Congratulations to the January Chapter of the Month, Chattanooga Area. The Chattanooga Area Chapter built a partnership with a dean of the local community college who is also a chapter board member. The dean served as the liaison between the community college and the chapter for students to cater chapter events. Costs to the chapter were minimal as the community college already had costs included in its program budgets. The base cost per person per meal was reduced by 50 percent. In addition to the tangible outcome of cost reductions, the chapter received very positive feedback from its members and provided a way for the culinary students to gain required experience.
AJ Bembry- Director of Marketing, Jim Ray- Vice President, Anita Chastain- Director of Membership, Karla Bryd- Director of Talent Development and Volunteers, Leanne Barron- Past President, Katrina Gramelspacher- VP of Finance, Steve Swink- Director of Programs, Kashun Parks- President, and Carolyn Miller- President-Elect