Creating a Party Menu to Fit Any Atlantan’s Diet

Atlanta Event Caterers | Legendary EventsThe DJ commands the dance floor, guiding the rhythm of your guests’ every move, shake and shimmy. Give your guests the fuel they need to keep the moves going all night long with a party menu they’ll love. Don’t lose sleep wondering how to please the tastes of any Atlantan’s pallette. Read on for menu tips from your local Atlanta event caterers.
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Hotlanta Now- Delta Sky Magazine Launch

A Legendary Event kicked off a fabulous magazine launch and spread in the recent November Delta Sky magazine, which had a spectacular insert all about Atlanta! The kick-off event was held at the High Museum of Art and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed unveiled the profile issue with a focus on Atlanta. The city has never looked so good or so inviting with our very own Tony Conway, CEO and Owner of A Legendary Event as your expert guide to a dozen philanthropic events that make a difference in our great city.  Delta also featured Tony’s upcoming award honor for his dedication to A Meal To Remember befitting Senior Citizen Services of Atlanta.  This issue is filled with many positive articles written on how great the city of Atlanta is and where we are headed in the future.  Without question, Atlanta will be Delta’s travelers next destination after reading this exciting article and we’re very proud of Tony and A Legendary Event for the unending dedication to giving back.  Take a look at this page-turning spread to learn more about the wonderful city A Legendary Event calls our own, Atlanta!

Atlanta Opera Ball

We were very honored to create the stunning décor for the fabulous Opera Ball last month.  The Atlanta Opera Ball began its 31st Season  On October 2nd and opened its season with the  staple of romantic opera repertoire, La bohème. In snowy Paris, six young penniless artists are full of idealism and beauty, but they soon encoun­ter the harsh realities of life. Therefore, our fabulous event designer, Amy Saltzman, interpreted this years Ball into a Bohemian Parisian setting at the St. Regis.  Overall, the ballroom and stage looked magnificent (or should I say Magnifico in Italian!).  A Legendary Event was thrilled to support such a significant cultural event in our great city of Atlanta!!

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New Legendary Catering & Design Sales Manager

Atlanta – (October 5, 2010)―Sam Polk is the newest member of A Legendary Event’s award-winning, full-service special events company, which specializes in catering, design and floral. Polk has served the hospitality industry with over 20 years experience creating and managing high visibility events for groups as large as 25,000 throughout the United States.

Well known to the Atlanta hospitality industry, Polk began his prestigious career as the Special Events Manager at Zoo Atlanta, where he was responsible for marketing, hospitality and fundraising events including Zoo Atlanta’s Beastly Feast affair, raising more than $500,000 annually. Polk then served as Foundation Director for Northside Hospital, where he managed a fundraising budget of $1.2 million annually and directed numerous galas, golf/tennis tournaments, overseeing the highly-publicized community tree lighting events. He was also instrumental in the development of an employee/physician community service program with over 1,500 active volunteers assisting organizations in six counties.

Other highlights of Polk’s career includes owning and creating a unique coffee house dessert café called Miss Lucille’s Gossip Parlor, which he sold and is still to this day a very successful coffee house in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. This popular institution has been featured in the media including the pages of Southern Living and Atlanta Magazine. He also ran an interior design service called Frugality By Design and a retail gift shop.

As a dedicated community volunteer, Polk has been actively involved in the non-profit world including volunteering for The American Heart Association, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, March of Dimes, Hands on Atlanta, Board of Directions of the Fulton County Education Foundation, Partnership Coordinator for the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and served as Chairman of the North Fulton County March of Dimes Walk America.

Tony Conway, President and Owner of A Legendary Event said, “We are extremely excited to have Sam Polk on board. His wealth of talents in the field will be a fantastic addition to our team as we strive to provide our clients with a legendary experience. We have confidence in Sam and are confident he will be a valuable member of our team of talented catering, design and sales professionals.”

Flavors Magazine, Fall 2010

We were thrilled to receive the new issue of Flavors magazine!!!  The cover shot, taken by the talented photographer, John Haigwood, is absolutely gorgeous and compliments to our Executive Chef, Christophe  Holmes, for a stunning selection.  You can find the recipe from Chef Chris on page 18.  The Tiny Vegetable Crudites, Dulce De Leche Pot de Crème, Poached Baby Octopus in Black Pepper Vinaigrette and Entremes Variados are the perfect recipes to jump start your fall cuisine.  Enjoy!!

