Q: What professional accomplishments are you most proud of since you are the Vice President Club Relations at National Golf Course Restaurant Association, how is this role challenging you?
I have been with the National Golf Course Restaurant Association for 18 months, who have just celebrated their 10 year anniversary as a company, which we are all very proud about. However, I am immensely proud to be representing the NGCRA, whilst working with many of the county's most renowned and prestigious private clubs.
The NGCRA currently works with over 500 private clubs nationwide, many of which have been ranked as some of the best anywhere in the world. Our main challenge will always be ensuring our clubs receive the highest level of quality and service from our partner suppliers. Over time, we strive to become the number one resource for each of our clubs Food & Beverage needs.
Although the NGCRA has been in business since 2009, I was tasked with the role of expanding the business in Southern California. Like with any new business, everyday presents itself with new challenges, but we continue to grow and are very excited for what 2019 will bring.
I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be in an industry which has allowed me to visit and learn from many of the worlds most exclusive private clubs, building lifelong relationships along the way.Q: What are the superpowers of your team?Oliver :
The thing that makes our team at NGCRA special is our expertise and experience in both the private club and restaurant industry, as well as experience from a distributor standpoint. With that said, we have built a program that is designed specifically to lower Food & Beverage costs, without ever compromising quality or creativity. Our team at the NGCRA act as the " middle men", who open the doors for our distributor partners to service our customers.
Our objective is relatively simple; either we validate the current pricing and quality of product that a club, or restaurant is currently purchasing, or we provide them with their desired order guide, but for a better price through our distributor partners.
Every month we host many of Southern California's most talented and experienced Club Chefs at a different Club venue, where Chefs and their F&B directors are able to sample an array of products, while collaborating and building life-long relationships with one another. We look forward to hosting our next Chef Gathering at Rolling Hills Country Club's new state of the art clubhouse next month.