Back from a whirlwind week at Catersource in Las Vegas!
The ATTC team with our friend Pauline Parry from Good Gracious! Events.
The ATTC Team got to mingle and share experiences with caterers from around the world during a jam-packed week of education and experiences. This year, not only were we attendees, but educators! Linda presented a 75-minute seminar on “25 Years and 25 Things We Have Learned the Hard Way”; and Gina did several short demonstrations – “Hot Rocks are a Cool Station” in the X-perience Room. Linda was also an “Expert” at the “Ask the Experts” luncheon and a presenter for the International Catering Association CATIE awards. Chef Shawn and Chef Bill got to go on a tour of the kitchens at Caesar’s Palace….gorgeous kitchens and a unique sneak peek at what goes on behind-the-scenes.
While we did not receive any CATIE awards this year, it was an honor to be nominated three times amongst some incredible caterers. We were runners-up to South Africa, Toronto, and California. We did receive some other recognitions – Linda was sworn in to the International Catering Association as Membership Chair; and Gina received the ICA Service Star Award.
Some other highlights:
Live champagne chandelier; a new take on S’Mores; personalized crisps; Mango Mousse with Meringue Sticks and “Pop Rock” Surprise!
The education was enlightening….the events were inspiring and we are all energized and re-charged for the 2010 season!