Puff 'n Stuff Catering Blog
Holiday Spotlight | Fourth of July
June 27, 2013 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

America is turning 237 years old this year! With the Fourth of July coming up, don’t wait until the last minute to finalize your holiday plans. Instead of heading to the nearest overcrowded beach, simply host an intimate backyard BBQ.

What better way to show off your patriotic spirit than by gathering with close friends and family for a fun and festive Fourth of July party? Woo your guests with a spread of All-American dishes – juicy burgers, savory hot dogs, and delightful red, white, and blue desserts, just to name a few.

Don’t fret; we’ve got you covered from delicious menu selections to décor and DIYs. Fire up the grill and get inspired by our recommendations that will have your guests seeing fireworks!

Puff 'n Stuff Catering, 4th of July

Featured:  

Mini Made in USA Parfaits – layered with red velvet cake, cream cheese frosting, and then topped off with festive sprinkles. Put your own twist on these parfaits by using a combination of assorted berries, colored icing, or make it a healthy snack by incorporating yogurt.

Berry Patriotic Strawberries – dipped in melted white chocolate chips and blue tinted sugar crystals. Your guests are guaranteed to rave over this sweet and simple treat.

For more creative and unique ideas, check out our 4th of July board on Pinterest.

Festive ideas for Fourth of July

Still need more help? Skip the work and give us a call at Puff ‘n Stuff Catering. Our Tampa and Orlando offices are here to assist with your next celebration, large or small!



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



Christmas | Eat, Drink & Be Merry!
December 25, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from your friends at Puff ‘n Stuff Catering! No matter how you choose to celebrate today we just wanted to wish you the season’s warmest greetings! The holiday season is all about taking a minute to sit back eat, drink, and be merry! So today we’re raising our glass to you and sharing one of our very own signature cocktails- the Peppermint Martini. So may your spirits be bright, your glasses full, and you hearts be happy. Cheers from your friends at Puff ‘n Stuff Catering!

Puff 'n Stuff Catering Holiday drink recipe



Real Events | March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction| The Ballroom at Church Street
December 11, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

We love to have a good time, especially when its for a great cause! We had the honor of participating in the March of Dimes Signature Chef Event held at the Ballroom at Church Street. Our very own Chef Paul Lorrain was the Host Chef of the night and created the ultimate dining experience of fine cuisine and beverage pairings along with other top local chefs. Guests had a phenomenal time as they ate and drank their way around the ballroom while enjoying various live entrainment. Each attendee was given a ticket, and after they tasted their favorite plate they dropped their ticket in the appropriate bowl to determine the Fresh Point Flavor Award Winner of the evening. The unique assortment of silent auction items was a huge hit, and of course how can you not love it when it’s for such a fabulous cause! The night ended sweetly with a white chocolate mouse cornucopias accompanied with fresh fruits of the season and the announcement of the Fresh Point Flavor Winner…. and the award went to our very own Chef Paul Lorrain!

March of Dimes Signature Chef Event Catering

March of Dimes Signature Chef Fundraiser Event

Puff 'n Stuff Catering March of Dimes Signature Chef Funddraiser Event

Signature Chefs:

• Host Chef Paul Lorrain of Puff ‘n Stuff Catering

• Chef Raul Bosh of Foodie Catering

• Chef Matt Arbuthnot of Maggiano’s Little Italy

• Chefs Chip Pacilio & Ricardo Osborne of Collins Catering

• Chef Alessandro Lozzi of Bice Ristorante

• Chef Mike Cruz of Bloodhound Brew

• Senor Frog’s

• Hurricane Dockside Grill



Inspiration | Holiday Season | The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
November 1, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Can you believe its the holiday season already? Time really does fly when you’re having fun. We’re decking the halls, singing our favorite holiday tunes, and preparing impeccable menus to passionately perfect your next holiday party. Don’t let the holiday stress get to you, our well seasoned Special Event Planners are here to help you every step of the way. It’s our goal to make sure you get to enjoy YOUR party with your guests – after all, the whole reason of celebrating is to have a jolly good time!

