• 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

     
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    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

     
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    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. 

Every year, the Austin chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events hosts a fundraiser. In 2017, this annual Taste of NACE event took place at downtown Austin’s Trinity Hall and benefitted the Foundation of NACE and a local partner, Adventures with Autism, Down Syndrome and Epilepsy. The Taste of NACE event, which has become a nationally recognized, award-winning fundraiser, featured some of Austin’s top culinary talent, a silent auction, live entertainment and dancing. naceaustin.com

 

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.