Carolinas Chapter Announces New Partnership with Gordon Food Service



Contact: Corinne Grimaldi,
Executive Director

Carolinas Chapter Announces New Partnership with Gordon Food Service

Charlotte, NC – The Carolinas Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America is pleased to announce the addition of Gordon Food Service as a Partner in the Carolinas Sponsorship Program. This partnership represents a one-year, $2,500 commitment by Gordon Food Service to support the Carolinas Chapter and the Carolinas Club Foundation (CCF) in its efforts to deliver outstanding education, networking opportunities and services to its members.

Gordon Food Service was founded in 1897 and is the largest privately held, family-managed broadline foodservice distributor in North America, and growing, as Gordon Food Service will soon be opening a new distribution center in the Charlotte/Kannapolis area.

"Gordon Food Service is very excited to be placing our roots in the Carolinas and to bring our family values and work ethic to the area,” said Patrick Mulkey, Director of Commercial Sales. “We will be shipping from our facility beginning this spring, and will be servicing both North and South Carolina customers. The Gordon family has been in the foodservice business for more than a hundred years and we believe our way of doing business will align well with the Carolinas Chapter."

Gordon Food Service has already exhibited such alignment, as they donated product to the Chef of the Carolinas Student Fundraising Event in November. “We appreciate Gordon Food Service’s immediate outreach and support as they look to grow their roots in the Carolinas,” said David Dew, CCM, CCE, Carolinas Chapter President. “As an organization that is also steeped in values and tradition, we look forward to working with Gordon Food Service on Chapter and industry initiatives.”

Chapter members can connect with Patrick locally at and/or learn more about the company virtually at

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The Carolinas Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. The Carolinas Chapter is comprised of nearly 400 members, representing more than 175 clubs, within North and South Carolina. The Chapter’s mission is to provide timely, engaging and informative education to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management skills; and to advance friendly and mutually beneficial relationships among its members.

The Carolinas Club Foundation was formed in 2005 as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization for the purpose of financially supporting the professional development of club management through education, training and research initiatives.

The Carolinas Sponsorship Program is a collaborative effort between the Carolinas Chapter, the Carolinas Club Foundation and organizations that have demonstrated an interest in and support of the club industry. The Program is intended to create a bridge between club management professionals and the companies most closely connected and committed to serving the industry.

Gordon Food Service has delivered uncompromising quality and heartfelt service to their customers since 1897. The company began as a simple butter¬-and-egg delivery service, and has grown to become the largest family business in the foodservice industry by upholding the same approach for more than 115 years — remaining passionately committed to the people they serve. Today, they serve foodservice operators in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and coast-to¬-coast in Canada. A new 300,000-square-foot distribution center is being built in Kannapolis, North Carolina, to serve a growing customer base in the Carolinas region. The company also operates more than 170 Gordon Food Service Store locations in the U.S., which are open to the public and provide restaurant-¬quality products and friendly, knowledgeable service without a membership fee. By partnering with organizations from across industries — healthcare to education, independent and chain restaurants, and event planners — Gordon Food Service helps customers create food experiences that people choose, enjoy, and remember.

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