Archive for the ‘Kevin Kulikowski’ Category

March of Dimes Burgers, Dogs & Dunking Fundraiser

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Warning: Illegal string offset 'before_widget' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 769

Warning: Illegal string offset 'after_widget' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 771

Warning: Illegal string offset 'before_title' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 773

Warning: Illegal string offset 'after_title' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 775

Thank you so much to everyone who came out today for our Burgers, Dogs and Dunking fundraiser for the March of Dimes. The event was an even bigger success than we hoped. Your generous contributions helped our team raise over $1000 for the March of Dimes March for Babies!

Warren Dietel and Kevin Kulikowski were both great sports – even after getting dunked for the 13th, 14th and 15th time! I’m sure they’ll be staying dry for a while after this.

If you were unable to come out and would like to join our team or make a donation, please visit our March of Dimes team page.

A huge “Thank You” to our vendor partners:
Fun Planners for bringing the dunk tank.
Casino Parties Orlando for entertaining our guests with shuffle golf.
Old Fashioned Homemade Ice Cream for some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had.
John Unrue for the spectacular event photos.

Puff ‘n Stuff Catering at Catersource Conference

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Warning: Illegal string offset 'before_widget' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 769

Warning: Illegal string offset 'after_widget' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 771

Warning: Illegal string offset 'before_title' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 773

Warning: Illegal string offset 'after_title' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 775


As I write, four of our team members are attending the annual Catersource Conference & Tradeshow in Las Vegas! The best and the brightest of the industry come together each year to collaborate and learn from each other so that we can continually perfect our business for you, our clients!

Puff ‘n Stuff Catering owner, Warren Dietel, is sharing his knowledge with 3 different presentations this year!

  1. Incentive Programs that Drive Accountability
  2. The Operations Toolbox (presented with Kevin Kulikowski, Director of Business Operations)
  3. Creating a Loyalty Program for Your Business

Every year, our team comes back inspired with a wealth of new and innovative ideas. So stay tuned – there will be many new things to come! We can’t wait to see what they come back with.

Catering the Time Away

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Warning: Illegal string offset 'before_widget' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 769

Warning: Illegal string offset 'after_widget' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 771

Warning: Illegal string offset 'before_title' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 773

Warning: Illegal string offset 'after_title' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 775

It’s happened again. It seems like we were just preparing for the 2009 Holiday Season, and “pow,” today is already February 1st, 2010 – amazing. People often say time can “stand still” or they need to “save time,” but time keeps moving. In the catering business, it is amazing how it passes so quickly.

From an operations perspective, we’re already beginning to focus on summer and holiday business. We’re busy inventorying linens, purchasing new color offerings, looking at new and stylish serviceware, and adding fresh menu items while also focusing on creatively reinventing some traditional ones.


In just over a month, I will be speaking at the
Catersource Conference in Las Vegas with Puff ‘n Stuff Catering’s Owner, Warren Dietel. We’ll be showcasing our process for executing the perfect event. Every year, we attend to see the upcoming catering trends first-hand so we can continually “wow” our clients, whether the event is big or small.

This year is off to a busy start and we are looking forward to the challenges that brings! I wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year and look forward to the opportunity to assist in creating your special event!

At Your Service,
Kevin Kulikowski, Director of Business Operations

A Great Start to the Holiday Season!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Warning: Illegal string offset 'before_widget' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 769

Warning: Illegal string offset 'after_widget' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 771

Warning: Illegal string offset 'before_title' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 773

Warning: Illegal string offset 'after_title' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 775

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

Warning: Illegal string offset 'before_widget' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 769

Warning: Illegal string offset 'after_widget' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 771

Warning: Illegal string offset 'before_title' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 773

Warning: Illegal string offset 'after_title' in /home/content/16/5488316/html/centralflorida-catering/wp-content/plugins/mycustomwidget/my_custom_widget_functions.php on line 775

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