Speaking Engagements

Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort

3 Nights in Cabo with the DMC Network

Last month I had the pleasure of speaking at the inaugural DMC Network Exchange event held at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. What an amazing experience! Who knew that the desert can go all the way to the ocean - crazy gorgeous. For two days and three nights, the staff at Terramar, one of the DMC Networks members, delivered unparalleled service with their creativity and skill in managing events for groups coming to the area, even with an impending hurricane threatening to dampen the trip. Let's not focus on that. A few highlights from the event, especially the food.…

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Definitely NOT the Same old F&B Presentation

I wanted to thank you for presenting “Chew On This” to the Eastern Great Lakes chapter of Meeting Professionals International on October 18th, 2012. The feedback we have already received from those in attendance has exceeded our expectations. The content is extremely relevant and this was definitely NOT the same old F&B presentation. Your ability to connect with our attendees through story-telling and your enthusiasm about working with the New York Wine and Culinary Center staff went a long way to ensuring that all stakeholder objectives were met. Not only are you well versed in the topic, you’re passionate about…

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March 8, 2012: Exhibitor 2012

More than 160 foods are known to cause allergic reactions, but eight foods that cause more than any other. Food-related diseases are on the rise, with approximately 45% of your attendees likely to have one or more of them. The 2008 Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act protects some and prohibits discrimination on the basis of having to eat a certain way. On March 8, at Exhibitor 2012, Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC, an event professional with food allergies, will help you understand: Who is making these requests and why are they increasing Different dietary needs, from food allergies and…

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February 24, 2012: GaMPI Meetings Exploration Conference

I Can't Eat That! How to Successfully Incorporate Guest's Dietary Needs into Your F&B Plans "I Can't Eat That!" class at GaMPI MEC conference The Georgia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (GaMPI) is hosting its annual Meetings Exploration Conference (MEC) February 22-24, 2012 at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart in downtown Atlanta.  As the “Heart & Soul of Meetings” in the Southeast, the MEC attracts 700 to 800 meeting planners and suppliers from across the country. The education sessions are top notch presented by speakers, including Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC, with many years experience. The exhibit hall has various…

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February 27, 2012: Catersource

I Can't Eat That! Managing Dietary Needs of Guests Do you often wonder whether the event attendees who ask for special meals are just picky eaters or on one of the latest fad diets? You're not alone. There are millions of people who have chosen to follow a specific diet or just don't like a specific food (I personally dislike cucumbers and melons), but there are millions of others who have food allergies, celiac disease, heart disease or another disease that requires them to eat a specific way to stay safe and healthy. At Catersource 2012 in Las Vegas, Tracy will…

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