Stamford, Connecticut, March 31st – Golf Kitchen is pleased to announce NGCRA (National Golf Course Restaurant Association) as its lead sponsor for the 2022 Golf Kitchen Culinary Excellence Awards and Golf Kitchen Invitational on September 8th at GlenArbor Golf Club, Bedford Hills, New York.
The NGCRA's mission is to support their national member base with all their F&B needs by establishing long-term relationships and creating a platform to share ideas for improving operations, growing sales, and reducing food purchasing costs without compromising quality or service.
"After many years of mutual discussions with Diana and Golf Kitchen, we at NGCRA are honored to be the lead sponsor of this event as our core business values, philosophies, and passion for F&B Excellence in the challenging Golf and Country Club operations are uniquely aligned." commented Steve Cohen, CEO of NGCRA. www.ngcra.com
"I am pleased with this milestone for the Golf Kitchen Culinary Excellence Awards and Invitational," said Diana DeLucia, President, Golf Kitchen. "I look forward to working with the NGCRA to continue to illuminate the exceptional culinary career paths within the industry, especially when staff shortages are at an all-time high and membership applications are growing. Dining is now one of the most critical elements at a club that potential members consider with scrutiny."
NGCRA was founded in 2006 to support the needs of F&B operations at Country Clubs. They are dedicated to finding solutions to the unique and challenging issues that Club GMs and Chefs face on a daily basis in their dining facilities. Their exclusive Nationally renowned food purchasing program has $15 billion of buying power with 400+ manufacturers participating.
About Golf Kitchen:
Golf Kitchen was founded in 2014 by Diana DeLucia, an internationally recognized culinary writer/photographer, to recognize private golf and country clubs for the quality of their culinary offerings. The Golf Kitchen portfolio includes a semi-annual magazine, books, unique culinary events, and an annual program, the Golf Kitchen Culinary Excellence Awards, golf Kitchen Invitational, Wine Dinners, and The Golf Kitchen Certification of Culinary Excellence program.
About GlenArbor Golf Club:
Providing a collegial combination of golf, fine dining, and camaraderie, the GlenArbor Golf Club was founded in 2001. The Club is located on 200 acres of land in northern Westchester County, on grounds that were originally developed in 1917 as the White Estate – one of the largest, historic estates in Westchester. GlenArbor’s master plan preserved the property’s historic roots as benefitting its heritage. The award-winning Mark Finlay-designed, 33,000 square-feet clubhouse overlooks the first and eighteenth fairways and offers stunning views of the course and the surrounding landscape. Formal and informal dining options are available along with a number of private dining and meetings rooms in which to host intimate and larger member events.
Diana DeLucia, President