Because You Earned It

We love acts of employee appreciation!  Last night, Studio AD, a company specializing in Creative Event Design, threw a beautiful dinner for their staff.  Normally when we work with corporate clients who are hosting their own event at their place of work, we are confined to a location with little character and ambiance, but not in this case.   With tons of linens, lighting, and décor in house, a small section of the warehouse was transformed into an elegant dining area.  Gold chiavari chairs glistened in the light of flameless candles, as the amber and purple hues of the surrounding uplighting reflected playfully off the sheer white drapery.  The tablescape, simple and upscale, was made up of shades of dark grey with accents of white and gold.


When guests entered, they were greeted by trays of our Slow Braised Short Rib Arancini with a Red Wine Reduction and grated Pecorino Cheese, as well as the favorite Spicy Ahi Tuna Tartare in a Wonton Cup with Sriracha, Ginger, and Wasabi Dust.  After enjoying the hors d’oeuvres and sipping on wine, guests took their seats for a family style dinner that would make even your mother proud.   Sweet Corn Bread with Honey Whipped Butter adorned the table, as Charred Corn and a Baby Spinach Salad accompanied our Seared Branzino and the Grilled Hanger Steak.  Finally, to end on a sweet note, guests were treated to a plated Warm Challah King’s White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Lemon Confit and Salted Caramel.

The evening was a complete success.  The client was happy as we boxed up leftovers and sent them, stomachs full, along their way.


See you at the dinner table,

CBC Team





Challah King’s Black Mission Fig Brie Melt | Caramelized Vidalia Onion | Parsley

Slow Braised Short Rib Arancini | Red Wine Reduction | Grated Pecorino Cheese

Spicy Ahi Tuna Tartare Wonton Cup | Sriracha | Ginger | Wasabi Dust



Corn Bread | Honey Whipped Butter

Baby Spinach | Radicchio | Endive | Crisp Bacon | Candied Pecans | Shallot Dressing

Charred Corn | Wood Roasted Pasilla Chili | Cilantro | Crumbled Feta | Lime Zest

Seared Branzino Filet | Red Wine Reduction | Edible Flower Petals

Grilled Hangar Steak | Sweet Onion | Romesco Sauce



Warm Challah King’s White Chocolate Bread Pudding | Lemon Confit | Salted Caramel



Red Wine | White Wine | Assorted Beer

Spirits | Mixers | Juices

Coke | Diet Coke | Sprite | Sparkling Water | Flat Water 

Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay...

Two words: Theme Parks & Cars.  Ok, that was actually three words, but it doesn’t make our event for VW any less awesome.  Set on the iconic Santa Monica Pier, which boasts a roller coaster, Ferris wheels, and other rides, this two hundred person event was full of fun and excitement with the unveiling of the VW Atlas.

The event was a conversion of old and new, as antique VW bugs and a vintage VW bus photobooth sat next to the new Atlas model, displayed predominantly on a clean, white stage.  After providing our VIPS with a Cheese & Charcuterie stations earlier in the day, guests walked the pier and marveled at the new car and, of course, all our food!   Besides the passed appetizers and desserts, we had so many food stations set all around the pier, from tacos and hotdogs to cookies and ice cream. 

See you at the dinner table,

CBC Team






Challah King’s Fig Brie Melt | Caramelized Onion | Parsley

Bacon Wrapped Dates | Pineapple | Sriracha Honey Drizzle

Mini Sweet Potato Fry Cup | Heinz 57 | Crushed Sea Salt

Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp Skewer | Avocado Mousse | Micro Herbs





Grilled White Fish | Chipotle Cream | Crisp Slaw

Pork Carnitas | Picked Pineapple | Coriander

Shredded Chicken | Mango Salsa | Crumbled Queso

Grilled Beef Tacos | Marinated Heirloom Radish | Salsa Verde

Individual Chips | Guacamole | Salsa



Individual Farm Fresh Salads | Quinoa | Market Fruits | Seasonal Ingredients

Butter Lettuce Salad | Avocado | Cucumber | Slide Radish | Pecorino | Citrus Dressing

Roasted Eggplant Carpaccio | Jalapeno | Lemon | Tahini | Clover Honey | Micro Herbs

Baby Arugula Salad | Persian Cucumber | Cherry Tomato | Manchego Cheese | Red Wine Herb Vinaigrette