If you’re looking for some stunning menus and creations that will knock your stockings off, check out this years Holiday Planning Guide; its been hand-crafted and designed especially for this holiday season and is sure to leave your guests raving for more. With hors d’Oeuvres like our Pear and Almond Brie Turnover, Our Signature Parmesan Crab Dip, Pepper Berry Crusted Lamb Chops with a Crimson Reduction Sauce, and Sesame Ginger Seared Ahi Tuna served with Five-Spiced Wonton Crisps and Wasabi Cream – we have more than a few delicious ways to start off any celebration.

From buffets and plated dinners to chef-attended stations and appetizers, we’ve got you covered! With so many options like our traditional Cranberry Glazed Virginia Ham to our popular red-hot-holiday Mango & Chile-Glazed Spiral Cut Ham, and eight different styles of potatoes, the possibilities are endless to make your holiday party as unique and special as you and your guests.

And a holiday party wouldn’t be complete without delicious desserts like our French Pumpkin Spiced Sponge Cake filled with Cream Cheese Icing, Apple Cranberry Tarte, or Chef Attended Traditional Bananas Foster Flambe Station. We know its hard to pick just one, but don’t worry, you can choose as many as your heart desires!

There are so many ways to add holiday flavor to your home. We’ve paired a few of the spectacular dishes that you can find in our Holiday Planner below along with some of our favorite holiday decor. Happy holiday’s from our family to yours!

thanksgiving holiday food and decortions

thanksgiving food and decor settings  Christmas and holiday food, drinks, decor, dessert

Photo Credits:
Carrie Wildes Photography
Ryan Joseph Photography
Caroline Johnson Photography
Photography by Greg
Art Faulkner Photography



Real Events | One Conference Opening Reception | Orlando Museum of Art
October 2, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

There’s nothing like a night at the Museum, especially when it’s a cultural arts showcase at the Orlando Museum of Art! From the moment guests arrived on the scene, the creativity was abundantly flowing. At the bus drop off point there were two large 5 x 10 gilded frames from which out stepped musicians and authentic Shakespeare actors. From there guests were greeted by a formal line-up of bright-eyed Puff ‘n Stuff Catering waiters who stepped forward to present each guest with a fluke of champagne.

The theme carried on with large gold frames identifying each of the participating arts organizations. Guests could spot contemporary dancers entertaining guests from various nooks and crannies of the event. Lively Actors posed like living statues, mingled with guests, then returned to a statuesque state. The art-tainment continued into the night with a culinary show that left guests applauding for more. Menu items were selected to represent the various schools of visual arts form Asian Impressionism and American Realism to French Impressionism. Our Bento Box displaying delightful hors d’Oeuvres such as Fresh Sashimi & Sushi Rolls, Chilled Shrimp Cocktails, Tenderloin & Orzo Timbale with a Grain Mustard Vinaigrette and many more tempting items were a masterpiece evoking the crowd all evening. This sweet night ended with our famous Chef Attended Miniature Creme Brulee & S’mores Indoors Stations and the actors taking the stage and bringing to life one of Shakespeare’s most famous scenes, “Good night, good night! Parting is such a sweet sorrow, that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.”

Puff 'n Stuff Catering Orlando Art

Puff 'n Stuff Catering - Orlando Museum of Art

 

 Butler Passed Hors D’oevres

Miniature Chicken Wellington puff pastry filled with grilled chicken, Boursin cheese and topped with a cognac sauce

Maryland Crab Cake Towers seared and served with a Cajun remoulade

North Carolina Stack cheese grits topped with smoked beef brisket and three baked beans sauteed with apples & onions and served with Carolina coleslaw on a mini plate

Butternut Squash & Cranberry Tartlet with melted brie cheese

Asian Impressionism Hors D’oeuvres Display

Fresh Sashimi & Sushi Rolls spicy tuna, yellowtail, crab, sea bass, fresh & smoked salmon, scallops, and shrimp served with wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce

