Puff 'n Stuff Catering Blog
March of Dimes Burgers, Dogs & Dunking Fundraiser
March 29, 2010 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Thank you so much to everyone who came out today for our Burgers, Dogs and Dunking fundraiser for the March of Dimes. The event was an even bigger success than we hoped. Your generous contributions helped our team raise over $1000 for the March of Dimes March for Babies!

Warren Dietel and Kevin Kulikowski were both great sports – even after getting dunked for the 13th, 14th and 15th time! I’m sure they’ll be staying dry for a while after this.

If you were unable to come out and would like to join our team or make a donation, please visit our March of Dimes team page.

A huge “Thank You” to our vendor partners:
Fun Planners for bringing the dunk tank.
Casino Parties Orlando for entertaining our guests with shuffle golf.
Old Fashioned Homemade Ice Cream for some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had.
John Unrue for the spectacular event photos.


Simple, Elegant Wedding Cakes in Orlando
March 26, 2010 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

One trend that is constantly changing in the Wedding industry is Wedding Cakes. Through the years, I have found more brides wanting a “simple cake” versus an eccentric design. Yet, the bridal magazines still feature artistic cakes, so I guess my question is this, “Why can’t simple cakes be creative?” For some inspiration, take a look at the blog below from Jennyfer Mancino (one of Puff ‘n Stuff Catering’s Cake Designers).

These cakes are simple, but creative. Instead of just a basic design of dots with flowers, I urge you step out of the box with a printed border that matches invitations or just a inspired design from a dress pattern! Linking a small element such as these, captures your guests attention through the reception, because they begin to notice the small details!If you decide to serve your Wedding cake as dessert, make it taste like dessert! Yes, we may need to include a layer of vanilla for the basics, but why not offer a layer of Caramel Macchiato or Key Lime Pie?

Suitie Central Blog

Heidi Brice, Senior Special Event Planner
407.398.6301 | heidi@puffnstuff.com

Cooking for Food Allergies
March 12, 2010 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

This week, we ran across a lovely compliment for one of our clients on her blog. Nicolle writes tips on cooking for food allergies, specifically egg & dairy. She came to us recently to come up with a menu for her wedding that does not include any of the offending foods, and our team gladly obliged.

We only choose the best chefs here at Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, so our staff is experienced in creating food for all kinds of needs, including kosher, vegan, and the gamut of food allergies.

Thank you to Nicolle Avery for the kind words on your blog! We here at Puff ‘n Stuff Catering love flexing our creative muscles when it comes to developing unique food solutions for all of our clients’ needs.

You can read her blog here.

Mary Brumley, Special Event Planner

407.398.6304 | mary@puffnstuff.com



Puff 'n Stuff Catering at Catersource Conference
March 8, 2010 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

As I write, four of our team members are attending the annual Catersource Conference & Tradeshow in Las Vegas! The best and the brightest of the industry come together each year to collaborate and learn from each other so that we can continually perfect our business for you, our clients!

Puff ‘n Stuff Catering owner, Warren Dietel, is sharing his knowledge with 3 different presentations this year!

  1. Incentive Programs that Drive Accountability
  2. The Operations Toolbox (presented with Kevin Kulikowski, Director of Business Operations)
  3. Creating a Loyalty Program for Your Business

Every year, our team comes back inspired with a wealth of new and innovative ideas. So stay tuned – there will be many new things to come! We can’t wait to see what they come back with.

Vegan Wedding at Orlando Science Center
March 2, 2010 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

The best part about what I do is work with new people everyday, and help them plan one of the most exciting days of their lives. I find it even more interesting when I am approached by a couple that wants to plan something different, a step out of the box. Celeste and Jason where very up front when they first met me. They were quick to tell me they were Geeky, and had specific ideas about their reception. Of course, the food was our largest discussion, they were vegan and wanted their guests to all learn more about vegan food.

My main concern was making sure the guests that were used to eating meat would be not only comfortable with the food – but thrilled! So after discussing with our Chefs and finding out some of Celeste and Jason’s favorite foods, this is what we came up with:

Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Avocado Sushi & Asparagus Rolls

Sweet Potato Fries

Eggplant & Roasted Pepper Tapenade
on grilled Tuscan rounds

Dinner Buffet

Field Greens Salad

Fruits of the Season

Oak Grilled Vegetable Display

Crispy Breaded Eggplant
with garlic and basil marinara

Stuffed Portabello
with spinach, chopped onion and mushrooms

Penne Aglio e Olio
e.v.o.o., whole roasted garlic cloves, sun-dried tomatoes and broccolini

Yukon Gold & Parsnip Mashed Potatoes
topped with sage

Fresh Green Beans Almondine

Thanks Celeste and Jason for choosing us to help you create such a fantastic event for your family and friends! Celeste wrote a blog about the wedding as well. Read her blog here.

Heidi Brice, Senior Special Event Planner
407.398.6301 | heidi@puffnstuff.com