July in Miami was a sight to behold during Catersource + The Special Event as a sea of smiling faces could be found around every corner. After over a year apart, friends and colleagues were once again able to come together, whether it was shooting the breeze over a drink during one of the evening Showcasing Events or being inspired together within the Miami Beach Convention Center. Being together has never felt better.
— Amber Kispert & Kathleen Stoehr
Art Menchaca, catering sales manager for The RK Group, San Antonio, TX hit the step and repeat with style at the opening night party.
Zoe Moore (Grow with Zomo), Leilani Baugh (Roux and Vine Catering, Magnolia Street Wine Lounge & Kitchen), Enjolik Oree-Bailey (Low Country Quisine), and Christopher Evan Taylor (Chris Evans Events and Catering) at Connect Live, the Monday evening event at Hard Rock Café.
Emily Simpson and Debby Stein of Cartewheels Catering, Kerrville, TX share a mother/daughter moment at the opening night event, Euphoria.
Leigh-Ann Reitze (UPMC Pinnacle), and Teri Jakob (Making the Magic Happen)could be seen scooting around the Miami Beach Convention Center the entire week.
When Jamie met Terrica: About three years ago, Jamie Quickert (right) was asked to introduce a session presented by Terrica Skaggs (left). Kaboom! Instant friendship. With the addition of Fausto Pfifferer (middle) the three have formed an unstoppable team. In 2021, the three were part of Catersource + The Special Event’s Conference Ambassador program, answering questions on the fly and helping attendees have their best show ever. Photo courtesy Jamie Quickert
SEARCH 100 donors Frank Puleo (Framboise Catering, ICAEF Treasurer), Joann Roth-Oseary (Someone’s in the Kitchen) and Jaclyn Bernstein (Empire Force Events) catch up at the annual Wednesday evening SEARCH Foundation event.
Powerhouses Christina Matteucci (David Beahm Experiences), Sandy Hammer (AllSeated), Robin Selden (Marcia Selden Catering), Jennifer Perna (Fulton Market Consulting), Jeffrey Selden (Marcia Selden Catering) and Ron Ben-Israel (Ron Ben-Israel Cakes) attended the Thursday Leadership Lunch at the W. Jeffrey presented the Richard Carbotti Volunteerism award to his sister, Robin; Christina presented a keynote on Leadership with a well-deserved standing ovation at the end...and the rest—well, most definitely arm candy, right?
All photos courtesy WTA Photo via SpotMyPhotos unless otherwise noted.