April 2018 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Greetings and welcome to TwinCities NACE!

Please join in the celebration of the birthday of NACE!  The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter is celebrating it's 30th anniversary this May!  We are very fortunate, our TwinCities founders in 1988 to believe we needed to have a professional association that continues to educate and raise the standards of catering and events, and that tradition continues today!   NACE National is also turning 60 this year!

The monthly meeting on May 2, is our chapter's birthday month and will take us back to the 1988 during our program, with D'Amico Catering at Festivities, but the celebration continues through out the year.  Come share your stories!

It's never to late to join NACE and grow your professional career. Through the years, it's important to stay connected and learn from the best of the best of the Twin Cities.  More info about membership benefits or simply email us at [email protected] 

Stay motivated and inspired by participate in the TwinCities NACE monthly meetings and then attend the Experience conference this July in Palm Springs, to enhance your career and personal growth. 

Although it doesn't feel like spring, it is my spring cleaning time that involves re-evaluating my time management, as I never seem to have enough time to accomplish all my daily tasks.  I came across this priority list and will share with you, I hope this may help you with your spring cleaning! 

1. Decide what is important.  Make a list of what is important and write it down.  Include what is important to you and what is important to the job.

2. Prioritize.  Rank the list by what is really important, and what you want to accomplish.  This is NOT a to-do list.  Also, if you end up with a list of 20, more than likely the bottom 10-15 items really aren't that important.

3. Allocate your time based on your priority list.  If your goal is to work a 40-hour week, then allocate how many hours you want to dedicate to our most important priorities.  If you allocate four hours each to your top five priorities, that's 50% spent on what is most important (not the 20% you are giving them now).

4. Then allocate time for routine stuff.  Yes, there are some routine, necessary things that must be done (reading emails, eating lunch, personnel reviews, office parties, etc.)

5. Schedule your priorities.  Treat them as appointments.  Use a calendar and schedule all your time on that calendar.  If you are going to spend 20 hours on your priorities, then put them on your calendar for specific times and stick to it.  This is very effective for me, I learned this at another NACE meeting - Putting Your Ducks in a Row, I still have my Duck!

6. Do your planning at the same time.  Don't leave planning to chance or when you have a free moment.  Put that planning time on your schedule, whether you do it daily or once a week.

Now on to that birthday champagne, okay that may be a little too soon!

I am looking forward to seeing you at the May 2 birthday party (meeting)!

Thank you, and cheers to NACE!

Greg Geiger, President

NACE Minneapolis / St. Paul Chapter

100 S 1st Street | P.O. Box 580365 | Minneapolis, MN 55401





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Calendar of Events

 May 2, 2018

NACE Twin Cities 30th Birthday - catering trends from 1988 to present


Festivities, Minnetonka, MN

June 6, 2018

Instragram Scavenger Hunt at Como Town


 Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, St. Paul, MN  

 July 12, 2018

Marketing with Mintahoe

Garden Room, Eden Prairie, MN


July 22-25, 2018 | Experience Conference | Palm Springs, CA


 August 2018

Save the Date - Another exceptional meeting is being planned.

DoubleTree Park Place, St. Louis Park, MN

 September 5, 2018

Experience Recap

You don't want to miss this meeting, highlights from the National Experience Conferece!

Hilton Minneapolis Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

  October 3, 2018

Save the Date - another exceptional meeting being planned.

The Westin Hotel, Edina, MN

 November 7, 2018



Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel, Prior Lake, MN

   December 5, 2018

Holiday and Awards


The Blaisdell, Minneapolis, MN 




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Job Openings/Classifieds

Please email us at [email protected] if you would like to place a job posting on our TwinCities NACE website. 

Current openings:

Director of Marketing, TwinCities Nace Chapter

Posted 4.8.18 | The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter is looking for a member who would like to handle our social media, website and marketing plans.  Additional information available by emailing to [email protected] 

Committee Members

Posted 4.8.18 | The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter is looking for members who would support the directors in one of these positions:  programs, membership, marketing, hospitality, and fundraising.  Additional information available by emailing to [email protected]




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Recipe of the Month

Lemon Tiramisu



  • 2 Lemons, juice and zest of
  • 4 Tablespoons Lemoncello
  • 4 Ounces Caster Sugar, divided
  • 1 (9 ounces) packets Sponge Cake Fingers (or more)
  • 2 (9 ounces) containers Mascarpone Cheese
  • 5 Tablespoons Lemon Curd
  • 2 Large Eggs, separated
  • 150 ml Cream



  • 1 Lemon, zest of, finely grated mixed with
  • Demerara Sugar (optional)



  • Mix together the lemon juice, Lemoncello and 2 oz of the sugar in a shallow bowl.
  • Set aside so the sugar has time to dissolve.
  • Get ready a 9-inch spring form pan; line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • In a very clean bowl, using clean beaters whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks, start on a slow, gradually on a higher speed.
  • Whip the cream also to a soft peak.
  • Beat together the remaining sugar, marscarpone, lemon curd, egg yolks and the lemon zest.
  • Then you fold the cream in the mascarpone misture, followed by the egg whites using a metal spoon.
  • Stir the lemon juice/lemoncello mix and dip the fingers in, line the bottom of the dish with them, sprinkle some extra liquid over the biscuits, you will usually have enough.
  • Spoon half of the mascarpone mix over the biscuits, dip remaining fingers and arrange on the top, sprinkle again with Lemoncello mix if you have some left, followed by the rest of the mascarpone.
  • Level the top using a palette knife, cover and leave in the refrigerator overnight.
  • To serve, if using, sprinle the lemon/sugar mix over the top, remove from the tim (if neccessary run a knife around the rim) place on a serving plate and cut in wedges.




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Press Release/Media News


100 S 1st Street
P.O. Box 580365
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Please use this address to connect with local Minneapolis / St. Paul chapter and for payment of monthly meeting dues.


10440 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21044

Phone: 410.290.5410

Please use this address for payment of membership.



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