Smoked Chicken, Cranberry & Caramelized Onion Bruschetta

Tenderloin and Orzo Timbale with a Grain Mustard Vinaigrette

Curried Mango over Chevre with a Plantain Chip

Salmon Carpaccio and Fruit Summer Roll with a Spicy Cilantro-Lime Sauce

Chilled Shrimp Cocktail displayed in a mini martini glass with cocktail sauce

Monet’s Garden Artisanal Buffet

Antipasto Presentation sliced Italian meats, white bean salad, fire roasted tomatoes and peppers, marinated and grilled vegetables, Italian cheeses and grilled Tuscan rounds

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads

American Realism Chef Action Station

Chef Carved Pepper Berry Crusted Rack of Lamb with crimson reduction

Abstract Expressions Bento Box Desert Display

Chef Attended Miniature Creme Brulee a delicious assortment of traditional, amaretto, and chocolate

Chef Attended S’mores Indoors crunchy graham crackers held by an old fashioned wooden clothespin, dipped in decadent melted chocolate then swirled in creamy marshmallows and finished by a Chef with a flame-toasting

 

Event Credits:

Venue: Orlando Museum of Art

Catering and Linens: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering

Photographer: Richmond Gibbs

Decor: Max King Events

Chiavari Chairs: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Arts & Cultural Alliance: Autumn Ames

 

 



Venue Spotlight | Glazer Chilldren’s Museum | Tampa
September 18, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Allow us to introduce the newest addition to the Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Family – The Glazer Children’s Museum in Downtown Tampa! This Puff ‘n Stuff Catering exclusive venue has a prime location, situated in the heart of downtown Tampa and overlooking the Tampa skyline. Believe us – it’s a view you have to experience for yourself! This new and modern cultural attraction has 53,000 square feet of unique and beautiful space that is available for weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, cocktail parties, and any other event your heart can dream up.

Whether you’re stopping by to check out the private third floor, outdoor terrace overlooking the Tampa Skyline, or just want to experience the entire venue, be sure to say hello to our Special Event Planner, Kelly McVeigh – she’s incredible! Kelly says, “My number one favorite thing about the Museum is the view. When you are standing in the event space, you can see all of Downtown Tampa, the river, and the University of Tampa which are pretty spectacular sites. The event space here is a pristine blank canvas, so clients can decorate however they desire.”

For more information on the Glazer Children’s Museum, check them out on our Venue Guide here!

Glazer Children's Museum & Puff 'n Stuff Catering Tampa

 



Real Events | Food Network Competion | Top Chef in the Puff ‘n Stuff Kitchen
July 24, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Florida Meeting Services contacted Puff ‘n Stuff Catering with a client who was looking for something unique and memorable for their guests who were coming from all over the world. With over 30 years of experience Passionately Perfecting Life’s Celebration’s we accepted the challenge and created a Top Chef Competition in our very own kitchen.

To create a truly one-of-a-kind event, we contacted Top Chef and arranged to have finalist Chef Casey Thompson compete along side the Puff team to create a remarkable culinary show. The client set the rules for the competition, each course would have one common ingredient and it was up to each chef and his/her team to make the best use of that ingredient!

Executive Chef Paul Lorrain led Team Puff along with Sous Chef Zack Zietlow, Barry Levine, Elroy Francis, and Rosa Aguilar in friendly competition with Team Casey who was teamed with our Sous Chef Greg Smitka, Conception Rivera, Bricelyn Saffron, Melle Benosme, and Suely Rogers.

President and Owner, Warren Dietal kicked off the event and welcomed each guest. The teams were set, the finest ingredients from the East Coast were ordered, wines were paired for each course, the ingredients announced, and the competition began! Warren interviewed the Chefs as they were preparing their culinary creations, and the guests were invited to come to the food prep areas to watch and ask the chefs questions.

The guests loved the competition and took their scoring very seriously. One guest said he was “a huge fan of the Top Chef Competition TV shows and to be a part of an event like this was a dream come true.” After all score cards had been collected and tallied both team Puff and team Casey performed well and were favored highly by guests. However, when guests were asked to select the meal they would most like to enjoy again, team Puff was the Winner! After the exciting competition guests enjoyed the opportunity to take pictures with and get autographs from the culinary stars of the night. For the Puff ‘n Stuff Catering kitchen, Chefs, and guests this was certainly a night to go down in history!

Puff 'n Stuff Catering Top Chef Event Orlando

Puff 'n Stuff Catering Top Chef Event Orlando

Puff 'n Stuff Catering Top Chef Event Orlando

Puff 'n Stuff Catering Top Chef Event Orlando

 

First Course:
The First Move- The Flavors of Florida Citrus

Paired with Laetitia Chardonnay

Team Casey

Blue Crab Stuffed Squash Blossom with warm asparagus & bruleed Sabayon

Team Puff

Szechuan Pepper-Crusted Shrimp with orange rice noodles

Second Course:
The Surprising and Delicious Tactics of Heirloom Tomatoes

Paired with Silver Beach Sauvignon Blanc

Team Casey

Heirloom Tomatoes and Burrata

Team Puff

Heirloom Tomato Panzella

Third Course:
Ras El Hanout the Decisive Engagement- A Duck Duo vs. Poached Loin of Veal

Paired with Laetitia Pinot Noir

Team Casey

Poached Loin of Veal with the Chef’s own ras el hanout

Team Puff

Duck Squared dueling entree of duck breast & duck confit hash prepared with the Chef’s own ras el hanout

Dessert:
Bataille Des Chocolats

Paired with Mollydooker Two Left Feet Shiraz Blend

Team Casey

Pots du Chocolat & Doughnuts

Team Puff

Balloon au Chocolat white chocolate dome over elegant chocolate sponge cake with citrus & chocolate ganache revealed by melting the dome with warm orange & rose syrup

Event Credits:

Photography: Chris Gillyard Photography
Venue: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Commissary
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Paula Sautter
Destination Management Company: Florida Meeting Services



Real Events | TSE Gala | Restaurant 20.12
May 15, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Today we are featuring an event so big, it took over part of Downtown Tampa! The Special Event Gala Awards have been held every year since 1986 to honor the biggest stars in the special events industry. This year, a team led by Mark Wells of Hello Florida took The Special Event to the next level with “Restaurant 20.12.” The event team, including Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, worked together to concept and design an evening centered around unique and fresh cuisine served in a fully-functioning “pop-up” restaurant. Preparation for the event included setting up development plans with the City of Tampa, and working with some great vendors to construct Restaurant 20.12 in Cotanchobee Fort Brook Park adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center.  This completely unique and temporary venue was a two-story enclosed tent that housed two kitchens, a stage for the band, as well as accommodations for 580 guests. The interior of Restaurant 20.12 showcased chic decor, beautiful floral arrangements, cool lighting, very modern tables and chairs, and amazing talents that entertained the guests from the center stage.

Catering to the special events industry is no small order, and Puff ‘n Stuff Catering provided five courses with multiple table-side selections for guests to indulge in! Superb plates on the restaurant menu included Classic Cioppino Fresh Seafood Stew, Sweet Pumpkin Ravioli, and Wild Mushroom Rissotto with a Roasted Marrow Bone, just to name a few. After the entrees, upscale cheese plates were served to tables followed by a delicious Maker’s Mark cake for dessert!

The Special Event Gala Awards was an exciting and successful event, and it took seven full days to build the restaurant and bring everything together! Throughout the night, guests were treated to live music performances, exotic dancing, and some truly uncommon spectacles…this night would have made the Rat Pack glad to attend! Scroll below to see some pictures from the night, the full menu, and an exciting video chronicling the steps that made Restaurant 20.12 come to life!

