Meeting/Event Information

    NACE Games 2.0

    September 09, 2014
    6:00 PM
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    Catered Too
    325 Demeter Street
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303

    Catered Too welcomes us to network and enjoy our joint meeting with San Francisco NACE.  Like we did at last September's meeting, we'll form teams and play "NACE Games" to sharpen our skills for working together at special events.  Prepare for an evening of fun, networking, team-building, education, and inspiration.  And fun.

    EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM details still being decided.  Possibilities include:

    • some type of a blind taste test, possibly with condiments (chutneys, etc…),
    • guess the flowers (same as last time but different flowers),
    • CPCE questions in Gregs office (upstairs),
    • guess the types of cereal,
    • Some type of a 'mystery box’ where they feel something in the box and have to guess what it is.
    • some type of wedding olympics,
    • instead of a coffee taste test, our produce guy wI'll bring different types of produce for people to taste and guess,




    For your convenience, San Francisco NACE is providing free shuttle transportation to our guests. 

    San Jose Pick Up Location and Time: 

    Pick Up – 5pm/5:15pm Hilton San Jose. (If driving, Hilton Garage parking ticket will be validated by Silicon Valley NACE)
    Pick Up – 9:00pm Catered Too back to Hilton San Jose

    San Francisco Pick Up Location and Time: 

    Pick Up – 5pm/5:15pm Market between Spear & Stuart (around the Corner from the Hyatt Regency)  
    Pick Up – 9:00pm Catered Too back to Market Street, SF


    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, 
      • sensational appetizers, 
      • a valuable educational program, 
      • exciting raffle prizes. 

    Register online 

    • $40 for Silicon Valley NACE Member, Co-worker, or Spouse.  
    • $65 for Guest & walk-up (space permitting).
    • Raffle tickets: one for $5 and five for $20.  
    • Please RSVP by 5pm Friday, Sept 5, to avoid the $10 late fee.
    • If you encounter a problem registering, call Kevin Dennis at 925-373-1934.

    The Registration "fine print":

    • Only Silicon Valley chapter Members can bring a check and pay at the door. 
    • All others must pre-pay with a credit card through the website. 
    • About cancellations: There are no cash refunds.   
    • The chef needs an accurate count, so unless you cancel by the 5pm, Sept 5 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.



    Tray Passed Hors d'oeuvres

    • Modern Deviled Egg served in a porcelain egg with wooden spoon
    • Sarsaparilla Braised Pork Belly, asiago creamed grits
    • Colorado Lamb Lollipops tender marinated grilled lamb chops 
      served on the bone with a fresh mint glaze


    California Bounty Antipasto Display, Deconstructed Style 
    Featuring an array of fresh and marinated vegetables -­

    • green beans, thin asparagus, button mushrooms, artichoke hearts, 
      assorted olives, wedges of provolone, fontina, pepper jack and smoky 
      cheddar cheese, proscuitto, sopressata, Genoa and pepper salami 
      served with assorted crackers


    Bruschetta Bar:  Crisp seeded sourdough with toppings to include: Mozzarella 
    and Arugula Pesto, Eggplant Caponata Marinated Tomato and Basil in a 
    modern presentation

    Slider Station

    • Shortrib Sliders:  tender slow cooked shortribs on a petite roll with arugula garnish
    • Portobello Mushroom Sliders:  tender portobello mushrooms served on a petite roll, 
      balsamic glaze


    Napa Cole Slaw shredded cabbage and carrots with apple, fennel and jicama


    • Chili:  Grilled Scallops on Sesame Spinach bright marinated spinach topped with grilled spicy scallops, garnished with fresh lime juice squeeze and toasted sesame seeds served in bamboo cones with chopsticks
    • Seafood Cioppino: shrimp, scallops and crab in a tomato saffron broth with grilled foccacia bread and served in a stainless steel cup


    Local Delights

    • Vietnamese Sandwiches: Two Ways crunchy baguettes layered with Grilled Pork pickled carrot, cucumber, daikon and cilantro
    • Lemongrass Tofu, pickled carrot, cucumber, daikon and cilantro
    • Watermelon Salad: Ripe watermelon tossed with baby arugula, pine nuts, and goat cheese drizzled with a balsamic glaze


    Assorted Sweets, by Sweet Productions

    Full Premium Bar with Specialty Cocktails, provided at no charge for the event

    Coffee and Tea


    RAFFLE PRIZES will include:

      • 1 free registration to a future NACE meeting
      • 2 bottles of Concannon Petit Sirah, donated by Robbie Schlosser, Magnolia Jazz Band,
      • Starbucks gift basket, donated by Ross Bergrenn, Catered Too,
      • 2 pre-season ticketd to the Sharks game on 9/27, donated by Amy Blach, AMB Designs.
      • 2 tickets to a show of your choice (based on availability), donated by Heather Vaughn, the Regency Center/ Warfield Theatre.



    We support a different community non-profit each year.  In 2014, 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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    Did you attend our September 2013 meeting?  See 80 photos by Kim and Phil, Kim+Phil Photography 

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