Club Catering Professional Association

2018 NATIONAL CONFERENCE - it's a wrap!

Napa Valley, CA
silverado resort and spa

view our 2018 highlight  video

Our agenda was over the top!
Cat Cora
First female iron chef
first female inducted into the culinary hall of fame
cheryl forberg
chef and nutritionist on the biggest loser for 17 seasons
author of flavor first

Conference registration fees include:
All educational sessions and all food & beverage for all meal periods (including breaks!) for the duration of the conference.
Everything is included except for accommodations and transportation to Napa.

Tight Schedule? Daily Fees are now available!

PLEASE NOTE: The agenda for 2018 has been extended (same as 2017) and will run through Tuesday night. Please schedule departing flights for anytime on Wednesday.
The conference will conclude following dinner on Tuesday, August 21.

Let's Get You There! How to Budget. . .

This conference is unique in that almost EVERYTHING is included in your registration cost! Included:

o    Opening Welcome Party on Sunday, August 19, including bar and dinner

o    Breakfast, Lunch, Breaks with Snacks, Cocktails & Dinner at a winery
on Monday
, August 20

o    All educational sessions on Monday, August 20
Breakfast, Lunch at a winery and Gala Dinner at Silverado Resort
on Tuesday
, August 21

o    All educational sessions on Tuesday, August 21


Please budget for additional costs including:

o    Hotel Accommodations – The ACCP has negotiated a rate of $249.00 + taxes and local fees at The Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa Valley, CA. Junior Suites and 1-Bedroom suites are also available at a special negotiated rate. There is a “resort fee” of $25.00 per room, per night and includes the following: bell gratuities, on property transportation gratuities, self and valet parking, unlimited personal WIFI access, unlimited local calls, unlimited 800 calls, in-room coffee and tea, tennis on any of 10 courts, golf bag storage, access to the fitness and workout facility, and admittance to any of the more than 30 fitness classes offered weekly. Once registered, you will receive an email with the link to make your room reservation in our group block.


o    Air Travel – When booking your flights, please keep in mind that Registration is open from 1:00pm – 4:00pm and the Opening Session starts at 4:00pm on Sunday, August 19. Plan on arriving on property no later than 3:00pm in order to check-in, register and be on time for the Opening Session. The conference agenda comes to a close following dinner on Tuesday night, August 21. This is a change from years past, when we concluded after lunch. The agenda now extends through Tuesday night, so plan on departing no earlier than Wednesday morning.

There are 4 airports to choose from –

Sonoma County (STS), Sacramento (SMF), Oakland International (OAK) and San Francisco (SFO). Sonoma is the closest, followed by Sacramento, Oakland and San Francisco being the furthest and most congested, getting in and out of the city. Plan on about 40 minutes between Sonoma and Napa, 1 hour and 15 minutes between Sacramento and Napa, minimum 1 hour and 30 minutes between Oakland and Napa and minimum 1 hour and 45 minutes between San Francisco and Napa.


o    Transportation to and from the airport –There are a few options for transportation to the resort and back to the airport. If you plan on spending time in Napa before or after the conference, your best option is going to be to rent a car. You definitely will need one to get around Napa. If you are coming just for the conference, you can either take a scheduled, public shuttle from Oakland or San Francisco Airports or book private transportation. Here are the two options:

Evans Shuttle- Public Shuttle

The Evans shuttle runs on a set schedule from Oakland or San Francisco airports. They do not service Sacramento. There is no need to make a reservation for your arrival (you just show up at the scheduled time at the airport pick up location), but you do need to make a reservation for your departure. This shuttle takes you to their main headquarters in Napa and then onto the Silverado Resort via private car. $60.00 one way to the final destination. For departures, you can schedule ahead of time, or with the shuttle when it drops you off at the resort. Click on this link for the schedule of times.

