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January 11, 2018

Norm + Sherri | Huntington Bay Club Birthday Party

When the owner of 24 Carrots AND his lovely wife celebrate a milestone-birthday, we naturally pull out all the stops! Norm and Sherri celebrated their 50th and 60th birthdays at the newly-renovated Huntington Bay Club. Surrounded by amazing family and friends, we were so thrilled to be able to spoil this sweet couple who is obviously extra near and dear to our hearts.

The focus of this event was the food, and just like the quote printed on the menu stated, guests were encouraged to “eat like you mean it!”. A fully-custom menu, personalized cakes, and surprises waiting around every corner made for an epic celebration. Cheers to Norm + Sherri!

COCKTAIL HOUR STATIONS

Raclette Station

Raw Bar

Meat Swing Carving Station

TRAY-PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES

Saffron Spanish Chorizo Arancini

English Muffin, Burrata, Local Honey

Corn Arepa w/ Oxtail, Aji Panca, Cotija, Cilantro

DINNER RECEPTION

PLATED DINNER

Charcoal-Roasted Hachiya Persimmon, House-Made Fromage Blanc, Brown Butter Pistachio Crumble, Maple Ver Jus

Crudo of Japanese Hamachi, Koji Crème Fraiche, Shaved Truffle, Celery-Shimeji Giardiniera

Homemade Gemelli Pasta, Hokkaido Sea Urchin, Fine Herbs

Dijon-Braised Rabbit, Charcoal-Roasted Rapini, Pickled Custard Seeds

Suckling Pig Confit, Market Apple, Ginger, Mint, Cilantro, Nuoc Cham, Cracklings

Pear Tart, White Wine Poached Pears, Almond Cream, Candied Walnuts, Vanilla Gelato

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NORM AND SHERRI!

Venue: @huntingtonbayclub
Catering + Production: @24carrotscatering
Rentals: @foundrentals
Floral Design: @penelopepotsfloraldesign
Photographer: @mishinaphoto
Linens: @latavolalinen
Tabletop: @casadeperrin
Calligraphy: @projectwatermark
Live Band: Dave Hill
DJ/MC: @elevatedpulse
Guest Entertainment: @hubbadubrubb
Cake: @sweettraders


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

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