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Whiskey Dinner- April 26th, 2013

On Friday, April 26th, 2013 the Club hosted it’s first ever Whiskey Dinner. The evening was complete with Dixieland music from the Bloomsbury Boys and 4 courses of exquisite food paired with top shelf whisk(e)ys.
Chef Ian prepared creative hors… read more

NACE March Meeting- March 12th, 2013

On Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 the University Club hosted it’s first ever Triangle NACE chapter meeting! Proud member’s of NACE, and on the coat tails of our NACE award for Best Themed Food and Beverage Event, we pulled out all… read more

Valentine’s Dinner- February 14th, 2013

Love was in the air this Valentine’s Day at the Club. 
Members turned out in record numbers with their loved ones and enjoyed an exquisite evening of romance. 
Chef Nestor and his team prepared an amazing four course dinner. Crowd… read more

March Madness Membership Drive

March is membership drive month at the Club!
Members who refer new applicants receive a $300 food and beverage credit and bonus gift, and new applicants receive waived initiation fees and their first month free!
We have also instated a… read more

Spanish Family Night Buffet & Wine Tasting- January, 30th, 2013

In honor of the Spanish holiday of Epiphany, the Club hosted it’s own Spanish Feast on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013. 
This month’s themed Family Night was a huge hit with the adults as Josh Gangway from Empire Distributors joined us… read more

Santa Brunch- December 16th, 2012

On his way up the east cost Santa was kind enough to make a stop in Durham, more specifically to the Club!
Chef Nestor prepared his customarily over the top holiday brunch buffet.
Members enjoyed Belgian Waffles and Omelets to… read more

Fullsteam Beer Dinner- October 26th, 2012

On Friday, October 26th, 2012 the Club hosted it’s first ever Beer Dinner. With sustainability in mind we partnered with local Durham brew masters-Fullsteam Brewery. 
Guests arrived into our Main Dining Room, which was set in a rustic fall theme… read more

True Blue Golf Classic- October 22nd, 2012

Our friends at Duke Women’s Basketball hosted the Fifth Annual True Blue Golf Classic at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Course to help raise funds for this year’s upcoming season. In support of our local team the University Club… read more

Celebrity Big Wig Out- October 12th, 2012

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program hosted the Big Wig Out event to celebrate self-expression and self-image for oncology patients, at Bay 7 in Durham. The University Club provided a Southern California inspired Farrah Fawcett themed station which offered made-to-0rder… read more

French Family Night Buffet and Wine Tasting- September 26th, 2012

Back by popular demand, the Club hosted this week’s Family Night Buffet with a French twist. Classic French dishes including Coq au Vin, Beef Bourguignon and Sweet Crepes paired great with our complimentary French wine tasting courtesy of Empire Distributors. … read more

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    • I have worked in the hospitality industry for 13 years
    • Co-owner of a flower shop in Puebla with my mother
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