• 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. 

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    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. 

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    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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    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 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.

 

May has been FOOD BOWL month in Los Angeles, a 31-day festival of curated events produced by the Los Angeles Times to celebrate the city’s dynamic and diverse culinary scene and bring awareness to food waste and hunger through programs with chefs and food-justice activists. The charity partners include No Kid Hungry, PATH & Food Forward.

 

Meeting planners are always looking for fun and creative ways to entertain guests, and the latest trend is heating things up in a big way.

Sit-down, plated meals have evolved into active culinary events, thanks to a variety of chefs and creative entrepreneurs who are making dining at meetings fun again.

In the summer issue of Texas Meetings + Events, you’ll read all about this hot trend, which you might describe as “Eating as Entertainment.” In the meantime, meet Michell Huber, founder of Austin-based culinary event company and cooking school Freda's Kitchen.