Surfin’ Mac N Cheese | Vidalia Onion | Crisp Bread Crumbs | Jalapenos upon request

Individual California-Style Shrimp Spice Udon Noodle | Green Onion | Micro Greens

Turkey Chili Bowl | Shredded Cheddar Cheese | Spring Onion | Crumbled Corn Bread

Individual Cherry Tomato & Marinated Burrata Salad | Pickled Red Onion | Balsamic Reduction | Micro Basil



Corn Dog | Turkey Dog | Hebrew National Hot Dog | Tofu Dog

Ketchup | Mustard | Relish | Onion | Sauerkraut | Hot Dog Buns





Chocolate Chip Cookie | Snickerdoodle Cookie | Oatmeal Raison Cookie

Apothecary Jars | Chocolate Chips | Mini Snickers | Classic Raisons & Oatmeal



Blueberries | Strawberries | Raspberries | Blackberries

Chocolate Sauce | Fresh Whipped Cream | Nuts



Individual Vanilla Cup | Individual Chocolate Cup | Individual Strawberry Cup

Caramel Sauce | Chocolate Sauce | Assorted Nuts | Cherries | Fresh Whipped Cream



Pink Cotton Candy





Ketel One Vodka | Bombay Sapphire Gin | Bacardi Reserve Rum | Cuervo  | 1800 Anejo Tequila | Johnnie Walker Black Scotch | Maker’s Mark Bourbon

Heineken | Corona | Amstel Light | Sierra Nevada

Newton Red Label Chardonnay 2014 | Beresford Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Bezinger Cabernet Sauvignon | Beresford Estate Shiraz

Assorted Juices | Sodas | Flat & Sparkling Water



Seaside Sidecar | Cognac | Cointreau | Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice | Orange Peel Garnish

Coastal Blueberry Gin Fizz | Hendrick’s Gin | Muddled Blueberries | Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice | Ginger Beer | Simple Syrup | Club Soda Splash  | Blueberry Garnish

Can You Hear It?

Hosting an event really starts by picking the venue, as it can really set the tone for the entire evening.  Since Los Angeles is so populated with special occasions, it gets difficult to find a location where people haven’t been that’s still exciting.  The good new is, because we are part of an ever growing city, there are always really cool new sites being built or found where people can hold events.  This was the case when we catered an event for an Ultimate Ears.

Ultimate Ears is a local company who specializes speaker production, including in-ear monitors, speakers, and ear phones; their newest innovation is a waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker that can hook up to existing platforms like Alexa.  With a sleek and colorful design, the company looks to stand out against all its competitors.

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Because of this, the event had to be cool and different.  The Row is a new development of industrial workspaces set just outside Downtown Los Angeles.  Comprised of multiple buildings with exposed materials, high ceilings, massive windows, and overlooking DTLA with an unparalleled view, the location is perfect for art exhibits, sample sales, food trucks and festivals; it’s definitely a cool location.

With seventy social media influencers attending, the stage was set for the perfect event.  Our menu was classic yet flashy, much like the product they were unveiling.  Guests dined on four passed apps, including our crisp Bacon wrapped Medjool Dates with shredded Duck and a Cranberry drizzle, and sipped two specialty cocktails.  The event, which went from 7pm until 10pm, allowing the buildings of downtown to twinkle from dusk into evening, was a complete success.

See you at the dinner table,

CBC Team

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Mini Cheese Pizza Bites

Marinated Seasonal Fruit | Whipped Mascarpone Cheese | Crostini

Butternut Squash Puree Tartlette | Sage | Candied Pecans (Vegan)

Crisp Bacon Wrapped Medjool Date | Shredded Duck | Cranberry Drizzle

BBQ Scented Mary’s Chicken | Plantain Chip | Tangy Pineapple Salsa



Tequila Slammer | Splash Sprite | Bright Green Organic Food Dye

Irish Mule | Whiskey | Ginger Beer | Fresh Squeezed Lime | Mint Sprig



Absolute Vodka | Bombay Sapphire Gin | 1800 Tequila | Bacardi Superior Rum | Jameson Whiskey | Maker’s Mark Bourbon

Bogle Cabernet | Bogle Pinto Noir

Bogle Chardonnay | Bogle Sauvignon Blanc

Lagunitas IPA | Blue Moon | Carona

Orange Juice | Cranberry Juice | Pineapple Juice

Coke | Diet Coke | Sprite | Ginger Ale

To E3 And Beyond!

