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June 2, 2016

Ole Hanson Beach Club

24 carrots catering and events is pleased to be the new exclusive caterer and sole operator at the historic Ole Hanson Beach Club in San Clemente, CA.  This North Beach special event space offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and boasts breathtaking sunsets from its terraces and grounds.

Originally constructed in 1928, the Ole Hanson Beach Club has been closed for rehabilitation since February 2012. Alongside the city of San Clemente, 24 carrots catering looks forward to the reopening in the summer of 2016.

For more information, contact us at: or 949.431.2959.


Painting: Paul Gavin


May 19, 2016

The Art of Setting a Table

If you’ve ever watched the opening sequence of Chef’s Table, you know that setting a table is an orchestrated art. (If you haven’t, it’s available on Netflix, and you’re welcome ;)

Yes, the back of the house is undoubtedly where the magic happens, but the place setting is the guest’s first impression, and thus, equally important. There are a lot of nuisances on a table setting that vary depending on the situation (restaurants, bistros, catering), but today we’d like to take you behind our scenes and approach this from a wedding and event stand point.

All of our in-house staff is trained to follow this little cheat sheet:

Cheat Sheet

Helpful hints:

  • Table setting varies from event to event based on the menu (i.e. most fine-dining menus require an extra knife – one for salad, one for entrée. Most menus do not require any spoons unless they have coffee service).
  • All flatware needs to be placed 1 inch from the edge of the table.  It must be polished and clear of any spots.


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These hints are great for hosting at home, setting up photo shoots, or just being one step ahead of your other A-type personality friends. When you book with 24 carrots catering, we’re happy to arrange dinnerware rentals on your behalf – you don’t have to worry about counts, setting up, or cleaning up. Some clients choose to arrange their own rentals themselves or use their wedding planner for this task. We love collaboration and are happy to assist with guidance on table setting rentals based upon your menu (such as sizes appropriate for service, quantities, and padding). Please don’t hesitate to ask us for help!

If you’re interested in learning more, 24 carrots is honored to be a part of LVL Academy this year, expanding on “Table Top How To’s”. More information and registration here:

Happy place-setting!



Photos: Brandon Kidd Photography | Troy Grover Photography | Brian Leahy Photography

LVL Events | Giracci Vineyards | Wayfare | Mod Mix Studios | Casa de PerrinSignature Party Rentals | Olive Willow Designs | Sugar Doodle Cookie Co | Lavender’s Flowers | Found Vintage Rentals 

March 17, 2016

All Aboard the Party Train

We’re all aboard the party train! This sweet second birthday we had the honor of putting together had the best details – from personalized conductor’s caps to a gourmet “dining cart” menu, both parents and their littles were attended to.

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Tray Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Ahi Taco

Mini Brie Grilled Cheese with Apricot Compote

Mini Chicken Tostadas

Mini Mac n Cheese

Kobe Beef Sliders with mini Diet Cokes

Shoestring French Fry Cones

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Steam Engine Popcorn Station

Kettle corn or caramel corn quickly dipped in liquid nitrogen and served to your

guests. One bite into the popcorn and you will be blowing out smoke like that of

a steaming locomotive.

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Soft Pretzel Station

Salted soft pretzels served with whole grain dijon mustard, honey mustard, and warm cheese sauce

Cinnamon sugar soft pretzels served with sweet glaze

 Mini Hot Dog Station

Guests built their own gourmet mini hot dogs on Hawaiian rolls

 Choice of all-beef, chicken-apple, or veggie

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Custom Birthday Cake

by Sweet and Saucy

Pumpkin cake, cinnamon cream cheese frosting, salted caramel

Vanilla cake, lemon cream, fresh raspberries, lemon cream cheese frosting

Chocolate cake, whipped cream, chocolate ganache, fresh raspberries

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Photo credit: Michelle Kim Photography

Inviting Occasion  | Town and Country  | La Tavola LinenSweet and Saucy Shop


February 25, 2016

Real Wedding: Hannah + Dillon at BRICK San Diego

When one of our own gets married, we’re thrilled to be able to extend the same wedding experience we proudly give all of our clients. We also tend to have the sweetest (and most stylish) team around, so it’s always an honor to give back. Our dear Hannah got married to her Dillon at BRICK, one of our newly favorite San Diego venues. The amazing exposed brick and open space make it versatile for any function, but we sure do love it for a wedding!


Tray Passed Hors d’oeuvres:

The Beef and Beer
Potato Pancake with caramelized onions, seared filet and horseradish creme fraiche served with a mini dark beer.

Coconut Grilled Cheese with Lime-Poached Jalapeno

Ahi Taco
Soy marinated ahi, siracha aioli, and a wonton taco shell.


Plated Salad:

Compressed Salad of Baby Arugula
manchego cheese, sliced gala apples, sundried cranberries, caramelized
pecans and aged balsamic vinaigrette

Buffet Menu:

Roast Garlic and Herb Marinated Beef Tri-Tip
with Maytag Bleu Cheese and Onion Haystack

Grilled Summer Vegetables

Boursin and Garlic Whipped Potatoes




Late Night Snack:

Hanging Soft Pretzel Display

Salted soft pretzels served with whole grain dijon mustard, honey mustard &
warm beer cheese sauce




Kaysen Photography | SD Photo Booth | Layered Vintage | Extreme DJ



February 11, 2016

100 Layer Cake + Crate and Barrel Registry Event

Right alongside wedding planning comes nesting – home décor, new china, and a whole lot more on a gift registry! We had the privilege of teaming up with two of our favorites: 100 Layer Cake + Crate and Barrel for a spectacular registry event for many lovely couples.

We love the clean aesthetic of Crate and Barrel servingware (and use many of their pieces for our tray passed hors d’oeuvres!), and even more than that, we love the excitement of these couples as they register for their new lives together.

You can check out the whole feature here.




Mini Fried Chicken and Waffle with Rosemary Infused Maple Syrup

Mini Quiche Lorraine

Sweet Honeydew and Cantaloupe with Shaved Proscuitto

Mimosas + Beer









Host & Planning: 100 Layer Cake | Event Design: The Shift Creative | Photo: Scott Clark Photo | Video:Modshift | Catering: 24 CarrotsDonut Snob + Sweet & Saucy Shop | Flowers: Emblem Flowers | Woodworking: Relevant + Raw | Wood signage: DeLovely Details | Calligraphy: Lovely Paper Things | Photo booth: Flickwell | Music: Elan Artist