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June SF NACE: 6.27.2017 Educational Session + Mingling

This month, past President of SF NACE and total culinary badass, John Silva of Culinary Eye Catering & Events will be presenting: "How to Grow Your Business and Build a Cult Following". 

We're looking forward to soaking up all the knowledge he has to offer and connecting with event attendees for another evening of great networking and exploring his beautiful new space! 

Haven't met John yet? You need to! Check out his bio: "It’s hard writing your own bio because it sort of seems like bragging.  But, if you’re going to do it, you might as well do it completely:  I took my first job when I was 15 ½.  Since then I’ve been a mechanic, a custom cabinet builder, a cashier, a bag boy, a catering cook, a catering sales manager, an event manager, a safety diver, a deck hand, a galley cook, a butcher, a banquet chef, a bartender, an avid installation and interactive artist, a frame maker, a potter, a non-profit grant writer, an instructional chef, a prep cook, a sous chef, a bar and restaurant consultant, a private chef, a designer, an event planner, a florist, and a business owner.  I’m also a husband, a brother, a father, and a son.  I’ve run rescues to save stranded divers at sea, lead cooking classes for 200 guests, managed weddings with power outages and delayed shuttles over 300 miles from our base camp.  I moderate a group of over 2000 industry professionals and I've also sat on the board and functioned as the financial advisor and president for NACE San Francisco.  Even more challenging, I help out nightly in the negotiation of bath time for my 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter.  I’m also astrologically a cancer who loves long walks on the beach…. So, what does this all mean?  Well, for all intents and purposes related to Culinary Eye, it means that I have a wealth of knowledge that I apply to every event I plan and work on.  I know from first hand experience what it’s like to plan your wedding.  I understand what is behind the decision process for choosing the right vendor for your non-profit gala or fundraiser.  I see what you’re looking for as you plan a dinner to impress investors.  I know how to create a moment that will inspire your guests.  And, above all, I love what I do because every event I put on becomes something that can be shared by many and is consistently better than the last."

Haven't met John yet? You need to! Check out his bio:

"It’s hard writing your own bio because it sort of seems like bragging.  But, if you’re going to do it, you might as well do it completely: 

I took my first job when I was 15 ½.  Since then I’ve been a mechanic, a custom cabinet builder, a cashier, a bag boy, a catering cook, a catering sales manager, an event manager, a safety diver, a deck hand, a galley cook, a butcher, a banquet chef, a bartender, an avid installation and interactive artist, a frame maker, a potter, a non-profit grant writer, an instructional chef, a prep cook, a sous chef, a bar and restaurant consultant, a private chef, a designer, an event planner, a florist, and a business owner.  I’m also a husband, a brother, a father, and a son.  I’ve run rescues to save stranded divers at sea, lead cooking classes for 200 guests, managed weddings with power outages and delayed shuttles over 300 miles from our base camp.  I moderate a group of over 2000 industry professionals and I've also sat on the board and functioned as the financial advisor and president for NACE San Francisco.  Even more challenging, I help out nightly in the negotiation of bath time for my 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter.  I’m also astrologically a cancer who loves long walks on the beach….

So, what does this all mean?  Well, for all intents and purposes related to Culinary Eye, it means that I have a wealth of knowledge that I apply to every event I plan and work on.  I know from first hand experience what it’s like to plan your wedding.  I understand what is behind the decision process for choosing the right vendor for your non-profit gala or fundraiser.  I see what you’re looking for as you plan a dinner to impress investors.  I know how to create a moment that will inspire your guests.  And, above all, I love what I do because every event I put on becomes something that can be shared by many and is consistently better than the last."

Thank you to our June Sponsors! 

Earlier Event: May 30
May SF NACE: 5.30.2017
Later Event: July 27
July SF NACE: Networking Mixer