Nashville Event Catering

Recipe of the Month: Zucchini Bread

          Ya'll, just hear us out. THESE ARE GOOD! I mean, the type of good you cannot stop eating. We love to make our Zucchini Bread into bite size muffins as a nice addition to the sides in a buffet line. We also like to secretly eat these when no one is looking. 

Zucchini Bread

~Ingredients~

3c AP Flour

2c Sugar

¼t Salt

1t Baking Soda

3t Cinnamon

3 Eggs, beaten

1 small 10 oz can crushed pineapple

3t Vanilla Extract

1c Oil

2c Zucchini, grated

Sesame Seeds for topping

~Whisk all dry ingredients together

~Blend all wet ingredients together and fold into the dry mixture.

~Blend just to moisten.

~Spoon into prepared tins and bake 350 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden brown.

And.....try not to eat them all. I dare you!

Special thank you to Dove Wedding Photography, Zach and Sarah Photography and Nashville Wedding Collection for their photography contributions.

MEP Roaring 20's

POP, CLINK, FIZZ! A Catered Affair is 20!

     Some of Nashville's top event vendors came together to help us celebrate this special milestone. Our open house had a 1920's Gatsby inspired theme full of glitz and glam, flappers, and suspenders. Former clients, "friendors", and the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce were in attendance to help us cut the ribbon and ring in our 20th year of business. 

        We cannot show you all of the memories without covering the history behind A Catered Affair. Kellie Bryson started this company making desserts, which then led to birthday cakes, which led to wedding cakes, and then led to catering at a local wedding chapel.

         A Catered Affair has gone from a small business venture catering only off site events and parties to evolving into the in house caterer hosting its own events here at Legacy Farms. 

        The Legacy Farm's Event Center was transformed into the glamorous headquarters where our guests could come have a special signature cocktail, make themselves a salad from the ultimate salad bar, enjoy something sweet at our doughnut bar, try out our self serving biscuit station, or watch their shrimp and grits cook right before their eyes with their choice of toppings added by one of our professional chefs. Our most popular sparkling feature were bedazzled bon bons, delicious and dazzling!

         Our loft's soft and natural beauty was intensified with a spray of beautiful white florals and feathers draped with jewels. Candle and string lighting highlighted the added greenery and iron lanterns. 

           Heritage Hall's rustic setting was the perfect resting place for mix matched china, copper and teal tones, log slices, mason jars, lanterns and sunflowers. Crystal glasses and tea cups complimented our place settings perfectly! 

A fantastic night had by all. We could not have done it without the help of so many incredible Nashville wedding vendors!

Vendors:

Venue: Legacy Farms

Lighting & Entertainment: Party Patrol Entertainment

Photography: Abigail Volkmann Photography

Flowers in Manor: Gardens on Main

Flowers in Loft: T. Villager Designs

Flowers in Event Center: Elliott Events

Linens: Graceful Tables

Invites/Paper Goods: Designs in Paper

Ribbon Cutting: Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce

Cakes: Wolfe Gourmet Cakes

Fine China in Heritage Hall: The Wedding Plate

 

If you are looking for a caterer with 20 years of experience, contact Kellie at 615-321-2394!

5 Ways to Make Your Event's Meal Stand Out!

   Long gone are the days of potluck style weddings where Aunt Susan and her friends are in charge of the meal plan. Today's couples are involved more than ever in the planning of their special day's cuisine. Whether it is a buffet that your guests can't stay away from, or a plated meal that looks as good as it tastes; your event's meal has no reason to not make a statement! 

 We've put together 5 of our favorite ways to help your food wow the crowd:

1. Edible Art

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The orchid displayed in this photo is not from the florist, it's from the chef! Edible decor on your food is certain to be a hit!

2. Make a Display!

You can really put your buffet on display by adding various floral and fruits as decor, using unique granite slabs, cubes and baskets as risers, or even incorporating your centerpieces' lanterns and vases in the mix! And BONUS: Main Event Productions includes the decor as a part of their packages!

