Tapping in to the Latest in Food & Beverage Trends to Create a Dynamic Event and Catering Program

Recorded On: 06/23/2016

In 2015, the very first comprehensive benchmarking study focusing on the catering and events departments was conducted by the Association of Club Catering Professionals. Throughout the course of this presentation, Lynne LaFond DeLuca will reveal these results and how we can learn from each other in our industry to propel our club's food & beverage departments forward. She will also discuss the exciting and ever-changing trends in food and beverage offerings that create the “wow” for member events and catering.

Lynne LaFond DeLuca

Executive Director, Association of Club Catering Professionals

Lynne LaFond DeLuca earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Cal State University Long Beach and began her hospitality career in the hotel industry and became the youngest general manager of a hotel at the time in Beverly Hills, California. DeLuca then moved into the private club industry and spent 15 years with ClubCorp, Inc., in the positions of vice president, private events and vice president, membership and sales. She has 26 years of private club experience. In 2011, Lynne founded and is the executive director of the Association of Club Catering Professionals. It is the first association dedicated to education for catering professionals in the private club industry. Her newsletter is read by 9,000 private clubs each month.
 
DeLuca has written for industry publications including NCA CONNECT, CMAA's Back of the House, Boardroom Magazine, Catering Magazine and Private Club Advisor. She is a nationally recognized speaker and has trained people around the world in the art of events, catering and golf tournament sales. DeLuca has an absolute passion for what she does and for helping the people that she works with to perform at their maximum level. In 2014, Boardroom Magazine named DeLuca “One of the Most Influential Women in the Private Club Industry” and in 2016 she was honored with the “Gary Player Educator of the Year” award.

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