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"Art Inspired Events"


March 15, 2011
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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San Jose Museum of Art
110 S. Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Share ideas about catering and managing special events. 
Join your best colleagues in Silicon Valley's hospitality

Sample tasty morsels from our premiere caterers, and view outstanding works of art that inspired the evening's decor.
Enjoy three hours of great networking, sensational displays from our caterers, a valuable educational program, sponsor presentations, and exciting contest & raffle prizes.  Bring your spouses, friends, and colleagues.

"Art Inspired Events" is a special event in collaboration with the San Jose Museum of Art.  Decor will be inspired by the exhibition of Robert Mapplethorpe: Portraits (on exhibit January 29th – June 5th, 2011) and Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern and Contemporary Art from India (on exhibit Februrary 25th – September 4th, 2011). 

MEETING SPONSORS include Jacqui Marchessini, San Jose Museum of Art (venue), Bob Changras, A Catered Affair (catering), Greg Casella, Catered Too! (catering & bar), Pam Perez, Global Gourmet (catering), Jondel Goldsmith, Le Papillon (catering), Mike Shin, Michi Catering (catering), Jen Kwapinski, Jen's Cakes (dessert), Cathe Huynh-Sison, Feterie (branding & signage), Kren Rasmussen, Bloomster's Floral Designs (florals), Vince Kilduff, Interior Plant Design (plants), Ron Grandia, A Different Kind of DJ (dj), Robbie Schlosser, Magnolia Jazz Band (music); Robin Brocklesby, Creative Coverings (linens), Erica Lucca, Williams Party Rentals (rentals), Natti Pierce-Thomson, North American Theatre Technology (lighting & event design), Thom GiapInfinity Productions (videography), and Lilia AhnerLilia Photography (photography).

HOSTED BAR (from Catered Too) — providing sodas, beer, wine and specialty cocktails.

RAFFLE PRIZES — Regular raffle includes several bottles of wine and restaurant gift cards.  The SUPER RAFFLE ($25/ticket) includes a

  • 1-year Advocate Membership to the San Jose Museum of Art,
  • 1-year membership to NACE,
  • pair of gold, diamond, and ruby earings,
  • Flip Camera
  • Business Promotional video by AVR Films (5 min online video promo with max 2 hrs shoot).

       Only members may buy raffle tickets online.  Everyone else may purchase tickets at the registration table.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: We support a different community non-profit at each meeting.  For this meeting, please bring cans of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank or a donation for the San Jose Museum of Art in the form of check or cash.

Please Register Now -- the first 25 RSVPs will receive one free raffle ticket.  RSVP by Friday, March 4, for your $5 Early Bird Discount.  RSVP by noon on Friday, March 11, to avoid the $10 late fee.  If you encounter any problem, please call Natti at 408-799-4347.

The chefs need an accurate count, so unless you cancel by the noon March 11th deadline, your registration fee is due, even if you don't attend.  Walk-ins are always welcome.



from Catered Too

Smoked Scallop and Saffron Risotto
   Served in a Giant Clam Shell, accompanied by Salad Garnish
Mini Ruben Panini's
   Served on Marble Rye, mini grilled sandwiches with house made Chips

from A Catered Affair 

BBQ Pulled Pork and Poppy Seed Slaw Sliders and Sweet Potato Fries with a Lemon Garlic Aoli.

from Le Papillon

    Rabbit Mortadella with Sunflower Mostarda
    Quail Egg with Caviar
    Caper Financier with White Chocolate Olive Oil Ganache

from Michi Sushi

Mango and salmon Hand Roll
Spicy Tuna Hand roll
Veggie Hand Roll
Potato Croquette
Jalapeño Crab Cakes

from Napa Brasserie and Fromage

Smoked Duck Breast, Country Style Pate, Saucisson D'Ail
A Selection of Fresh Season Vegetables with Celery Root Remoulade
Pickled Vegetables
House Marinated Olives, Cornichons and Radish
Sliced French Baguette

from Global Gourmet Catering

Smoked Duck Breast, Country Style Pate, Saucisson D'Ail
A Selection of Fresh Season Vegetables with Celery Root Remoulade
Pickled Vegetables
House Marinated Olives, Cornichons and Radish
Sliced French Baguette
A Selection of West Coast Artisan Cheeses, Arranged Beautifully with Seasonal Fresh Fruits and Nuts, Accompanied by Sliced Baguette and Specialty Crackers

from Jen's Cakes

Mini cupcakes:
   -Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing
   -Double Chocolate with Caramel Buttercream
   -Spice with cream cheese
White chocolate raspberry bars
Triple Espresso Brownies

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