40th Anniversary Celebration
40th Anniversary Task Force is working hard on upcoming celebration activities. Below you will find a sampling of what is in the works.
Donate Now In honor of the 40th Anniversary support SGMP with a special $40 donation. All donations help fund National Education Events as well as the Society as a whole.
Member Stories What SGMP has meant to our Members throughout the Year!!!
Celebration Kitchen A fun social media push to give members and suppliers a way to showcase your culinary skills and/or promote your venue properties. To participate, we will ask you to record a short themed video with these themes: The New and Revamped Lunch Box (May), What’s in your Picnic Basket (July), and America’s Favorite Meal 40 Years Ago (October).
August 2-6, 2021 - To celebrate SGMP’s 40th Anniversary, we are continuing the “Celebration Kitchen” social media event with the theme, “What's in Your Picnic Basket?” We will be highlighting SGMP members with a virtual showcase of their amazing culinary talents by featuring live and recorded show-and-tell videos on social media throughout the week of August 2-6, 2021. Members can record short videos (15 minutes max) to be shared on social media. Join in the fun!!!
June 1-4, SGMP launched the 40th Anniversary Celebration Kitchen with Lunchbox Madness. During Lunchbox Madness: The New & Revamped Lunchbox we highlighted members with a virtual showcase of their amazing culinary talents by featuring recorded show-and-tell videos on social media throughout the week. Take a look!!!
Online Chapter Scrapbooks Chapters are invited to compile history, photos and memorabilia in an online chapter scrapbook for all to share. For Rules & Regulations click here.
Please note that we have heard your request to extend the deadline for the submission of the scrapbook. We extended the date to September 30th so that we are able to have them all displayed by October 29th.
As a sample please enjoy the Scrapbook of the 40th Anniversary Task Force!!! We will update it throughout the year.
ZOOM Virtual Background Represent the 40th Anniversary Celebration all year with the Zoom Virtual Background picture.
Anniversary Cookbooks Join us in creating SGMP's 40th Anniversary Cookbook! This keepsake cookbook will capture memories of our favorite dishes so they can be passed on to future generations. The Gilmer Institute of Learning Fundraising Committee would appreciate your favorite recipes for our upcoming cookbook. Ask your chapter members, family, friends, local chefs, and dignitaries for their favorite recipes. The more recipes we collect, the better our cookbook will turn out. The proceeds from our cookbook will assist in sponsoring members to attend future SGMP National Education Conferences. Deadline for submitting a recipe and an ad is Saturday, September 25, 2021.
Please contact Wayne Callis, SGMP’s Gilmer Institute of Learning Trustee, at email@example.com for questions or multiple recipe forms.
Download the recipe form and advertising information.
Show your support by placing an advertisement or Well Wishes in our 40th Anniversary Cookbook. This is a great time for SGMP chapters, CVB’s, individuals, and hotels to wish SGMP a Happy 40th! Advertisement space is limited and will sell out fast!!