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Déroulé de la soirée Rodéo
The McDonald’s France Rodeo crowd wanted “Americana.” And Boy Howdy, they got it! After scouting various venues, Puff ’n Stuff Catering’s Special Event Planner took the client to a popular Florida rodeo facility—the Kissimmee Sports Arena. From there, pictures, sketches and maps were shared with folks still in France, and the party was on. Puff ’n Stuff Catering provided everything from the event concept to the entertainment, and even brought in a construction vehicle to flatten the area before covering 18,000 square feet of it with cedar mulch.
Guests arrived in western wear and were given cowboy hats as they were corralled in. Even the Puff ’n Stuff Catering team wrestled up their blue jeans, t-shirts and bandanas! At the end of the entrance area, a peanut shack and photo opportunities awaited…as did open bars and Butler Passed hors d’oeuvres. After the welcome reception, guests entered the stands to watch a full rodeo as Puff ’n Stuff Catering passed around baskets of mini burgers and peanuts. And after the dust settled, it was time for a tasty all-American buffet. Checkered linens, wagon wheels and bales of hay included. Oui-haw!
This event is smokin’!
When New Orleans-based meeting planner Eventions came to Orlando with a 125-person group for Bombardier Business Aircraft, they came to Puff ’n Stuff Catering for the creation and execution of an Old Havana Nights reception. And boy did they get one. With red, pre-Castro Chevys and cigar-smoking Cuban actors as Millennia Gallery tour guides, Puff ‘n Stuff Catering brought an overwhelming level of authenticity to the event. Inside the two-level Gallery, servers welcomed guests with Sangria de Cava and hors d’oeuvres including Lobster panini and empanadas de picadillo. In the lower Gallery, tall cocktail tables, bongo drum vases, and conga drums acted as décor, while Latin favorites, including ropa vieja, were served at stations clad in tropical linen as a Cuban artist and cigar roller entertained guests. At the same time, the upper level sizzled with a rum bar and a do-it-yourself avocado bar. Baskets overflowing with fried plantain strips sat atop the bars on both levels. To top it all off, dessert came in the form of a 6-foot-tall pineapple palm tree paired with a chocolate fountain. And what would a true Havana night be without café con leche out on the terrace? Mission accomplished.
With an unexpected, last-minute relocation to Orlando, the National Business Aviation Authority contracted Puff ’n Stuff Catering to cater its 58th Annual Meeting & Convention. Even with less than a month to coordinate this huge, multi-faceted event, spread out over the entire expanse of Orlando’s Executive Airport, Puff ’n Stuff Catering rose to the challenge. With its hallmark perfection and sophistication, Puff ’n Stuff Catering handled the corporate catering in vendor tents, facilitated the concession courts, and made magic by turning a stark airplane hanger into a beautifully intimate party venue for over 2,500 guests at the “Thank You Orlando” Opening Reception. The event was such a staggering success that the NBAA has contracted Puff ’n Stuff Catering for its future conventions as well.
“Your Caterer for All Seasons”
Fall. Winter. Spring. Summer.
The seasons have never been more spectacular than they were at a recent event hosted by Puff ’n Stuff Catering. As guests filtered into our new 30,000 sq. ft. facility, they were greeted with a crisp Riesling, savory Butler-Passed hors d’oeuvres and other culinary delights as they began their tour of the seasons with Fall. Up next, Winter…the coolest season of all. Here, a walk-in freezer was transformed into an ice-blue wonderland, complete with a premium, full bar, and hors d’oeuvres “Naked Scallop” and “Shrunken Melon.” The Spring thaw followed, and dinner was served—complete with a live band, Chardonnay, and a selection of the finest wild ocean fare, paired with vegetables and Portuguese chorizo. Then, for the grand finale, it was outside for a Key West Summer beach party, a Jimmy Buffet-style musician, and, of course, dessert. And, just like the dessert, the entire event proved to be a sweet, sweet success.