Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 caterBuzz scholarship + Catersource Convention Info

Happenings from the Hive:  BZzzzz.....
What happens in Vegas might just change your catering business!

2013 scholarship and convention information

Thank you to all the participants in the CaterBuzz scholarship

We've all reveled in your photos posted to the caterBuzz FB forum and stories you submitted with your applications.

As always, the advisory board had some tough choices to make.

- - yet it was a massive pleasure to get to know all of the buzzie participants better while reading over your creative inspiring applications and perusing all the photos.

without further ado here are this year’s 

Amy Jurist                
  • caterBuzz Ambassador Scholarship         

Amy's Culinary Adventures, Los Angeles, California   

Kevin DeHimer         
  • caterBuzz Ambassador Scholarship         

Rocky Top Catering, Raleigh, Carolina

Kim Lauria                
  • caterBuzz Ambassador Scholarship         

Elegant Touch Catering, Altamont, NY

Steve Meyberg           
  • Miles Theurich Pay it Forward Scholarship

in memory of our dear friend and caterBuzz member, Miles Theurich, whose contributions to the catering world will be remembered  for many years to come.
Gunther’s Catering,  San Jose, California    

Congratulations to all the recipients!! 

CaterBuzz Schedule of Events
March 10 - 13, 2013
Mirage Hotel,  Las Vegas

will you be there?
use catersource discount code:  
BUZZIE13 to save an additional $50 on registration

The #1 Conference and Tradeshow for the Catering Industry

We’ll all be busy attending classes, culling ideas and smoozing with new and old friends, but wanted to give a roadmap of the caterBuzz activities and presentations –information will be update as it’s available. 

Hope to see many buzzies in person at one or more of these events while we are enjoying all that Vegas has to offer.  

You just never know who will be buzzing through the hallways!   BZzzzz...

Sunday March 10th
6:30 pm          
(meet outside entrance and cashier for Wicked Spoon)
no reservations required, just show up !!
Buzzie Meetup 
a ten minute walk or a short taxi ride down the strip from Mirage.

- Join fellow caterbuzz members for a fun dinner and discussions.   Check out the awesome stations at "The Wicked Spoon" and meet friends to buddy up with at the conference.  Price at door: $35 plus beverages, tax + tip, all major credit cards accepted.

dress:  comfortable + casual

Monday March 11th
7:30 am – 8:45 am 
Catersource Conference @The Mirage
Main Stage  (exact stage location tbd)

Lisa Teiger, Queen Bee and Culinary Fashionista, caterBuzz, NYC

Cathy Desroches, Maestro,  Wicked Catering, Boston

Julia Kendrick Conway,
      Chef/Owner, Assaggiare Mendocino, Fort Bragg, CA

Brian Machay, Executive Chef / Owner, Polina Catering, Chicago

Buzz on over to this session with Queen Bee, Lisa Teiger and key hive members to learn about this rapidly growing group where caterers share information, photos, and encouragement with other caterers.   There is always someone buzzing around in the hive… so when you need an answer or just want to vent a little… the hive is the place to be. You will learn:
• the basics of Social Media Web 3.0
• what is an on-line community and how it works for you
• trends, inspiration, and best practices as identified by caterBuzz members
• how networking and collaboration can help your business grow
• the value of peer 2 peer communication

Tuesday March 12th
8:15 am – 8:45 am 
Catersource Conference @The Mirage
Xperience Business Stage (exact stage location tbd)

Challenges and Solutions for the Rural Market Caterer

Lisa Teiger, Queen Bee and Culinary Fashionista, caterBuzz, and CuisinEtc, NYC

Dianne Evans, Owner/Event Specialist, BestCatered Events,
Prairieville, LA

Julia Kendrick Conway, Chef/Owner,  Assaggiare Mendocino, Fort Bragg, CA

Tuesday Evening
7:30 pm – meet at taxi stand @Mirage Hotel to taxi share over to Lotus of Siam – an off strip world famous Thai Restaurant.
Join us for a 12 -15 course awesome authentic Thai banquet
featuring many Northern Thai specialities. 
Reservations required !!
  – email queenbee@caterbuzz.com for details.  
Banquet Cost – (cash only) $55 (includes tax + tip) per guest. 
Credit card guarantee for reservation.
Cash Bar

dress:  comfortable + casual

see you in Vegas, baby!


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