Today we are featuring Christine and Scott’s wedding held at The Palmetto Club. The couple’s elegant style and decor was a perfect fit for The Palmetto Club’s beautifully manicured gardens and gorgeous ballroom. From start to finish, their special day was impeccable!
Great weddings are all about thoughtful details that show the couple’s personality and their care for their guests. Christine and Scott surprised their guests by replacing traditional centerpieces with beautiful and differently flavored cakes. Their guests couldn’t wait to find out what flavor was at their table. Before the “big reveal,” guests made their way to the delicious buffet that Christine and Scott, with the help from our Special Event Planner Aymee Brace, hand-selected for their family and friends to indulge in. Another special element that we loved about this wedding is the way Christine and Scott integrated their children into the wedding ceremony; it was the perfect start for their new lives together. Christine and Scott’s wedding was stunning, and we’re so happy to have been a part of their special day!
Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Rustic Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta on grilled Italian bread
Miniature Beef Wellingtons served with Bearnaise sauce
Prosciutto Wrapped Figs stuffed with goat cheese
Freshly Baked Artisan Breads
Baby Winter Greens with sun-dried cranberries, candied walnuts, crumbled bleu cheese & mandarin oranges finished with berry vinaigrette
Chicken Champagne with smoked Gouda & caramelized onions in a champagne cream sauce
Dry Rubbed Smoked Beef Brisket served with horseradish, raspberry chipotle sauce and smoky BBQ sauce
Gourmet Mashed Potato Bar with Yukon gold & red skin mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes topped & baked with marshmallows; presented in martini glasses & offered with a variety of toppings including crisp apple-wood smoked bacon, creme fraiche, caramelized Vidalia onions, roasted garlic, shredded cheeses, marshmallows, roasted pecans, whipped butter, chives & cinnamon sugar dust
Italian Zucchini & Summer Squash Medley with plum tomatoes
Penne a la Vodka with shredded Asiago cheese
Venue: The Palmetto Club
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Aymee Brace
Photographer: Carrie Wildes Potography
DJ: Frank Lebano & Co.
Florist: Events in Bloom
Decor: Events in Bloom
Lighting: Frank Lebano
Cake: Sweeties Delights
Real Weddings | Traci + Bo | The Lange Farm
Today we are featuring Traci + Bo’s elegant southern wedding held at the Lange Farm in Dade City, Florida. The Garden House at the Lange Farm offers picturesque rolling hills, acres of majestic oak trees, and a Garden House complete with a wrap-around porch, beautiful French doors, chandeliers, and an antique gazebo all working in concert to set the essence of true love and old fashioned romance.
When Traci and Bo’s family and friends arrived, they we’re greeted with tasty passed hors d’oeuvres including Asian beef sates seared with Thai spices & served with a scallion dipping sauce, bacon wrapped potato tots, spinach bouchees, and Key West conch fritters accompanied by a Cajon remoulade. Friends and family enjoyed the beauty of the Lange Farm, and shared the joy of Traci and Bo’s celebration. As guests found their escort cards and seats, they were welcomed to indulge in the much anticipated plated dinner featuring Puff ‘n Stuff Catering’s Champagne Chicken & Grilled Steaks accompanied by garlic smashed potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables. After dinner, Traci and Bo cut the cake, and basked in the sunset glow of their wedding day. Gorgeous from start to finish, Traci and Bo’s special day was flawless, and the perfect start to their new lives together.
Key West Conch Fritters with Cajon remoulade
Bacon-Wrapped Potato Tot with sour cream & a chive
Asian Beef Sate seared with Thai spices & served with scallion soy dipping sauce
Spinach Bouchee a puff pastry filled with a creamy Boursin spinach dip
Fresh Baked Artisan Breads
Mixed Green Salad with grape tomatoes, cucumbers, and purple onions served with ranch & champagne vinaigrette dressings
Chicken Champagne with smoked Gouda and caramelized onions in a champagne cream sauce
Grilled Chateau Steaks in a pinot noir demi glaze
Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables in a lite lemon butter sauce
Real Weddings | Kajal + Mark | T Pepin’s Hospitality Centre
Today we are featuring Kajal and Mark’s wedding held at the T Pepin’s Hospitality Centre. T Pepin’s was the perfect venue to accommodate all of the unique, beautiful decor and festivities for this breath-taking day. This exotic wedding was absolutely stunning from start to finish, including both a Hindu and Christian Ceremony.
