January 26 - 31, 2019 






Welcome to the Canadian Business Management Institute – Food and Beverage Management Course 

We are pleased to open registration for the 2019 BMI Food and Beverage Management to be held in January 2019 at Ryerson University in Toronto. BMI 2019 marks the 9th time the CSCM has presented a BMI course in Canada and the 2nd time it has offered BMI F&B Management in Canada.

We’ve ensured to refresh the course content and tapped into industry experts to create an interesting and informative course for all levels of club professionals. Participants will have the opportunity to create and manage their own restaurant via Ryerson University’s simulation program; taste local organic brews at the Mill St. Brewery, witness the recipe at Soma Chocolatemaker, participate in a teambuilding activity at Cirillo’s Culinary Academy, and dine at one of Toronto’s most exclusive clubs – The York Club. Club visits are always a priority so you will also have the chance to visit The National Club and The Albany Club. Make sure to review the course-at-a-glance or read about the learning objectives , fees and general information (including a promo code for Air Canada). You can also find details on transportation and accommodation. We have already had several participants reserve a place!

BMI courses are an important component of the journey towards the CCM designation and beyond. They also offer the opportunity to get new ideas, share experiences, and build new relationships with your fellow club managers.  Although the CCM designation may be your ultimate goal, past participants have commented that it is the journey itself that has offered the greatest value to them.

The CSCM would like to thank the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) for providing the curriculum for the BMI Food and Beverage. Many thanks to the following CSCM members for their time, efforts, and contributions to the planning of this BMI: Marcel Bregstein, CCM, Cyril Duport, Chris Gironda, Bill Morari and Peter Oldfield, CCM.

The CSCM looks forward to an engaging BMI course for January 2019.  Register early as our early bird rates are only until December 3, 2018.

Best wishes
Suzanne Godbehere
Chief Executive Officer
The Canadian Society of Club Managers


Details on the upcoming BMI course can be found below.

Register Now!

Fees for Educational Program and Club Visits
  • CSCM/CMAA Member
    • Advanced (before December 3, 2018): $2850
    • Regular: $3125
  • Non-Member: $3500
Payment Options
  • Cheque
  • Credit Card (subject to a 2.5% fee)
  • Electronic Funds Transfer 
Cancellations must be received, in writing, by no later than January 11, 2019. Cancellations received by this time will be refunded the workshop registration fee less a $200.00 (plus HST) administration fee. Cancellations received after January 11 cannot be refunded.

A printable version of the Course-At-A-Glance is available.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify emerging food trends in the club industry;
  2. Demonstrate effective behaviors for creating a positive food safety culture;
  3. Examine strategies for clubs to generate a profit in their F&B operations;
  4. Review key learning concepts that can be implemented into practice.

Education Credits are awarded on the basis of one Credit for each 60 minutes of education time. Breaks are not included. An evaluation form must be completed and submitted in order to be eligible for the Credit(s). Attendance is required for ALL sessions in order to obtain credit for BMI: F&B Management.

Course Materials
Prior Prior to the course start date, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download materials from Dropbox. It is important to note that “PRE-COURSE MATERIALS” should be reviewed in advance of the Restaurant Simulation Activity. Printers are NOT available at the University.

Dress Code
  • Education Sessions – Business Casual (jeans are permitted)
  • Club Tours - Business Attire

Refreshments will be provided on arrival each morning (7:30-8:00 AM) and morning and afternoon breaks. Meals included with the course registration:

  • Saturday Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday Dinner
  • Wednesday Dinner
  • Thursday Lunch

All other meals at the individual’s expense. A list of local restaurants will be included in the Dropbox folder.

Temperatures in Toronto in January may range between -3 and -10°C with the possibility of snow or rain. Please check weather conditions prior to arrival. The Chelsea Hotel is a short walking distance from Ryerson University.

Hotel Reservations
Reservations should be made prior Thursday December 27, 2018. All rooms not reserved will be released after this date. Travel to Toronto Airport Ground Transportation Directions to Ryerson University
  • Travelling by Car– East or West – From either the Gardiner Expressway or Lakeshore Blvd. – take the Bay St. exit north to Dundas St. The Ted Rogers School of Management building is located between Bay and Yonge St. on the south side – 55 Dundas St. W. Travelling from North – Don Valley South to the Gardiner Expressway West – take the Bay St. exit north to Dundas St.
  • Parking – at the Bay Dundas Parkade located on Bay St. just south of Dundas. Daily rate is $16 until 6:30 pm and the evening rate is $8. The Chelsea Hotel also has daily parking for $15 until 6pm.
  • Public Transportation – The TTC subway is at Dundas station and the university can be directly accessed through the Eaton Centre.