Johannesburg, South Africa. Feb 1, – The Club Management Association of Southern Africa (CMASA) has applauded Frenchman’s Creek in South Florida, U.S.A for its excellence as a training destination for those seeking top hospitality careers.
The prestigious golf and residential community in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida known for luxurious lifestyle and impeccable concierge level service has welcomed a new group of South African trainees pursuing top hospitality careers, to its seasonal training program.
“Many trainees have returned to South Africa from Frenchman’s Creek, bringing with them a global perspective on international standards that can only enhance the Golf Club industry in South Africa. We totally endorse the concept of Frenchman’s Creek training programs to such an extent that we are encouraging club managers in South Africa to align themselves with this valuable resource for the betterment of the industry as a whole,” said CMASA General Manager Beryl Acres.
“We’re proud of these trainees who have been immersed in hands-on practical training in community management and the highest level of personal service unique to Frenchman’s Creek. As South Africa continues to improve and expand its golf communities we’re helping create an environment that promotes a rich cultural exchange between international trainees and their American counterparts. These graduates are well positioned to become ambassadors for our community and South Florida as a whole,” said Frenchman’s Creek Executive Director, Achal Goswami.
The program, which has evolved over the last ten years into an in-depth classroom style, includes infrastructure training, theoretical courses in Food & Beverage Service and Administration, Culinary and Golf Departments, community management, roads and infrastructure training, technologies, property management and community’s self-governance, while supplementing formal education with real-life learning encounters.
The training program, which attracts more than a hundred students annually, has been praised for its international relations and diversity by Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Joseph R. Russo and by top international hospitality management schools and associations. CMASA is the representative body for sport and recreation clubs in South Africa and selects local students to further their career training abroad in the golf club management industry.
Taking its name from the enduring romance novel by English author Daphne du Maurier, Frenchman’s Creek, (www.FrenchmansCreek.com), situated along Florida’s east coast, is resplendent with two championship 18-hole golf courses, 17 Har-Tru tennis courts, a deepwater anchorage, delightful options for dining at four exquisite restaurants, a state-of-the-art club house, spa and fitness center and exceptional homes on nearly 800 acres. It is one of the premier communities in the nation that owns its private beach club offering fine dining from a gourmet seafood restaurant and beach waiters.
Mark Hopkinson, NewsMark Public Relations