The grand celebration began in the ballroom with the Christian ceremony followed by the Hindu ceremony. To further the guests enjoyment, Mango Lasi’s, a delicious mango drink, were served during the Hindu ceremony. After the ceremonies concluded, guests made their way into the foyer for cocktail hour where they were greeted by the Puff ‘n Stuff Catering staff who butler passed a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres. After mingling with friends and family, guests made their way back to the ballroom to join Kajal and Mark in the joy and excitement of their special day. Champagne was poured, and toasts were made in honor of the newly wed couple. The highly anticipated dinner buffet menu was an incredible specially fused menu featuring fare from both cultures. Following the exquisite dinner, Kajal and Mark cut the cake, and guests enjoyed authentic Indian desserts throughout the rest of the lively evening. Kajal and Mark’s wedding truly was remarkable in every detail and we were so thrilled to be a part of their celebration!
Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Asian Vegetable Spring Rolls accompanied by a sweet chili sauce
Spinach Pakora served with white, brown & green chutney in a trio plate
American Corn Cheese Balls
Vegetarian Simosa Trio
Chili Rubbed Chicken
Tropical Salad with mango, avocado, feta cheese, balsamic, & fresh seasonal fruit
Papadum spiced crispy wafers
Malai Kofta stuffed potato dumplings, fried & cooked in a rich onion tomato curry
Vegetarian Pulav Basmati rice cooked with vegetables and spices
Chicken Kashmiri boneless chicken cooked with nuts & raisins in a creamy sauce
Paneer Makhani homemade cottage cheese cooked in a mildly spicy tomato & onion cream sauce
Dal Makhani black lentils simmered overnight with butter onions, tomatoes, and spices
Pulav, Papad, Raita flavored yogurts used as condiments
Mango Pickles tangy & spicy pickles made from mango & lime juices
Brown, White & Green Chutney
Gajar Halwa fresh carrots cooked in milk and garnished with carrots
Ras Mali flattened paneer balls soaked in sweetened milk
Real Weddings | Jessica + Jason | Barrington Hill Farm
Today we’re featuring an elegant Southern Belle wedding that took place at the Barrington Hill Farm in Dade City, FL. This beautiful venue sits on 50 acres of lush rolling meadow and gives home to many stallions and racing horses. Barington Hill Farm is a unique venue, it’s home to horse shows and clinics, but what makes it really stand out and shine are the beautiful weddings it hosts.
Outside of the two story plantation house, guests crowded around the dance floor and enjoyed hors d’ouevres and cocktails provided by Puff ‘n Stuff Catering while they watched the Bride and Groom have their first dance. Proceeding the cocktail hour guests made their way into the main dining room of the farmhouse. The room was filled with natural wood chairs, floral designed linen and pastel blue mason jars on each table to hold a bouquet of flowers. Our team set up a hand crafted slider station and guests lined up to fill their stomachs with this scrumptious entree! The night ended sweetly as guests nibbled on our traditional key lime pie. A perfect ending to such a charming wedding.
Homey Hors D’ouevres
Lollipop Trio featuring goat cheese & mascarpone with sun-dried tomatoes, coated in pistachios; Saga blue & grapes covered in walnuts; and port wine
cheddar rolled in toasted almonds
Fresh Fruit Brochettes pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew & strawberries presented on bamboo skewers and served with mango citrus dip
Freshly Baked Artisan Breads
Mixed Green Salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and purple onions in sun-dried tomato vinaigrette
featuring an assortment of slider sandwiches on silver dollar rolls including miniature Black Angus cheeseburgers, and fried chicken with sausage gravy
Mashed Potato Bar
with creamy Yukon gold mashed potatoes, garlic smashed red skin potatoes, and sweet potatoes topped and baked with pecans and marshmallows, all presented in Cosmo glasses and offered with a variety of toppings including crisp applewood smoked bacon, sour cream, caramelized Vidalia onions, cheddar cheese, marshmallows, whipped butter, chives, and cinnamon sugar dust
Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
Key Lime Cheesecake New York style cheesecake with key lime topping, whipped cream and fresh lime slices
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Aymee Brace
Photographers: Divine Light Photography & Tina Sargeant Photography
Cinematographer: Indie Atlantic Films
DJ: Brown Sounds – Jason
Floral/Planning: 2 Sisters Events & Design
Invitations: A Fine Press
Venue: Barrington Hills Farm
A Mad Men Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Postcard Inn
Here is a little ’60s infused inspiration for your Tuesday! We had fabulous opportunity to partner with Divine Light Photography and several other Tampa/St. Pete wedding pros to create this retro Mad Men inspired wedding at the Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach.
