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Real Weddings | Amanda + Thomas | Winthrop Barn Theatre
August 6, 2013 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

The Winthrop Barn Theatre is a departure from the average barn, and it was the ideal venue for Amanda and Thomas’ romantic spring wedding! Nestled in the town of Brandon, just outside of Tampa, the Winthrop Barn Theatre is spacious and absolutely charming.

Amanda and Thomas’ big day was nothing short of perfection – delicious food, great company, and a picturesque setting made the night one to remember by all. The barn’s ceiling lights twinkled down on the wedding festivities, and the décor’s subtle hues and clean lines were effortlessly elegant.

The evening began with savory butler-passed hors d’oeuvres including spring rolls, hot asiago stuffed fried olives, and mini soft pretzel nuggets complete with porter cheese queso. Amanda and Thomas offered a delicious, casual dinner spread of fun food stations including Quesadillas, Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese, and  Mini Sliders & Dogs. With fresh movie popcorn and mini vanilla ice cream cones, the night truly ended in a sweet way!

Thank you to this sweet couple for allowing us to be a part of their big day. Continue reading to explore their gorgeous photos and scrumptious menu!

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Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Fresh Asian Vegetable Spring Roll accompanied by a sweet Thai chili sauce

Cuban Cigar spring roll with roasted pork, pickle and ham bites with mayo-mustard dip

Hot Asiago Stuffed Fried Olives with a Parmesan aioli dip

Mini Soft Pretzel Nuggets in a Porter Cheese Queso served in a white paper cone

Station 1
Chef Attended Slider and Dog Station French Dip Slider with Shaved Roast Beef, Horseradish Cream and Au Jus, & Hebrew National Hot Dogs served with shaved shoe string fries

Station 2
Chef Attended Quesadilla Station with mojo roasted pulled pork, chipotle grilled chicken, grilled slices of steak, balsamic roasted vegetables, pepper jack and cheddar cheeses, pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, sour cream, and guacamole made to order and grilled up fresh with Tri Colored Tortillas and Hot Queso

Station 3
Buffalo Chicken Macaroni & Cheese

Butler Passed Dessert
Rich Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream in mini waffle cones

Hot Buttered Movie Style Popcorn freshly popped

Thank you to all of the wonderful event professionals who contributed to their special day.
Wedding Planner | UNIQUE Event Design
Bartender | Acropolis Taverna
Wedding Cake | Chantilly Cakes
Groom’s Cake | Marcia [family friend]
Caterer | Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Hair | Asonipse Salon & Spa
Linens | Connie Duglin Linen
Make-up | M.A.C Cosmetics
Entertainment | DJ by CJ
Photographer | Jason Mize Photography
Rentals | Modern Day Events
Transportation | 1st Class Limo
Tuxedo Rental | MW Tux
Valet | VIP Valet & Limousine
Ceremony Venue | Nativity Catholic Church
Reception Venue | Winthrop Pole Barn



Art of Celebration Southern Style | Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Featured in New Events eBook
May 30, 2013 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

If you love discovering charming and extravagant southern-style events, we have a treat for you!

Puff ‘n Stuff Catering is featured in the newly released events book, Art of Celebration Southern Style (pages 24-29), showcasing some of our favorite dishes and events. Read on and explore this digital gem for yourself! We hope you feel inspired…and hungry!

Art of Celebration Southern Style
Inspiration and Ideas From Top Event Professionals Event planners, designers, caterers, pastry chefs, floral artists, performers, lighting experts, and other specialists reveal their best party planning tips and tricks in Art of Celebration Southern Style. Each affair is accompanied by lighthearted editorial, providing a behind-the-scenes look at an array of high-end private parties, corporate events, and charity galas. The high-end events presented will leave you breathless! The level of creativity at work in the vibrant American South is something to behold.

Credit: Panache Publishing Partners



Venue Spotlight | Cross Creek Ranch | Tampa
March 25, 2013 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Say hello to the newest addition to the Puff ‘n Stuff Catering family, the Cross Creek Ranch in Tampa! This charming venue sits on ten beautifully landscaped acres with a winding stream, charming wooden bridge, and breathtaking ancient oak trees. This rustic, yet elegant venue really has so much to offer. Not only is it gorgeous in every way, it also has several unique amenities and resources including a phenomenal team of professionals.

