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Best Wishes and New Year's Resolutions!

B&E sends all of you our very best wishes for a Happy, Prosperous and Healthy New Year!!  Our resolution for the New Year is to do a better job blogging this year, so check back soon!!




Shelby Sewell of Foodz Catering on KCTS Cooks!! YUM!

Just got the following from Shelby Sewell of Foodz Catering —

To see more of Chef Shelby's creative global cuisine, tune into KCTS 9 Cooks this Saturday at 11:40 AM. This biannual program airs all day on November 8th and features a segment filmed in the kitchen at the Sanctuary at Admiral. Shelby made Thai Shrimp on Coconut Rice Cakes with Green Curry and served on Chinese Soup Spoons, and Smoked Salmon, Pickled Ginger and Wasabi on a Coconut Rice Cake.



Getting the most from attending B&E's Northwest Event Show

The Northwest Event Show, produced by Banquet & Event, is just a week away and we want to make sure you get the most for attending our trade show. 

Here are some tips for making your day with us as successful as possible:

  • Are you attending to find a new team-building company? Do you need to host VIP's from out of town? Need transportation options? Make a list of the services you are interested in learning more about by visiting the show. Don't shy away from including your own personal goals along with those of your company.
  • Wear business casual clothing and comfortable shoes.  
  • Bring plenty of business cards to pass out. 
  • Don't worry about a bag to carry all the fabulous swag and promotional material you'll receive during the day, as your complimentary B&E bag will be given to you upon registration. 
  • Stay hydrated.  Beverages are available at many booths and we never turn down a cold shot of sarsaparilla.
  • Avoid any confusion at registration by pre-registering. Save, print and bring your confirmation email with you to the show for entrance.
  • Make sure your name badge is visible.
  • Have a pen and notebook ready to take notes on exhibitors as needed
  • Enter that raffle! Take advantage of the show specials, discounts and sales that are being offered exclusively for NWES attendees.
  • Don't be afraid to introduce yourself to others. We're all in this industry to support one another to create unforgetable events.
  • Attend the seminars and workshops if you can. These educational presentations are short but informative and allow you a moment to rest your feet while getting even more information on the latest trends.

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 11am-5pm at the Washington State Convention Center for the 2014 Northwest Event Show!


You are invited to Oktoberfest on the Pass at Kiana Lodge

Kiana Lodge Corporate Meeting Planner Open House
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, 4pm-7pm

Kiana Lodge is hosting a complimentary special open house for corporate meeting planners during their Oktoberfest on the Pass event, October 14th from 4-7pm.

Surrounded by six acres of lush gardens and lawns interspersed with fragrant cedars and majestic firs, tour the stunning gardens of the Lodge and enjoy the spectacular setting of this historic waterfront property, located on Agate Passage, separating Bainbridge Island from the North Kitsap Peninsula.

Find inspiration to reimagine your corporate meetings, employee events, retreats and more while enjoying your favorite German foods; including their Signature Salmon and free liquor tastings along with a stocked cash bar & tasty brews. 

Finish off the day with homemade ice cream and inspirational ideas from industry vendors on how to create a “can’t wait to go back next year” meeting.

Call (855) 656-8873 or email us at to RSVP by October 9rd.

Learn more at


Banquet & Event's Northwest Event Show is October 21, 2014


8 reasons to attend Banquet & Event's Northwest Event Show

The 2014 Northwest Event Show is here again! This is the meeting and event planners trade show that brings the pages of our B&E Event Resource Guide to life.  

Why attend?

1. It's fun! In past years, we've had swings and life-size snow globes.  You don't want to miss out on this years fun interactive activities.

2. It's filling!  From catering to cocktails, this show offers tasty tidbits to tantalize your taste buds.

3. It's the most cost effective way to source products, services and information in your industry as the NWES is a FREE private event for meeting and event planners and members of the hospitality industry only.  

4. Speaking of free... when you register by October 10th, 2014, we'll even pay for 2-hours of your parking time at the Washington State Convention Center parking garages.

5. Attending the NWES gives you the opportunity for one-on-one time to question and examine potential vendors services in person.  You'll meet over 180 exhibitors who will introduce you to their services for planning the best events ever. 

6. Discover new companies. This year we have over 50 new exhibitors that will up your event production game including such activities as indoor racecar driving to catering to local tour companies.

7. Learn about new trends, products and resources that are available. 

8. It's a chance to network and helps you meet new people and build new relationships with those who you will be doing business with face-to-face.   

This years theme "Imagine" will inspire you to "up your game" and "bring a little magic" to your events.

Experience innovative ideas, creative displays, extraordinary cuisine and the latest in trends and décor and so much more... All you need, all in one place at

Northwest Event Show 2014-produced by Banquet & Event
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 
Washington State Convention Center - 800 Convention Pl, Seattle, WA 98101 
Register HERE 
Learn more at 

The Northwest Event Show is Seattle's number one trade show source for inspiration and information on the latest trends in the hospitality industry and we can't wait to introduce you the top industry professional that will make your next events huge successes!


You are Invited! Act 3 Catering's Late Harvest Tasting

Planning a wedding, corporate function or other social gathering?  Act 3 Catering can take care of all your catering needs! Tonight, they welcoming Fall with open arms and inviting you to join in the celebration by enjoying the fantastic flavors of their Late Harvest Menu.

The tasting will be held at the University Masonic Ballroom, a fantastic vintage venue situated just one block from the beautiful University of Washington campus. It offers an elegant venue for an intimate wedding, social gathering, school charity event, graduation celebration, conference, or special event.

Hosted by Act 3 Catering and Planning Savvy this fun evening will feature:
Tasty Treats by Act 3 Catering
Music by Sounds Unlimited
Floral Created by Kristine Williams of Flowers By K
Sweets by Fantazmal Cakes
Beverages by BevMo!
and much more!

For more information click HERE. Can’t make the Open House? Visit them at the Northwest Event Show, on October 21, 2014.

The Details:

Host: Act 3 Catering's Late Harvest Tasting
When: Thursday, September 25, 4PM-7PM
Where:University Masonic Ballroom – 4338 University Way NE, Seattle, WA. 98105