Puff 'n Stuff Catering Blog
Types of Cuisine Offered
December 30, 2010 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

At Puff ‘n Stuff, we specialize in a different variety of cuisines. We don’t try to pigeon-hole ourselves into just one, we try to make sure there is something there for just about everyone. We work with a lot of family recipes. We have customers that come to us from time to time and have an “Aunt Erma’s Special Cookie” that they’ve done. We have a lot of ethnic dishes that people come to us for and we certainly take a lot of time to work through those things and put a special twist or special twist for them and of course we give them an opportunity to taste it in advance. [The cuisine choices] are extremely diverse; we really try to do just about everything. We have traditional American Cuisine as well as a wide variety of different ethnic cultures. We are now getting into the Kosher side of the world as well, working within Kosher cuisine as well as our Indian Brides as well. We are beginning to see a pretty big influx of indian business and we are working with that community to try and develop some great things.

Average Wedding Size
December 22, 2010 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

The average wedding is probably 100 people. I am finding that the trend for 2010-2011 is a smaller guest list, so they have a little more money to spend on the food which is kind of nice. But we do as large as 500 people and as small as 25 people.

Real Events | "A Little Night Music" | JMC Communities | Ovation
December 8, 2010 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

We love it when we have the opportunity to showcase real client events! Today, we are sharing some images and inspiration from an hors d’oeuvre reception for JMC Communities at Ovation, an intimate collection of 45 luxurious residences overlooking the scenic downtown St. Petersburg, FL waterfront and marina.

Themed and styled by Lucia Paul Designs as a reflection of the Broadway hit, A Little Night Music, the event featured live music by the Florida Orchestra and Becca McCoy, colorful and luxurious decor by conceptBait and Botanica Design Studio, and of course, delectable bites from our team at Puff ‘n Stuff Catering.

The menu featured an active fruit crêpe station, and a host of butler-passed hors d’oeuvres including Brie, Mushroom and Sundried Tomato Phyllo Cups, Ahi Tuna with Mango and Pomegranate Salsa, Maryland Crab Cake Towers, Spinach Bouchee, and more. Hungry yet? On top of the raves about the food itself, our friendly and attentive service staff were such a hit that they were requested to return for their next event!

Check out the photo highlights from Gina Leigh Photography and see the full event partner credits below.

Event Credits

Planner: Anna Richardson, Lucia Paul Design
Photographer: Gina Leigh Photography
Bar: Udream Events
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner – Aymee Brace
DJ: Paul Brace, Brace Entertainment
Flowers: Botanica Design Studio
Chandeliers and Linens: conceptBAIT
Live Music: The Florida Orchestra & Becca McCoy

8 Last-Minute Ideas for Holiday Parties in Orlando | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | BizBash Magazine
December 1, 2010 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

If you’re looking for last-minute inspiration to plan your holiday party, check out this quick article at BizBash. Whether you’re planning a corporate holiday party or a private social soiree, Puff ‘n Stuff Catering can help you pull all of the details together quickly, easily and on budget…and make you look like a pro!

“As we enter the thick of the corporate holiday party season, here are some ideas and resources to keep a group entertained, fed, and rewarded.

Puff 'n Stuff Lobster Mac 'n Cheese

6. Puff ‘n Stuff Catering and Events is offering a twist on classic comfort food—lobster mac-and-cheese. The dish is made with Maine lobster, crisp prosciutto, Grana Padano cheese, and a pinch of nutmeg, served on a cheddar cheese tuile. Servings range from $6 to $20 per person, depending on portion size and how it is presented (chef-attended station, butler-passed, part of a plated meal).”

Click here to read the full article!

What Size Weddings Do You Cater?
by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

We cater weddings of all sizes. A lot of the venues that we work with lend themselves to great, small intimate affairs, and others for large gala functions. We really pride ourselves in working with all gambits, we really don’t have a restriction or minimum guest count. A lot of the times, the smaller the group, the more important the group. WE try to look at each thing individually. Sometimes, during the year, it is not really conducive to bring very small groups in because it is exceptionally busy. But for the most part we will cater weddings of all different sizes, of all different magnitudes, of all different ethnicities, in all different reasons.  We cater primarily in Orlando, Tampa, but obviously everything  in between. We are going into the East Coast a tremendous amount–working into Jacksonville, FL, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, and Ormond Beach.