Private Transportation

Private transportation is provided through California Wine Tours and your driver will meet you at baggage claim with a sign with your name. They can accommodate any size group, so you can travel by yourself or with other conference attendees. Prices are approximately:
SUV (up to 5 people) = about $300.00 one way; Sedan (up to 3 people) = $275.00 one way To book this transportation, please contact:
Jamie Brown, Sales and Event Coordinator at California Wine Tours & Evans Transportation
800.294.6386 /(Main) 707.253.1300 ext 322 /707.255-0753 (Fax)

Being in Napa in the summer is truly special. The vines are beginning to burst with glorious fruit and the temperatures are rising – just what the grapes love. I wanted to make sure that you are aware of the attire as I know a lot of you are beginning to shop for the perfect conference attire! Napa Valley (and California in general) has a pretty casual vibe. I am revising the “business casual” dress of this conference to be “California Casual” or “Resort Casual”. Nice shorts, casual dresses and even nice jeans are appropriate. Feel free to leave the stilettos (or wing tips) at home, be comfortable and wear your flats. Many people have a pre-conceived notion that Napa is pretentious. Nothing could be further from the truth! These amazing wine makers and owners are really just “farmers” and life in Napa is a simple celebration of great food, friends and wine. You will love it. The days will be a beautiful 84 degrees, with nights cooling down considerably to about 55 degrees (this is why the grapes love it here!) All meetings are indoors, and as you know, sometimes meeting rooms can be chilly even if it is hot outside, so always have a light sweater.

Here is a summary of days and dress:  
Sunday, August 19th for opening session and welcome party – California, resort casual. The Welcome Party will be on grass, so wedges or flats for the “Napa Style” Welcome Party are best. No need to change between the opening session and welcome party! Come right out and grab a glass of wine! The Welcome Party is outdoors.
Monday, August 20th – this day, we are in educational sessions at Silverado Resort and Spa all day. We will be leaving the resort for dinner at Jarvis Winery and the dinner will be indoors in the winery cave. The caves are always cool, so please bring a light jacket or sweater. Dressy casual for dinner. 
Tuesday, August 21st – we open the day with education at Silverado, then board buses for a tour and lunch at a winery, followed by educational sessions at a second winery before heading back to Silverado Resort. You will have an hour or so to return to your rooms before the final Gala, so feel free to again dress in California, resort casual for the day time events and education. For the Gala, the event will be on grass, so you can change into something a little more dressy or “chic” if you wish, but again, flats or wedges for the ladies are your best bet!   If you think “casual but chic” when picking out outfits, you will be “on point”. 


ACCP on Social Media - ACCP is all over social media! Please take a minute and Join our LinkedIn Group, "Like" our Facebook page, Follow us on Pinterest, Follow our Instagram and  Follow us on Twitter so that you can share your conference excitement! Our hashtag for 2018 is #ClubPros2018


Club Challenge!! We are thrilled to announce that we will once again have a Conference Charitable Giving Project and our benefactor once again for 2018 will be (drumroll). . . The Birthday Party Project! The Birthday Party Project brings joy to homeless children by hosting birthday parties! The ACCP will kick off the giving by providing a monetary donation that will host one entire birthday party ($400). We challenge each club to do the same!  Over the last few years, we have raised over $10,000 for this amazing cause and made a lot of kids very happy! If anyone knows the joy a party brings, it’s YOU! I know our amazing Catering Directors and Club Professionals will rally to get everyone on board with this Charitable Giving project! Please ask your clubs to donate to this incredible cause and bring your donations with you to the conference! Any size donation is VERY appreciated!

Our 2018 National Conference Sponsors
and Creative Partners

We call our industry sponsors and vendors our "Creative Partners" because we truly are partners in bringing the latest resources and trends to our ACCP conference attendees. The "WOW" factor, incredible gifts and unforgettable experiences you have at the ACCP Conference are possible because of this amazing group.

Please support them, refer them and build relationships with them.
They are some of the
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.....................2018 Platinum Sponsors.....................

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NOTE: Conference Registration fees are non-refundable.


Contact: Lynne LaFond DeLuca