CAR Management Briefing Seminars

CAR MBS 2017 Opening Night Reception

Sunday July 30, 2017
Time: 4:30 – 8:00 pm
Where: Grand Traverse Resort Lobby
Theme: Michigan in the Global Economy

Global Cuisine Cooking Contest: Cooking contest featuring 6 international culinary interns. Interns from South Africa, Malaysia, Phillippines (2), Jamaica, and Mexico will prepare cuisine from their country of origin. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste each of the offerings and vote on their favorites. The student winner will receive a $250 prize (provided by CAR) to be announced Monday morning.

Michigan Appetizers: The evening will feature appetizers from around Michigan including U.P. Pasties, Smoked Whitefish Spread, Zehnder’s Seasoned Chicken, Detroit Street Brock Chili Dogs, Battle Creek Kellogg Cereal Bars, Detroit Vietnamese Fare, Zimmerman’s Cheese and Cherry Brats.

Features Michigan Drinks: The bar will be serving Michigan beers and wine and signature cherry/vodka drink.

Entertainment: TBD – live acoustic or jazz music


Monday Night Social hour

July 31, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: Jazz Live Field + White Tent
Theme: Taking it to the streets!

Food Trucks: The Monday evening social hour will feature 4 local Traverse City Food Trucks:

  • Pigs Eating Ribs
  • International Eats
  • Betty’s Hot Dish
  • Rocco’s Old World Pizza

Street Food Appetizers: The evening will also feature street food appetizers including Korean Braised Beef Tacos with Kimichi slaw, Lamb Gyro’s, fresh fruit and apple Prosciutto salad.

A full service bar will be included.

Entertainment: Live Steel Drum Band


Tuesday Night Social hour

August 1, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: Yellow Tent
Theme: Perfect Pairings

What: Delicious pairings of farm fresh herbs, beers and wine.

  • Herb Crusted Cheeses
  • Arugula Mint Salad
  • Latke’s
  • Lemongrass & Coconut Chicken Skewers
  • Roasted Portobello Mushrooms with Basil Aioli
  • Roasted Baby Red Potatoes
  • Crab Cake with a Cajun Remoulade

A full service bar will be included.

Entertainment: Guitar and Drum Duo


Wednesday Night Social hour

August 2, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 7:00
Where: Yellow Tent
Theme: Festival of Food

Samples of festival food from around the globe.

  • Gourmet Canapes
  • Fruit Kabobs
  • Cheese Curds with a Twist
  • Grilled Cheese Sliders
  • Pan Fried Spatzle
  • Gourmet Knockwurst
  • BBQ Meatballs
  • Chimi Churri Skirt Steak

A full service bar will be included.

Entertainment: Blake Elliott