• Event Snapshots: Sustainable Food Center Annual Farm to Plate Event

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     

    1. Bite-sized delectables from Olive & June. 

  • Event Snapshots: Sustainable Food Center Annual Farm to Plate Event

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     

    2. Dr. Aliya Hussaini, Ronda Rutledge and Suzanne Santos. 

  • Event Snapshots: Sustainable Food Center Annual Farm to Plate Event

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     

    3. The event took place at Barr Mansion in Austin, the first certified organic special-events facility in the nation. 

  • Event Snapshots: Sustainable Food Center Annual Farm to Plate Event

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     

    4. Guests mingle over drinks and exchange stories. 

  • Event Snapshots: Sustainable Food Center Annual Farm to Plate Event

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     

    5. Laura Spence and Jennifer Skloss. 

  • Event Snapshots: Sustainable Food Center Annual Farm to Plate Event

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     

    6. Farm to Plate focuses exclusively on locally grown and produced food. 

  • Event Snapshots: Sustainable Food Center Annual Farm to Plate Event

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     

    7. Guests enjoy a smorgasbord of locally sourced small bites. 

  • Event Snapshots: Sustainable Food Center Annual Farm to Plate Event

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     

    8. Jon Perkins, Beth Perkins, David Jacobson and Susannah Jacobson.

Sustainable Food Center (SFC) raised $28,500 at its eighth annual Farm to Plate event this year, which took place May 14 at Barr Mansion. More than 30 local chefs participated, and all proceeds benefitted SFC’s not-for-profit programs, including four area farmers markets, organic food gardening classes, support for area farmers, cooking classes and nutrition education. 

The Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel celebrated its grand opening in September. The hotel includes 15 floors, 288 rooms, 16 suites, 19 meeting rooms and 30,000 square feet of ballroom and event space. Located next door to the newly developed Toyota Motors North America headquarters and the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, the hotel features a provocative and diverse collection of art that underscores its inventive West of Zen design theme.

 

In May, Eatzi’s Market and Bakery hosted a preview party in celebration of its new (and first) Fort Worth location in University Park Village. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed wine and signature bites from Eatzi’s while mingling and shopping the new store. CEO Adam Romo, along with the rest of Eatzi’s team, greeted guests—as did Eatzi’s instore opera singers. It was an evening of celebration for all those who have long-awaited the brand’s expansion to Fort Worth, including meeting planner who may now take advantage of Eatzi’s group catering options.

 

The Hyatt Regency Austin, located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. The property opened its doors in 1982 and was the first downtown hotel located south of the river. The hotel continues to provide modern and upscale accommodations for travelers and underwent a recent $70 million renovation, says Michael Murphy, general manager of Hyatt Regency Austin.