Already featured on Style Me Pretty, this fanciful day will hopefully get your creative juices going and take you back to a cooler era. Check out the gorgeous images and video from the shoot, and read on for the details on our throwback comfort foods and clever treats.
Starting Off Right
grape tomatos, fresh mozzarella balls, Kalamata olives, and artichoke hearts skewered ’60s style and served with aioli dip
Mini Monte Cristos “On the Rocks”
a classic indulgence served in a small rocks glass with layers of organic berry preserves and white powdered sugar
The Chicken & The Egg
even more sinful than mom’s deviled eggs and filled with spicy southern fried chicken
Smokin’ Dessert Cigars
classic crêpes rolled tightly, filled with chocolate mousse, dipped in chocolate and decorated to look like smoldering cigars
Mom’s Classics with a Twist
Classic Shrimp Cocktail
Chilled Small Shrimp served with cocktail sauce in a mini martini
Porthole Caesar Salad
fresh lettuce tossed with shaved parmesan cheese, an Asiago tuile and a classic Caesar dressing and tucked into a large crouton
Personal Beef Wellingtons
a retro entertaining staple stuffed with mushroom duxelles, wrapped in a puff pastry and served with Madeira wine sauce
garlic smashed potatoes swirled and lightly browned
Green Bean Casserole
the original recipe served in a mini casserole dish
Thank you to the amazing vendors who made this inspiration shoot possible!
Photography: Divine Light Photography
Bar Service: Bella Bridesmaid
Cuisine: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Floral Design: Holly Nazario of Collective Creations
Linens: Jess Waldrop
Models: Raph Schwyter + Lili Rey + Kriss Pugh + Brianna Strum + Christina Kolosvary + Chris Dube
Venue: The Postcard Inn
Cake: Cakes By Nomeda
Wedding Gown: Anglo Couture
Real Weddings | Nikki + Chris | Tampa Bay Watch
Happy Monday! Today we’re bringing you the beautiful spring wedding of Nikki and Chris at Tampa Bay Watch. Situated on the scenic shoreline of Cunningham Key, their ceremony was held on the venue’s spacious waterfront lawn set with palm trees, mangroves and crisp white chairs. The picture-perfect setting on the Gulf of Mexico created a gorgeous sunset backdrop as the couple said their “I do’s.”
Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed wine and classic hors d’oeuvres on the wrap-around terrace and a delicious family-style dinner inside the window-lined main hall. And to make the evening even more exciting – they were also celebrating the bride’s grandfather’s 90th birthday! To honor him, the couple requested a special cake table filled with hand-crafted decorative cakes just for the occasion. Read on to see pictures of their special day and beautiful menu!
Waterfront Hors d’Oeuvres
Coconut Chicken Brochettes skewered chicken breast coasted in coconut served with tropical salsa
Warm Phyllo Cups with Brie and Chef Jimmy’s house-made citrus honey
Smoked Chicken Cranberry with Caramelized Onion Bruschetta
Spinach Bouchée puff pastry filled with a creamy Boursin spinach dip
A Breezy Dinner
Freshly Baked Artisan Breads
Citrus Greens Salad frisée, arugula and baby spinach
with sliced Florida oranges, fennel, toasted almonds and a citrus vinaigrette
Glazed & Grilled Mahi Mahi Margarita
Jerk Marinated Chicken Breast
Catering/Linen/ Bar: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Flowers: Botanica Design Studio
Entertainment: Brace Entertainment
Photographer: Jerry McGaghey Photography
Venue: Tampa Bay Watch
Video: Chad Whelan Videographer
Real Weddings | Angie + Chris | Well-Designed Dinner
Today’s featured event is the elegant wedding of Angie and Chris! The apple and ivory themed nuptials took place at a beautiful private residence in Bushnell, FL. The bride, a graphic designer by day, had a keen sense of style and a special vision for the look and feel of her wedding and the reception menu. The couple requested that all of the food would be small yet intricate, and each course was custom designed and displayed to match their vision.