 

TSE Gala Catering

Amuse Bouche

 Mediterranean Sampler Hummus, Cucumber Raita and Greek olives, with crisp pita chips and flat bread crackers

Savory Marcona Almonds

 

Course I: Butler Passed Hors D’oevres

Cognac and Brown Butter Seared Foie Gras Served atop a Foccacia Crsip, Brandied Apricot butter, and a candied nut garnish

Pepper Berry Crusted Baby Lamb Chops with crimson reduction and seasonal micro greens

Leek Cheesecake on a Cracker Spoon Savory Leek Cheesecake with arugula pesto, carmelized onions, sweet grape tomato and served on a pesto cracker spoon

Seared Ahi on green papaya salad

 

Course II: Small Plates

A Study in Heirlooms  Chef’s garden wedge heirloom tomato, sun gold, snow white and sugar snack baby heirlooms, Australian Murray River flake salt, micro basil, Piccardo & Savore unfiltered EVOO and B. R. Cohn 12 year white balsamic with basil foam.

Seafood Marriage a scallop and salmon stack, eloquently combined and served with a white balsamic glaze, epic mache greens salad, and citrus supremes

Noodle Bowl  Miso sarachi broth, Thai Chicken, bean thread noodles, snow peas, scallions, enoki, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, napa, bok choy and bean sprouts

Wild Mushroom Rissotto with a roasted marrow bone

 

Course III: Entree

Lamb Three Ways – Osso bucco with fried arugula; ragu over polenta; seared loin with cherry demi and mustard greens

Sweet Pumpkin Ravioli in sage brown butter with candied brussel sprouts, oyster mushrooms, and crushed candied nuts

Classic Cioppino Fresh Seafood Stew with Scallop, Clams, Mussels, and white fish in a saffron seafood brodo with herbed orzo served with a grilled crostini

Coffee and Chili Rubbed Sliced Black Angus Cowboy Steak served with shallot butter and accompanied by creamed spinach and Yukon gold smashed potatoes

 

Cheese Course

Cheese Presentation   France: Billat Savarin & Morbier, Italy: Telaggio accompanied by
wild strawberry and balsamic jam, green tomato relish, natural honeycomb, fresh mission figs, medjool dates, cheese sticks, crackers and flat breads

Dessert

The Cake Makers Mark Chocolate, walnut, and brown sugar crust topped with bourbon soaked genoise cake and Kentucky bourbon caramel sauce

Event Credits:

Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering

Hello Florida, Inc.

AFR Event Furnishings

American Turf and Carpet

Angela Beasley’s Puppet People

Beat Creative

Chic Event Furniture

Dazian Creative Fabric Environments

Dorene Collier’s Event Show Productions

Eklectico

Hertz Energy Services/ Hertz Entertainment

Island Breeze Affiliates, Inc.

Karl’s Event Services

Key Artist Group

Marriott Waterside

Metropolis Productions

MK Shannon Awards and Rewards, Inc.

Panache a Classic Party Rental Company

Party Guys

PTE Productions

Pyrotecnico

Totally Mod Furniture

TS Productions

United Site Services, Inc.

VHVIDEO.COM

Virginia Toy and Novelty

Wire-Free LED



Inspiration | Purple – The Perfect Palette
April 24, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

From precious stones to vibrant orchids the rich, royal color of purple has been around for centuries. An age-old symbol of royalty, the lovely variations of this hue is charming it’s way into today’s weddings and events! Spotted in shades ranging from lush deep purple and lavender to the “electric purple” that came around in the last decade, these colors create, compliment and contrast perfectly with so many palettes. Purple perfectly accents the sweetest details such as straws, jewelery and table decor, and structures large-scale elements like up-lighting, linens, and photo backdrops. The creative options are limitless, and we love it!

Check out some our favorite images below, and then visit these ever-changing inspiration boards on Pinterest from The Perfect Palette to get more ideas!

