Words are not sufficient to express our gratitude to owners Serge (Chef) and Mary and outstanding staff (Leah and so many others) of Vibrant Occasions for their outstanding service to us before, during, after our wedding event in Hot Springs Oc...
tober 7, 2017.
Robert and I were nervous (to-say-the-least) to select a caterer for our 55 person event at home--so much so, that I wanted to cook my own food to be sure what we fed our guests would be edible--but Robert gently insisted we find a caterer. What we found was family.
Not only did I receive an immediate reply to my initial inquiry, but Serge, Mary, and Leah welcomed this nervous bride and groom-to-be into our first meeting/planning session with grace, patience, information, and options.
The negotiation of contract was effortless, and the willingness of Vibrant Occasions to adjust our menu to accommodate our guests and event size was perfectly professional.
And the meal . . . I cannot adequately express my gratitude to Chef Serge and kitchen staff for the exquisite dinner we received.
Robert and I selected chicken . . . not because . . . but because . . . and I prepared myself for the worst. But what Robert and I and our guests received from Chef Serge was a succulent, unexpected, tender & juicy, melt-in-your-mouth moment of absolute perfection!
The Vibrant Occasions team and Chef Serge tailored our meal to our event: the margarita chicken, spring vegetable mix, the tri-colored roasted potatoes, the strawberry salad, the spinach artichoke stuffed Portobello (for our vegetarians), and the cocktail hour finger-trays and cheeses were all beyond expected flavor and texture. Each bite was absolute perfection!
Kudos to Chef and kitchen staff! Robert and I and our guests are STILL discussing the flavors and perfections of our special meal.
I also fretted over the travel-time and prep-time for the event in Hot Springs; I knew the food would loose flavor/texture after the processes of cooking, packing, traveling, unpacking, staging, serving.
I could not have been more wrong.
The meal was as fresh at 6:00 p.m. as it would have been had all 55 of us arrived at Vibrant Occasions for our servings hot from the Chef's oven. Again, I have no words to express our heartfelt gratitude for the Vibrant Occasions team.
Additionally, I must add a few words about our evening service. The home venue is intimate. I fretted that the "moving about" of service staff could have been intrusive and obvious. Again, I was wrong.
The Vibrant Occasions two-person staff was absolutely professional in dress and service; the presence of the Vibrant Occasions staff in our home was unobtrusive and perfect. That's it. Perfect. The Vibrant Occasions staff and service created no distraction, and their professional service only enhanced and perfected our evening.
Additionally, the Vibrant Occasions staff packaged, labeled, and refrigerated a full meal for me and my groom--both too busy to sit and enjoy a meal with our guests; such attention to our needs brought tears to my eyes.
Robert and I give our highest recommendation to Vibrant Occasions Catering; Robert and I are forever grateful to this unique and professional team who will work tirelessly behind the scenes to perfect your event and provide you with precious memories to last a lifetime.
Thank you, Serge, Mary, Leah, and EACH special member of the staff and crew of Vibrant Occasions Catering!