• Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
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    1. Table setting. 

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    2. Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix. 

  • Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
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    3. Torching the first course.

  • Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
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    4. Chefs Greg Vernick, Jean-Marie Lacroix, Marc Murphy, Pat O’Malley and Melissa Weller. 

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    5. Apple strudel. 

  • Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
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    6. First look at the Taste of America. 

  • Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
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    7. Chef Pierre Labine and chef JeanMarie Lacroix. 

  • Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
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    8. Hard at work prepping the meal. 

Held Oct. 13, 2017, at the Museum of the American Revolution, Taste America was a four-course plated dinner held to benefit the James Beard Foundation. The event, planned by Cashman & Associates, welcomed 300 attendees who dined on food provided by Brûlée Catering in collaboration with other culinary stars. 

Sixty-two guests gathered for the Northeast M+E Best of 2018 readers’ choice awards on Aug. 16 at Upstairs at The Pennsy in New York City. The event’s presenting sponsor was Kalahari Resorts & Conventions; the bar sponsor was Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center; and the “green” carpet sponsor was Topgolf. Event partners included Acute Inflections, Jamie Rosler from ComedySportz, Drawing Booth, Eclipse Events, Flowerful Events, Pat LaFrieda, The Pennsy Food Hall, Sabi Sushi and Wizard Studios

 

Lucky Strike served as the host venue for the third-annual Hospitality Fest, which gathered more than 750 meeting and event planning professionals for a four-hour evening event. With the goal of spotlighting options across Chicagoland for holiday parties, 74 table sponsors showcased ideas for F&B, event spaces and corporate activities. The teams and volunteers wore bowling shirts with presenting title sponsors’ names on the front to create a fun, laidback atmosphere.

 

It was a night to shine at The Reserve in Birmingham as honorees and guests from around the state gathered for the 2018 Event Professional Industry Class (EPIC) Awards. The program recognized the best in the industry and highlighted the previous year of events.