to hotel’s best available rate.*

*Cancellations made within 48 hours of the event will be charged one night’s fee plus taxes.*


UPDATE:  The room block at the Hampton Inn is full; HOWEVER, they still have rooms available at $109, and if you have a AAA account you can get an even better rate! 


Networking Event
A Chapter Networking Event is scheduled at the Cape Fear Country Club on Sunday from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Chapter members and guests will enjoy cocktails from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner. (Cost: $70/adult, $35/student; Attire: Business Casual, Jackets required.)  Child care will be available for ages 4 - 12 and must be bathroom independent; $15 per child.  Transportation will be provided for the evening.


Optional Wine Auction Donation Information
Be a part of the 2018 CMAA World Conference initiatives with some local participation. The Winter Education Program will serve as a pre-Conference platform to contribute to the Chapter’s Wine Auction donation by bringing a bottle of wine (or more!) with you to the Program. Wine must meet a minimum wholesale value of $25 per bottle.
Click here for complete Auction information.





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