Follow Us


2018 Seattle NACE November Meeting

November 13, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 Add to Calendar

Pan Pacific Hotel
2125 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Venue website

Joint us at the beautiful Pan Pacific Hotel, check out some fantstic new linens by BBJ Linens, and let David share the Secrets of Success!

David will spend the evening sharing tips and tools for managing your business and enhancing your career.



Our Speaker


David Caruso

As an internationally celebrated event planner and designer, David Caruso is known for the creativity, elegance and attention to detail that is evident in every event he designs.  Caruso is extremely well known for producing elegant and elaborate events over the past 16 years since he’s been in business.  He has transformed ballrooms into fantasy lands and backyards of private estates into magical expressions of his client’s style and personalities.  Recently, David has produced events in Wisconsin, Chicago, Miami, Seattle, Scottsdale, San Diego, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the West Indies. 

David is also a professional speaker hired to present on the topics of weddings, lifestyle, business, design and more, having conducted speaking appearances all over the country.  David is a fixture on Milwaukee’s NBC show, “The Morning Blend”, presenting his popular “Entertaining in Style with David Caruso” segment.  He has made guest appearances on television news and talk shows in Chicago, Phoenix, Denver and Washington DC as well as contributed to radio outlets nationwide.  His work has been featured in key print publications including the nation’s leading bridal magazine, BRIDES Magazine, as well as Catering Magazine and others.

David has served two terms as the President of the Southern Wisconsin Chapter of National Association for Catering and Events (NACE).  In 2014, David received three top national awards from NACE in the following categories:  Best Table Production of the Year, Best Wedding of the Year—Budget Greater than $100,000.00, and the ultimate industry accolade, Event Planner of the Year.

In July of 2013, David was awarded “Best Catered Wedding Event of the Year - Budget Greater than $75,000.00” from NACE.  At the beginning of 2013, Special Events Magazine included David on their annual 30 Under 40 feature - a list of 30 young event professionals from around the globe gifted with both the talent and drive to take our industry to the next level.

At the start of 2012, David was named by The Business Journal as one of Milwaukee’s Forty Under 40 - featuring profiles of 40 Milwaukee-area individuals under the age of 40 who are making a difference in their professions and communities.  In the same year, he was named by M Magazine as one of 11 Milwaukeeans who make a chic statement through their personal style. 

Additionally, David is one of the producers of Milwaukee’s Magnificent Bride Wedding Show which is Wisconsin’s premier wedding industry event of the year.




Our Venue & Caterer


2125 Terry Ave,
Seattle, WA 98121

(206) 264-8111

While staying in Seattle, travelers will find that no hotel captures the city’s remarkable blend of urban design and cultural richness quite like Pan Pacific Seattle. This Forbes Four-Star luxury property in downtown Seattle places guests in the center of the contemporary city’s thriving intellectual and artistic scenes, making it the ideal location to stay while visiting the Emerald City.  Pan Pacific Seattle welcomes guests with unparalleled hospitality while enjoying a distinct, luxurious Pacific Northwest experience. Attentive staff and innovative, thoughtful amenities ensure that every guest at the Pan Pacific Seattle feels like a VIP. 

At Pan Pacific Seattle, conference rooms are readily available for travelers on business. We have a selection of distinct meeting rooms, totaling more than 8,050 square feet of event spaces in Seattle’s South Lake Union.  Many of our event rooms have Space Needle views and outdoor access, perfect for entertaining both clients and friends and family.

Our flexible event spaces and meeting rooms range from the expansive to the intimate, with a myriad of configurations available to ensure every need is met. They can be arranged as boardrooms, cocktail lounges, classrooms, theaters, transformed into a U-shaped meeting room, or set up for a banquet.

Whichever space you chose for your special event, guests at Pan Pacific Seattle can expect full service catering with Pacific Northwestern fare prepared at our on-site kitchen. Our menus can be modified to suit the specific needs of your event. We also provide gluten-free and vegan options.


The Menu

Passed Appetizers
Focaccia Crostini with Cherry Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, and Basil Pistou
Tofu Skewer with Teriyaki Glaze and Namasu Cucumber 

Plated Dinner
Butternut Squash Bisque
Grilled Sirloin Steak with Red Wine Demi, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Brussel Sprouts 
Veggie/Gluten Free Option: Yakitori Marinated Organic Tofu, Roasted Broccoli, Orange Segments, Shishito Peppers, Sesame Seeds, Scallions

House Made Panna Cotta 



The Pan Pacific Hotel is graciously offering a discounted rate on valet parking of $10!



Our Sponsors

Pan Pacific Hotel

BBJ Linens

Bugsie Productions

Fena Flowers

Lobban Photography

Inquire at if interested in being a sponsor for this meeting.




$50.00 Seattle NACE Member
$40.00 Earlybird rate before November 9

$55.00 Additional Guest from Member's Office
$45.00 Earlybird rate before November 9

$70.00 Future Member Registration
$60.00 Earlybird rate before November 9

$1.00 Donation Prize Drawing