Prom, Sweet Prom

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Your promposal was epic! Now…you’ve arranged for a sweet ride, you’ve got a stunning corsage, you’re heading to the most talked about restaurant in town and then you’re off to prom…perhaps being held at the Fox Theatre and catered by Affairs to Remember?

Question…

Do you eat dessert at the restaurant or wait to see what kind of sweets will be served at prom? Unless you’re on the Prom Committee you might not know what’s going to be on the menu. But…

Typically there’s a little something savory and pretty much always there’s a rock star dessert buffet, and of course the (almost) always preeminent prom staple—the chocolate fountain!

If you’ve been planning your school’s prom for years, you know what’s been a hit and should probably keep some of those “traditional” items on your menu, however, do try to mix it up a little year after year.

Instead of having these young adults telling their younger siblings or friends, “That’s exactly what we had five years ago!“—read: not terribly innovative—add a few items to the dessert menu that you’ve never included before, so that those prom-goers will have a unique Fox Food Story to tell.

Some of the favorites that our prom clients have raved about include our Banana Pudding Shots, Cake & Frosting Pops, our Deconstructed “Twix” Bar Shots, and our Build-Your-Own Cupcake Bar is always a great hit!

If you’d like to give a nod to the Fox Theatre being located at the epicenter of the New South (which we’ve ‘scientifically’ verified–*wink-wink*), how about adding some Southern-inspired treats, such as our Mini Pecan Pies on a Stick, Peanut Butter Pie Shots, and our Mississippi Delta Fudge Pie?

Banana Pudding Shots

Our culinary team innovates new dishes throughout the year, so when you connect with your Affairs to Remember catering consultant, be sure to ask “What’s new?

Travis S. Taylor

Travis S. Taylor

 

 

Director of Communications
Affairs to Remember Caterers

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Another Dessert, Please!

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Sweet! You’re celebrating a milestone anniversary and you’d like to indulge.

What’s your favorite dessert?

For those who want something purely decadent and a total splurge (on calories, at least) for your catered event at the Fox Theatre, how about offering a duo-dessert course?

Our Fox-exclusive Cheesecake with Miles Berry Farm Strawberry Sauce and Moonshine Caramel (which speaks to the Fox Theatre being located at the epicenter of the New South!) coupled with one of our signature chocolate Bourbon Balls sounds decadent, doesn’t it?

Or, if your celebration is a cocktail buffet, perhaps you and your guests would enjoy one of our many dessert trios—our Red Velvet Chocolate Squares, Peanut Butter Squares and Lemon Bars, for example—or perhaps a buffet of our desserts served in shot glasses—Fresh Berries with Crème Anglaise, Banana Pudding Shots (They’re super popular!), and Deconstructed Twix Bars! The possibilities are truly endless.

If your anniversary celebration is a wedding anniversary, perhaps you’d like an anniversary cake. May we recommend our trusted cake partners, Classic Cheesecakes & Cakes and Frosted Pumpkin. We’ve worked with both for many, many years and we know they’ll do a great job of bringing your vision to fruition.

Whatever your sweet craving may be, let’s explore the range of possibilities and tailor one to your special event.

Happy anniversary!

Travis S. Taylor

Travis S. Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director of Communications
Affairs to Remember Caterers

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Making a Grand Entrance

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For hosts of fundraising events, it is imperative that you make a strong, positive, memory-making first impression. But that’s a given.

Of course you as the host will make a grand entrance at some point during your event, but consider that your guests should be the first to experience a GRAND ENTRANCE! Make them feel special from the moment they arrive.

There is only one place in Atlanta that can offer a grand entrance of the scope and scale that is the Arcade entrance at the Fox Theatre. And that it’s at the epicenter of the New South is an extra bit of “cool factor”.

We’ve seen this magnificent space used as a grand entrance in a number of successful ways. Some clients have used celebrity look-alikes to greet and welcome guests—oftentimes reappearing for a special performance. Coupling a group of costumed paparazzi with the “stars” makes a celebrity welcome even more exciting!

Lee J. Howard Entertainment, one of our trusted partners of many years, is brilliant for finding this kind of entertainment, as well as entertainment for your main event.

That’s just the Arcade…the grand entrance your guests experience can carry through to the Grand Staircase leading up to the Fox Theatre ballrooms, and you can even use the doorways into the Grand Salon and Egyptian Ballroom for an added grand entrance experience!

The possibilities for a grand entrance are practically endless…just imagine!

If your fundraising event is an annual affair, be sure to read this post’s feature story authored by guest blogger Patrick Williams of PWP Studio, particularly for tips on how to use photography—created by a competent professional—for building sponsor and donor relationships and creating buzz for your upcoming AND next year’s event.

