Thursday, August 27, 2009

Vendors We Love: Celebrations Catering

Continuing on our Featured Vendor Tradition, we have chosen Celebrations Catering as one of our favorite local vendors! We asked Leah Sherer, owner of Celebrations Catering a few questions about the biz and how she got her start in catering.

Leah got her start in catering after she left her teaching job to do something that allowed her to be more creative and aggressive. “The school system didn't fit my need to constantly grow and change”, says Leah. After trying a few part time jobs, a lunch delivery business was the end product. Leah claims, “It grew fast and all catering, not just corporate, became my gig.”

Celebrations Catering specializes in excellent customer service, not just food. "We add anything and everything to our agenda, our inventory, our menu as it’s needed, cause we never say no!
We take it all on and make every event different from the last, no boring repeat stuff, no predictable stuff, lots of new, fun stuff.”

Leah shared with us that her favorite dish to eat is always an Asian, fun, and creative dish of any type or any other authentic ethnic food from any region. She also confessed that she wasn't so hot on American food unless it's true southern old school.

"Celebrations Catering can cook anything from Persian Smoked Sea Bass to mini cachapa pancakes from South America, to regular ol' lasagna if that is what the customer wants."

What can Celebrations Catering offer brides and grooms that will make their wedding day more special?
"Attention to detail at an entirely new level! Putting the whole event into one big picture, bringing the entire day together, making sure everything gets coordinated to a perfect fit. We don’t just bring the food and feed the peeps, we do anything and everything I mentioned earlier…chairs, linens, flower arrangements, hang lanterns, create drink menus, design food name cards with perfection to match the theme, it goes on…"

Celebrations is opening their new catering hall
Villa East on October 1st.

Visit Celebrations Catering website for more info.

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