One of our favorite things about this site is the Chapel. So much love and care was put into constructing it, from the pews all the way down to the floor which came all the way from Georgia! We won’t give away all of the details, so check out their venue page on our website and be sure to stop by and see for yourself why we love the Cross Creek Ranch!

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Real Weddings | Karina + VJ | The Salvador Dali Museum
January 15, 2013 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

The first thing that comes to mind with Karina + VJ is WOW! They’re a match made in heaven who knew how to wed in style! Their color scheme of eggplant and burnt orange popped so perfectly at The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg- it really was a stunning affair. They met with their personal Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planner, Lauren Balden, to handcraft a menu that would showcase their style and personality; and boy did they knock it out of the park! With delicious items such as mini waffles topped with hazelnut butter and pecan crusted chicken drizzled with old fashion syrup to Jumbo Prawns stuffed with fresh lump crab meat & finished with lime buerre blanc guests were raving all night long. Scroll below to see the rest of their mouthwatering menu and photos from the evening of Amore Dulce.

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Puff 'n Stuff Catering at The Salvador Dali Museum Wedding

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Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Arugula & Pesto Crostini

Smoked Chicken, Cranberry & Caramelized Onion Bruschetta

Chicken & Waffles mini waffles topped with hazelnut butter and pecan crusted chicken drizzled with old fashion syrup

Maryland Crab Cake Towers seared and served with a Cajun rémoulade

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Tot with sour cream and chive

Plated Dinner

First Course

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads with whipped butter, e.v.o.o., aged balsamic & finishing salt

Baby Winter Greens with sun-dried cranberries, candied walnuts, crumbled blue cheese, and mandarin oranges finished with a berry vinaigrette

Second Course Duet

Jumbo Prawns stuffed with fresh lump crab meat & finished with lime buerre blanc

Chicken Caprese Tower Sous Vide-Tower marinated chicken breast on a eggplant crouton with tomato ragout and basil chiffonade then topped with fried basil

Cheesy Potato Gratin

Balsamic Grilled Asparagus Spears with roasted red and yellow peppers

Dessert

Butter Cream Wedding Cake
Top Layer: Lemon Raspberry
Middle Layer: Red Velvet
Bottom layer: Chocolate Amaretto


Event Credits:
Venue: The Salvador Dali Museum
Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Cake: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Wedding Planner: Simply Divine Events
Floral: Floral Events by Joanne
DJ: Rhythm of the Night
Chivari Chairs: Signature Events by Design
Flamenco Dancers: Sombras Flamencas



Real Weddings | Samantha + Michael | The Ballroom at Church Street
December 4, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Oh how we just love everything about Samantha + Michael’s special day! Not only were they a match made in heaven, but they also chose an incredible venue, The Ballroom at Church Street, had a spectacular menu packed with delicious items, and every last detail was tended to exquisitely- all while in the loving company of their closest friends and family. We’re so honored to have been part of such a spectacular day. Their guests were delighted with the custom menu Samantha + Michael designed with their Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planner, Sandy George. With tasty items like butler passed Baked Stuffed Mushroom Caps filled with Crab Mornay to the Chef Attended Churrascaria Station there was plenty of eating, drinking, and being merry to be found! Scroll down to see some of our favorite captured moments by Rhodes Studios Photography followed my the mouthwatering menu:

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Butler Passes Hors d’Oeuvres

Assorted Pinwheel Sandwiches turkey & provolone, ham & Swiss, and grilled vegetarian with herbed cream cheese and rolled in assorted tortillas

Brie en Phyllo garnished with fresh fruit and filled with Raspberry Chambord

Fresh Fruit Brochettes pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew & strawberries presented on bamboo skewers and served with mango citrus dipping sauce

Baked Stuffed Mushroom Cap* filled with crab mornay

Rustic Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta on grilled Italian bread

Dinner Buffet

Salad Station

Traditional Waldorf Salad apples, celery, raisins and walnuts tossed in a sour cream-mayonnaise dressing

Caesar Salad fresh lettuce tossed with house-made parmesan croutons, fresh grated parmesan cheese and a classic Caesar dressing

Piña Colada Salad mixed greens topped with toasted coconut, pineapple, and macadamia nuts with piña colada vinaigrette

