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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:

Masquerade themed wedding Puff 'n Stuff Catering

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 Weddings | Jenna + Tyrell | The Ballroom at Churchstreet
March 27, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Today we are featuring another beautiful wedding at The Ballroom at Church Street; the celebration of Jenna and Tyrell!  Their elegant palette of pink orchids and roses were perfectly accented by venue’s stained-glass windows, delicate chandeliers and flecks of gold.

One of our favorite things about this wedding was the joy and excitement that Jenna and Tyrell’s friends and family brought to their special day. The couple’s celebration began with guests mingling in the Ballroom’s atrium while sampling appetizing bites including coconut chicken brochettes, gourmet Polynesian meatballs, stuffed mushroom caps, and crowd pleasers – bacon-wrapped potato tots and the chicken in the egg. Guests were ecstatic to enter the grand ballroom, toast the newly wedded couple, and continue on with the celebration! The bride comes from a large, closely-knit family, and the toast given by Jenna’s sister was so moving, Sandy George, Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planner, said it was the best speech she’s ever heard. It truly was a spectacular night filled with fun dancing, outstanding food, great people, and a happy couple. We’re so honored to have shared in Jenna and Tyrell’s special day!

 

Jenna + Tyrell Wedding at The Ballroom on Churchstreet.

Jenna + Tyrell Wedding at The Ballroom on Churchstreet

Jenna + Tyrell Wedding at The Ballroom on Churchstreet.

 

Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Coconut Chicken  Brochettes with tropical salsa

Gourmet Polynesian Meatballs in a Polynesian sweet ‘n sour sauce

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Tot with sour cream & chives

Baked Stuffed Mushroom Caps filled with spinach & feta

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

 

Displayed Hors d’Oeuvres

Imported & Domestic Cheese Display with crisp gourmet crackers & fresh fruits

 

Plated Dinner

Signature Fresh Garden Salad with tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, toasted sunflower seeds, house-made Parmesan croutons and our house champagne vinaigrette 

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads 

Grilled Fillet Mignon with a wild mushroom Cabernet-thyme reduction

Twice Baked Garlic Smashed Potatoes with cheddar cheese

Chef’s Choice of Fresh Seasonal Vegetables with Italian herbs & butter

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Chicken Piccata with garlic lemon-caper sauce

Saffron Rice with Orzo Pasta, red pepper & onion herb coulis

Fresh Green Beans with red pepper ribbons

 

Event Credits:

Venue: The Ballroom at Church Street
Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Sandy George
Photography: Sandra Johnson Photography
Cake: The Sugar Suite
DJ: White Rose Entertainment
Florist: Colonial Florist



Real Weddings | Lindsay + Matt | The Ballroom at Church Street
December 13, 2011 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

The Ballroom at Church Street is downtown Orlando’s most distinguished and trusted venue renowned for its charm, beauty, and elegance – in short, the perfect site for Lindsay and Matt’s wedding.

Navy, white, and marigold hues set the tone for this dazzling wedding. The Ballroom at Church Street was dressed to the nines with chic draping, exquisite lighting, and luxurious seating arrangements all contributing to the liveliness of the night.

From the time they arrived, guests were dazzled with delicious butler passed hors d’oeuvres accompanied by sparkling flutes of champagne. As the night progressed, friends and family enjoyed a dual-entree plated dinner followed by lively music and festivities. The stylish decor and furniture gave the ballroom a truly  unique and vogue ambiance that brought out the best onto the dance floor! Relishing through out the evening, guests couldn’t resist the all-American late night snacks including mini pies a la mode and of course their smooth, white three-tier wedding cake with berry filling.

Lindsay and Matt’s special day was filled with glamor and extravagance from their grand entrance to their stylish exit, it truly was a night to remember forever.

 

Lindsay+ Matt at The Ballroom at Church Street

Lindsay+ Matt at The Ballroom at Church Street

Lindsay+ Matt at The Ballroom at Church Street

Lindsay+ Matt at The Ballroom at Church Street

The Ballroom at Church Street 07.03.2011 from VHVIDEO.COM

Passed Hors D’ouevres

Bianco Panini with mozzarella, sweet onions, fresh tomatoes, arugula, Gorgonzola, and extra virgin olive oil on focaccia bread

Grilled Chicken Salad Bouchee with grapes

Sweet Corn & Ricotta Fritters

 

First Course

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads 

Jumbo Lump Crab Timbale with mango relish & avocado atop a cantaloupe and pineapple puree and finished with micro cilantro on baby greens

 

Dual Entree Plated Dinner

Lemon Basil Risotto Cake

Summer Vegetable Bundle

Pasta with Seasonal Vegetables

Glazed & Grilled Smoked Raspberry & Chipotle Chicken drizzled with peach and raspberry jam and topped with corn and peach pablano relish

Coconut Crusted Grouper with a tropical salsa

 

Desserts

Mini Pies: Cherry, Peach, & Apple offered a la mode

Whole Pies

Three Tier Cake with a multi- berry filling & smooth white icing

Event Credits:

Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Venue: The Ballroom at Church
Event Planner: Wonderful Weddings – Susie Weiss
Photography: Damon Tucci Photography
Cinematography: VHVIDEO.COM
Furniture Rental: Room Service Rentals
Floral: Botanica International Design Studio
Decor: Design Elements
Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting
Rental Chairs: A Chair Affair
Wedding Cake: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Groom’s Cake: Party Flavors
Entertainment: Metropolis
Transportation: Rick’s Classic Cars



Real Events | AFR's History in the Making | The History Center
September 19, 2011 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

We love partyin’ with the Best! Last month, Puff ‘n Stuff Catering had the opportunity to take part in AFR Furniture Rental’s Annual Showcase, “History in the Making,” at the Orange County Regional History Center.

