Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Calorie Optimization: Techniques for Lowering Calories & Retaining Satisfaction in Catering and Food Production
Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
2016 Catering and Event Trends
The Cellar Door


Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Bridging the Generation Gap with Shira Harrington
Board of Trade with Pigeon Catering

Bridging the gap between the rising…and the retiring generations!

In this presentation, you will gain valuable insights into WHY each generation thinks and behaves the way it does; learn what the current conflicts are and ways to resolve them; and gain key strategies for attracting, on-boarding, and retaining each age group, particularly the Millennial generation.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
What's New in New Orleans with the New Orleans CVB & Downtown Development District
Fogo de Chao

  • New Orleans Business Developments with Nolan Marshall, III
  • New Orleans from Renewal to Tricentennial with Kristian Sonnier
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016; 12:00PM-4:00PM
Retreat to the NorthshoreWith Amy Shutt & Frank L. Aymami III
The LakeHouse and Maison Lafiette

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Monday, July 25 2016
Event Pros Take Action Volunteer Day

NACE New Orleans is teaming up with EPTA on Monday, July 25th for a day of volunteering followed by a member happy hour to thank you all for your hard work.  It is a full day of work, but if you can only attend for a half day please let us know.  Also, if you can't make it on Monday, but would like to help out on Sunday you can register for Sunday instead.

In an effort to make an even greater impact on the community in 2015 EPTA began Cov Carnival, a special afternoon for the residents and staff of Covenant House. With “Cov Carnival”, EPTA underwrote the costs of carnival games including a bounce around, mechanical bull, dunk tank and more. With a DJ, face painting and many more activities and food, the day was filled with laughter, dancing and hugs.  There are still sponsorship opportunities for the 2016 Cov Carnival.   You can contact Emily Riemer at if your company would like donate food or sponsor a game for Cov Carnival.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Hyatt French Quarter

Your boss has just directed you to start making cold calls to increase your business and reach your sales goals. Come learn from an experienced panel of catering sales professionals the enormous potential of cold-calling and why it's good that cold calling is so difficult for most sales people. Learn how to overcome your fear of rejection, increase your sales and become a successful cold caller.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Wedding Panel
English Turn Golf & Country Club


Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Goal Setting for Professional & Personal Development with Kevin Rainey
Pan American Life Conference Center


Thursday, December 1, 2016
NACE Holiday Party
B.B. Kings Blues Club