Do Extraordinary – Part II – NACE Awards
For the second year in a row I was able to stand along side some of my favorite peers and represent the Houston Chapter at the Annual Conference for the National Association of Catering and Events at the NACE Awards. The Kat Creech Events team took home the 2011 Best Guest Table Presentation for Kaleigh + Jared’s remarkable wedding. The team we worked alongside to complete the masterpiece of art was the perfect combination of passion and I will personally hold this event in my memory for a lifetime. I am thrilled to represent all of them through this award and am more than happy that this celebration of love was recognized with a national award.
I spoke of doing extraordinary things the last time I wrote about taking home a national award and there are a few people who represent this well. I had the pleasure of working along side Shelly Kent and Jill Vidal, two amazing extraordinary guru’s as their Entertainment Chair for 2011 NACE Wedding Trends event. They represented the Houston chapter by taking home a long-time-coming-award for Best Chapter Program of the Year. There was not a dry eye in the Houston chapter. That journey was remarkable and no small feat.
Lisa Carruth, Braeburn Country Club did extraordinary and took home the 2011 Best Wedding Event of the Year.
And for two years in a row, the NACE Student Chapter gurus represented by being honored with the Student Member of Year award.
And, if this was not enough, Lisa Hopkins, Director of Catering at the Houstonian and mentor to many is our new NACE National President, while Adam Reiner, Director of Catering at the Westin Galleria is in control of finances as the NACE National Treasure, and Gary Baumann, Director of Royal Sonesta Hotel is the NACE Foundation President. To top of it, the nation and everyone in the New Orleans Marriott knew Houston was in the house.