 

Purple the Perfect Pallete

Purple wedding Inspiration

Purple Inspiration

Purple Inspiration

Collage 1:
Top Left: Floral
Bottom Left: Ball Decor
Right: Food by Puff ‘n Stuff Catering with photography by Ryan Joseph Photographs

Collage 2:
Top Left: Food by Puff ‘n Stuff Catering with photography by Ryan Joseph Photographs
Bottom Left: Cap Classique
Top Right: Z Gallery
Bottom Right: Food by Puff ‘n Stuff Catering with photography by Ryan Joseph Photographs

Collage 3:
Top Left: Floral
Top Center: Pinterest
Top Right: Floral
Bottom: The Ballroom at Church Street with photography by Damon Tucci Photography

Collage 4:
Top Left: Stationary
Bottom Left: Food by Puff ‘n Stuff Catering with photography by Ryan Joseph Photographs
Top Right: Glitters
Bottom Right: Etsy Straws



Real Events | Pepin Distributing Awards & Recognition Banquet | T Pepin’s Hospitality Centre
January 27, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Ahoy Maties! Today we are featuring the Pepin Distributing Awards & Recognition Banquet that took place at the spectacular TPepin’s Hospitality Centre in Tampa.  On January 14, Pepin Distributing set a new standard for employee appreciation events with this lively and festive Pirate themed celebration! All hands were on deck to enjoy fun games like hermit crab racing, and guests couldn’t wait to plunder in all the pirate themed interactive entertainment including face painting/scars, a photobooth, green screens & TV’s, and of course Video DJ entertainment.

In honor of this grand awards & recognition program, a delicious Grand International Buffet fit for a Captain was served by the Puff ‘n Stuff Catering team. And shiver me timbers, the buffet was amazing! The three-foot pineapple centerpiece with fresh fruit was surrounded by pirate favorites such as roasted chicken & mango salad, glazed & grilled margarita mahi mahi, Jerk crushed boneless prime rib, Mojito mashed sweet potatoes, and more crew favorites.

By the end of the night, the entire crew was cheerfully singing “Yo Ho Ho” from the Black Beard Lounge! The giant pirate ship outside was a huge hit, and the entire crew posed for pictures to remember this phenomenal night. Scroll below to see some scenes from the night along with the full menu from the Grand International Buffet!

 

Pepin Distributing Awards & Recognition Banquet

Pepin Distributing Awards & Recognition Banquet

Pepin Distributing Awards & Recognition Banquet

Grand International Buffet

Imported & Domestic Cheese Display cheddar, provolone, Swiss Havarti, bleu, Muenster, jalapeno & Chef’s choice artisanal cheese wedges served with crisp gourmet crackers & garnished with fresh fruits

Three-Foot Pineapple Palm Tree Centerpiece with Seasonal Fruit surrounded by mounds of colorful whole & sliced fresh seasonal fruits

Cuban Black Bean Soup topped with creme fraiche

Conch Chowder

Homestead Mixed Green Salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers & purple onions with a Orange vinaigrette

Roasted Chicken & Mango Salad with a Key Lime vinaigrette

Char-Grilled Pineapple with cilantro & black pepper

Hurricane Chicken Breast with Rum sauce

Glazed & Grilled Margarita Mahi Mahi with lime, tomato, garlic & a margarita glaze

Cuban Roast Pork Chef carved and marinated in dark rum, slow roasted & served with pico de gallo

Jerk Crushed Boneless Prime Rib of Beef Chef attended & served with fresh baked silver dollar rolls & horseradish cream

Cajun Fettuccine Alfredo with crawfish, shrimp & Andouille sausage 

Havana Black Beans

Cuban Yellow Rice

Mojito Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Honey Grilled Market Vegetables

Sweet Plantains

Freshly Baked Assorted Rolls offered with butter

Corn Bread

Chef Attended Late Night Breakfast

Shrimp a la Pepino

Pancake Station with choices of fresh fruit, chocolate chis, syrup & whipped cream

Omelet Station

Crisp Applewood Smoked Bacon

Breakfast Sausage Links

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

Traditional Coffee Station

Dessert Station

Key Lime Pie

Chocolate Ganache Cake

Coconut Cake

Banana Rum Cake

Event Credits:

Venue: T Pepin’s Hospitality Centre
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Nicole Briggs
Decor: Extravaganza!
Decor: M6FX



Real Events | Justin’s Barnyard Bash! | Private Residence
December 27, 2011 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Justin turned two, and to celebrate his mother organized this amazing themed birthday party! Justin’s birthday had everything a two-year old could ever want – a petting zoo, balloon maker, a swimming pool, and a birthday buffet of his dreams. And to ensure everyone had something to enjoy, this shindig featured two buffets: one for the kids and one for the adults.

