December 2017 Print

President's Report


Happy Holidays!

Congratulations to our TWINCITIES NACE Awards winners!

The annual holiday awards held at The Library - Mercy, Chambers Hotel on December 6, was the perfect setting for a classic holiday cocktail party.  This event provided members to reminisce this past year of stories but also a time to give recognition to members who generously support our chapter through their dedication, donations and hours of volunteer work to the betterment of our TwinCities Nace Members and Chapter - and not to mention create amazing events!


Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter NACE Board of Directors
with Past Presidents and specaial guest, Santa

 From left to right:  Jennifer Christenson, Kirk Holslin, Terrie Bulaneck, Jamie Quickert, Carrie Maybery, Santa, Lindsay Frank, Greg Geiger, Jackie Quickert, Matt Johnson, and Kathy Roberts


Program of the Year
Congratulations to the November 13, EDU Confernce, Midwest Moments of WOW! 

 David Curaso, Dynamic Events

David Curaso, Dynamic Events
Keynote Speaker


Brett Dorrian

Brett Dorrian
Guest Speaker, Personal Branding


Cassie Weness

Cassie Weness, RD, LD
Guest Speaker, Common food Allergies: Offering Safe Options


Anna Senrick

Anna Senrick
Guest Speaker, Ethnic Catering + Your Venue = A Happy Client


Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson
Guest Speaker, Think Different, Sound Different, Sell Different


Terrie Bulaneck

Terrie Bulaneck
Guest Speaker, Super-Size your Sites!


A Special Thank you to these vendors
for their generous donations to make this event special

North Mallow
Johnson Brothers Liquor Company
Maddy & Maize
Driven Coffee Roasters
Boom Island Brewery
Complete Weddings & Events
Kelly Birch Photograhy



 TwinCities NACE Chapter
Member of the Year


 Lindsay Frank
Mystic Lake Center



 I also want to take this time to thank our incredible members, who bring so much talent and resources to the TwinCities NACE Chapter!  If you are interested in getting involved and sharing your knowledge and skills, please let us know if you would like to join the chapter Board or a committee position - you can email us at or simply reach out to any board member.  Thank you for your continued support by attending the meetings and completing the surveys.

 Not a member yet, no problem, It is never to late to grow and to continue to build your leadership and professional catering skills, by Clicking on JOIN NACE to learn more about growing your professional career. 

Looking forward to seeing you at the January 10, 2018 - it's a luncheon at one of the newest venues in the TwinCities, The Hutton House!.

On behalf of the board, we wish you the best for the holiday season, surviving the SuperBowl and a very Happy New Year! 


Thank you, and Cheers!

Greg Geiger, President

NACE Minneapolis / St. Paul Chapter








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Welcome New Members

Please welcome our newest members!

 Seth Brittain

A'BriTin Catering & Hospitality


Amy Brown

Chowgirls Catering


Leesa Brown

Deli Double Catering


Maari James

Chowgirls Catering


Patsy Keech

Eagan High School


Amanda Welter

D'Amico Catering


Sue Zelickson

MN Monthly







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Calendar of Events

 TwinCities NACE 2018 Meetings

    January 10, 2018

The Hutton House

The Hutton House

11:00am | Registration & Tours
12:00pm | Luncheon and Program
1:30pm | Event Concludes

February 4, 2018 | SuperBowl | Minneapolis

A date I am sure you are quite familiar with, but wanted to list events that are important to our catering industry

February 7, 2018 | TwinCities NACE Chapter Board Retreat

This is not our monthly meeting but a time for the board to learn and plan.  If you are interested in joining the board or a committee position, please email us at

February 18-21, 2018 | CaterSource Conference | Las Vegas

February 25, 2018 |  The Charlie Awards
 3:30pm-7:00pm | Pantages Theatre & Seven Steakhouse

 March 7, 2018

TwinCities NACE Program
Save the Date - details coming soon

 April 4, 2018

TwinCities NACE Program
Save the Date - details coming soon

May 2, 2018

TwinCities NACE is 30 Years Old!
Mystic Lake Center

June 6, 2018

TwinCities NACE Program
Save the Date - details coming soon

July 11, 2018

TwinCities Nace Program
Save the Date - details coming soon

July 22-28, 2018

Palms Springs, California


August 8, 2018

Re-Cap of Experience
If you did not attend the Experience Conference, you don't want to miss this one!

DoubleTree Park Place Hotel,  St. Louis Park

September 12, 2018

TwinCities NACE Program
Save the Date - details coming soon

October 3, 2018

TwinCities NACE Program
Save the Date - details coming soon

November 7, 2018

Save the Date - details coming soon

December 5, 2018

Awards, Introduction of New Board and Holiday Celebration
Intercontinental Hotel, St. Paul







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Job Openings/Classifieds

Looking for a exceptional team member - promote your job posting here.  Please email your details to




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Recipe of the Month

The holiday season is upon us, please share your favorite holiday receipe. 

 Eggnog Cheesecake

receipe by Bill Sinclair


  • 1cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg



  1. Prehead oven to 325 degrees F. (165 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar and butter.Press into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.  Place on a wire rack to cool.
  4. Increase oven temp to preheat to 425 degrees F. (220 degrees C).
  5. In a food processor combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, flour and eggnog; process until smooth.  Blend in eggs, rum and nutmeg.  Pour mixture into cooled crust.
  6. Bake in preheated oven to 10 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to 250 degrees F and bake for 45 minutes, or until center of cake is barely firm to the touch.  Remove from the oven and immediately loosen cake from rim.  Let cake cool completely before removing the rim


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