Meals for the CFO Convention 2017 Convention in Steamboat Springs - June 1-5 Banquet Dinner: This dinner will be prepared by the professional chefs servicing the Colorado Mountain College/Alpine campus, who average over 15 years of experience each -- including the head chef who previously held the same position at a 5-star restaurant on the coast before deciding to ditch the rat race and move to a better lifestyle out in Steamboat. Choices should please both vegetarians and carnivores, and even include some gluten-free options. The buffet will include Airline Chicken (boneless chicken breast with drumstick, first grilled, then finished in the oven, with a white wine bechamel sauce), wild rice pilaf, grilled garden vegetables, quinoa primavera (vegetarian, gluten-free), dinner rolls, house salad, and German chocolate cake. The staff will continue preparing food after the buffet opens, to ensure that none of the food items run out during the course of the banquet. Beverages will include ice tea and lemonade; sorry, but there will not be any alcoholic beverages available or allowed in the facility.Boxed Lunches: Choice of ham, turkey, roast beef, or grilled vegetable & hummus sandwiches, with cold salad (potato, macaroni, or cole slaw), whole fruit (apple, orange), assorted potato chips, cookie, and bottled water -- but please bring your own water if able, for purposes of sustainabililty. Prepared by the CMC kitchen staff.Sack Breakfasts: Breakfast Burrito, with scrambled eggs, hashed potatoes, chorizo, shredded cheddar jack cheese, and salsa (may be ordered with or without the chorizo). Prepared by the CMC kitchen staff.Welcome Picnic: This picnic will be served side-by-side with the opportunity to hang out with your old and new friends -- including both human and avian types -- under the cottonwoods at The Nature Conservancy's beautiful Carpenter Ranch. There will be hot sandwiches for both carnivores and herbivores, and sides like chopped green salad with homemade dressings; broccoli and cauliflower salad with sunflower seeds, dried cranberry, and apple cider dressing; and redskin potato salad with a red wine vinagrette dressing. And, of course, dessert. Limited seating is available, so bring a chair, pad, or blanket if desired -- and don't forget to bring your binoculars to this well-known avian habitat, recognized as an Important Bird Area by the Audubon Society! Iced tea and lemonade will be provided, otherwise it is BYOB (alcohol allowed, but keep in mind the need to drive 20 miles back to Steamboat after the event is over). We strongly suggest carpooling to the greatest extent possible; the parking lot at the CMC dorms should be a good place to find others headed to the picnic. Meal prepared by Sharon Ashburn, of Stay At Home Chef, in Clark, Colorado.