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Happy 10,000th

CAFNR's Gathering Place B&B celebrates milestone as an educational laboratory. 

The Gathering Place, a historic Columbia bed and breakfast, celebrated its 10,000th breakfast served since becoming a student hospitality management laboratory.  UM System President Tim Wolfe attended the June 5 celebration and was served the ceremonial 10,000th breakfast.

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by tours of the property.

For four years the B&B has been used by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri to help students gain experience through work-study opportunities, internships and capstone educational projects.

By operating the B&B, students get first-hand experience in management, financial planning, menu development, client relations, and marketing planning and analysis.  The experience gives them a valuable point on their resume that helps them land a better job after graduation.

CAFNR operates four other such laboratories – the Mizzou Meat Market, Tiger Garden, Buck’s Ice Cream Place and the Culinary Café.

Posted on Jun 04, 2012.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

 

Gathering Place Entrance

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