Saturday, January 29, 2011

International Caterers Association Scholarship Awarded to Dianne Evans

Best Catered Events' owner, Dianne Evans has been named a scholarship recipient by The International Caterers Association.  Dianne was notified of the decision by Larry Levy on behalf of the ICA Scholarship Committee.

Evans will attend the 2011 CaterSource Conference and Tradeshow and the CATIE AWARDS in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 27-March 3 where she will be serve as an Ambassador of the ICA.  She will also receive her cash award at the Annual Meeting of the International Caterers Association on March 2. There will be a Catersource Forum Meet and Greet and the first annual CaterBuzz meeting taking place as well, Evans is a member of both of these groups.

Evans says she is looking forward to the networking and the fellowship with thousands of caterers from all over the world.  "I am so excited and honored to be the recipient of this scholarship, the information and ideas I will discover at the conference will be invaluable and help my business to continue to be in the forefront in the Baton Rouge and Louisiana markets", she said.

January 30, 2011 PWG Bridal Showcase-Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Best Catered Events participated in the PWG Bridal Showcase in Baton Rouge, LA on Sunday, January 30th.

Our booth was right across from our good friend Jeremiah Rasco and his company Prestone's Catering.  The brides were so excited with the fashion show and all of the vendor giveaways and we enjoyed visiting with many of them as they made their way around the Baton Rouge River Center. 

2011 is going to be a stellar wedding year.  Love is in the Air.....and Definitely in Baton Rouge!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mindy McCallum and Micah Brooks Tied The Knot! January 22, 2011

Mindy and Micah chose a wonderful and very romantic setting for their wedding.  The temperature was  cold, but the group huddled around their choice of one of the three working fireplaces at Greenwood. After a bit, the food and beverages warmed everyone up and the party got started.

The cake was beautiful, Angie Murrell of Best Cakes did a great job and the groom's cake looked just like a suitcase!  The bouquets and centerpieces were all succulents and natural.  The look was fresh and earthy, a welcome change and very unique.  Fleur de Jour did an awesome job of giving the bride exactly what she wanted.  One beautiful expression of the bride's environmentalistic views was the grouping of sterling silver antiques with succulents in them that were placed on each outside table.  So different, and so very Mindy.

Then in the outdoor kitchen we placed a few fast pick up food items and the bar.  To the side Mindy had created a Photo Booth, complete with a chalk board, chalk, a feather boa, and other fun props.  Rumor has it that there was alot of giggling going on as everyone struck a pose!

Guests received a favor of a Sweet Bay Magnolia Tree seedling wrapped in burlap.  Again, very different, very simple, yet beautiful.

Guests loved our smoked beef brisket, crawfish etoufee, crawfish bread, spinach madeleine, fruited chicken salad croissants, mini blt's, voodoo cones and several other items.

Thompson Photography was everywhere at this wedding and reception and I can't wait to see the professional shots!

Best Catered Events wishes Mr. and Mrs. Brooks a wonderful life together!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Jason and Brittany Keen - January 8, 2011

Best Catered Events congratulates our first newlyweds of 2011!!!  Brittany and Jason Keen held their reception at the Avoyelles Plaza Ballroom on Saturday, January 8, 2011. 

Cakes were provided by Lisa Dupont of  Cake Creations, Terry's DJ Service kept the crowd dancing and Picture This and Picture Perfect Photography documented everything. 

Best Catered Events provided food and refreshements for the family and friends of the newlyweds.

Congratulations Brittany and Jason....,Love Was Truly In The Air last night!  Happy Marriage!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Jessica Partin and Stuart Sonnier - December 10, 2010

Louisiana's Old State Capitol was the location chosen by the bride and groom for their winter reception in Baton Rouge, LA, on Friday, December 10, 2010.

Best Catered Events provided the food and beverages for the evening. Guests arrived to an open bar and passed h'd's chosen by the happy couple for the occasion.  Kyleen Kiger-Smith of Fairy Dust Cakes  made awesome cakes, Cottage Path Florist provided the beautiful  fresh  florals and  Allie Wester of Weddings by Allie coordinated both the wedding and the evening's reception activities.  This crowd loved to dance, and dance they did to the sounds of  The Carbon Copy Band. 

