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June 15, 2017

California Wedding Day 2017 Winners

We don’t do what we do for the accolades, but we love when our hard-working team gets appreciated for all the exceptional work they do.

It was a complete honor to be awarded California Wedding Day‘s Best Caterer and Best All-Around Wedding Vendor for Orange County. California Wedding Day is a prestigious wedding resource for couples and the awards start with open nominations, from clients to industry peers, to family and friends. The finalists vote is wedding industry only.

This is our 4th year in a row winning Best Caterer and our 3rd year winning Best All-Around Vendor. Cheers to California Wedding Day and all the nominees!

We also had the pleasure of being nominated for Best New Reception Site (Ole Hanson Beach Club), Best Outdoor Venue (Franciscan Gardens), and Best Indoor Venue (The Colony House + The 1912).


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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