April 2018  


Hello NACE Members-

Spring and warm weather are finally upon us!

I wanted to thank all of those who applied for one of our best member benefits – a full-ride scholarship to the NACE EXPERIENCE! Conference this summer. We had more applicants than ever and I am excited to see so many of our members wanting to take their career to the next level by this weekend of education and networking. Congratulations to our final winners, and I hope many more of you will be able to join us in Palm Springs.

I’d love to hear from you on what you’d love to see from Alamo NACE in events, member benefits or anything at all. Never hesitate to give me a call (210-518-1051) or an email ([email protected]) on what you need as a member.

Sarah James

Alamo NACE President

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Upcoming Meetings


Join us for a dynamic evening of networking, trends, dining and fun with THE DESIGN EXPERIENCE with KATE PATAY! This exciting, interactive event will send you home with new ideas on décor, updates on what colors and design elements can give you the leading edge, and fresh concepts on incorporating décor design with food and beverage design elements.

Our host for the evening is the energetic Ms. Kate Patay, an award-winning leader in the event and hospitality industry in North America. Kate will be sharing her eye for detail from decor, flower arrangements, signage and all the details that it takes to create a memorable design experience, as well as all the latest trends and what there is to come in the future.

The event wouldn’t be complete without actual design! Come see the top San Antonio décor companies create inspiring displays of color and design expertise! Our presentation will incorporate these designs, PLUS they will be featured in our social media takeover by Insta-Queen Kate Patay!

The evening will be hosted in the lovely Crystal Ballroom with a beautiful meal by Absolutely Delicious Catering. Sophisticated table décor will feature Great Event Rentals to complete the look in an evening of deliciousness and design. Get your ticket today for this event!


You will earn 1 CE credit in Event Management for attending this program.

Program Flow

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

Butler Passed Hor D'oeuvres  

Venison Sliders with Jack Cheese & Nopalito Aioli

Smoked Salmon Parfait

Duck Confit & Orange Crostini with White Sangria Sips

Open Bar

6:45pm - 7:30pm
Opening Annoucements

Plated Dinner

Summer Salad

Arugula, Avocado, Golden and Red Roasted Grape Tomatoes, Capers and Fresh Mozzarella Pearls with Champagne Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing 


Honeyed Pork Tenderloin with Plum & Lavender Relish 

Pecorino Potato Puree

Lemon Grilled Asparagus

Rolls and Butter


De-constructed Lemon-Berry Cake

7:30pm - 8:15pm
Education Program

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

Register by Friday, May 8 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 Sponsors



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Fundraising News

Alamo NACE is brewing up Bingo, Beers, and Bites for our Spring 2018 Fundraiser! 

Cheers for Beers! 

Join Alamo NACE for our Spring fundraiser, Bingo & Brews at the Institute of Texan Cultures on May 24th from 6:30 to 9:30pm. 

The evening promises fun, games, and fabulous prizes! Sip on great beer while exploring the Institute of Texan Cultures' current special exhibit "Brewing Up Texas". 

 Colleagues, friends, family are all welcome! 

Tickets are $35.00 each and include admission, food, and drinks. Bingo cards will be sold for $5.00 each or 5 bingo cards for $20.00 each. Cards can be bought in advance or at the event.

 All proceeds to benefit the Alamo Chapter of NACE to raise funds for us to continue to provide educational experiences, great monthly programs, speakers and scholarships for our members to attend the annual Experience! Conference. 

 Interested in participating? 

Consider becoming an event sponsor or donating a Bingo prize! 

Contact Amy Riggle, Director of Fundraising

[email protected] 

(210) 804-6125 

 Note: This is a special fundraiser in addition to the regularly scheduled monthly chapter meeting that will be held on May 8th at the Old San Francisco Steak House. We encourage you to attend both. 

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Gala News

Be sure to mark your calendars for the event of the year! Alamo NACE is celebrating this year's Gala fundraiser at The Veranda on September 12th, 2018. Come out to experience an evening of Fire and Ice with the luxurious tastings provided by Spice of Life Catering. You will not want to miss this!

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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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