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Mardi Gras in cajun country
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Chef Donald Link of New Orleans' Herbsaint talks about the Louisiana cooking he was raised on and shares his recipes for crawfish and boudin sausage. More

Rustic winter inspiration
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This is a beautiful winter shoot from Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design. It's fresh, unique and total eye-candy inspiration for rustic winter weddings. More

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Biodegradable/Sustainable Serveware. Stylish and elegant. Can be used for off-premise catering, receptions, pool-side parties, airplane or boat service, picnic baskets and more. Attractive but not expensive.
If versatility is what you are looking for, check out our mobile gas ovens. With a mobile oven, you can take your Barbecue on the road for catering functions, promotional events or off premise vending and generate extra revenue to your foodservice operation with minimal overhead expense. MORE
Mix and Mingle with Ease!
G.E.T.'s party-friendly plates let your guests enjoy their food while allowing them to mingle easily. PP-975 plate is designed with a slot to hold drink and can be used by both right-handed and left-handed guests. Rimmed and curved edges keep food from sliding. Crafted from break-resistant melamine. NSF approved and dishwasher safe. LEARN MORE

Slideshow: 40 party appetizer recipes
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Start the party off right with these easy recipes for dips, spreads, finger foods and appetizers. More

Modern motifs
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Be inspired by luxurious wedding cakes and lavish bouquets ... all perfectly on trend. More

9 tips from Guy Kawasaki on how to use social media to "enchant" customers
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At the opening session of the I.B.M. Connect conference in Orlando Jan. 16, Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple and co-founder of information aggregator, shared his tips on how organizations and individuals can be successful in their use of social business tools to achieve what he calls customer enchantment. More

Recipe: Crab cake sliders with pineapple kiwi salsa
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There's so much to be said about these short little sliders. Filled with crispy crab, juicy fruit cubes and served on tiny toasted buns ... this sandwich is so packed with goodness that you can barely get your mouth around it. More

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Connie Duglin Specialty Linen and Chair Covers

Connie Duglin Specialty Linen and Chair Cover Rental is one of the nation's largest specialty linen providers. As an industry trend setter, our product line includes a vast array of fabrics coordinated to provide an elegant tablescape for any occasion. MORE

Slideshow: 25 best ideas from social events
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Here are the best ideas from recent birthday parties, weddings and other personal celebrations worth replicating at all kinds of events. More

Recipe: Miso sesame winter squash
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This recipe is a riff on one of Bryant Terry's molasses, miso and maple candied sweet potatoes. Delicata squash and tofu were swapped for sweet potatoes. Toss your primary ingredients with a citrus-spiked, maple-molasses marinade of sorts. The sappy sweetness is balanced by the salty complexity of miso and tamari/shoyu and a toasted sesame backdrop is added for good measure. It works brilliantly. More

Slideshow: Pros dish on 2012's hottest wedding trends
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Professionals involved in everything from wedding planning to invitations to cupcakes to dress designing gave their insight on what's going to be hot this wedding season. So if you're planning your big day or helping out someone who is, we've got the scoop on this year's big wedding trends! More

The psychology of color
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It's one of the most overlooked aspects of event design and planning, the color. The weddings are usually the only events that color plays a big role from the beginning — weddings = white (generally). Yet events that draw hundreds and thousands of people rarely pay close attention to what colors are used in marketing collateral and throughout the venue. The colors invoke emotional responses, they affect behavior, they affect decision making, and ultimately it comes down to increased attendance and satisfaction. More

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Register for the new Business of Weddings Webinar Series on Feb. 13 (1 p.m. EST): Marketing to the Digital Bride for just $35!
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Join us on Monday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m EST for "Marketing to the Digital Bride" with Laura Cave, Director of Market Intelligence for The Knot! Today's digital brides are researching and planning for their weddings and receptions online, through social media and even still in magazines! This is the first in a four part series on The Business of Weddings Webinar Series by NACE. For more information, click here.

You're about to miss out on our early bird pricing for the NACE Experience! 2012 conference ... register by Jan. 31 to take advantage of the special rates!

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Establish yourself as a successful and sophisticated professional at Experience! 2012. Experience! is a revolutionary conference that attracts professionals from every segment of the market, from caterers, event planners and event professionals, to students and young professionals. For more information, click here.

Is getting a CPCE worth it? Look for the manager's choice discussion on our LinkedIn group to see what catering and event professionals are saying firsthand!

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Join more than 4,300 catering and event professionals who are part of the Catering & Events Network brought to you by NACE. This LinkedIn group is the ultimate community to ask your tough questions and get the answers you are looking for to help your business grow. For more information, click here.

Visit the NACE aStore — Brush up on your reading in 2012! Check out the Simon T. Bailey books in the Experience! 2012 section of the NACE aStore Bookstore!
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The NACE aStore was created to offer you an easy way to find and purchase the recommended books to help build your career success. When you visit the online store, you will instantly recognize some of the speakers and authors you've heard from during the annual NACE Experience! conference, the NACE Webinar Series or your local NACE chapter meeting. For more information, click here.

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