On May 17, members of the Seattle chapter of ILEA gathered at Block 41 in Seattle to celebrate the nominees and winners of the 2017 Emerald City Applause Awards. This year’s winners were:

Best Wedding Event: Taylor’d Events Group

Best Meeting Conference: Cort Party Rental for Microsoft Oneweek

Best Nonprofit Event: GFS Events for Taste of the Valley 2016

Best Corporate Event: Event Experience for Heroes Vs. Villains

Best Team Effort: Taylor’d Events Group

Best Creative Solution: Vangard Events for Amazon Summer Picnic

Hall of Fame: Heather Smith Teegarden

Best Events Support Services: Cort Part Rental for Microsoft Oneweek

Best Photography/Videography: Azzura Photography

Best Event Marketing: Microsoft for Secret Society of Dining: Farm Tables, Football Field

Best Industry Innovation: Crimson Haze Event Lighting

Best Live Entertainment: Animate Object Physical Theater

Best Designed Event: Tolo Events for Dreambuilders Ball 2016

Best Catered Event: Foodz Catering for All-N Partner Summit

Best Social Event: Pink Blossom Events for Celebration of Life

Congratulations to all of the winners!!

Photography Credit: Mike Nakamura Photography

Ideal for events ranging from birthday dinners to corporate meetings, Spinasse’s newly acquired and renovated room with a private entrance sits on Pine Street in Seattle, adjacent to the restaurant’s main entryway on 14th Ave. The intimate and charming private dining room can seat up to 40 people and offers special events throughout the year from cooking classes to winemaker lunches. 

 

Seattle’s Foodz Catering is preparing to move into its new home, nicknamed the “factory,” in the Georgetown neighborhood this summer. Four times the size of its current headquarters, it will include a new kitchen, offices and a warehouse. Toast the new digs with the company’s Blueberry Mule—the recipe raises the bar on the sober-curious trend.

INGREDIENTS

—3 oz. fresh-pressed blueberry juice

—juice of half a lime

—ginger beer

—shaved ice

—sprig of mint

—lime wedge