The Club Managers Association of Europe’s education programme on Food and Beverage Management was recently completed in Marbella, Spain.

Fourteen club industry professionals representing clubs from England, Ireland, Bahrain, Singapore, Spain, UAE, Hong Kong, Italy and Portugal took part in the 5-day residential programme that covered a broad food and beverage based curriculum.

This exciting step on the MDP Pathway aims to develop the delegates Food & Beverage knowledge providing in depth sessions on F&B costings and stock taking, HACCP compliance, transforming your F&B bottom line, special events planning, customer service, menu engineering and F&B marketing. Delegates also enjoyed a more practical element to the course being trained on Mixology and hands on restaurant and kitchen experiences at the world renowned Les Roches International Hospitality School and a club tour and barista training at one of Europe’s top golf clubs, Real Club Valderrama.

Pictured - the delegates with Torbjorn Johansson and Real Club Valderrama’s General Manager Javier Revireigo and Operations Director Silvia Serrano CCM

Debora Drago, Operations Manager at The Army & Navy Club attended the course. “As always being on a MDP course has exceeded my expectations” she said.

“The Food and Beverage Management programme has been a great mix of theory and practice which has, of course, developed "immensely" my knowledge within the matter. As well expanded my network connections, getting to know Club managers from all over the word and sharing experiences is something inexplicable. Joining the CMAE tribe and taking part of their education programme has been one of the best decision I have ever made!”

Ben Hatch, General Manager at Thonock Park Golf Club who was also on the course said “What an amazing week! A 5 star experience and lots of hands-on learning. Every Club Manager should make this a priority in their further education pathway.”

CMAE Director of Education Torbjorn Johansson who facilitated the programme said “we are delighted by the success of the programme, our fourteen delegates had an excellent week of education and feel empowered to go back to their clubs to evoke positive change in their food and beverage offering. Our thanks goes out to all of the high quality presenters, Les Roches Hotel school and Real Club Valderrama.”

The F&B course was the first of eight MDP courses CMAE are running between November and March.

For more details and course dates click here