The kids feasted on their favorites such as animal-shaped grilled cheese’s sandwiches; and the adult’s had their own decadent buffet with goat cheese lollipops, farmer’s bread bowls,  pulled pork sliders, and racks of succulent BBQ ribs.  In keeping with the theme, the food was displayed in a barnyard style! The fresh seasonal fruit salad was served in an adorable watermelon bowl carved as a pig, food was served out of pails and baskets, and to top it off they even drank out of boot shaped glasses! Justin loved his Barnyard Birthday cake with mini animal cupcakes, and a pasture of cake pop cows and chickens in wheat grass. Look below for more barnyard fun!

Justin's Barnyard Bash - Children's Birthday Party

Justin's Barnyard Bash - Children's Birthday Party

Justin's Barnyard Bash - Children's Birthday Party

Justin turns 2 from VHVIDEO.COM

Children’s Buffet

Fresh Corn on the Cob with drawn butter

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad tossed in mango dressing and displayed in a watermelon bowl carved out like a pig

Large Corn Dogs served with mustard dipping sauce

Sweet Potato Fries presented in mini pales and placed around the table

Chicken Tender Strips served with honey mustard dipping sauce

Traditional Grilled Cheese cut in shapes of farm animals

 

Adult’s Buffet

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad tossed in mango dressing and displayed in a watermelon bowl carved out like a pig

Chicken in the Egg deviled eggs filled with spicy southern fried chicken

Farmer’s Bread Bowl fresh seasonal vegetables accompanied by chilled Mediterranean spinach dip & presented in a large bread round with artisan bread cubes

Goat Cheese Lollipops whipped goat cheese mixed with mascarpone, sun-dried tomatoes & seasonings then coated with toasted almond & pistachio nuts

Sweet Potato Fries presented in larger pales

Mini Pulled Pork Slider with pico de gallo, Monterrey jack & sliced avocado on a Hawaiian roll

Racks of Succulent BBQ Pork Ribs with zesty sauce

 

Dessert Station

Cake Pops decorated like chicken & pigs displayed on trays of wheat grass

Barnyard Cake

Event Credits:

Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Lauren Balden
Event Planner: Table 6 Productions
Cake:Cakes by Nomeda
The Lighting and Decor:ConceptBAIT
Photographers: Gina Leigh Photography
Videographers: VHVIDEO.COM
Entertainment: Petting Zoo and Cowgirl Balloon Artist provided by Blair Entertainment



Real Events | MD 20/20 | Melissa’s 40th Birthday | Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Commissary
December 1, 2011 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Lights, entertainment, and action! MD 20/20 was a celebration like none other that filled the Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Commissary with gold and white glamour. For this elegant birthday party, our team transformed a large commercial kitchen into an elaborate, private chef’s dining experience for 60, and decked out a quiet storage space into a vivacious nightclub for this star-studded event.

Starting off with floor-to-ceiling draping and adding in exquisite elements such as elegant Chiavari chairs and lounge furniture, gorgeous crystal candle sticks and table accents, all the way down to the details such as pearl bracelets as napkin rings – Melissa’s 20th anniversary of her 20th birthday was quite stunning!

The transformation involved a dazzling culinary show where the cuisine was the artwork, and the drinks were delicately crafted as well. Upon their grand entrance, guests were welcomed with champagne, in addition to a full bar featuring our Dragon Berry Mojito – a stunning concoction of fresh fruit & Dragon Berry rum garnished with fresh fruit. Every piece of the show was well executed to perfection from the butler passed d’oeuvres to The Cake Makers Mark dessert.

