We love food and parties, that is why us wedding professionals do what we do. When it is done right, much like this delicious and vivacious celebration by Santa Barbara Wedding Style Member Catering Connection, we are absolutely thrilled to be at the receiving end of any festivity. A party to celebrate their 20th anniversary, Catering Connection had big shoes to fill since they catered this appreciation party for their clients and fellow wedding and event professionals.
Yes, size matters! Other than its deliciousness, what we love about this menu, is the ease of enjoying the bite size appetizers. The chicken and waffles, grilled shrimp and scallops on a spoon easily pop into your mouth while holding a glass of wine in one hand, and never having to lose eye contact with or get messy in front of the person you are talking to. Bite size is important for cocktail receptions, so when having your tasting make sure to measure to bite size. To enhance the heavy appetizer reception, Catering Connection had pre-plated salads on shelves ready to serve so there was no waiting line, a made to order gnocchi station to fill the belly and a delicious make your own pavlova to satisfy the sweet tooth.
The design and decor of this fete was also a fun and colorful reflection of Catering Connection's sunburst red logo. The sleek white bar by Bellavista Designs was a perfect welcome and ideal size for accommodating 200 or more guests, the rentals and marquis sign for the rustic Guiness bar created an Irish pub feel reminiscent of Catering Connection owner's (Ursula) Irish origin. The pewter linens and chairs rented from Ventura Party Rentals were a perfect touch to add on to the bursts of orange and red floral created by the talents of Rowanoak Events' Sarah Hinton.
There you have it, a glimpse into a party for party people, buon appetito!