The delicious designer meal began with a lively hors d’oeuvre reception followed by an elegant three course plated dinner. Let your eyes feast on the beautiful pictures, and read on to see the menu from their special day!
Designer Hors d’Oeuvres
Butternut Squash & Cranberry Tartlets with melted brie cheese
Baked Stuffed Mushroom Caps filled with artichokes & sun-dried tomatoes
Miniature Chicken Wellington (puff pastries filled with grilled chicken, Boursin cheese and cognac sauce)
Brie en Phyllo garnished with fresh fruit and filled with Raspberry Chambord
Elegance is Served
Asian Trio Plate with a California roll, avocado chicken tower and spring roll
Creamy Lobster Bisque
Chicken Champagne with smoked Gouda and caramelized onions drizzled in a champagne cream sauce
Petite Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
Crisp Green Bean Bundles with lemon butter
Band: Don Juceum (Full band)
Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner: Aymee Brace
Floral & Decor: Beyond Floral
Lighting & Rentals: uDream Events
Photographer: Andy Martin Photography
Planner: Nini Massey
Real Events | Tampa Bay Watch Showcase
In early April, we had the opportunity to team up with Tampa Bay Watch to host a showcase at their picturesque beachfront venue! Located at 3000 Pinellas Bayway South in Tierra Verde (near Tampa, FL), Tampa Bay Watch is a non-profit organization that trains and organizes community members to participate in environmental projects and educates the community about the fragility and importance of the environment. Perfect for those seeking a breathtaking outdoor venue or indoor event space with a beautiful view, the venue also offers guests engaging indoor aquariums and welcoming oceanfront style.
Many event professionals gathered to experience Tampa Bay Watch’s scenic vistas and enjoy relaxed Puff ‘n Stuff Catering fare. Check out the video to see Tampa Bay Watch and Puff ‘n Stuff Catering in action, and read on to see the event’s menu and photos!
Coconut Shrimp with mango chutney
Bacon-Wrapped Potato Tots with sour cream and chives
Whole Strawberries filled with sweet mascarpone cheese topped with toasted almonds
Sweet Corn & Ricotta Fritters
The Main Event
Churrascaria Chef Bar featuring a selection of delicious meats, marinated, skewered and chef grilled to perfection! Including New York strip, applewood bacon-wrapped chicken breast and lechon asado (dry-rubbed garlic pork loin), all served with mojo dipping sauce and mashed plantains.
A Sweet Ending
Mini Key Lime Pies
Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success!
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Photographer: Justin DeMutiis
Video: FH Weddings
Decor: Decorating Elves
Valet: Courtesy Valet
Real Events | The Roosevelt 2.0 | Corporate Showcase
The Puff ‘n Stuff Catering team was excited to cater the The Roosevelt 2.0 Showcase on February 1, 2011. Formerly the quarters for Theodore Roosevelt’s horses during times of war, The Roosevelt 2.0 has been transformed into a beautiful environmentally friendly venue with gorgeous displays of art and wildlife. The event was a showcase for approximately
75 event industry professionals to experience all that The Roosevelt 2.0 and Puff ‘n Stuff Catering have to offer.
To complement the eco-friendly theme of this event, we featured primarily vegetarian dishes, excluding a Rose Chicken Tower chef bar for non-vegetarian guests. Our delicious vegetarian creations included some of our favorite hors d’oeuvres:
Artisanal Cheese Presentation– with hand-picked seasonal cheese assortments from small independent farms complimented by dried fruits, nuts, and crackers; each plate features a well-rounded selection of cheeses that represent a variety of flavors, textures and milk types
Kabob Skewers– with grape tomato, fresh mozzarella ball, Kalamata olive, and artichoke heart with aioli dip
For the main course Puff ‘n Stuff Catering featured two Chef Bar stations filled with a plentiful amounts of organic gourmet food fit to please every guest at the party:
Smoked Rose Chicken Tower– including raspberry and chipotle chicken roulade served on a grilled corn, peach and poblano salad and accompanied with a jalapeno corn muffin topped with a peach and raspberry jam
Oriental Wok Station– cooked to order with bok choy, straw mushrooms, water chestnuts, bean sprouts, baby corn, bamboo shoots, shiitake mushrooms, savoy cabbage, stir-fried in a ginger-garlic sauce and served over house-made vegetable fried rice in pagoda pails with chopsticks
For the perfectly portioned dessert, guests enjoyed a selection of our “Little Luxuries” presented in a variety of glass stemware – fresh fruit compote layered with vanilla cream, silky chocolate mousse, carrot cake, dulce de leche cheesecake, tiramisu, key lime with crushed graham crackers, red velvet and cream cheese icing, peanut butter chocolate mousse, German chocolate cake, strawberry shortcake.
Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Photographer: Matthew Kent from Matthew R Photo
Entertainment: Stilt Walker (Provided by Roosevelt 2.0)
Real Events | Jannus Live | Corporate Celebration
It’s time to showcase another real client event! Today we are sharing a large corporate medical party held at Jannus Live on February 3rd. Originally designed for public concerts, this was the first corporate event held at the Jannus Stadiums.
The theme for this event was “glow” in the dark; from tables to chairs, even the bar, everything was lit up with neon colors. Neon chandeliers hung from the trees outside to add a retro feel to the event. The evening’s program included the company’s monthly agenda followed by a comedian and live band.
To complement the futuristic event theme, we decided to spice up the party and create four Chef Bars showcasing delicious meals such as:
- Bastille Salad Station – displaying grilled hearts of romaine offered with a selection of toppings to include shaved cantaloupe, julienne prosciutto, grilled chicken, marinated artichoke hearts, diced tomato, pickled red onion with choice of red wine vinaigrette, ranch, honey mustard, balsamic vinaigrette
- Slider Station – with an assortment of sliders on silver dollar rolls, to include: jumbo lump crab cake with Cajun rémoulade, fried chicken and sausage gravy, pulled pork slider served with shaved sweet potato fries and assorted condiments
- Fresh Sashimi & Sushi Rolls – hand rolled from our freshest seafood including: spicy tuna, yellowtail, crab, sea bass, fresh or smoked salmon, scallops, or shrimp with wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce, accompanied by spicy mustard and eel sauce
- Macaroni & Cheese Bar with Grilled Chicken – Chefs cook and assemble guests’ selection of traditional elbow macaroni with cheddar cheese or orecchiette with blended Italian cheeses then top it off with their choice of applewood-smoked bacon, grilled chicken strips, crispy fried onions, mushrooms, jalapenos, smoked ham bits, black olives and tomato salsa
- Gourmet Petite Desserts – a selection of favorites: strawberry Frangipane cream tarts, chocolate cups filled with raspberry and chocolate mousse, chocolate pecan pies, chocolate éclairs, profiteroles, fruit tarts, sacher tortes, chocolate truffles, mocha cakes, French hazelnut cake, chocolate truffles, coconut macaroons, cream horns, chocolate-dipped strawberries and chocolate-dipped cheesecake lollipops coated with crunchy ground pistachio
Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner – Aymee Brace
Photographer: Aaron Lockwood Photography
Planner: Georgia Watson Events
Band: Will Erikson and the Local Roots
Comedian: Philly Plowden.
All Decor: IM Events
Tampa Bay NACE | Chapter Awards | Tampa, FL
Several members of the Puff ‘n Stuff Catering team attended the Tampa Bay NACE (National Association of Catering Executives) meeting on Tuesday evening. This was a special gathering to install the 2011 Board Members and present the annual chapter awards. We’re honored and humbled to say that after operating in the Tampa Bay area for less than a year, we were recognized in both of these areas.
Aymee Brace, a Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planner, was installed for her third term as Chapter Vice President of Membership and recognized as Member/Caterer of the Year. We’re so proud of Aymee and her dedication to serving her clients, community and industry! We are also delighted to win a joint award for “Event of the Year” for the non-traditional holiday party, Club NACE, in December 2010. If you missed it, click here to read more about Club NACE.
Thank you to our clients, community and staff members who made these honored events possible!
NACE is the oldest and largest professional society that addresses all aspects of the catering industry. Through the collective efforts of members, local chapters, committees and the Foundation of NACE, NACE is at the forefront of the issues that directly affect the catering and hospitality industries.
