Sunday, September 26, 2010

Country rustic themed wedding at Buffalo Farm in Cambridge

Congratulations Danielle and Dave! On Saturday September 25, 2010, Select Service catered their wedding and reception for about 200 guests at Buffalo Farm in Cambridge. Following the ceremony, guests were treated to signature lemonade cocktails in mason jars along with passed canapes. The cocktail hour featured a wine tasting table, cigar rolling station, and photo booth. Dinner was a food station buffet with braised short ribs, beef tenderloin, Saltimbocca chicken, risotto cakes, a made-to-order pasta station, and refreshing salads. Dessert included the couples' cupcakes (some available in gluten-free), as well as an assortment of individual pies, tarts, and turnovers. The late night tables were the real showstopper, featuring a retro candy buffet, sugar cereal bar, mini slider burgers, mini Pogos, KFC, freshly popped theatre style popcorn, caramel apples, and cotton candy. Rental items, linens, and tent were provided by Affair Rentals. A big thank you to Whitney from Bliss Events for her outstanding work as lead wedding planner.

The tables were set up communal-style, a nice change from traditional round tables

Each place setting included a copy of the full menu, so guests could look forward to the treats ahead

The centrepieces included baskets of apples (to feed the horses), and mason jars with red, yellow, and orange flowers

Two stuffed buffaloes framed the head table. Real buffalo could be seen out in the fields

Napkin rolls with custom-printed bands and a stalk of wheat complete the table setting

Our team gets ready for dinner by pouring wine and water for guests as they are seated. Pouring at the table ensures everyone is taken care of, and there are fewer opened and unfinished bottles than if bottles were placed the table

Pies and tarts set out on the dessert buffet station

Catherine attends the cupcake display to direct guests to their favourite flavour. The high heel shoes were gluten-free, and cowboy boats were the regular cupcakes

Tammy helps guests at the coffee and tea station. We kept it open all night to fuel the party, and provided to-go cups for guests to take a cup on the way home.

The full bar inside the barn (limited bars with beer and wine only were available inside the tent from two horse stalls. Regular and pink lemonade were available to mix with cocktails, and pretzels and curried nuts were provided at the bar for snacks in between drinks.

A photo booth was set up all night long for guests to take candid shots for the couple

The inside of the barn, where the ceremony and the dance were held. Chandeliers provided a touch of glamour to the rustic setting.

The late night sugar cereal bar, featuring Cap'n Crunch, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Alpha Bits, Reese Puffs, Lucky Charms, Corn Pops, and Sugar Crisp.

Colourful bowls and a milk dispenser completed the fun late night help-yourself

Late night retro candy buffet, complete with small cellophane bags for guests to fill and take home. In the background, you can see the favour table with boxes fill with house-made donut holes for the trip home.

The buffet featured Tootsie Pops, Flying Saucers, Wax Lips, Love Hearts, candy necklaces, Twizzlers, gum balls, Rockets, Fun Dips, and Lifesaver mints

The popcorn station, freshly popped in front of guests.

The candy floss station, with cones of cotton candy set up in mason jars for guests to take, alongside caramel apples.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Vote for us in the Cambridge Times Reader's Choice Awards!

Select Service Caterers has been nominated for three categories in the Cambridge Time Readers Choice Awards for 2010! Register to vote for us HERE

We've been nominated in the following categories:

-Best Catering Company - Select Service Caterers of Fine Foods Inc.
-Best People - Chef - Kelvin Lewin
-Best Sandwiches - Local - The Hungry Olive

Thank you for your support! Voting is open from Friday September 24 until Sunday October 3.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

August 28, 2010 wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion

Congratulations Melissa and Nick! On August 28, 2010 they tied the knot at Victoria Park Pavilion with 98 of their friends and family. The room was decorated with refreshing citrus colours, a perfect backdrop for the late summer wedding. Chair covers and sashes were provided by Decorating Dreams.

The centrepieces tied in to the colour theme with lemons and limes

One of the passed canapes offered during the cocktail reception - our signature fresh spring rolls with sweet chili dip

Pink lemonade and classic iced tea were available for guests to help themselves

Katharina balances a tray of wine as she heads back out to the reception. As you can see from the salad plates behind her, the small kitchen space included at the Pavilion is no problem for Select Service - we make our own kitchen space in the hallway.

The guests are all seated for dinner - a choice of chicken or vegetarian was offered. Melissa made paper carrots to identify the vegetarians at each table - a different take on the traditional coloured sticker system, and very easy for our staff to get the right meal to the right person.

Catherine and Jonathan are ready at the bar.

A pie buffet was offered for dessert, featuring chocolate ganache, berry, strawberry rhubarb, apple streusal, pecan, and lemon.

Tammy attends the pie buffet to offer ice cream on the side. Coffee and tea were available for guests to take back to their table and fix up just the way they like it.

A traditional late night selection with cheese and fruit was brought out at 10:30.

Tammy creates cappuccinos to order alongside the cheese display for guests who were dancing the night away.