Once the culinary show had simmered down, after dinner snacks were passed to add to the next big hit of the night – the entertainment, featuring the birthday gal’s favorite things. Tables of fun items, nightclub lighting, and a DJ spinning the music set the mood for a glamorous evening. There’s no doubt that MD 20/20 was an award winning celebration!

Melissa's 40th birthday party.

Melissa's 40th birthday party.

Melissa's 40th birthday party.

Melissa's 40th birthday party.

Night at the Commissary from VHVIDEO.COM on Vimeo.

 

 

Hors d’Oeuvres

Potato Crisp Napoleon with red onion marmalade & Meyer lemon creme fraiche

Beet Cured Salmon Carpaccio & Fruit Summer Roll with a spicy cilantro-lime sauce

Goat Cheese Stuffed Tempura Zucchini Blossom

King Crab Merus with grapefruit pearls, tangerine gastrique, and lemon grass foam

Pepperberry Crusted Lamb Chops with sweet potato curls, leeks & rich black cherry demi

Amuse Bouche

    Yin Yang Crudo of Hamachi & Salmon with Nuoc Cham sauce, shiso & hackleback caviar
Paired with Schramsburg Blanc de Blanc

 

Salad

Study in Heirlooms garden wedge with heirloom tomato, sun gold, snow white and sugar snack baby
heirlooms, virtual egg, Australian Murray River flake salt, micro basil, Piccardo & Savore unfiltered e.v.o.o. & B. R. Cohn 12 year white balsamic dressing with basil foam

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads with Pulugra butter discs and flake salt

Paired with Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc

Plated Dinner

Pulugra Butter Poached Halibut atop Low-Carb-o-nara diver scallop stuffed zucchini blossom with fava bean puree,
served with saffron infused whipped potato and topped with a potato wafter & fried arugula

Paired with Laetitia Pinot Noir

 

Cheese Presentation

France Billat Savarin

Italy Telaggio

France Morbier

served with wild strawberry and balsamic jam, green tomato relish, natural honeycomb, fresh mission figs, & medjool dates


Paired with
Chateau de Fesles Chelin Blanc

 

Dessert

The Cake Maker’s Mark bourbon soaked genoise cake in a chocolate walnut brown sugar crust & drizzled with Kentucky bourbon caramel sauce

Paired with Chateau de Fesles Chelin Blanc

 

After Dinner Snacks

White Truffle Popcorn

Mini Monte Cristo served with organic berry preserves and dusted with powder sugar

 Gruyere Cheese Sticks

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Tot topped with sour cream and a chive

Event Credits:

Planner: Warren Dietel & Dione Bazile
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Photography: Chris Gillyard Photography
Video: VHVIDEO.COM
Venue: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Commissary
Drape: Design Elements
Entertainment: White Rose Entertainment
Lighting: PTE Productions
Floral: Botanica  International Design Studio
Linen: Party Tables
Furniture: AFR Event Furnishings
Chivari Chairs: Fun Factory Party Rentals
Photobooth: Absolute Amusements

 

 





Puff 'n Stuff Catering is a full service wedding, corporate & holiday event caterer and planner serving the greater Orlando Area and all of Central Florida including Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Volusia and Lake counties. Puff 'n Stuff Catering has catered simple meals to buffets to gourmet dinners for private & public functions in areas such as Downtown Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Windermere, Lake Mary, Bay Hill, Belle Isle, Oviedo, Clermont, Heathrow, Thornton Park, Lake Nona, Isleworth, Delaney Park and Lake Buena Vista. Our experienced catering staff has worked in office buildings, private homes, convention centers, conference rooms, meeting halls, churches and almost every other place more then two people gather. Puff 'n Stuff Catering offers Vegan, Vegetarian and Eco Friendly Catering. If you are looking for the best caterer in Orlando that can fit your event budget, contact Orlando Caterer, Puff 'n Stuff Catering today.