Port Isabel Culinary Charrette Invite & Agenda

20150207_yacht-club-charretteDear Partners, Stakeholders, Neighbors, Educational Institutions and General Public,

This is a friendly reminder of the important Charrette (meeting) for the Regional Port Isabel Culinary Arts School this Saturday, February 7 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We need your ideas, expertise, and recommendations for this regional project that will impact the entire Rio Grande Valley. Please email (citymanager@copitx.com) back to let me know if you will be attending to get a count for lunch.

Come learn about the project. There will be a variety of experts in the field to share their vision, ideas, and recommendations.  The speakers include:

SATURDAY AGENDA- CHARRETTE  at Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center

8:00     Breakfast and Introductions

8:30       Introduction to the Project & Planning Process

9:00       Historic and Cultural aspects of the project with overall of existing conditions vs. project goals

10:00    Goals of developing a Learning Environment for Economic Development

….preparing individuals for the Hospitality & Culinary Arts

….. industries while using resource space for Business Incubators

…possibilities for mentoring between established business, educators, and students

…and creating Tourism Opportunities

11:00    Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Restaurant, & Catering Kitchen , What are existing needs?


1:00       Power point presentation on the general architectural ‘Styles’ options for the Project

1:30       Guest Suites, Specialty Shops, Roof Terrace & Conference Center, Student Dorms, etc.

2:30       How can the project support South Texas

…the local & regional NEEDS?

…educational system?




…culinary arts?

…hospitality industry?

3:30       Wrap-up

We want to thank everyone for your contributions and interest in this unique project and for making time to attend our Charrette.

Let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

Edward Meza
City Manager
City of Port Isabel
305 E. Maxan
Port Isabel, TX 78578
956-943-2682 Fax 956-943-2029
Email citymanager@copitx.com

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