ABOUT US

ABOUT US

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.

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. We have valuable relationships with food and product providers and through our Cost Saving program. 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. Additional information can be accessed through our newsletters.

HISTORY

2003

PATRIK WAXIN AND HIS GOOD FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE DANIEL LUNDH GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO RUN A RESTAURANT AT A GOLF COURSE IN SWEDEN. IN ONE SHORT SEASON (ONLY 4 MONTHS!) THEY LEARNED IT WAS NOT GOING TO BE EASY TO MAKE A PROFIT

2004

PATRIK AND DANIEL LAUNCHED THE SWEDISH GOLF RESTAURANTS INDUSTRY NETWORK- BY UNIFYING OTHER RESTAURANT OUTLETS AT GOLF COURSES THEY HAD BUYING POWER AND USED THIS TO NEGOTIATE BETTER PRICING FROM THEIR SUPPLIERS AND SHRINK THIER INVENTORY.

2007

DANIEL TOOK THIS NICHE IDEA AND BROUGHT IT TO THE UNITED STATES!

2009

THE DYNAMC DUO MET A CREATIVE, OUTSIDE THE BOX” EXECUTIVE LEVEL LEADER WITH AN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT, MR. STEVE COHEN. TOGETHER THEY RELAUNCHED AS THE NATIONAL GOLF COURSE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION AND BEGAN HITTING THE GROUND IN FLORIDA.

2010

ENTER TORY EULENFELD, A GRADUATE OF THE FAMED CULINARY SCHOOL AT JOHNSON AND WALES UNIVERSITY AND A FORMER GOLF RESORT CHEF. TORY SPOKE THE LANGUAGE OF CHEFS AND WAS A PERFECT FIT AS AN ADVOCATE FOR SHOWCASING F&B IN A GOLF DOMINATED INDUSTRY.