February 20th, 2016
Holiday Inn
810 Cinema Dr., Midland, MI 48642
Reception begins at 5 p.m.
Cocktail Attire · Cash Bar

Presented by the Hospitality Management Students of

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About

In memory of Professor William D. Stafford
Former Chairman of Northwood's Hotel, Restaurant & Resort Management Department

Mr. William D. Stafford was the first chairman of the Hotel, Restaurant & Resort Management Department at Northwood Institute. Northwood then became a university in 1993. From 1969 to 1972, Mr. Stafford shared his expertise from his years in the hospitality industry and incorporated it into the curriculum.

Mr. Stafford introduced his students to the idea of a dinner with a theme in which the students prepared special dishes and dinner festivities for leaders of the hospitality industry.

William Stafford and his contribution to the program deserve to be saluted on this special evening. Our thanks extend to Mr. Stafford for his educational direction for Northwood's program. We also want to thank Mrs. Ethel Stafford who has given us her guidance and support and shared wonderful memories with us over the years.

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Highlights of the Evening

  • Six-course plated French cuisine dinner
  • Entertainment • Magician, speaker, and entertainer Cameron Zvara will take the stage for a night of magic and comedy. Apart from being a Northwood University marketing student, Cameron has been performing his magic/comedy act since he was 12 years old! His performing career has taken him many places, and he is excited to share his passion with the guests of the 41st Stafford Dinner.
  • Silent Auction - Variety of excellent items to bid on for your chance to win
  • Scholarship Seconds - Sixty exciting seconds to donate by cash, check or credit card
  • Treasure Box - Purchase a key for your chance to unlock an amazing prize
  • Net proceeds directly support the Hospitality Program Scholarships

Menu

Passed Hors d’oeuvres

  • Cucumber Provençal
    Fresh cucumber slice topped with a flavorful herb cream cheese
  • Acorn Squash Crostini
    A seasoned crostini topped with roasted and seasoned acorn squash
  • Carrot Hummus Roll
    Traditional hummus rolled in a julienne carrot

First Course

  • French Lentil Soup
    An inspiring lentil soup filled with fresh vegetables and herbs

Second Course

  • Orange Marmalade Baked Brie
    Brie cheese wrapped in puff pastry accompanied by a taste of orange marmalade

Third Course

  • Intermezzo- Sorbet
    Fruity sangria sorbet to help cleanse the palate

Fourth Course

  • Bacon Wrapped Pork Ballantine with a Cherry Red Wine Sauce
    Bacon wrapped pork Ballantine stuffed with apples, bacon bites, and a variety of herbs, topped in a spiced red wine and cherry sauce. Served with sautéed peppers, baby carrot and a mix of Russet and Sweet yam Duchess Potatoes
    ***Vegetarian option will be available for RSVP only***

Fifth Course

  • Fresh Salad
    Light French after dinner salad filled with watercress and butter lettuce, topped with parsley, shallots, lemon juice and olive oil

Sixth Course

  • Grilled Pineapple Mascarpone
    Caramel infused grilled pineapple compote topped with a dollop of lemon mascarpone cheese and piroulin cookie

Stafford Sponsorships

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Sponsorship Levels
Included in Sponsorship

Sparkling

Sponsor - $1,500
Payment in excess of $420 is tax deductible

Rose

Sponsor - $1,000
Payment in excess of $280 is tax deductible

Red

Sponsor - $500
Payment in excess of $140 is tax deductible

White

Sponsor - $100
Payment in excess of $100 is tax deductible
Signage in prominent event areas recognizing your sponsorship included in sponsorship level included in sponsorship level included in sponsorship level included in sponsorship level
PA announcements throughout the dinner included in sponsorship level included in sponsorship level included in sponsorship level included in sponsorship level
The opportunity to advance a student who one day may work for your company included in sponsorship level included in sponsorship level included in sponsorship level included in sponsorship level
Logo placed on recognition board included in sponsorship level included in sponsorship level    
Special reserved seating included in sponsorship level included in sponsorship level    
Table sponsorship including prominent signage on table included in sponsorship level included in sponsorship level included in sponsorship level included in sponsorship level
Tickets 6 4 2 0

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Executive Board

Karley Constantineau

Co-Chair

Rebecca Rider

Co-Chair

Amelia Jaskiewicz

Entertainment / Alumni Relations Chair

Chelsea Johnson

Registration

Jonathon Evans

Public Relations Chair

Emerson Putnam

Service Chair

Emilee Davey

Decorations Chair

Elizabeth Shellman

Procurement Chair

Samantha Foy

Finance Chair

Brandi Bowman

Secretary

Hayley Chartier

Food and Beverage Coordinator/Logistics Chair

Erique Allen

Food and Beverage Team

Fabian Jimenez

Food and Beverage Team

Karlene Penn

Food and Beverage Team

Laura Rhodes

Food and Beverage Team

Karla Spaeth

Hospitality Management Department Chair