Host: Tampa Bay NACE
Photographer: The Gallery Studios
Menu Cards: URBANCoast
Real Events | Chen Wedding | Downtown Tampa
Today’s featured event is a small, elegant wedding that took place in early January. The ceremony was held on the rooftop terrace at 220 West 7th in downtown Tampa as the couple and their guests overlooked a scenic waterfront vista. The romantic, chandelier-lit reception was held in a raw space on the building’s ground floor, which was opened specially for the couple’s wedding day. Their reception is quite unique – it was the first and will be the only to take place in the space. Once finished, it will be a private, commercial office. Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planner, Aymee Brace, helped the bride find this unique space, and several vendors helped create a romantic ambiance in this edgy, industrial venue.
The “icing on the cake” of the menu was our reproduction of the bride’s favorite dish, Shanghai Style Grouper, from local restaurant, Mitchell’s Fish Market. The restaurant shared the recipe with our Chef and he produced the meal with our interpretation of the side dishes.
- Maryland Crab Cake Towers – pan seared and served with a Cajun rémoulade
- Mini Angus Cheeseburgers – served with tomato, pickle & mustard and served with a mini cone of sweet potato fries
- “Soup & Sandwich” Bianco Panini – with mozzarella, sweet onion, fresh tomatoes, arugula, Gorgonzola, and e.v.o.o. grilled on focaccia and served with a tomato‑basil soup shooter
- Grouper Shanghai Style – on a bed of white rice and spinach steamed with ginger infusion
- Oak Grilled Vegetable Display – eggplant, summer squash, zucchini, asparagus, purple onion, Portobellos, bell peppers, artichoke hearts and other seasonal vegetables rubbed with balsamic and olive oil, then grilled over an oak fire served with a sunshine aioli dip
- Mashed Potato Bar – with creamy Yukon gold mashed, garlic smashed, red skins, and sweet potatoes topped and baked with pecans and marshmallows, presented in Cosmo glasses and offered with a variety of toppings including crisp applewood smoked bacon, sour cream, caramelized Vidalia onions, cheddar cheese, marshmallows, whipped butter, chives, and cinnamon sugar dust
- Bowtie Pasta – with marinara or alfredo sauce and guest’s choice of applewood‑smoked bacon, crispy fried onions, wild mushrooms or shaved Parmesan cheese
- Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese – fresh Grana Padano cheese with lobster, prosciutto, petit pois, garnished with fried basil and a coral cheddar tuile accompanied with a small caesar salad served in a specialty glass with a focaccia breadstick
To conclude the evening, the couple wanted to leave the guests in awe with our decadent dessert displays:
- Chef Attended Traditional Bananas Foster Flambé– warm butter & rum sautéed bananas served over vanilla bean ice cream with a cinnamon crisp
- Gourmet Petite Desserts– including strawberry Frangipane cream tarts, chocolate cups filled with raspberry and chocolate mousse, chocolate pecan pies, chocolate éclairs, profiteroles, fruit tarts, sacher tortes, chocolate truffles, mocha cakes, French hazelnut cake, chocolate truffles, coconut macaroons covered in Dark Chocolate, cream horns, chocolate‑dipped strawberries and chocolate‑dipped cheesecake lollipops coated with crunchy ground pistachio
Photographer: Divine Light Photography
Florist: La Vie en Rose
Lighting: Bay Stage Lighting
Planner: Anna Richardson at Lucia Paul Design
Real Events | An Evening with Dali | Salvador Dali Museum
At Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, we pride ourselves in delighting our clients and love to see them return to book additional events! Today’s featured event is our most recent event for JMC Properties, An Evening with Dali, which was held at the brand new Salvador Dali Museum in St.Petersburg, FL. JMC Properties was the first company to host a private event at this venue, which took place on January 26th.
The night began with a cocktail hour at Ovation, which is one of JMC’s newest properties. As guests arrived, they were served scrumptious butler passed-hors d’oeuvres including Fresh Fruit Brochettes with pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew & strawberries presented on bamboo skewers and served with a side of mango citrus dipping sauce, and our homemade Roasted Pepper Hummus with herbed pita chips.
