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
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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!