Food and Beverage professionals within the Golf and Country Club industry are presented with a unique set of challenges that only their peers can fully understand. The National Golf Course Association (NGCRA) was developed to be a support system for these professionals, with a focus on helping food and beverage departments network, increase volume and reduce spending without sacrificing creativity. As the first and only association dedicated to providing these services and support, they have become a valuable resource for clubs throughout the southeast with a particular focus on those within Florida.
The NGCRA was “Created by Members for Our Members” and believes in fostering close relationships with all members and providing an intimate level of service. Over the past ten years, we have helped hundreds of clubs maximize food sales while cutting food costs through negotiating with the nation’s top distributors and manufacturing partners.
True creativity is fostered through exposure to continued education and inspiration from other clubs. Members of the NGCRA are given opportunities to participate in Networking Forums, where they can meet with their fellow chefs and industry peers to compare experiences and notes. There are a number of benefits to becoming an NGCRA member. They have valuable relationships with food and product providers and through the Cost Saving program, chefs have access to top-quality ingredients without exceeding their allotted food budgets. The NGCRA also works hard to keep members abreast of the newest trends and success strategies . Running a successful Food and Beverage department is easier when management has access to operational tools and industry statistics, all of which are provided by the NGCRA through newsletter, eBlasts and unique access to special areas of the company website.