Even before your guests take their first step onto the Arcade, they can see your welcome message on the Fox Theatre marquee and know going in that they’re in for a truly special treat.

The marquee is another story, for another time…one that I think you’ll wholly enjoy.

Fox Theatre marquee

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Chefs at the Fox

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Metro Atlanta’s Alton Brown has graced the stage at the Fox Theatre more than once. Did you even know he lives in Metro Atlanta? I knew he lives on my television screen….that’s pretty local, right?

Did you know that same show’s US Tour, Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science, is taking Chef Alton to Broadway? I didn’t get to see him when he was onstage at the Fox earlier this year, but I have met him twice! Super nice guy. One of those times was at an onstage presentation and book signing at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. Yes, I have a copy of Good Eats signed by the culinary scientist himself, and I use it often!

By the way, just in case you didn’t know, Alton Brown has a new cookbook coming out in September this year: EveryDayCook.

And just last year, Giada De Laurentiis spoke to a sold out crowd in the Egyptian Ballroom. Giada hosts and appears on a number of shows, but my personal favorite is Giada in Italy.

So, why am I talking about past events? One, to let you know what you missed (if you were there, you know what a great time it was!), and two, to encourage you to sign up for Fox Theatre show announcements (so you won’t miss the next chef event, or anything else you might kick yourself for later because you missed it…just because you didn’t know about it).  Oh, and when you sign up for the Fox Theatre E-club, you can select only the kinds of shows and events you want hear about! How awesome is that!

As caterers—and  die-hard foodies—we think it’s pretty cool that in addition to shows, concerts, movies and amazing events in the Fox Theatre ballrooms, there’s room for celebrity chefs!

Travis S. Taylor

Travis S. Taylor

 

 

Director of Communications
Affairs to Remember Caterers

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The Best Popcorn in Town!

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Everyone knows that the Fox Theatre offers popcorn at its concession stands for movies and shows, which is pretty awesome, but…do you know about the BEST POPCORN IN TOWN?

Created specifically for the Fox, it’s a Fox-exclusive popcorn offered at the bars of private events—no extra cost to clients—at events catered by Affairs to Remember Caterers.

Almost immediately after it was created by the Affairs to Remember culinary team, it was anointed “Fox-corn“, and the name has stuck.

One of the “cool factors” of this popcorn is that it’s inspired by the Egyptian Ballroom!

“Fox-corn” is fresh-popped popcorn that’s tossed with pecans and apricots, and then tossed with caramel and dukkah (sometimes spelled duqqa), which is an Egyptian spice blend with toasted nuts and seeds.

By every account I’ve heard, the flavor is wholly unexpected and elicits a wide-eyed, broad smile, out-reached hand going-for-more response! We think you’re going to love it, too!

If you’re hosting a private event in the Fox Theatre ballrooms and you’re offering your guests a bar, you don’t even have to ask for our “Fox-corn“, but definitely make sure you try it…it’s the best popcorn in town!

Travis S. Taylor

Travis S. Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director of Communications
Affairs to Remember Caterers

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“May I offer you…”

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May I share with you one of the distinguishing characteristics of an Affairs to Remember Caterers-catered special event?

Thank you.

When the recipient of passed hors d’oeuvres or drinks or when visiting a food station, you will hear the Affairs to Remember team member begin their engagement with you by saying, “May I offer you…”, followed by the name of the dish or beverage that’s being offered. Once a guest has accepted, you’ll hear an enthusiastic, “Enjoy!”

Manners are manners, hands down. But having grown up mostly in the South and having traveled to or lived in many other parts of the country, I continue to feel that manners are most emphasized, perhaps most valued, in the South. But not in rush hour traffic, of course.

I’m not saying that folks are not polite and hospitable in other parts of the country; I’m just saying that the moniker “Southern Hospitality” was not earned merely by chance. In the end, a proper greeting, no matter who is serving a guest, is all about being polite and hospitable.

If you will be featuring Southern cuisine at your special event, be sure to ask your catering consultant about Affairs to Remember’s Fox-exclusive menu items that speak to the Fox Theatre being at the epicenter of the New South, which is actually one of the elements of the Fox Food Story.

Imagine having your guests greeted by a smiling waiter with a peach “Peachtree Street Bellini” served in a champagne flute and garnished with a basil-wrapped raspberry. Guests have told us that they’re delicious!

For a wholly Southern passed hors d’oeuvre, there’s nothing that compares to our pimento cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped pickled okra poppers! They’re as flavorful as they sound! Oh, and the pimento cheese—just as any true Southerner cook would do—is house-made.

So, if you’d like some Southern deliciousness served with a generous helping of Southern hospitality, we’ve got you covered.

Travis S. Taylor

Travis S. Taylor

 

Director of Communications
Affairs to Remember Caterers

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