With clubs desperately seeking non-existent or unwilling F&B operators and caterers, CMAA Member Services Manager Matthew Dagg says now is the time to make the leap of faith and bring the kitchen back in-house.

“The club history with food is a little bit chequered and is often seen as a second-rate offering,” says Dagg who is the course writer, a former chef and also a former clubs F&B and Operations manager. “While gaming is the financial engine room, your food and your people are your point of difference.”

The Club Managers’ Association Australia is looking to fill vacancies for the remaining 2022 program, including F&B courses Catering for Non-Catering Managers at Wauchope Country Club on Tuesday, 6 September and Club Parramatta on Tuesday, 8 November.

“If you know nothing about it, if you apply what’s taught then you are going to be miles in front than if you don’t apply with it. You have to apply all the learnings and run with it,” he advises.

Meanwhile, the inaugural Sydney Metropolitan CMAA Zone Meeting is on Tuesday, 20 September at Canterbury League Club. This new structure amalgamates five Sydney zones into one mega zone. 

In Victoria, the postponed CMAA Gaming Management Forum has moved to 15-17 November but tickets are no longer available. 

In Queensland, the CMAA Management Summit is being held at City Golf Club Toowoomba from 13-15 September.

The CMAA has also announced a range of courses for 2023. See www.cmaa.asn.au for details.

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