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is one of the coolest events of the year!  E3 is the biggest video gaming expo in the business and takes place over multiple days in Downtown Los Angeles.  Not only do the big video game display, but other accessory companies show their products to the thousands of people who attend the Expo.


Naturally, we were so excited to be brought on by Ubisoft at the Orpheum Theater for multiple meals over multiple days.  As the crew setup leading to the big press conference, Chris Brugler Catering provided breakfast and lunch options for their crew, fully equipped with craft service snacks.  Morning consisted of Grilled Vegetable Scrambled Eggs or Challah King’s French Toast, while lunch would have the crew enjoy delights like Rigatoni with Turkey Sausage.

When the presentation day finally came, there were thousands of people lined up to hear all about the new products Ubisoft was unveiling.  Partnering with Barts Carts, we served popcorn to the attendees.  For the speakers, presenters, and talent, we provided delicious VIP meals.


This was one of the coolest events and we were so happy that Ubisoft was so happy with how everything turned out!

See you at the dinner table,

CBC Team




Grilled Vegetable Scrambled Eggs | Aged Cheddar Cheese | Chives

Honey Yogurt

Assorted Bagels | Jams | Cream Cheese

Coffee | Tea | Orange Juice | Cranberry Juice



Kale Salad | Shaved Fennel | Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette | Rustic Croutons | Goat Cheese

Turkey & Pepper Jack Wrap | Corn | Black Beans | Greens | Chipotle Spread

Lime Scented Sugar Cookie Bites



Smoked Salmon | Tomato | Onion | Cucumber | Lemons

Fresh Yogurt

Assorted Bagels | Jams | Cream Cheese

Coffee | Tea | Orange Juice | Cranberry Juice



Butter Lettuce Salad | Cherry Tomato | Cucumber | Parmesan | Red Wine Vinaigrette

Rigatoni | Turkey Sausage | Olives | Rustic Basil Tomato Sauce

Double Fudge Cookie Bites



Egg & Chorizo Tortilla Wraps | Tomatillo Salsa

I am Moana

Tonight we all get to watch the Oscars and we can’t help but to think about one of our favorite kids movies from last year, Disney’s Moana.  We were so lucky to do two different events for the creators and cast when the hit movie premiered!


After the 400 person screening, which included Polynesian dance troop and a delicious dessert station, we were invited back to do a formal dinner for the cast at the Disney Lot by the movie’s heads Osnat Shurer and John Lasseter.  Attendees, including Dwayne Johnson and Moana herself, Auli’I Cravalho, were greeted by glasses filled with Lasseter Family Winery Chemin de Fer Red Wine & Cakebread Chardonnay, before heading into a screening of the movie.

After the film concluded, the real party began.  Passed appetizers kicked off our Polynesian theme meal.  Guests dined on Seared Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Jalapeno Lime Cream and BBQ Scented Chicken served on a Plantain Chip topped with Mango Salsa.  Our Polynesian salads were followed by Black Cod Filet or Braised Short Ribs.  The sweet ending concluded with a tropical Dole Whip Cake with Coconut-Pineapple Ice Cream.

What a beautiful evening!  With a little Disney magic, a real life Princess, and wish upon a star, this was a night to remember.

See you at the dinner table,

CBC Team



Seared Vegetable Pot Stickers | Creamy Soy-Ginger Drizzle

BBQ Scented Chicken | Plantain Chip | Mango Salsa

Seared Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes | Jalapeno Lime Cream



Polynesian Iceberg-Little Cabbage Salad | Manga | Jicama | Cucumber | Red Onion | Sweet Bell Pepper | Pineapple Honey Dressing



Soya Honey Marinated Black Cod Filet | Snow Peas | Coconut Rice

Slow Braised Short Ribs | Roasted Butternut Squash | Yukon Gold Potatoes | Coconut-Curry Sauce

Spicy Honey-Garlic Roasted Cauliflower | Marinated Rice Noodles | Ohana Green Beans | Garlic



Dole Whip Cake | Condensed Sweet Cream Frosting | Coconut-Pineapple Ice Cream