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"Catering Trends Today"


August 17, 2010
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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La Rinconada Country Club
14595 Clearview Dr.
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Registration open now.  To RSVP, please click "Register Now".  Please RSVP by noon on Friday, August 13.  After then, a $10 late fee will be added.  If you encounter any problems registering, please call Natti at 408-799-4347.

Join us for a dynamic evening with your best colleagues in Silicon Valley's hospitality industry.  Each meeting is an opportunity for sharing ideas and advice about catering and managing special events.  Bring spouses, friends, and colleagues. 

Please Register Now -- the first 25 RSVPs will receive one free raffle ticket.  You'll enjoy three hours of great networking, Lee Allen - Pianist playing during cocktails, a sensational dinner prepared by Richelle Skillicorn (La Rinconada Country Club), an exciting hands-on display and review of the recent NACE national conference (presented by Natti Pierce-Thomson and Virginia Santaines), a valuable educational program about "catering trends" presented by Patti Shock, sponsor presentations, member testimonials, and exciting raffle prizes.  More details for the sponsors and raffle prizes will be announced soon

PROGRAM:  Patti Shock, professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, teaching "Catering" and "Intro to Conventions and Social Media for Hospitality" and author of A Meeting Planner's Guide to Catered Events, will spotlight "Catering Trends for 2010 and Beyond".

MEETING SPONSORS include Kellye Clifford, Precious & Blooming (florals), Robin Brockelsby & Kate Kovalick, Creative Coverings (linens), Lee Allen - Pianist (entertainment), Deborah Nagai, Deborah Nagai Photography (photo), Natti Pierce-Thomson, North American Theatre Technology (lighting), David Ethridge, AVRFilms (video), and Vic Pelayo, Elite Entertainment (audio).  More sponsors will be announced soon.

RAFFLE PRIZES include2 Tickets for Roaring Camp Railroads (donated by Hey Mr. DJ Entertainment) and 1 Surprise Bottle of Wine (donated by North American Theatre Technology).  More prizes will be announced soon.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: We support a different community non-profit at each meeting.  For this meeting, please...  The Board of Directors would like to know the community organizations that YOU, our members, want to support. Please let any board member know of your community service idea.

Please RSVP now.  The chef needs an accurate count, so unless you cancel by the noon August 13 deadline, your registration fee is due, even if you don't attend.  Walk-ins are always welcome; however, our special dinner may not be available beyond the number of RSVPs, so walk-ins may receive an alternate.


Hors d’ oeuvres:
International and Domestic Cheese, crackers and fruits
Sesame Crusted Tuna, nebbiolo vinaigrette, tobiko caviar on a lotus root chip
Italian Pasta Skewer
Curried Prawn Wontons


Stuffed Heirloom Tomato
cous cous, baby greens and tomato vinaigrette

First Course:
Grilled Prawn Tower
gazpacho, bulls blood (avocado and mango)

Sliced Filet
Warm bacon potato salad, corn coulis, artichoke chips and micro arugula

Olive Bread, Raisin Bread, Herb Bread and butter

Stone Fruit Trio
White peach and lemon thyme sorbet with an almond tuile
Apricot Mousse Opera
Honey Roasted Santa Rose Plums with crème fraiche ice cream and toasted almonds