The Houston Chapter of NACE (National Association of Catering Executives) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the association with an event at the Westin Galleria Hotel. There were vignette stations with food and drinks themed for each decade (I noticed the 80's had Strawberry Hill- and yes, they were serving it, not sure if anyone actually imbibed...). Dance numbers for each decade were choreographed and performed by the talented crew of Dance Force Productions. Their rendition of Thriller was awesome! It was really a great party, but then what else would you expect from the best of the catering industry?
The National Association of Catering Executives recently held their national conference in Houston and we were the official photographers for the event. Guest speakers included Scott Corridan (who made his entrance on a Harley!), Sylvia Weinstock, Marc Summers and chef Robert Del Grande among many others. The event was a four day crash course in the latest and greatest catering ideas and education, not to mention the parties after! One surreal moment was being served a martini by a half naked man in a bathtub full of green olives at the decadent party hosted by Jackson and Co. at the Corinthian. This event was designed by Darryl Murchison. Another was the beautiful Alice in Wonderland themed closing party at the Houston Marriott Westchase. This event was planned and designed by Events in Bloom. Massive amounts of fun were had by everyone in attendence and hopefully they all learned a thing or two as well! Photos by D. Jones Photography.