Each year, this stylin’ shindig transforms a popular venue with over-the-top event furniture and décor, and of course themed cuisine and drinks. We were honored to be a featured caterer and take part in the fun!

The History Center was completely decked out from the third floor courtroom to the Heritage Square Courtyard, and AFR’s latest and greatest created a unique theme in each space. Heritage Square and the first floor atrium rocked red carpet glamour, while the second floor was a time machine to the 80’s. And Puff ‘n Stuff Catering hosted guests in the third floor’s “Roaring 20’s” Courtroom, giving our team a chance to show off their flapper style! Guests enjoyed elegant Tuna ‘Tini’s as they were transported back to our 1920’s speak-easy, and we loved every moment of it too.

Check out some scenes from the party below, shared by Carrie Wildes Photography and Tampa Wonderworks Films.

Thank you to AFR and all of the other participating vendors who made this a night to remember. We can’t wait to see what they’ll cook up next year!

AFR History in the Making at the Orlando History Center with Puff 'n Stuff Catering
AFR History in the Making at the Orlando History Center with Puff 'n Stuff Catering
AFR History in the Making at the Orlando History Center with Puff 'n Stuff Catering

AFR 4th Annual Networker from Tampa Wonderworks Films on Vimeo.

 

Blog Credits:

Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Sandy George

Cinematography: Tampa Wonderworks Films

Furniture: AFR Furniture Rental

Photography: Carrie Wildes Photography

Venue: The Orange County Regional History Center



Real Weddings | Brittanie + Matt | The Ballroom at Church Street
July 26, 2011 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Today’s featured wedding is Brittanie and Matt’s stylish reception at The Ballroom at Church Street. Billed as “Downtown Orlando’s most elegant and trusted venue,” The Ballroom at Church Street is often chosen by brides for it’s romantic beauty and charming details.

As guests entered The Ballroom’s lavish, stained-glass atrium for the cocktail hour, servers made their way down the double grand staircases bearing delicious Puff ‘n Stuff Catering creations. The couple then welcomed their guests into the main ballroom, which was dressed to the nines in a sea of soft, smoke purple and platinum linens, dimmed purple up-lighting, and gorgeous pink and white floral center-pieces accented with white feathers by Lee Forrest Design. The groom, a former player and baseball aficionado, even added his own personal touch to the reception by incorporating tables named for his favorite Major League teams.

Guests were enchanted as they watched Brittanie and Matt’s first dance under the sparkling crystal chandeliers, and then delighted as they enjoyed a plated dinner specially prepared by Puff ‘n Stuff Catering!

Fairytale Starters

Rustic Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta on grilled Italian bread

Baked Stuffed Mushroom Caps filled with creamy polenta and mascarpone

Mini Cuban Pressed Sandwiches with sliced roast pork, ham, swiss, and pickles, grilled on cuban bread

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Tots with sour cream and chives

Spanakopita – phyllo pastries filled with spinach, toasted pine nuts and feta cheese

Maryland Crab Cake Towers pan seared and served with a Cajun rémoulade

 

Happily Ever After Dinner

Signature Fresh Garden Salad with tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, toasted sunflower seeds, house-made parmesan croutons with our house champagne vinaigrette

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads

Chicken Duxelles – chicken stuffed with mushroom duxelles & Brie in a lite cream-thyme sauce

Grilled Château Steaks in a pinot noir demi glaze

Chive & Roasted Garlic Creamy Potatoes

Matchstick Vegetables

Event Credits:

Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Sandy George

DJ & Lighting: Tagas Events and Production Services

Florist: Lee Forrest Design

Photographer: Tab McCausland

Venue: The Ballroom at Church Street



What Does a Special Event Planner do for Puff 'n Stuff Catering?
November 16, 2010 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

My name is Sandy George and I am a Special Event Planner with Puff ‘n Stuff Catering. We cater venues off-site, in peoples homes, and individual residences.  We cater events at venues varying from: museums, a tent in a park, an airport hangar, any location can be a party place. From social to corporate clients, I handle a lot of weddings for the Ballroom at Church Street Station. Our clients come from different markets–mostly local. We are expanding to to other markets outside of Orlando as well. Special Event Planners work with Puff ‘n Stuff clients from beginning to the end of the event. From helping them book the venue, to their menu details ,and working with their vendors.  We want to make your day exactly what you expect!





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.