Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Catering Help

Hors d’Oeuvre Packages (for 10 people)


Choose (3):
Sicilian-Style Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Grilled New York Steak with Dolce Gorgonzola, Sweet Onion Marmalade and Toasted Sourdough
Crab Cakes with “Ole Bay” Aioli
Mini Quiche with Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Fresh Herbs and Gruyere
Roasted Artichokes with Fresh Lemon, Fennel, Herbed Goat Cheese and Crispy Baguette
Antipasto Platter
Gourmet Cheese and Cracker
Vegetable Crudités with Herb Dip
Fresh Sliced Fruit Platter

Call Caroline at 562 426 0555 /

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Oddest Space Can Be The BEST Event Space

This week I am preparing to work on the 15 floor of a completely gutted office building.  The ceiling isn’t finished and the walls are painted a boring cream color BUT the views are incredible and it has a really cool flow.  Bottom line I think people who see the final product will be completely shocked by how it transforms.  It will have the WOW factor. Pictures coming soon of the final result!

Tip by: Ryan Choura

Monday, November 21, 2011

Dux and Tux Event

Here's a sneak peak at the Dux and Tux Event that Choura participated in on Saturday night that benefited the Anaheim Ducks Foundation. Chef McIntyre prepared alongside professional Hockey player Devante Smith-Pelly. 

They prepared Pan Seared Ahi with Wild Arugula, Pickled Onion and Cucumber Relish and Sherry Vinegar.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Google Music / Talk Mobile Launch Party

Wednesday night we had the awesome opportunity of taking part in the Google Music / T Mobile Launch Party in Hollywood. 

BOLTHOUSE PRODUCTIONS did the event producing.

Choura Events did the lounge furniture, bars, tables, etc. (see what we used here)

Bread & Wine Catering did the catering.

Enjoy the pictures and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Stop Making Your Event Look So Matchy Matchy

We recently did an event that required a really different look.  We brought in a variety of sofas, chairs and dining tables.  Many times events are filled with 60inch rounds and white linens accompanied by a colored napkin.  The approach I am recommending is not for everyone but when pulled off really creates a special feel. 

Now remember your going to question your decision mid-stream so….pull pieces you like and believe it will accent the feel, then build the puzzle.  Good luck!

Tip By: Ryan Choura

Monday, November 14, 2011

Chef McIntyre

Why we only have 1 Chef in our kitchen.

I took this shot of our Executive Chef Ryan McIntyre recently.  He is in a tented kitchen that we had built in a parking lot adjacent to the large gala structure. He had just served 350 guests Filet Mignon.  They were perfectly prepared.  He received huge accolades from the client.  We are so thankful to have his leadership and smile in our Kitchen.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Port of Long Beach 100th Anniversary

We provided catering, tenting and furniture for the Port of Long Beach 100th Anniversary a while ago.

What do you think? Was it a success?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Why Should You Celebrate Thanksgiving?

I understand everyone wants to open Christmas presents tomorrow morning but let’s just hold on a second.  A wonderfully planned Thanksgiving gathering is second to none.  It just seems that from a planning perspective, Thanksgiving needs a couple little tweaks. 

Here are my top 3 adjustments:

1.)  You cannot start to do dishes for 1 hour after everyone has eaten.  The rush to get through Thanksgiving is crazy.  Just chill out and enjoy.

2.)  Create a journal of family recipes.  Martha Stewart is not going to influence my Thanksgiving. I want things that mean something special from my family.

3.)  If your hosting, then create a comfortable environment.  Letting people eat dessert on the couch while watching a football game gives me an anxiety attack but I have learned to manage.  Let your guests use your home.  It’s what it’s for!

Tip By: Ryan Choura

Monday, November 7, 2011

Salad Tip

Here's a great way to take your salad on the go while keeping it fresh and presentable. All you need is a chinese to go box, some chopsticks and your salad. Try it and let us know what you think!

Check out the rest of our MENUS for more great ideas.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Golden Parties

Earlier this year we had the pleasure of putting together the Golden Globes After Party. It was a great time and it looked amazing!

It turned out to be pretty Golden if you ask me.

Enjoy the rainy weekend!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Why is Vinyl Sooooo Good?

Rain is on it’s way this week and what are you going to do? Utilizing vinyl tenting as a way to cover your space is crucial. 

Good thing Choura Events is here to provide that for you! 

Check out our tenting options