Trinity Wait Staff at Dallas Cotes du Coeur Event

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Trinity Wait Staff at Dallas Cotes du Coeur Event

Trinity Event Staffing wait staff at Dallas Cotes du Couer Event

Trinity Event Staffing was pleased to provide wait staff recently for the American Heart Association’s annual Grand Tasting reception and the Cotes du Coeur premier fundraising event. The annual event is the centerpiece of the AHA’s fundraising, and is facilitated with the help of AHA employees, restaurant owners, community volunteers

AHA volunteer waitstaff

AHA volunteer waitstaff

as well as hotel wait staff and additional waitstaff provided by event staffing companies. This year the AHA’s Dallas Cotes du Coeur event raised $571,681.00, which was the single largest contribution to the over 2 million dollars raised by all of the AHA’s Cotes du Coeurs events held nationwide.


reception wait staff

Tasting wait staff

The AHA’s Grand Tasting that preceded the main event was held in the beautifully-constructed event hall of the Amegy Bank Building in the uptown district just north of downtown Dallas. The second floor event hall boasted a see-through glass floor, a floor-to-ceiling glass pane wall, beautifully-textured wood paneling and a trio of armed samurai warrior statues to guard over the place in gargoyle fashion. The down lighting with its blue and pink hues, gave the whole place a modern speakeasy feel. An amazing selection of wines was the center of the event, and guests were allowed to get a sneak peek at the wine lots they could bid on at the main Cotes event the following night.

Richard Chamberlain & Jeff Rains

Richard Chamberlain & Jeff Rains

Richard Chamberlain, owner of Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House and Chamberlain’s Fish Market, catered an amazing cornucopia of food. Included were over 40 pounds of smoked wild salmon filet and plates of brazed and shredded beef. Richard remains a long-time benefactor of the American Heart Association and always delivers a 5 star tastebud experience both at his restaurants and when catering. To the delight of those with a sweet tooth, dessert confections were provided by Dallas chocolatier Stephen Smith, owner of Nib Chocolate.

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Dallas Cotes guests

With the Preview Party and the Grand Tasting successfully completed, the main Cotes event was held the following night. Guests, their friends, colleagues and associates all joined together for the enormous main event at the luxurious and esteemed Hilton Anatole the following night. Tuxedoed businessmen and beautifully-adorned visages swirled into the main hall of the building for a reception, then were ushered into the majestic dining are in Cirque du Soleil style.

party waitstaff

party staff

All around the cavernous room, celebrity chefs were positioned at food and wine stations, ready to meet and greet patrons and guests with signature dishes and paired wines. One hundred and forty servers attended the VIP tables, serving food and wine and pampering their guests’ every need.

dinner party

dinner party

The lobby’s silent auction excitement was replaced by the ever-popular auctioneer, replete with videos of wine-n-dine packages provided by celebrity chefs Kent Rathbun, owner of Abacus & Jaspers, David Holben of Del Frisco’s, Jim Severson of Sevy’s and Richard Chamberlain, owner of Chamberlain’s Restaurants. The successful fundraiser ended with a swinging and celebratory jiggling after-party. As with every year, the polish of the event’s décor, service, entertainment and food has made it an increasingly popular event to attend, and is a remarkable experience for both the guests and those who work and volunteer at the event. Looking forward, Cotes du Coeur 2011 is sure to be another fantastic success!

Dallas Wait staff provided for Cotes Du Coeur Preview Party

Dallas Wait Staff provided by Trinity Event Staffing

Trinity Event Staffing was proud to provide reception wait staff for the Dallas American Heart Association‘s 2010 Cotes Du Coeur Preview Party at the Park Place Porsche Dealership this past Thursday, March 25.  Cocktail party attendees were treated by the sponsors, volunteers, chefs, and waitstaff to excellent wines, Sprinkles CupcakesCentral Market catering and Macallan tastings provided by Remy Cointreau USA.

Kent Rathbun, owner of Abacus, Jaspers, Blue Plate and Zeas (right) attended the preview party as one of the celebrity chefs who donate their time and efforts to the AMA’s Cotes event.  Entertainment included a delicious curry sauce preparation demonstration by the Central Market chef.  Additionally, Executive Leadership member, Neil Grossman (below middle) spoke on behalf of Park Place Motors, the official vehicle sponsor  for the celebrated event.

Jay Liddell of Remy Cointreau USA entertained the crowd with his easy witticisms, and Rick Turner, Pappas Bros. general manager (far left) introduced several of the most cherished auction lots to be auctioned at the main event on April 10.  The preview event was an enormous success, and is a great kick off to a bright 2010!