February 2018  


Hello NACE Members!

As winter winds down and spring will be upon us soon, we close February with another amazing Tasty Bites competition, our biggest and best yet, as well an exciting board retreat. Your board came away with new ideas and new vigor for the 2018 year.

March brings an exciting time to San Antonio. Events are ramping up for our San Antonio 300 celebrations, the NCAA tournament and Fiesta are all just around the corner. As the days become sunnier and busier, we’re looking forward to successful and amazing events ahead. Here’s to San Antonio and the Alamo NACE Chapter!

I’d love to hear from you on what you’d love to see from Alamo NACE in the coming year. Never hesitate to give me a call (210-518-1051) or an email ( on what you need as a member.

Sarah James

Alamo NACE President

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Upcoming Meetings

Please join Alamo NACE in welcoming Rachel Sheerin for F this S: A Tale of Walking Away (& Coming Back) 

Have you or a client ever walked away from a major decision? Then realize you want to get a second glance at the choice you made and possibly change your mind. In this interactive, high energy program, we'll take a look at our beliefs on success, why burn out happens, and how you can enjoy your life, own your joy & absolutely love your success. 

This Program is perfect for: 

Independent Small Business Owners 
Long Time Hospitality Professionals 
Anyone interested in living an authentically successful life 

You will earn one CE Credit in Human Resources for attending this program.

Program Flow

6:00pm - 6:45pm
Registration & Networking
Host Bar

Warm Tortilla Chips and Roasted Salsa

6:45pm - 7:30pm
Opening Annoucements


Mixed Green Salad with Assorted Dressings

Grilled Chicken Fajitas with Grilled Onions and Peppers

Classic Cheese Enchiladas

Mexican Rice

Refried Beans

Warm Flour & Corn Tortillas

Pico de Gallo, Jalapenos, and Sour Cream


Coconut Flan

7:30pm - 8:15pm

Education Program

8:15pm - 8:30pm
Closing Announcements
Event Concludes

Register by Friday, March 9 at NOON to ensure your seat
Members: $45
Non-Members: $55
Walk-Ins will be taken as space allows

RSVP'S after Friday at Noon and Walk-Ins:
Members: $55
Non-Members: $65

Thank you to our sponsor: 

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Calendar of Events

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Gala News


The award-winning annual NACE Alamo President's Gala is hosted annually to celebrate our Chapter’s success and raise funds to send our members to the Experience Conference the following summer. Catering this prestigious event is considered an honor and an opportunity. We want to give you that opportunity. This year’s theme is Fire & Ice and will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Please check your inbox for RFP details and email any questions to this year’s gala chair Christina Alvarado-Morales at Deadline for submissions will be March 30, 2018.

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Refer a Friend

Spread the Love!
Share the NACE love by encouraging your friends, colleagues and employees to take their professional development and connections to the next level.

When your colleagues join NACE and list you as a referrer on their membership application form, NACE will apply a$50 credit to your membership account for every new member who joins. The more people you refer, the more you save! Remember, your friend must list you as the referrer on the membership application.


Why Join NACE
NACE membership offers networking opportunities, resources and steep discounts on NACE educational opportunities and NACE partner services.

Explore the benefits provided to you as a Member of NACE

  • More than 45 chapters across North America provide peer-to-peer networking and allow you to make professional contacts in your industry and within your specialty.
  • Access to the NACE Membership Directory


  • Experience is the most valuable industry conference in our profession. Industry leaders, chefs, caterers, designers and event professionals come together to teach, learn, see and taste the most up-to-the-minute trends in our industry.
  • NACE Education offers self-paced online courses on the core concepts of the catering and events industry.


  • The Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) designation is the most widely respected professional certification in the industry. Employers, peers and clients see CPCE as a mark of accomplishment, credibility and trust.



  • Being a member of NACE means growth as a leader. Getting involved with NACE means members practice valuable skills that they take to their own businesses.


  • Marketing resources including ebook and webinards presented by ThriveHive.
  • Members of NACE enjoy pricing discounts on the products and services they use the most.
  • The NACE Awards recognize outstanding vision, inspiration, leadership and achievement in catering and event design.
  • NACE News keeps industry professionals informed of topics that impact their day to day activities.



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Lawton Family of Restaurants to find a Special Events Director for Cappyccino’s and La Fonda on Main restaurants.  We are looking for an experienced live events coordinator, and I am hopeful that you could post the following job announcement on your site: ============================


Special Events Director position availability at The Lawton Family of Restaurants:

We require:

  • An organized, responsible problem solver with excellent verbal and written professional communication skills.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in event management.  Applicants with full service restaurant experience are preferred.
  • A college degree is preferred, with a work record of job stability, self-management and achievement.
  • This is a full-time, flexible position which may require some nights and weekends.


We offer:

  • A beautiful workplace.
  • A carefully selected team and a 40+ year history of success.
  • $60,000+, bonus potential, great benefits and an opportunity to learn and grow.
  • A people-intense, challenging career opportunity


Assistant General Manager

Cibolo Creek Ranch

Located south of Marfa, TX (Big Bend region)

Summary of Job Responsibilities:

Oversee the resort’s PM (afternoon and evening) activities and operations.

Oversee F&B operation, including restaurant, pool bar, and catering.  Work closely with Executive Chef on menu

selection, food quality, etc.

Organize and supervise effective and engaging evening guest entertainment and supporting social environment

Work closely with the General Manager in establishing ongoing operations procedures and programs for the ranch

PM operations

Responsible for resort-wide Manger-on-Duty shifts, rotating with GM and other Operations Managers

Conduct regular information meeting with the various department heads to ensure good communications within

operations department.  Develop and motivate staff.

Conduct daily and frequent site inspections to ensure that the highest possible standards of safety, courtesy,

cleanliness, and efficiency are met. Review all incident, inspection, and daily operating reports daily and respond


Maintain close and open communication with peers and superiors

Direct all aspects of the operations department through a close working relationship with the operations staff

Oversee the selection, training, testing, and conduct of the lifeguard staff to ensure the highest lifeguarding

standards are met

Oversee the activities of ranch services personnel in creating a clean, pleasant ranch environment

Proactively ensure guest satisfaction through guest services and quick resolution of guest concerns throughout


Maintain safety standards for, and ensure smooth operation of, all guest activities

Develop, monitor, and meet or exceed the yearly business plan for the department. Review and report weekly to


Ensure that water quality is maintained at all times and that pool chemicals are stored in a safe manner

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or related field

4-7 years’ experience in a hospitality role, 3-5 years’ experience in F&B, plus prior staff management experience

Professional communication skills, oral and written

Ability to work in a high-energy, demanding environment.  Ability to respond to both verbal and visual commands.

Organization and leadership skills

Demonstrates strong leadership skills and is a team player

Works well under pressure

Ability to effectively solve problems

Able to take direction and hold staff accountable

Computer Competency (MS Word and MS Excel)

Able to work independently with little supervision and direction

Remote property experience is highly desirable

Work Environment / Physical Requirements:

Spanish speaking skills a plus

Direct contact with guests, management and employees

Requires high degree of professional conduct and ability to be flexible in a changing environment

Must be able to carry loads greater than 35 pounds, and be able to transport up to 50 pounds regularly.

90% of time standing and 10% of time sitting.

Excellent attendance, including weekends and holidays, is required with schedule flexibility determined by

business needs.

Temporary housing provided for up to 60 days to allow for immediate relocation.


Click here for job information!


Plaza Club - Private Events Director Job Posting


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