Meeting/Event Information

    Our Annual Gala

    January 23, 2013
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    San Jose Tech Museum
    201 South Market Street
    San Jose, CA 95113

    The gorgeous San Jose Tech Museum welcomes us to a wonderful celebration.  The evening's
    theme is "Moving Forward".  First, it's our annual Gala — our opportunity to show how special
    event professionals throw a fantastic party!  And second, we'll be awarding this year's coveted
    "Best of the Industry" awards.

    VOTE for the "Best of the Industry", if you attended ANY of our meetings in 2012.  
    PLEASE CLICK HERE to vote for the BEST among all our meetings' sponsors!


    Join 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.  You'll enjoy

      • great networking, 
      • a sensational dinner, 
      • a valuable educational program, 
      • exciting auction & raffle prizes. 

    Register online 

    • Please RSVP by Friday, January 11, for your $5 Early Bird Discount.
    • ALL "Early Birds" will save $5 and will receive one free raffle ticket.
    • $50 for Silicon Valley NACE Member, Co-worker, or Spouse. 
      $70 for Guest & walk-up (space permitting).
    • $50 for any member of another NACE chapter. (When you register,
      please select the Guest ticket, use the "ANY-NACE" Coupon Code
      for your $20 discount, and write your NACE ID# for verification)
    • Raffle tickets: one for $5 and five for $20.  
    • Please RSVP by Friday, January 18, to avoid the $10 late fee.
    • If you encounter any problem, please call Monina Wright at 408/489-7909.

    The Registration "fine print":

    • Only Silicon Valley chapter Members can bring a check and pay at the door. 
    • SV Members may, but all others mustpre-pay with a credit card through the website. 
    • About cancellations: There are no cash refunds.  Only Members will receive a voucher
      to attend a future meeting, good for 60 days.  Guests do not receive any refund or voucher. 
    • The chef needs an accurate count, so unless you cancel by the January 18 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 entree.


    Cocktails & Passed Appetizers

      • Artichoke & Goat Cheese Beignets
      • Chipotle Chicken & Pepper Jack “Nachoette” with Avocado Crème


    Winter Salad

        • Organic Baby Lettuces & Baby Romaine, Shaved Honey Crisp Apples, Pomegranate Seed, Pt Reyes Blue Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, Red Wine Blush on the tables for the guests to add to their salads
        • Served with Baskets of warm La Brea rolls & butter balls



        • Red Wine Braised Short Ribs of Beef with Porcini Mushrooms and Thyme Sauce
        • Triple Cream Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
        • Roasted Melange of Winter Vegetables
        • Vegetarian option


    Dessert — provided by Jen’s Cake 


    RAFFLE PRIZES will include:

      • 1 free registration to a future NACE meeting
      • an overnight stay with breakfast for two at
        the Hilton San Jose valued at $199.


    Did you attend our November meeting?  See 47 wonderful photos by David Ethridge.

    We support a different community non-profit each year.  In 2013, we have selected the
    Ecumenical Hunger Program.  For this meeting, please bring a gift for an underpriviledged
    teen-ager.  For example, bring a suitable $10 gift card.  Please bring cash or your check book
    to support this very worthy cause!

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