Archive for the ‘Holiday Parties’ Category

8 Last-Minute Ideas for Holiday Parties in Orlando | Puff ‘n Stuff Catering | BizBash Magazine

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

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If you’re looking for last-minute inspiration to plan your holiday party, check out this quick article at BizBash. Whether you’re planning a corporate holiday party or a private social soiree, Puff ‘n Stuff Catering can help you pull all of the details together quickly, easily and on budget…and make you look like a pro!

“As we enter the thick of the corporate holiday party season, here are some ideas and resources to keep a group entertained, fed, and rewarded.

Puff 'n Stuff Lobster Mac 'n Cheese

6. Puff ‘n Stuff Catering and Events is offering a twist on classic comfort food—lobster mac-and-cheese. The dish is made with Maine lobster, crisp prosciutto, Grana Padano cheese, and a pinch of nutmeg, served on a cheddar cheese tuile. Servings range from $6 to $20 per person, depending on portion size and how it is presented (chef-attended station, butler-passed, part of a plated meal).”

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‘Tis the Season to Marry Merrily! | Holiday-Inspired Red and Green Wedding on OneWed.com

Monday, November 29th, 2010

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Puff ‘n Stuff Catering recently had the opportunity to design a “sweet” dessert and champagne table for a “Merry Marry” holiday wedding inspiration shoot featuring a peppermint hot chocolate bar, rich red velvet cupcakes, and beautiful DIY flowers from Fifty Flowers. Photos from the shoot are up on the OneWed.com blog, and the post intro is included here. Check out some of the beautiful shots from John Unrue Photography of our assortment of red, green and delicious treats!

Holiday-Inspired Red and Green Wedding on OneWed.com

‘Tis the season for a sweet I Do! Imagine a holiday wedding in a hometown chapel followed by champagne, wedding cake and peppermint hot chocolate. The scene is infused with red, bright green and geometric patterns creating a whimsical wedding approach to the season. And just about everything is adorned with fresh flowers, including the toasting flutes.

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Slow Down At the Brewery

Monday, June 14th, 2010

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The annual Slow Down at the Brewery event is happening on June 24th. This event allows you to taste different food as well as beer. Different topics are also discussed to educate you on different facts about food.

Also upcoming is the annual Freedom Fest in July. This year it will be held on July 2nd and the expected attendees are over 12,000. Make sure you come out and support!

A Great Start to the Holiday Season!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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As I thought about what I would write for this blog I reflected back on my last posting in October as a reference that would serve as a “common thread” or theme for this months posting. Last time I wrote we were in the process of getting ready for the holiday season and with a blink on an eye we find ourselves “in season”!

It is an exciting time of the year to be catering. All the holiday preparations that have been made over the last several months to “Passionately Perfect Life’s Celebrations” are in full swing. The Ballroom at Church Street will be decorated for the holiday season this coming Monday and we are busy getting ready to add that special touch to all of our clients events for their holiday parties.

Along with getting ready for the season we have been busy all over greater Central Florida helping clients host events while also creating new market and venue opportunities. In October we had the pleasure of working with Shands Gainesville on their gala that designated the opening of the newest facility on their campus. We also traveled to the TPepin’s Centre a couple of weeks ago to help host Brides.com Vendor Party. We are now a preferred cater at the TPepin’s Centre serving the greater Tampa area so if anyone in the Tampa area needs a great caterer….we travel!

I wish everyone a happy, healthy and joyous holiday season!

At your service,

Kevin Kulikowski
Director of Business Operations

Gearing up for the Holiday Season

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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Is it possible that we are really in the 4th Quarter of 2009? Where has the summer gone?!

As you may have guessed, this is the busiest time of year for Puff ’n Stuff Catering. The holiday season is an exciting time for the Operations Department. We have been busy gearing up to Passionately Perfect Life’s Celebrations for our clients at their events and parties.

We are sorting linens, organizing our holiday décor, perfecting specialty drink recipes and getting all of our equipment in top working condition so we will be able to produce all of our events to a standard that our clients have come to appreciate over the years.

Having the right tools to cater events is important but that is only one part of the equation. Our events are successful because of our Team Members! Their hard work, dedication and attention to detail set us apart and all they do is most sincerely appreciated by our clients. To get ready for “season” from a staffing perspective, we held our 2nd annual job fair at the Ballroom at Church Street on September 17th. Over 1200 applicants responded to the job posting. We interviewed over 225 prospective new Team Members over a 10 hour day!

When the dust settled, we hired 53 new Team Members to join the ranks as Servers, Bartenders and Road Chefs. Our new Team Members are experienced hospitality professionals and we are looking forward to working with our newest Team Members as we go into our busy season.

Puff ‘n Stuff Catering is committed to Passionately Perfect YOUR next Celebration. Our staff loves what they do and look forward to the opportunity to create a memorable experience for you during this holiday season and beyond!

Kevin Kulikowski
Director of Business Operations

Plan Your Holiday Party with Puff ‘n Stuff Catering

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

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It’s almost that time of year again. Time to get together. Time to celebrate. And, of course, time to eat, drink and be very merry! There will be no Bah Humbug this year with Puff ‘n Stuff Catering’s new menus freshened up for this coming holiday season.

We have added some great new affordable hors d’oeuvres and Chef Attended Actions Stations that have been designed to suit your unique taste and budget. Some of our new items include a fabulous selection of savory butler-passed coronets. These little cones are filled with a variety of flavors — from Wine-Poached Chicken with Applewood-Smoked Bacon Crème Fraîche to Ginger-Soy Ahi Tuna Tartare with Five-Spiced Wasabi Crème Fraîche — and are sure to please your holiday guests.

The new Shabu Shabu Mongoglian Hot Pot Station is both vegetarian and meat-lover friendly and includes a variety of ingredients like napa cabbage, bok choy, shiitake and enoki mushrooms, carrots, onions, bean sprouts, snow peas, scallions and tofu – you can also add shrimp, pork chicken or sirloin.

As always, we have fantastic desserts to finish off any holiday gathering with some new pastries across the board and a new “S’mores Indoors” action station. And of course, our Executive Pastry Chef, Bruno Ponsot, has incorporated some of his traditional French favorites such as “Bouche de Noël”.

So this Holiday Season, don’t let the economic grinch spoil your holiday plans. We here at Puff ‘n Stuff Catering will create a menu to custom-fit all of your needs. Give your guests the gift of a holiday party they’ll never forget—and do it with the help of the elves here at Puff ’n Stuff Catering.