Station 1

Chef Attended Gourmet Mashed Potato and Mac and Cheese Bar with creamy Yukon gold and red skin mashed potatoes, and sweet potatoes topped and baked with marshmallows; presented in martini glasses and offered with a variety of toppings to include crisp apple-wood smoked bacon, crème fraîche, caramelized Vidalia onions, roasted garlic, shredded cheeses, marshmallows, roasted pecans whipped butter, chives, and cinnamon sugar dust and creamy mac and cheese

Station 2

Chef Attended Churrascaria Station featuring a selection of meats including New York strip, applewood bacon-wrapped chicken breast, and lechon asado (dry-rubbed garlic pork loin), marinated, skewered, grilled, and served with mojo dipping sauce and candied plantains

Station 3

Penne a la Vodka penne pasta tossed in a creamy vodka-tomato sauce offered with shredded Asiago cheese

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads with whipped butter

Event Credits:
Photographer: Rhodes Studios
Venue: The Ballroom at Church Street
Caterer:Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
DJ: Atomic Entertainment
Florists: Colonial Florists
Photobooth: Just 4 U



Real Weddings | Gloria + Ed | The Mezz
November 18, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

A lovely couple, a unique venue, a delicious menu, and an incredible theme are the ingredients to an absolutely stunning wedding; and Gloria and Ed’s certainly was one to remember. With an enchanting setup the fun started at the Abbey, and danced it’s way over to the Mezz for a dazzling masquerade filled evening. Guests were delighted to find not only their seat, but also a unique mask marking their place; not only was this an exquisite detail, but also one of our favorite wedding favors ever. Gloria and Ed worked with Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planner, Sandy George, to design a menu that would represent their personalities and palettes as well as coordinate perfectly with their event theme. Scroll below to see the full menu and photos that will leave you dreaming for more:

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Masquerade themed wedding by Puff 'n Stuff Catering at The Mezz

Mardi Gras themed wedding Puff 'n Stuff Catering

Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Butternut Squash & Cranberry Tartlet with melted brie cheese

Roasted Chicken & Smoked Gouda Phyllo

Mint & Rosemary Rubbed Baby Lamb Chops grilled and accompanied by a Dijon dipping sauce

Plated Dinner

Mediterranean Salad with feta, olives, tomatoes, capers & a champagne vinaigrette

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads with whipped butter, e.v.o.o., aged balsamic & finishing salt

Mediterranean Chicken stuffed with herbed goat cheese and topped with roasted tomato, Kalamata olives, basil and a balsamic jus

Grilled Filet Mignon with a wild mushroom Cabernet-thyme reduction

Fresh Seasonal Vegetables in a lite lemon butter sauce

Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Vegetable Strudel fresh sauteed seasonal vegetables with fontina cheese in a flaky puff pastry served atop puree of asparagus & accompanied by a mushroom risotto

Event Credits:

Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Photography: Rhodes Studios photography & video
Videography: Rhodes Studios photography & video
Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Abbey/The Mezz
Event Coordination: Blush by Brandee Gaar
Florist: Carly Ane’s Floral Studio
DJ: Soundwave Entertainment
Cake: Party Flavors
Chairs: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Makeup: Lejeune Artistry



Real Events | Erin + Matt | Orlando Science Center
October 23, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Today we’re sharing a wedding that’s very dear to our hearts, a wedding between our very own Erin and Matt. From such a dynamic duo we expected a grand celebration to remember, and they didn’t let us down! We can’t just tell you the theme without sharing the charming story behind it. Every year Erin and Matt have hosted a Food & Wine themed party and its become something that they and their friends look forward to – so this year they threw a Food & Wine party to go down in history & the hearts of all who attended.

With an eye for design, Erin designed & created much of their wedding materials such as invitations, menus, and even the delicate place mat you can see below. Working with Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Senior Special Event Planner, Heidi Brice, they choose action stations well suited to their theme. Each station was paired perfectly with either a wine or specialty drink. This sweet affair had a dessert table that dazzled all from their beautiful and delicious Amaretto Wedding Cake from The Sugar Suite, to mini Yum Yum Cupcakes, mini doughnut holes, and iced vanilla lattes shots.

