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TitleBest Practices for Planning Food Functions, Special Events, Event Production/Logistics
The course will include three modules as described below.
Food and Beverage Planning
No more guessing! Attend this fast paced session to learn the strategic thought process that goes into planning food and beverage functions that meet the needs of your group. This session provides strategies for all aspects to consider when planning food and beverage functions, including techniques to control costs, and different purchasing methods. Learn how to improve your guarantees, and what to look for in food contracts and more. Learn questions to ask in-house food service providers, as well as off-site caterers. Relevant in-class exercises.
Unfolding the Magic of Special Events
Learn the art of producing memorable events, including similarities and differences between social, corporate, association, special (ie. concerts, fairs) events and weddings, etc. Work step-by-step from brainstorming through implementation to build on a theme, select and contract with suppliers, develop menus and promote your event. Determine what you need to do to limit your liability. Receive tips on how to create excitement while staying within your budget. You will walk away from this session ready to infuse pizzazz into your next event! Relevant in-class exercises.
Event Production
Before you can lay out your event or meeting using feng shui (the ancient Chinese method of using space), you need the time-honored formulas and techniques employed by the  not-so-ancient experts in the field of event planning. This unique hands-on course focuses on banquets, meetings and event setup, with an emphasis on pre-event planning and on-site execution. Learn how to calculate room size requirements and how to create a positive, non-threatening environment. Develop an understanding of appropriate seating styles, table placement, and staging and fire-code regulations. Evaluate basic audio visual equipment, determine what to use, where, when and why. You will come away from this seminar with a working knowledge of event production methods, timelines and basic room sets. Relevant in-class exercises.
Date(s) Saturdays, July 20, August 3 and 17, 2013
Time July 20- 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; August 3 - 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; August 17 - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cal Poly Pomona, CTTi (Building 220A, Room 105)
Special Pricing A 10% discount is offered on all non-credit courses based on the following:
• Current Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association members with proper ID
• Current Cal Poly Pomona faculty and staff with proper ID

Please Note: Only one discount or promotion per person, per class is allowed. Discounts and/or promotions cannot be combined with any other discount offer.
Refund Policy Non-Credit Courses with Three or Fewer Class Meetings*
A full refund will be issued if the refund request is received by the College of the Extended University prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the start of the first class meeting.

A full refund will be issued for cancelled classes.
Course StatusTBD
Textbook TBD
SyllabusThere is no syllabus available for this course
InstructorArlene Sheff, CMP and Sandy Simon
Course CodexHS105F
Notes Bring laptop or other device with Internet access capability to class for exercise. Courses sponsored by the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc.

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