Delta Air Lines Event

On Tuesday March 16th, most of the team here at A Legendary Event helped with a very important event at the Delta Heritage Museum. The Delta Business Elite flight attendants were in town for a meeting and we were asked to do a seated luncheon event for 225 guests in the Delta Air Lines historical hangar. The seated luncheon for 225 guests (which ended up really being for 256 guests) was focused around customer service; therefore, we had 1 service staff per 2.5 guests. This helped us provide outstanding service from the second our guests were seated to the very end of the dessert!!
The guest dined under the “Spirit of Delta” which is a Boeing 767 that retired to the historical hangar on May 7, 2006. The Delta Air Lines staff is very familiar with this aircraft as it signifies the first Boeing 767 bought by Delta employees for $30 Million. The aircraft represents the gratitude employees had for Delta, after none of the employees were laid off when the company was experiencing financial troubles in 1982. Employees raised the money through payroll deductions, and on Dec. 15, 1982, gathered in Delta’s Technical Operations Center in Atlanta to present the aircraft to the airline. What an honor it was for all of these employees to dine under such a significant and important symbol of their company!!
There were two looooong banquet tables which collectively seated 225 guests. Three small tables had to be frantically added when 26 more guests arrived then planned. The three course luncheon lasted about 1.5 hours and consisted of a cylindrical stacked salad, a trio of burgers, and a raspberry chocolate dome for dessert. Mmmmmmmmm!!! (Photo credit goes to the “Legendary” Wilward Hughes)

2010 Spotlight Award Voting in Final Stretch

If you haven’t already voted for A Legendary Event to become 2010 Spotlight Award Catering Company of the Year, you only have three days left!!! To vote, click on the black box above and enter your e-mail address. It only takes a few minutes and we would be honored to have your support. The voting deadline is on January 31st at midnight. Happy Voting!

New Executive Chef

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Chef Chad Harrison has been appointed to the role of Executive Chef at A Legendary Event. As the newest member of A Legendary Event’s award-winning culinary team, Harrison brings over two decades of experience in International and American menu design, food preparation, and traditional and modern culinary techniques.

His vita includes culinary work at the renowned Alexander’s Restaurant in Hilton Head, South Carolina; The Grand Ole House in the Grand Cayman Islands; the Marriott’s Pine Isle Resort; and monthly television appearances and food demonstrations with local media. Harrison’s extensive experience in both restaurant and off-premise banquet cuisine makes him an ideal fit at A Legendary Event. His modern approach to classic cuisine is based in his formal training in European culinary techniques mastered under German Master Chef Tell Erhardt.

Harrison’s culinary work has garnered several distinctions including the Tampa Tribune’s “Best of the Bay Chef’s Award,” and Tampa Bay Magazine’s “Best Bay Caterers Award.” As Executive Chef, Harrison will oversee all aspects of A Legendary Event’s culinary department including menu design, overseeing daily kitchen operations, food preparation, purchasing, and working closely with the Executive Sous Chef, Executive Pastry Chef, and the entire culinary team at A Legendary Event. Owner and President of A Legendary Event Tony Conway said, “Chef Harrison will be a great asset to our team—we’re delighted to have him on board.”

Tony Conway honored by CHRIS Kids

On Saturday night, over 400 guests gathered at the Buckhead Grand Hyatt for the 9th annual CHRIStal Ball to benefit CHRIS Kids. Tony Conway, owner and president of A Legendary Event, was recognized for his philanthropic contributions to CHRIS Kids with a CHRIStal Vision Award. “I just want to say that I’m so honored to be this year’s recipient along with Price Waterhouse Coopers. This has been such a wonderful, heart-warming event―I can’t think of a better organization than CHRIS Kids to be affiliated with,” Conway said. In addition to Mr. Conway, Global Accounting Firm Price Waterhouse Coopers was awarded the CHRIStal Vision Award for outstanding leadership and service to children, youth, and families in the state of Georgia with special emotional, residential, and mental health needs.