Posts made in August, 2012

Kathy G Caters a Very Special Baby Naming Party

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 in BLOG, CATERING BLOG, EASY ENTERTAINING BLOG, JUST FOR FUNBLOG

Kathy G Caters a Very Special Baby Naming Party

A “Baby Naming Party” is exactly what it sounds like.  After a baby’s born, some parents have a “Naming Party” – which means the name of their precious new baby is announced to family and close friends.  Kathy G and Company has recently been a part of a few “Gender Reveal” and “Naming Parties” for babies, but one that really stood out was just last week for new parents, Annie and Scott, as they introduced their gorgeous little girl Emory to the family. The menu was spectacular – starting out with our delicious Potato Pancakes with Creme Fraiche and Caviar. Kathy G’s West Indies Crab Salad on Asian Spoons were also quite popular with guests. Then there was the Sushi Cocktail served in a Cosmo Glass. But the real stars of the Kathy G. menu were the desserts – such as Fresh Mixed Berries Tossed with Grand Marnier. Marshmallows dipped in Pink Chocolate and Crushed Pistachios were a huge hit too! And it just wouldn’t be a Kathy G dessert table without sinfully scrumptious Cake Pops or a smooth and creamy Strawberry Mousse served in Pilsner Glasses. We were so proud to play a role in such a special day for the host family and hope to be a part of more of Birmingham’s “Baby Naming” and “Gender Reveal” parties moving forward. Also a big thank you to Kathy G Event Coordinator, Natalie Pilato Andrews, for perfectly executing such a fun event and special thanks to photographer, Moesia Davis, for these beautiful photos. Congratulations, Annie and Scott… Lucky parents, lucky girl! To see more delicious pics from this Baby Naming Party, please visit our facebook gallery HERE....

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Cocktails in the Gardens – Birmingham’s Most Beautful Happy Hour!

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 in BLOG, CATERING BLOG, Gardens Cafe BLOG, JUST FOR FUNBLOG

Cocktails in the Gardens – Birmingham’s Most Beautful Happy Hour!

 Just a few hours to go until Kathy G & Company kicks off the re-energized 2012 “Cocktails In The Gardens” series  – Featuring an all new format and lower admission price!  Tickets are just $5 for non-members and FREE for members with all proceeds going to support The Gardens Education Mission.  So you can join us for all the fun and know that your ticket price went to a great cause!  Tonight’s edition will feature live music by the incredible group T.U.B  (The UnKnamed Band) as well as a fun Latin tapas menu at the Gardens Cafe – which will remain open ’til 8:30PM A full cash bar will run from 4:30 through 7:30PM – so make sure you get here early to scope out all the beautiful scenery at the Gardens! And don’t forget… It’s 21 and over to purchase alcohol....

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Venue Spotlight: Birmingham Zoo Lodge

Posted on Aug 7, 2012 in BLOG, WEDDINGS BLOG

Venue Spotlight: Birmingham Zoo Lodge

Do you have a “wild side” or simply love animals?  If so, we’re oh-so excited to be able to offer our Kathy G. & Company clients the Birmingham Zoo Lodge as a venue option for weddings, parties, and corporate events! Tucked away in the forest, just 100 yards from the zoo’s main entrance, Birmingham Zoo Lodge is one of the most exciting and unique venues in Alabama. A gorgeous stone building – with both indoor and outdoor entertaining options – the rustic lodge provides a one-of-a-kind atmosphere to literally any event. If you’re planning to marry, you can hold both your ceremony and reception at the Lodge.  The incredibly gorgeous stone fireplace just out back provides a most romantic setting to say “I do.” Inside the Lodge, you’ll be able to create the “Rustic Chic” wedding you’ve always dreamed of. And the Lodge’s vast lawn is perfect for outdoor partying, bridal pics, a game of croquet or all three! Though the best part of entertaining at the Zoo Lodge is that you can even request animal walk-abouts, demonstrations and lots more to enhance your event.  You won’t get this ANYWHERE else in Alabama! To find out more about hosting your next event at this most special venue within the Birmingham Zoo, give Kathy G & Company a call at...

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Kathy G’s “Avocado Bar” is H-O-T

Posted on Aug 7, 2012 in BLOG, CATERING BLOG, JUST FOR FUNBLOG

Kathy G’s “Avocado Bar” is H-O-T

The hottest trend for summer entertaining is Latin-influenced – both with regard to cuisine and beverages. Playing to this theme, Kathy G & Company recently scored a huge hit with our new Avocado Bar concept!  Since showcasing the idea on NBC 13’s “Good Morning Alabama” a few months ago, requests for the Kathy G Avocado Bar have been through the roof!  Additionally, everyone’s loved our all-encompassing “Hot Havana Nights” theme complete with Cuban Sandwiches, Jerk-Style Pork Loin, Chicken Empanadas, along with the aforementioned chef-attended Avocado Bar.  It’s a fun wedding menu idea AND it’s great for unique corporate events and fundraisers too! For the avocado bar itself, the avocados are halved and hollowed, then filled with delicious salads and salsas. We used small bamboo boats for each ripe avocado half and displayed them so each guest could serve themselves. We loaded the bar with tortilla chips and bowls of salads and toppings. Among the favorites were shrimp salad,  mango pico de gallo, pineapple salsa, diced tomatoes, and charred corn with scallions. By the way, you can easily create this concept at home so head on out to the market and get yourself some fresh avocados so you can impress the family tonight! Serve with a rum based cocktail – like a mojito – or try one of our signature Citrus Summer Lemonades to complete this incredible menu! Enjoy! xoxo, Kathy...

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Kathy G.’s “Birmingham Zoo Gala” Event Makes the Cover of Catering Magazine!

Posted on Aug 3, 2012 in BLOG, CATERING BLOG, CORPORATE EVENTS BLOG

Kathy G.’s “Birmingham Zoo Gala” Event Makes the Cover of Catering Magazine!

“Catering Magazine” is the leading national business-to-business trade mag dedicated to the professional catering industry. The bi-monthly magazine reaches over 16,000 owners and managers of both on and off-premise catering companies, food & beverage directors, and catering and banquet managers of hotels, resorts, restaurants, banquets, clubs and institutional facilities across America. And a Kathy G & Co. event is on the most recent edition’s cover!!! (The Birmingham Zoo Gala – 2011) In a fabulous photo courtesy of our friend (and former Kathy G & Company employee) Moesia Davis, the cover highlights an event that is quite simply, one of the most amazing fundraisers in all of Alabama – if not the South! With stunning florals and decor by KG Designs and lighting by the incredible team at AG Lighting, this 2011 gala was the best ever and we’re so looking forward to impressing the 600+ guests at the 2012 rendition in just over a month. Special thanks to Catering Magazine for recognizing our team and the wonderful event that is the Birmingham Zoo Gala! We’re truly honored to be showcased on this...

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