We could tell early on that this crowd would have a good time.  The bride's dad, Mr. Joe Partin, was Best Catered Events owner, Dianne Evans former boss at Zachary High School and we were honored to cater this event for the family.  The night seemed to end almost as quickly as it began.  So many former personnel from ZHS were on hand, it was so good to visit and "catch up".

Grooms Cake
Kyleen Kiger-Smith

Jessica and Stuart,  may your lives  be blessed with memories as wonderful as the ones you made on December 10, 2010.  Hold them close to your chests and be thankful for every moment of each day.  Best Catered Events wishes you all the best and a heartfelt "thank you" from the bottom of our hearts.


Best Catered Events provided the catering services for this wedding reception, Saturday evening, December 18, 2010 at the Alexandria Riverfront Center in beautiful downtown Alexandria, LA.

The bride loves red,,,.deep, dark red and there were accents everywhere in this ballroom. The BCE team created a caramel apple bar with Kathy and David Jones creating the dip and roll apples to order with red apples and a candy "bar" with all red and silver candies served by our attendant, Brenda LaBorde into shiny black Asian boxes. Did you want a Blow Pop or York Peppermint Pattie, or maybe a Twizzler or a cherry sour?

The food tables were decorated in black and silver, once again by the BCE team.  The bride definitely had a vision, and she and her decorators from the Dallas, TX area executed that vision beautifully.  We loved the bistro tables during the cocktail hour in the lobby, where guests were greeted by team members Jill, Cassie, and Brenda armed with trays of drinks and salmon mousse on a slipper spoon, voodoo cheese in mini cones, ham and asparagus rolls, shrimp mouse in mini martini glasses, and our Southern pork rolls.

Once the doors to the main ballroom opened, the jaws dropped as the vision was revealed...such attention to detail..,.detail....detail.  Each table was so unique and the bride's personality was really reflected.

Best Catered Events enjoyed working with Jacole', the day of coordinator and her entire team of professionals.  The wedding cake was gorgeous, full of crystals and bling and wowed the crowd.  The Cake Barn provided both that cake and the Green Bay Packers groom's cake.

This reception was unique, personal, well executed and definitely a show stopper.  Best Catered Events, always working with each bride to help create their "Vision".

Best Wishes To The Newlyweds!!!!

12-18-2010 Reception @ Loyd Hall Plantation

Best Catered Events provided food and service for the reception on Saturday, December 18th at Loyd Hall.
The ceremony took place in the front of the home and the guests all gathered on the porch for this intimate and very personal wedding.

We did our black and silver look on the food tables and with the chill in the air, the hot apple cider and flavored coffee station were both popular items of the day.

The cakes were so detailed and absolutely breathtaking.  The groom's cake was a stack of law books, you actually were tempted to open one up!

The bride was beautiful, the groom very handsome and the whole afternoon was picture perfect. Best Catered Events really enjoys working with Eddie Ponce at Loyd Hall on events.

Dianne Evans and the entire staff of Best Catered Events wish the newlyweds all the best!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sunshine Foundation Gala - Louisiana Old Governor's Mansion - Baton Rouge, LA

Best Catered Events was pleased to be asked to participate in the Sunshine Foudation Gala at The Louisiana Old Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge, LA.

Chef Shane Smith prepared a Cajun-Asian Dish that  we fondly call.....Cajun-Asian Pork Salad.  We set up our display out on the rotunda in the brisk evening air and had a wonderful time visiting with all the attendees and serving up this unique dish.  There was a huge silent auction and a very entertaining live auction taking place with awesome items and alot of money was raised for this worthwhile cause.

Caryn Roland of Heirloom Cuisine did a nice job coordinating all of the food vendors, and we appreciate her placement of our table outside.

Best Catered Events....Always out in the Community Providing Food and Services to Worthwhile Not For Profit groups.  Where will you see us next??

Jo Jo's Florist Open House

Best Catered Events provided refreshments for Jo Jo's Florist at both locations in Marksville and Bunkie.

On Wednesday we provided pulled pork sliders, double dutch caramel brownies and mango punch.

On Thursday we provided Asian Pork Salad in red Asian boxes, red velvet mini cupcakes and homemade cookies.  We also provided our Georgian Peach Iced Tea.

Dianne Evans

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Dianne Evans is the owner of Best Catered Events. Having catered for 21+ years, she can help create your special memories with a personal touch!