GKHA Events

EVENT PRESENTATIONS

 

GKHA sponsors multiple events throughout the year to help its members stay informed, network, and grow their businesses. Check below for a listing of our annual fundraisers and events as well as our luncheons and partner events throughout the community! Event announcements are made through Facebook and monthly lunch registrations are through EventBrite.

GKHA Member Partners receive announcements through MailChimp.  To become a GKHA Member, visit our Join page.


GKHA Featured Events

Greater Knoxville Hospitality Education Scholarships


Monthly Luncheons

Monthly Lunch meetings are scheduled on the 1st Thursday of each month.  Our meeting programs are geared toward the interests of the industry and our community at large.  During these meeting there may be training or certifications for personal development or industry knowledge.  There are many opportunities for networking with professionals in the hospitality/tourism industry, with students from the University of Tennessee and Pellissippi State Community College and with service and suppliers to the diverse membership of GKHA. 

Date/TimeTopicLocationRegister through EventBriteSpotlight
Sponsor
January 2023
No event this month
February 2, 2023
Thursday
10:30am-12pm
Monthly Lunch & Learn
Pellissippi State Community College
Hospitality & Culinary Arts Programs
Pellissippi State Community College - Blount County Campushttps://gkha-februarylunch2023.eventbrite.com
February 19/20, 2023
Sunday/Monday
TN 2023 ProStart Invitational
(Volunteers/Judges needed. Contact gkha@gkhospitality.org for info)
UT Conference Center,
600 Henley Street
March 2, 2023
Friday
11:30am-1pm
Monthly Lunch & Learn
Knox County Schools - 865 Academies

Great Smoky Mountains - NEW Parking Tag requirements
Drury Hotel, West
209 Advantage Place
Knoxville
https://gkha-marchlunch2023.eventbrite.com
March 29, 2023
Wednesday

Morning Class 9:30am-12:30 am
Afternoon Class 1:30pm-4:30pm
Career Development

CPR & First Aid Training
provided by ActFast CPR
Hampton Inn Knoxville West - Cedar Bluff
9128 Executive Park Drive
https://gkkha-cprfirstaid.eventbrite.com
April 6, 2023
Thursday
11:30am-1pm
Monthly Lunch & Learn
Titanic Museum
Attraction
Mary Kellogg-Joslyn will be presenting, “The Year of the RMS Titanic Children”
Cheaspeake's West,
9630 Parkside Drive
https://gkha-aprillunch2023.eventbrite.com
May 4, 2023
Thursday
11:30am-1pm
Stars of the Industry Lunch
PAULY Awards & Scholarships
Knoxville Convention Centerhttps://gkha-pauly2023.eventbrite.com
June 1, 2023
Thursday
11:30am - 1:00 pm
Historic Museums & Homes of KnoxvilleRegas Square Events
333 W Depot
https://gkha-junelunch2023.eventbrite.com
July 2023No Event
August 3, 2023
Thursday
11:30am - 1pm
Visit Farragut & Farragut Business Alliance/Shop FarragutWater into Wine
607 N Campbell Station Rd
Farragut
https://gkha-augustlunch2023.eventbrite.comHip to Be Square Comedy Club at the Square Room/Market Square, Knoxville
September 7, 2023 Thursday
11:30am-1pm
UT Retail, Hospitality, Tourism Management
Tailgate
UT Culinary Institute & Creameryhttps://gkha-septemberlunch2023.eventbrite.comReward Builders
September 13-15, 2023HospitalityTN Governors Conference on Hospitality & Tourism
https://www.hospitalitytn.com
Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TNhttps://www.hospitalitytn.com/governors-conference
October 5, 2023
Thursday
11:30am-1pm
Zach Buchanan,
DECA/FBLA
Maple Hall
414 S. Gay Street
https://gkha-octoberlunch2023.eventbrite.comMaple Hall Bowling
November 2, 2023
Thursday
11:30am-1pm
Monthly Lunch & Learn
Hilton Garden Inn Papermill
6200 Papermill Dr.
https://gkha-novemberlunch2023.eventbrite.com
November 20, 2023
Monday
3 - 5:30 pm
Housekeeping Championship Games

World's Fair Park Exhibition Hall
935 World's Fair Park Drive
https://forms.gle/ofDnWzbbt7JYjUka9
December 7, 2023
Thursday
11:00am-1pm
Elfing Around the HolidaysCraft Axe West
320 North Peters Road