Picking out our favorite moments from this night is near impossible, this really was a stunning celebration that we will gladly share and remember forever. Take a look below and see for yourself why Erin + Matt will always have a place in our hearts:

Erin + Matt | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | Orlando Science Center | Epcot Themed Wedding

Erin + Matt | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | Orlando Science Center | Epcot Themed Wedding

Erin + Matt | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | Orlando Science Center | Epcot Themed Wedding

Erin + Matt | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | Orlando Science Center | Food & Wine Festival Themed Wedding

Erin + Matt | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | Orlando Science Center | Epcot Themed Wedding

Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Specialty Cocktail Tequila Sunrise

Bacon Wrapped Potato Tot with sour cream and a chive

Butternut Squash & Cranberry Tartlet with melted brie cheese

Citrus Grilled Shrimp with a sunset margarita pipette


Hors d’Oeuvres Display

Artisanal Cheese Presentation hand-picked and displayed on a wooden cart including Bleu, Black wax Cheddar, Smoked Gouda and Gloucaster Walnut cheese complimented by dried fruits, nuts, breads, and crackers

Italy Station

Wine Pairing Paladin Pino Grigio Delle Venezie 2010

Chef Attended Pasta Station featuring two signature creations:

Goat Cheese Roasted Red Pepper & Corn Ravioli in roasted red pepper coulis

Penne with Black Olives, Spicy Sausage & Garlic Marinara with shaved parmesan on the side and tossed in Grada Padana Cheese wheels

Asian Station

Featured Drink Asian Pear Mojito

Asian Trio Plate with edemame, inside out California rolls, and shrimp summer rolls presented through our Bento Box

Noodle Salad with mushrooms, scallions, enoki mushrooms, and ginger in a white pagoda box

Seared Tuna & Pineapple Cube with soy ponzo ginger mouse

Spain Station

Wine Pairing Piedmonte Tempranillo- Garnacha 2009

Chimichurri Marinated Flank Steak with sauce Vierge

“Mashed Your Way” Chive & Roasted Garlic Potatoes

Sweet Plantains

Greece Station

Featured Drink Mythos beer

Greek Marinated Chicken Kabob

Mint & Rosemary Lamb Kabobs grilled lamb tenderloin accompanied by Dijon mint demi with a white wine dipping sauce

Herbed CousCous finished with feta, pine nuts, and tomato

Desserts

Amaretto Wedding Cake with cherry filling and cream cheese frosting

Assorted Mini Yum Yum Cupcakes

Mini Donut Holes with chocolate, caramel, and raspberry sauces

Iced Vanilla Latte Shots housemade vanilla iced latte served in shot glasses and garnished with whipped cream

Event Credits

Venue: The Orlando Science Center
Photographer: Scott Watt Photography
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Heidi Brice
Day of Coordinator: Good Life Travel and Events
Wedding Cake: The Sugar Suite
Cup Cakes: Yum Yum Cupcake Truck
Entertainment: Dueling Pianos, Rob Volpe
DJ & Lighting : Our DJ Rocks
Floral Design: Lauren Balden



Real Weddings | Charity + Peter | Orlange County Regional History Center
September 11, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Charity and Peter’s wedding began like many others with months of planning, a delicious customized menu, family, friends, love, happiness…. and then Florida showers tried to rain on their outdoor ceremony. What could have easily been a little girl’s worst nightmare turned out to be one of the most lovely affairs we’ve ever had the pleasure to be a part of! Thankfully, Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planner Nicole Gerardi was on the scene, and she spent many months with Charity and Peter, taking the time to really get to know their taste and vision. Nicole was able to move the ceremony inside the Orange County Regional History Center to a room that has never before hosted a wedding ceremony. Asian inspiration, hanging crystals, and orchids were the key ingredients to the beautiful transformation.

The night continued on blissfully with butler passed hors d’oeuvres such as Rustic Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta, Ahi Tartare, Smoked Tea Duck Breast, and Fresh Asian Spring Rolls. But the happiness didn’t end there – it continued on through their plated first course, dinner buffet, and on to the very last delicious dessert! Charity and Peter could not have been happier as they ate, danced, and laughed the night away with their closest friends and family. Thank you Charity and Peter for allowing us to be a part of your special day! Keep scrolling to see the delightful designed menu below:

Wedding catering at the Orange County Regional History Center

Wedding catering at the Orange County Regional History Center