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September Educational Luncheon

September 11, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Maggiano's Little Italy
10367 Midtown Parkway
Jacksonville, FL
MPI North Florida

Topic: Managing
Dietary Restrictions

Milione, CMP, CPCE

About our speaker:  Melissa Milione, CMP, CPCE, is Corporate Director of Events for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. She supports all of the professionals who sell and coordinate catering and conference services for all of Hyatt’s full service hotels in the Americas. In addition, she is responsible for developing and executing all training, delivering innovative technology to support events and developing talent for the hotels. She leads Hyatt’s National Event Planning team.  A graduate of Virginia Tech’s Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management program, Melissa has 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry in all areas of F&B management, hotel sales and convention services.  As a Director of Catering her teams have twice been named Catering/CS team of the Year for Hyatt Hotels and she was named Director of Catering/CS of the Year for large hotels in 2008.

Melissa is an active member of NACE and MPI. She is a trainer for NACE’s On-line CPCE Study Course and MPI North Florida’s CMP Study Group. She is a Past President of MPI North Florida and remains active in the chapter on committees. Melissa has been recognized by MPI North Florida as Supplier of the Year (2012) and received the distinguished Presidents Award (2011). Active in her community, Melissa volunteers in local schools and is Chairperson of the Professional Advisory Board for Virginia Tech’s College of Hospitality & Tourism Management.


This program has been submitted to the Events Industry Council for CMP Preferred Provider review.

Guest & Member Pricing:
Member Registration
Non Member Registration
Student Registration
$10 late fee after September 1st.


MPI 101

Lunch&Education Session

Optional Venue Tour

Host Venue:
Maggiano's Little Italy
10367 Midtown Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32246

Maggiano's Little Italy's private dining spaces in Jacksonville feature top-notch amenities, service, and food. Maggiano’s portions of Italian–American cuisine are large, reminiscent of a Sunday night visit to their grandmother’s house, or as they say in Italy, nonna’s casa! The recipes are simple, authentic classics, many of them coaxed out of Italian grandmothers, mothers, and aunts whose ideas of a recipe were a pinch of this and a sprinkle of that. Maggiano's believes that every event should be filled with exquisite cuisine, rich desserts, hand-crafted classic cocktails, and choice wines—and all at a stunning location. Maggiano's private event venues can entertain around 250 guests, depending on whether the celebration is reception or "sit-down" style. They also offer semi-private event spaces. From business functions like seminars to special occasions like anniversary parties, your local Maggiano's at St. Johns Town Center can make your event one-of-a-kind.

Parking: Self parking is complimentary and valet parking is $9.


Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, cancellation must be done 24 hours or more prior to the event date. If cancellation is not received 24 hours prior all payments will be forfeited and cannot be applied towards a future event.

Meeting Attendance Policy: Non-members and Essential level members are welcome to register at the non-member rateonlytwo times during thefiscalyear. After attending two meetings we are confident that you are ready to take the next step and become an active, engaged member of the MPI North Florida Chapter! Please click here to familiarize yourself with MPI's new membership levels.

Venue Details

Located at the St. John's Towncenter

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