3. Adorable Signage 

Don't leave your guests wondering what that "yummy little cake bite thing was" they just ate; label it! Whether you use a chalkboard, framed print, individual food labels, or even a printed menu at their place setting; including them in on the secret of all your fabulous cuisine picks will leave them informed and full!

4. Serve Guests with a Friendly Face

Hiring a great team to make your special day the best it can be is all too important. A Catered Affair takes the time needed to make sure their events are staffed with friendly and smiling faces who are eager to make your guests and you feel right at home! 

5. Share Your Story

This couple not only personalized their main dish for their wedding but they also brought their guests inside the beginning of their story together. Can you just imagine the "awe's" as they filled their plates?! 

Need help making your event's meal stand out? Contact Kellie at 615.321.2394.

 

 How To: Have a Fabulous Brunch Wedding

Nashville weddings are traditionally seen as an evening activity, ceremony in the late afternoon then to dinner and drinks and then a flashy dance party. That can definitely be one fantastic party and for most Nashville brides that is the dream, but I know there are some brides out there that would go for something more unique and (dare I say) even trendy! The brunch wedding trend is a fantastic one, and I think it’s one that is not only here to stay but one that is also absolute FABulous!

Just think of all the incredible food you could have!  When I picture a brunch wedding, I see bars, lots of bars and stations! Have a pancake station, with every topping you can think of! Have an interactive waffle or omelet station where a chef cooks a treat special for each guest! If your ceremony starts mid-morning, how fun would it be to have a coffee cart before the ceremony?! And don’t think I forgot about the other kind of bar either- stations would be perfect for making your own Bloody Mary’s and mimosas! This type of reception keeps guests up and active and mingling, but it is also a great way to save money by still being able to have great food and booze without quite as high of a ticket! 

 
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A brunch wedding is perfect for a casual, more relaxed bride! I have seen the most beautiful flowing dresses that would look stunning in the morning sun. You can wear your hair down in loose curls or in one of those beautiful loose up-dos! Speaking of lighting, you will not have to worry at all about running out of time for photos because you have the whole day and could even take more after the reception so that you have more time to spend with your guests. Brunch weddings are perfect for those beautiful wildflower bouquets and flower headbands you have been eyeing on Pinterest! You can also offer your guests something fun to do, by having cornhole boards made with your new last name, with your team on them, or anything that fits your personality! Many guests don’t typically dance at weddings and this is an awesome chance for them to still have fun at your Nashville wedding!

 Oh, and one more thing! How wonderful would it be to able to leave for your honeymoon the same day as your wedding, and wake up in paradise the day after ready for total relaxation?

Winter Weddings in Nashville

Even though everyone in Nashville thinks it is a little HOT right now, A Catered Affair couples are hot into their planning for upcoming winter weddings.  The team of Nashville wedding caterers are tweaking those holiday and winter menus.

take a peak at some fun new menu items!

Call today and speak to one of our planners - who will help you create the best First Married dinner .  615.321.2394

Nashville Wedding and Event Catering

A Catered Affair

Anna Coppotelli

A Catered Affair has earned an exceptional reputation by providing exquisite food prepared from scratch, flawless service and creative presentations. Our success is attributed to our passion for perfection, combined with our experience and expertise in culinary arts, visual design and event production. A Catered Affair is the exclusive Nashville caterer for Events @ 1418, Legacy Farms, and CJ’s Off the Square.  We’ll work closely together every step of the way to make sure no detail is overlooked. We put you at the center of attention throughout the entire planning process and the end result is a reception that reflects your personality and indulges your senses.

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We offer a wide range of menu options for every gathering. We are always excited to explore new, unique, and original visions. Our culinary team is an integral part of the planning process and is always happy to create a menu specifically for you. Wether it's a Nashville Wedding or a corporate event, we understand that everyone has tastes and preferences – so let us create a menu to fit your taste.

A Columbian Carnival Wedding

We love when we are part of a Nashville wedding that gets published! Especially at one of our favorite venues! Stephanie + Manuel had a beautiful Columbian Carnival themed wedding at Nashville wedding venue CJ's Off the Square. A Catered Affair was the wedding catering company that was chosen for this amazing event. See their feature here: http://www.midsouthbride.com/stephanie-manuels-columbian-c…/