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NACE Austin May Meeting
Messina Inn
1000 Cypress Creek Ln
Wimberley, TX 78676
(512) 847-6000

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST
Category: Monthly Meetings


Craft Brews + Bites: May 22nd Meeting
Vista Brewing will be speaking and teach us about beer and food pairings during the meeting! Yum!
Wednesday, May 22nd from 5pm-7pm (please note the time change from a lunch to dinner!)
1000 Cypress Creek Ln, Wimberley, TX 78676
5:00PM - 5:30PM: Networking
5:30PM - 7:00PM: Program & Dinner

Register here!



Amanda Hawkes  & Charlie Skipsey from Vista Brewing

Amanda Hawkes

Amanda Hawkes, General Manager

Amanda grew up in New England and landed in Boston for college, where she earned a degree in fine arts.  Amanda’s love of food, wine and beer led her to a career in hospitality, including managing an oyster bar, a Spanish tapas restaurant, a Jazz club and as GM & beverage director for a fine dining French restaurant.

Warmer weather called, and Amanda made her way to Texas, where she worked as GM for one of our favorite restaurants, Contigo.  Amanda led the opening team here at Vista, and has grown Vista’s hospitality experience to include pairing dinners and large private events. If you need a beverage pairing suggestion, just ask Amanda!

Amanda lives in South Austin with her husband Zach, chef-owner of Kimchi Jon’s food truck, and their dog Waka.  When they aren’t making kimchi or exploring Austin’s brewery scene, you can find these newlyweds traveling the world and exploring cultures through food and beverage.

Charlie Skipsey


Charlie Skipsey, Director of Culinary Operations

As a lifelong restaurateur and experienced industry leader, Charlie brings a wealth of value to every niche of the business. His philosophy is simple… to provide guests with memorable food and beverage experiences bolstered by an un-wavering commitment to service and hospitality.


May Meeting Sponsor Logos

Messina Inn
Vista Brewing
Wild Bunches Floral
Mitchell Bahr Photography
Premiere Events

Contact our Programs team if you're interested in sponsoring our meeting! 

Cause of the Quarter: AAMHC


This Quarter we are supporting the Austin Area Mental Health Consumers, Inc.! They provide services at The Self-Help and Advocacy Center (The SHAC). "We are proud to report that we make a difference for people with lived experiences of mental health, substance use, and homelessness. Our members receive life affirming services, embrace RECOVERY and healthy living, become gainfully employed, and give back to their communities.  By utilizing different means to connect with our members (support groups, Peer Mentor Program, Return to Work Program, Computer Lab with Internet Access and Tutorials Resource for Mental Health Navigation, and SHAC SNACKS, to name a few), we find these options for recovery an healthy living effective."

 You can always make a donation during registration, or at any time through our Cause of the Quarter page!