This month is filled with all kinds of traditions . . . from JUNE WEDDINGS to PATRIOTIC CELEBRATIONS. Traditions keep us focused. They make us feel comfortable. They create memories. For us in the special event business, traditions challenge us with opportunities to reinvent old ideas and provide new angles for decor with a modern twist. We'd like to kick off our tribute to June with a peek at the annual Krewe of Venus President's Party held this past Saturday at the Tampa Garden Center.
Catering by Robert shares a 11-year history with this Gasparilla social organization. We first catered for them in January of 2000 for their Coronation Ball at the Egypt Shrine Temple Auditorium (now the A La Carte Pavilion). In those days, the larger krewe events attracted upwards of 600 guests for their annual celebrations. I will not forget the late evening supper where we had three "vodka-flamed" Beef Stroganoff stations for their Russian Czar theme.
Over the course of the next 10 years we would be called upon to cater the Queen's Tea, six president's parties, King's celebrations, and numerous coronations with nothing less than "over the top" in lavish decor, variety in food, and non-stop merriment.
I dedicate this blog entry to a very special lady, Jackie St. John, who has been that continuing thread throughout our history with the Krewe of Venus. Her husband, Michael, ended his two-year term as President this year and the Krewe celebrated with a BANG with a patriotic theme.
Here's Catering By Robert's 2011 version of a patriotic salute to celebration: