Kate Best is the Director of Catering & Conference Services at Omni Austin Hotel Downtown. She has over 17 years of experience in catering and events and has lived and worked in Houston, Fort Worth and now Austin! See an interview with Kate Best below: What is you favorite thing about the event industry? The constantly ever changing environment and creativity opportunities. What is the best advice you have for others or have been given? Always find a way to say “yes” to the customer. It may not be the perfect “yes” or exactly what they are asking for, but a true read full story >
Archives for January 2014
Meet one of our newest members, Jordan Monday! Jordan is the Marketing and Events Designer for The Cupcake Bar. She was born and raised in Austin (and is very proud of that fact!) and has always had a passion for designing and executing overall looks for events. She enjoys helping clients turn their wildest event visions into a tangible reality. For Jordan, cupcakes are a sweet-yet-serious business. She organizes many behind-the-scenes details that are a part of each unique event at The Cupcake Bar. • Jordan is a certified Professional Wedding Consultant with a degree in public relations. Her read full story >
Stubb’s now offers a new, unique way to attend outdoor shows at Waller Creek Amphitheater with it’s VIP 2014 Season Tickets! Enjoy Austin’s finest outdoor live entertainment with premium VIP treatment from a private and exclusive viewing area–CB’s at Stubb’s. What is Included? Access to Over 60 Outdoor Shows through Dec. 31, 2014 Indoor & Outdoor Vantage Point to Main Stage Private Men & Women’s Restrooms Customized Menu w/ Complimentary Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages 20% Off Anytime You Dine at Stubb’s VIP Concierge and Personal Wait Staff Express VIP Entrance Transferable Tickets About the Space: CB’s at Stubb’s CB’s read full story >
Holland Hamilton graduated December of 2012 from Frostburg State University with a Bachelor’s in English and a concentration in Literature and the Teaching of Writing. She grew up all over Texas and moved back here right after graduation. Holland’s original “life plan” was to be a librarian, but soon discovered her passion for working with people in very dynamic and high energy atmospheres. So, she decided event planning and communications were the better choice! Right now, she’s looking for the right opportunity to come along and enjoying meeting tons of new people.
ISES members reconnected for Happy Hour at Black Sheep Lodge on Monday, January 13 from 6-8 PM to enjoy great food and drink while catching up with old friends and gearing up for a fabulous new year! Many members just returned from the The Special Event Conference in Nashville and shared their experiences with interested ISES members. Members also had fun with the props and photo booth provided by Austin City Photo Booth and excellent drink specials provided by Deep Eddy Vodka. Committees met prior to Happy Hour at 5 PM to review last month’s efforts and brainstorm new ideas for the upcoming year. read full story >
This Thursday, Chi’lantro BBQ & Austin Beerworks are teaming up to show the Travel Channel a good time! A new Travel Channel show is showcasing Chi’lantro BBQ’s Original kimchi fries, and they are doing it in style, by bringing the truck to one of Austin’s best breweries, Austin Beerworks. The Travel Channel will be there from 4-6pm to capture Chi’lantro’s Korean-Mexican fusion in action, and the truck will continue to serve their famous food through Austin Beerwork’s Happy Hour service until 9pm! Come get a hot & spicy serving of Chi’lantro BBQ’s kimchi fries, wash it down with a delicious, read full story >