December 27, 2010

Catering Tips: Table Setting

A table, set before an event begins, can present a stunning image as guests arrive:

Photo courtesy of Allison Reiz Photography
Properly setting a table is simple and logical. From left to right the placement is salad fork, dinner fork, dinner plate (and charger, napkin, and/or soup bowl if desired), dinner knife (blade facing the plate), and soup spoon. The water glass sits directly above the knife, to the right of the dinner plate. Additionally, you may add a white wine glass to its right and a red wine glass above and center of the two other glasses. If using a bread-and-butter plate, place it above the forks, to the left of the dinner plate. A dessert fork (with its tongs pointing to the right) as well as a dessert spoon (with its bowl pointing to the left) may also be placed on the table, straight above the dinner plate.

Happy dining (and happy New Year)!

December 20, 2010

Catering Tips: Napkin Display

Napkins are an important part of linen selection and can add so much to your occasion's decor. Whether they're white or color, displayed on the table or the buffet, folded elegantly or with a little pizazz, don't forget to ask about incorporating them into next event design. Here are some ideas: 

Our pintuck napkin options

Our pintuck napkin options

For inspiring napkin folding ideas, view this Martha Stewart photo gallery, and try them at your holiday dinner.

Merry Christmas!

December 13, 2010

Catering Tips: Additional Services

The process of planning an event, whether it be a holiday party, a wedding, or a family reunion, requires taking many factors into consideration, so finding one-stop shopping for multiple, related products or services eases the burden of shopping around and dealing with multiple providers and contracts. Ask your vendors about all the other ways they can help you create a spectacular event:
  • Does your deejay provide microphones for the ceremony?
  • Does your photographer design photo albums or bring a photobooth?
  • Does your stationer offer addressing and mailing services?
  • Does your caterer have linens and furniture rentals?
Even if vendors do not specifically have some add-ons in their inventory or repertoire on a regular basis, they often have strong partnerships with companies that offer complementary items at a discounted price, which they can package into their own services, upon request. Don't be afraid to ask your catering consultant if the company can provide the following:
  • Tables and chairs (including those for the buffet/stations, bar, deejay, favors, gifts, guest book, etc.)
  • Linens (including floor-length, overlays, runners, napkins and napkin rings, chair covers, chair sashes/bands/belts/ties/caps, chair pads and pad covers, etc.)
  • Flatware (including salad and dessert forks, dinner forks, soup spoons, teaspoons, dinner knives, steak knives, cake-cutting sets, etc.)
  • China (including chargers, appetizer and dessert plates, dinner plates, soup bowls, coffee sets, etc.)
  • Glasses (including champagne saucers and flutes, red and white wine glasses, pilsners, high balls, juice glasses, margarita and martini glasses, etc.)
  • Tents (including siding, heating, lighting, flooring, etc.)
Contact us today to discover all the ways we can make your next wedding or corporate/social event well-coordinated and easier to plan.

Here are examples of events in which we incorporated rentals from our own stock and that of our partners:

(Image courtesy of Allison Reisz Photography)

(Image courtesy of Allison Reisz Photography)

December 5, 2010

A Look at Past Events

As 2010 winds down, we're looking back at the events we shared with you over the past year:

Our Signature Shrimp & Grits, at the Fall 2010 Georgia Bridal Show

Wedding reception at the Knights of Columbus Council 631
Stay In Savannah Website Launch Party (Image Courtesy of Scott Hopkins Photography)

Wedding Reception at Savannah Station

Wedding Reception at the Harper Fowlkes House (Image Courtesy of Allison Reisz Photography)

St. Patrick's Day Wedding at Bamboo Farms

Grand Opening of Hampton Inn Savannah Midtown

Savannah Chamber Oyster Roast
2009 Biggest Little Christmas Party at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

If you have pictures from an event we catered, we'd love to include them here. Please email them to us!