• Event Snapshots: A Taste of NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    1. Michele Schwartz. 

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    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    2. Gayle Stallings. 

  • Event Snapshots: A Taste of NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    3. Chef’s Showcase Best in Theme winner, Treaty Oak Distillery. 

  • Event Snapshots: A Taste of NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    4. Shelby Hawkins and Eric Cmar. 

  • Event Snapshots: A Taste of NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    5. Chef’s Showcase People’s Choice Award, chef ATX. 

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    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    6. Shelley Brasher, Amber Scott and Brooke Robbins. 

  • Event Snapshots: A Taste of NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    7. John Sutton, Rene Tennison, Rafael Santos and Alfred Engstrand. 

  • Event Snapshots: A Taste of NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    8. Whitney Forrest, Mauricette Rodriguez and Nancy Shyi. 

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    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    9. Chef’s Showcase Best in Savory winner, Pink Avocado.

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.

 

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.