Afterwards guests were shuttled to the Salvador Dali Museum where they enjoyed a private tour of the new facility and delicious Puff ‘n Stuff Catering creations such as:
• Mini Grilled Beef Tenderloin Kabobs– with peppers and onions
• Cheesy Onion Delight– blend of Asiago, parmesan and cream cheese with shallots and chives on brioche toast rounds
• Baked Stuffed Mushroom Caps– filled with fresh spinach & feta
• Pan-Seared Chicken & Artichoke Brochettes– in a chardonnay cream sauce
• Spanish Paella Valencia – served from an authentic paella skillet with striped clams, saffron rice, shrimp, sea scallops, grilled chicken and chorizo sausage tossed with capers, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts and spring peas with Manchego cheese toast
• Traditional Flan– topped with a creamy caramel sauce
Photographer: Gina Leigh Photography
Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner – Aymee Brace
DJ: Live Spanish musician, Daryal Erdem
Planner: Anna Richardson, Lucia Paul Design
Bar: uDream Events
Real Events | The Regent VIP Opening | Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Puff ‘n Stuff catering was very pleased to be a part of the VIP Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of The Regent on January 14th, 2011. One of Tampa’s newest venues, the space can hold up to 1,400 reception guests or 650 guests at a plated dinner event. Wood floors, marble statues, and a gorgeous patio lined with white columns add to the beauty of this new facility. This event space is focused toward the use of the community and their needs and surprisingly the community was very involved and anxious for the opening of this venue. 150 guests attended the Friday evening VIP Event, and throngs of excited community residents also attended the Grand Opening the following day. All were eager to see what the Regent had to offer to this city.
Puff ‘n Stuff catering is one of eight preferred caterers for The Regent and was the exclusive caterer at the VIP Opening Event. The event started with delicious Hors d’Oeuvres including Chilled Gazpacho Shooters; Tomato, Chicken, and Avocado Costini’s; and our Maryland Crab Cake Towers, which are pan seared and served with a Cajun remoulade. The main courses for this event featured a combination of some of our Chef’s favorites:
- Caesar Salad Chef Bar- Caesar salad made to order and plated by the Chef
- Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese Chef Bar- fresh Grana Padano cheese with lobster, prosciutto, petit pois, garnished with fried basil and a coral cheddar tuile
- Gourmet Mashed Potato Bar- guests choice of creamy Yukon gold mash, garlic smashed red skins and sweet potatoes topped and baked with pecans and marshmallows. The mashed potatoes are presented in Cosmo glasses and offered with a variety of toppings including crisp applewood smoked bacon, sour cream, caramelized Vidalia onions, cheddar cheese, marshmallows, whipped butter, chives, and cinnamon sugar dust
- Mediterranean Sampler- hummus, tabouleh, Greek olives, baba ghanouj, and tzatziki sauce with crisp pita chips and flatbread crackers
- Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella Skewers- marinated fresh mozzarella skewered with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil
The VIP Opening for The Regent was an exciting and successful event. Puff ‘n Stuff Catering was honored to participate and pleased to see the community so involved and enthusiastic about their new local venue. We look forward to many great events at The Regent!
Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner – Aymee Brace
Venue: The Regent
Photographer: Matthew R Photo (Matthew Kent)
Uplighting, Drape and Bars: Extravaganza Productions
Linen: Connie Duglin
Real Events | "Club NACE" | Tampa NACE Chapter
December is always a busy month at Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, and we love having the opportunity to cater holiday parties of all styles and sizes. One event in particular stood out as an incredibly successful and non-traditional style party – the Tampa Bay NACE (National Association of Catering Executives) December event.
The evening was a fun showcase with everything, from the cuisine and drinks to entertainment and photography, provided by local NACE members. As described in the January NACE Newsletter, the evening was a hit! “In true Tampa Bay NACE style, T Pepin’s Hospitality Centre was transformed into “ClubNACE” – a makeshift dance club complete with “bouncers” at the door, VIP wristbands, and roaming cocktail waitresses offering a progressive signature cocktail service beginning with champagne shooters with mint marshmallows.
Puff ‘n Stuff Catering provided both butler-passed and demonstration style, chef-attended hors d’oeuvres including duck ropa vieja wontons and lobster beignets. In addition to the open bar, guests enjoyed five different signature drinks – one served every 45 minutes – throughout the night. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this night AMAZING!”
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Cocktail Waitresses: UDream Events
Coffee: Cafe Ala Carte
Draping & Dance Floor: conceptBAIT
DJ/ Entertainment: Marvelless Mark
Event Management: Sandy Rule Events
Flowers: Botanica International Design Studio
Furniture Rentals: Room Service
Lighting: Bay Stage Lighting
Photography: R. Joseph Photographics
Photo Booth: ShutterBooth
Menu and Food Station Signage: A Fine Press
Valet: 2-4-1 Valet
Venue: T Pepin’s Hospitality Centre
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