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March 24, 2017

ACE Award Winner 2017

The annual Catersource Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Award recognizes companies that have shown noteworthy achievement in the catering industry through culinary, business, community and professional development.

We were honored to earn our third ACE Award at the national Catersource convention in New Orleans. Being recognized on a national level amongst so many amazing caterers is a great privilege and we cannot be more thankful for the honor.

Cheers to our amazing team!




 


March 16, 2017

Good as Gold: St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration

Our St. Patrick’s Day inspiration is featured up on Inspired By This and on Pop Sugar Food! As a holiday centered around great food and drink, we wanted to offer some alternatives to dyeing your beer green and adding food coloring to everything. We shared a couple of our favorite recipes up on IBT + Pop Sugar for you to make at home. This spread is as good as gold!

Photos: Villa Visuals / Featured: Inspired By This + Pop Sugar Food

Stout Float (Our favorite was Rouge Chocolate Stout)

Irish-Misu | Baileys Mascarpone Chocolate Cream, Jameson Caramel, Golden Crunch


Irish Nachos

Mini Pots of Gold Mac and Cheese

“Dirt” Cups | Chocolate Mousse, Oreo Crumbles

Lucky Charms Ice Cream

Photos: Villa Visuals


March 12, 2017

THE MODERN Takes Flight – Long Beach Wedding + Event Venue

The grand opening of THE MODERN in Long Beach was the perfect creative culmination of vendors coming to the table for an epic night of celebrating, cheersing, and a whole lot of airplane puns. What an honor to be a part of it!


 

Our inspirational brunch wall included our favorite sweet and savory bites:

Cornbread Waffle |  Bacon + Cheddar + Green Chile + Scallions + Burnt Honey Butter

Chimichurri Crostini | Chimichurri-Grilled Brandt Filet + Boursin + Melted Tomatoes + Shaved Cured Egg Yolk + Grilled French Baguette

Longaniza Hash in Mini Skillet | Yukon Potato Hash + Longaniza Sausage + Roasted Poblano + Red Onions + Red Bell Pepper + Herbs

Strawberry-Jalapeno Pop Tart

Rose Jello with Pop Rocks

Mini Vietnamese Iced Coffee with Boba

A special thank you to our friends Backup Backdrops and florals by Oak and the Owl for making our brunch wall dreams come to life.

Congratulations to the whole flight crew for an exceptional event, and congratulations to THE MODERN on opening! Contact us for details on availability and to schedule a tour!

24 Carrots Catering | Aaron Young Photo | Beverly’s Bakery | The Booty and Bus Co | Chic Wedding | Cocktail Concierge | Contemporary Catering | Elevated Pulse | Foxtail Florals | George’s Greek Café | Green Apple Event Co | Jay’s Catering | Juicebox Media | Kysrah Catering | Lauyrl Lane | Lupa and Pepi | LVL Weddings | LVL Weddings | Oak and the Owl | Signature Party Rentals | THE MODERN | The Society Band | What Katy Wrote

 


February 16, 2017

Ole Hanson Beach Club Grand Reopening

Ole Hanson Beach Club is a well-known coastal landmark that embodies the true Southern California beach experience with its panoramic ocean views and historic roots, Ole Hanson is an ideal event venue for a seaside wedding or special event.

Named after Ole Hanson, founder and developer of San Clemente’s “Spanish Village by the Sea”, the 1928 Spanish-Revival-style white stucco building features traditional arches, elaborate hand-painted tiles, ornate stain-glass windows, and original crafted wrought iron grillwork.

24 carrots catering and events opened the doors to our event industry peers, to welcome this quintessential California venue to the map. With sunset views and rooftop receptions, it’s hard to beat this picture perfect spot!

 

 

Many thanks to our gracious vendors who generously contributed their time and talents:

Photography: Studio EMP

Furniture: Archive Rentals

Entertainment: Scott Cummings Music

Lighting: Elevated Pulse

Florals: The Bloom of Time

Linens: Luxe Linen


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: http://www.lvlevents.com/lvl-academy

Happy place-setting!

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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