February 2015  



Your 2015 board of directors has been hard at work for the last two months. Our fearless leader and Alamo NACE Chapter President, Michelle Moon, has challenged us to "Break the Mold" this year and we can't wait to get started!

The National NACE Leadership Summit was held in Washington, DC and six of your board members attended. We learned techniques to make the most of membership, fun & interesting networking ideas, professional development and so much more! We can't wait to share all of this exciting information with you.

The Alamo Chapter board also completed our annual retreat. We broke into task forces and planned and prepared frameworks for improving educational programs, fundraising, marketing and community service. This year is going to be one for the record books!

But please remember, we cannot do it without you. We challenge our members to "Break the Mold" too. Get out of your comfort zone, join a committee and dedicate yourself to improving our chapter and making the most of your investment. And if you haven't joined NACE yet, what are you waiting for? Here's the link, sign up today!


The Alamo Chapter of NACE Board of Directors


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Monthly Meeting Recap

Thanks to San Antonio Weddings Magazine for coordinating the Tasty Bites Challenge 2015! This years challenge was a huge success and we couldn't have done it without the support of our NACE members that particpated. Thank you to the following participants: Bartenders 4You, Buckhorn Saloon & Museum, Rosemary's Catering, Saltgrass Steakhouse, Simply Magnolious Catering, Spice of Life Catering, The Republic Golf Club and Tobin Center Catering

Thanks also to the generous event decor sponsors that decorated the vendor booths including: Events by Reese for Tobin Catering, Great Events & Rentals for Spice of Life Catering, and Illusions Rentals for Rosemary's Catering. 





And the winners of the 2015 Tasty Bites Challenge are...

Tastiest Hors d'oeuvres

Grand Prize Winner: Tobin Center Catering

Runners-Up (Tie): Saltgrass Steakhouse and Werner's Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

Most Delicious Dessert

Grand Prize Winner: Tobin Center Catering

Runner-Up: Saltgrass Steakhouse

Smoothest Specialty Drink:

Grand Prize Winner: Rosemary's Catering

Runner-Up: Bartenders 4 You

Best Presentation:

Grand Prize Winner: Events by Reese (for Tobin Center presentation)

Runner-Up: Great Events & Rentals (for Spice of Life presentation)



Thank you to our February Partners:

For event photos, please visit the Alamo NACE Facebook page and make sure to tag yourself in the photos!

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Calendar of Events

Upcoming Meetings - Save the Date!

The Lodge at Bridal Veil Falls

March Meeting 3/10/15 - at Lodge at Bridal Veil Falls - 3rd Annual NACE Hunger Games

March 10, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Lodge at Bridal Veil Falls
1619 Cypress Rd
Spring Branch, TX 78070

Join us for the 3rd Annual Hunger Games Event at The Lodge at Bridal Veil Falls! This year's competition is going to be more challenging than ever. Our Hunger Games team has been hard at work coming up with CPCE questions, taste test challenges and games for only the bravest event professionals. Don't miss this exciting event!

Click here to register NOW!

GREAT NEWS! R&R Limousine & Bus has agreed to provide transportation to the March Meeting for the first 30 people that sign up! There will be a nominal charge of $5 to cover the driver’s time. The bus will depart from Sunset Station at 4:30 PM and make a second stop at Lifetime Fitness at 1604 & 281 at around 5:00 PM. You may park your cars at either location and board the bus. The bus will drop you off at your vehicles following the event, at approximately 9:30 PM. For more information, click on the event registration link above. 


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Welcome New Members

Please join us in welcoming our newest Alamo NACE members:

  • Robert Werner of Werner's Prime Steaks & Seafood 
  • John Perry of Nationwide Pennant and Flag 
Let's also celebrate the January & February anniversaries of current members:
  • Chris Jimenez of Republic Golf Club- 1 year (January)
  • Devra Hardy of True Flavors Catering- 3 years (January)
  • Elsie DeLaGarza-Martinez of DoubleTree Hilton San Antonio Airport-2 years (February)
  • Jessica Linares of Freesia Designs/Tuscan Rose- 1 year (February)
  • Barbara Gabaldon of Hilton Palacio del Rio- 6 years (February)
  • Sarah Linley of San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau- 8 years (February)
  • Cali Kenway of San Antonio Wedding Guide- 4 years (February)
  • Jennifer Smith of Bartenders 4 You- 1 year (February)


Check out this wonderful video produced by Jamie Turnage and find out why YOU should join Alamo NACE today! Click here to watch the video. 


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NACE National Awards

It's that time of the year again...time to submit  for the NACE Catering and Events Industry Awards! There are numerous categories available in which to win including:


Please select an award from above to view criteria and nomination information for the 2015 NACE Awards, honoring events and accomplishments that were held between the dates of January 1 to December 31, 2014. Don't delay, early bird submissions will be accepted until March 31 for only $95. Final deadline is April 15 for $115.



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Membership Promo 20%


Have you always thought about joining the NACE Alamo Chapter but just have not pulled the trigger yet?  Well, February is your opportunity to not only become a Member, but save 20% as well.  Go to, fill out the form and use promo code ALAMONACE2015A.  It is as easy as that. 

Are you a Member but have always thought that your friend or colleagues should be?? Give them this promo and have them put your name as a referral and you will get $50 off you renewal! 

Who can join?!

NACE Membership is available to individuals currently employed or self-employed in, or who supply the catering, event, or hospitality industries. Professors and teachers of accredited, college level courses relating to the catering, special events and hospitality industries may also join. Professional members may vote in chapter and NACE national elections, hold any office in which they meet the required criteria and serve on committees. 


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