Posts Tagged ‘gala’

NACE – 2012 Gala – Once Upon a Time at Liaison Hotel – Washington, DC

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

NACE 2012 Gala-Once Upon a Time at the Liaison Hotel was a huge success. Congratulations to Kelly Downes, Aisha Malik and all of the Gala Committee Chairs and Members that made this a wonderful event for the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) Washington DC. Their hard work certainly paid off!

Just a fairy tale from the beginning to the end – A Cinderella-inspired, horse-drawn carriage stood at the entrance to the Liaison. “We wanted a wow factor immediately for the guests coming into the building,” said NACE Gala chair Kelly Anne Downes.

Everything was perfectly put together, including all the details, from the décor of the tables, the enchanted Forest theme for a seated dinner, and the food and music.  A fabulous and fun night where a magical time was had by all!

See the pics below of the event, photo credit to Evelyn Alas Photography and Ken Rochon with  The Umbrella Syndicate

Cinderela and Prince Charming dancing on the floor

Keula Binelly with Ray Bialek, Kelly Freeman and NACE's members

OIivia Russell and Ray Benoit with Liaison Hotel

Pumpkin Creme Brulee provided by Superb Cuisines one of the dessert sponsors for the night

Keula Binelly(me) having fun on the dance floor

Keula Binelly(me) dressed in character for the event

Perfect Wedding Guide Red Carpet Gala

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

The Perfect Wedding Guide Red Carpet Gala was a festive evening at Hilton Mclean Tysons Corner with great food provided by Hilton hotel, networking, prizes, photo booth by Bialek’s Music…See pics below! Some of the photos credited to Ken Rochon with The Umbrella Syndicate.

Left to right Katie, Keula, Ray and Irena having fun at Bialek's photo booth

Scallops on top of mashed potatoes...Yummy!!!

Scallops and mashed potatoes then gravy...What more could I ask for?

That's true... I do love you all

Me with my BFF Ray Bialek...

Katie and Irena our Superb Power Girls having fun Tweeting about the event

Maria Bonilla with Travelling Bean and Keula Binelly

DC NACE Gala Committee 2012 Meeting in Great Falls VA

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Enjoy pics below of our Chef Thierry food creations

Quinoa with Fresh Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

Cool Honeydew and Cantaloupe Soup with Crispy Prosciutto on the top

Beef Tenderloin Medallions served on top of a horseradish sauce and Olive Oil

Julia's Five Mac & Cheese

Jumbo Mango Grilled Shrimp Served on the top of a Mango Kiwi Fruit Sauce

Latino Youth : Reach for the Stars!Edu-Futuro 2012 Gala & Talent Show

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Edu-Futuro empowers Latino children, youth and families through education and leadership development to succeed and contribute to their community, while teaching others about Latin American culture. Latino Youth Reach for the Stars features the community’s tremendously terrific and totally talented Latino youth. See the pics below of the talents and spirit that took the stage tonight.

ISES-DC Annual Gala at Gannett/USA TODAY McLean VA

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

The Greater Washington, DC chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES DC) marked the 17th year for its prestigious Capital Awards Gala tonight at the breathtaking Gannett/USA TODAY Headquarters in McLean VA. Established to recognize and honor the best of the metro DC special events industry, the Gala is produced with the support of generous sponsors and attended by ISES members and their guests.

This celebratory event kicked off at the curb where we’re greeted by valet before we walked the red carpet to the music  of Dixieland band, inside the contemporary event site , we enjoyed cocktails, a specialty drink, passed hors D’oeuvres and music  by a jazz quartet while networking with colleagues prior to the awards being presented. It was an occasion to celebrate the men and women, who do so much to make Washington, DC’s event business successful and to honor a new class of awards winners.  The high light of the evening was an Award Ceremony in which 64 award nominees competed for 18 awards. After the ceremony we enjoyed  three sumptuous dinner buffets while enjoying dinner music in a club lounge setting. It was an exciting and relaxed atmosphere to everyone that culminate with a dessert buffet and dancing at an After Party in the First Amendment Dining Room which was transformed into a club with a creative decor.

We all departed the gala with a silver swag bag of goodies and memories of a truly special event!

See pics below…

Keula Binelly and Ray Bialek with Bialek's music

Left to right-Keula Binelly With Heidi Berger and Kelly Downes

Keula Binelly and Eddie Fam and his wife with Impact Marketing Events winner of the award for Big Gala for Little Ones and A Night of Pink Hope :at ISES 2012 Capital Awards Gala

Left to right Robin Cohn Rosenthal, Sandra Teger, Ray Bialek, Keula Binelly

Awesome Band of the night

Keula Binelly and the paper's man

New Dominion Chorale … a Singers Cooperative – Fundraising Gala

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

New Dominion Chorale … a Singers Cooperative – Fundraising Gala

Celebrating their 20th Anniversary yesterday with a Gala Reception with Thomas Beveridge, Artistic Director

Superb Cuisines catered for 200 guests who also enjoyed an amazing performance by

Baritone singer Bob McDonald  that sang Classic Broadway, a Tribute to John Raitt

See the pics below and client review

Hi Keula,

Thank you! The food was wonderful and so beautifully presented. Everyone kept telling me how nice it all was. Your staff was great too!

You made us look good, and we had such a good event.

We definitely would recommend you!



New Dominion Chorale in Performance

New Dominion Chorale Artistic Director Thomas Beveridge