Puff 'n Stuff Catering Blog
Easter Seals’ 10th Annual ‘Vino!’
October 29, 2009 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments
Puff ‘n Stuff Catering was so proud to be a part of the 10th annual ‘Vino!’ event. Over 350 people came out to The Ballroom at Church Street on September 26th to sample fares from 13 participating food & beverage companies, helping to raise over $40,000 for the Central Florida Easter Seals program.

Our Executive Chef Paul Lorrain put together a fabulous station of Turkish Coffee-Rubbed Braised Short Ribs with hazelnut mashed potatoes and frizzled leeks. The station was a hit with guests!

We are honored to participate in these community events and would like to thank the Easter Seals for allowing us to be part of such an extraordinary cause.

Sandy George, Special Event Planner

Sandy@puffnstuff.com | 407.478.5831

Chef Paul Lorrain on FOX 35
October 22, 2009 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Chef Paul Lorraine appeared on FOX 35 on Wednesday, October 21st to promote the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction at The Ballroom at Church Street.

Top Executive Chefs from around Central Florida paired up with local Celebrity Chefs to create a gourmet feast and fun-filled evening. We were so proud to be part of such a meaningful event!

Learning from the Experts!
October 16, 2009 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments
Melissa and I recently spent a fantastic weekend in San Diego benchmarking another superb catering company, Feastivities, and its sister companies, Picnic People San Diego and TK&A Catering. Lisa Richards, Blake Richards and Frank Christian were fantastic hosts as we learned about their business successes and obstacles, and shared ideas for improving ourselves and expanding our opportunities. It is always inspiring to see how other large catering and event companies conduct themselves and we cherish the professional and personal relationships we garner when doing this. Many thanks to Lisa Richards and her team for their warm southern California hospitality and open sharing of ideas and opportunities!

There’s nothing like a West Coast Sunset!

Warren Dietel, Owner/President

We're now on Facebook and Twitter!
October 11, 2009 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments
We just created profiles on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to become our friend, follow us, and suggest us to your friends! Along with updates, we’ll periodically be posting offers and discounts, so you won’t want to miss out!

Rusti Winslow and Chris Little Wedding
October 7, 2009 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

I had the joy of working with the sweetest couple over the past year – Rusti Winslow and Chris Little. They tied the knot on September 26, 2009 at the Lake Mary Events Center.

Talk about a fairy tale wedding! The ceiling was draped with beautiful sheer white fabric, with flowers by Lee Forrest – over the top georgeous, and to complete the look, white satin chair covers with organza bows, sheer white striped overlays, pink lamour napkins and a single silver coin at each placesetting with the couple’s initials.

Soundwave provided the pink uplighting around the perimeter of the room and outside music for the ceremony. The beautiful bride entered to the tune of “pretty woman”, and the fun continued well into the evening.

Once the ceremony was complete, our professional service staff was waiting with butler passed hors d’oeuvres, full bar service and an artisan cheese display with a beautiful swan heart ice scuplture and pink uplighting to complete the scene.

Guests were invited into the ballroom for a wonderful plated dinner of a Tournedos of Beef Tenderloin Milano and Jumbo Prawns stuffed with Crab and accompanied by Creamy Corn Risotto and Asparagus.

Sheri Rinker – the day of planner was wonderful to work with and everything ran smoothly from start to finish.

I just want to say a “big” thank you to all of the vendors, the Puff ‘n Stuff Catering service team, warehouse and kitchen staff because without all of you the bride’s dream would not have come true!

Mary Brumley, Special Event Planner

407.398.6304 | mary@puffnstuff.com

Gearing up for the Holiday Season
October 1, 2009 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Is it possible that we are really in the 4th Quarter of 2009? Where has the summer gone?!

As you may have guessed, this is the busiest time of year for Puff ’n Stuff Catering. The holiday season is an exciting time for the Operations Department. We have been busy gearing up to Passionately Perfect Life’s Celebrations for our clients at their events and parties.

We are sorting linens, organizing our holiday décor, perfecting specialty drink recipes and getting all of our equipment in top working condition so we will be able to produce all of our events to a standard that our clients have come to appreciate over the years.

Having the right tools to cater events is important but that is only one part of the equation. Our events are successful because of our Team Members! Their hard work, dedication and attention to detail set us apart and all they do is most sincerely appreciated by our clients. To get ready for “season” from a staffing perspective, we held our 2nd annual job fair at the Ballroom at Church Street on September 17th. Over 1200 applicants responded to the job posting. We interviewed over 225 prospective new Team Members over a 10 hour day!

When the dust settled, we hired 53 new Team Members to join the ranks as Servers, Bartenders and Road Chefs. Our new Team Members are experienced hospitality professionals and we are looking forward to working with our newest Team Members as we go into our busy season.

Puff ‘n Stuff Catering is committed to Passionately Perfect YOUR next Celebration. Our staff loves what they do and look forward to the opportunity to create a memorable experience for you during this holiday season and beyond!

Kevin Kulikowski
Director of Business Operations