Fox Five Road Warrior at Legendary Event! Five Segments! Five Departments!

What a thrill to have Fox Five’s outstanding Road Warrior Stacey Elgin come and visit  A Legendary Event! Our team showed how to have a Legendary holiday with our very own Legendary experts demonstrating what A Legendary Event has to offer for the holiday table.  Executive Chef Christophe in the kitchen showcased a fabulous Holiday Cranberry Orange Relish.  Executive Pastry Chef Charles Barrett in the Pastry Shop demonstrated how to make our famed Pumpkin Cheesecake Lollipops.  Floral Director Jeanna Graham showed how simple food die and seasonal fruit such as crabapples or cranberries can add a simplistic flair to a holiday table. Creative Director Steve Welsh showed his talents by creatively transforming a wood panel from the hardware store into a stunning and spectacular tiger eye patterned wood dining table that made an exquisite fall statement. CEO and founder, award-winning Tony Conway showed us his festive flair by appointing the perfect place setting with colorful table napkins making a scalloped fold that dressed up the table and resembled a memorable Thanksgiving turkey styled design. The Legendary team showed how limitless the possibilities are at A Legendary Event and when you add a personal touch, everyone enjoys the holiday in style. Try one of our recipes and tell us how it turned out! 

Happy Holidays and may your blessings be many!

Tony Conway Honored By Senior Citizens Services of Atlanta

We have been very busy this week preparing for “A Meal to Remember” Gala which raises money for Meals On Wheels Atlanta, a program of Senior Citizen Services, that has been delivering daily meals to homebound seniors in the metro area since 1970.  The event organizers hope to raise more than $400,000 which will provide more than 61,500 nutritious meals for homebound seniors. Hundreds of flowers have been overflowing from our floral studio to prepare for this meaningful and memorable evening.  The 23rd Annual Gala will honor our Owner and CEO, Tony Conway, for his dedication and commitment to Senior Citizen Services and Meals On Wheels Atlanta.  Please help us in congratulating him for this prestigious honor!!  Check back next week for photos  from the gorgeous  “Siente el sabor Latino” themed décor. 

Holiday Party Advice from Tony Conway

Dear Professor Bruce:

I own a small printing company, and for 10 years we have given a fabulous holiday party. Sales are down this year, but we still want to entertain, thank our clients and network for new business. How can we give a reasonable party and still get our brand out there? Our yearly party is something everyone has looked forward to in the past. We’re concerned that if we don’t do it this year, people will think we are not doing well or we don’t appreciate their business.


Since you have entertained yearly and created such a special tradition at your company with this holiday party, I don’t recommend canceling the party this year. There are many ways to adjust the budget and give holiday parties and corporate events that keep your brand alive and well.
Tony Conway, Founder of A Legendary Event, has some good advice:
— Give a party that makes a difference. You can do an event on a smaller scale at your company. Change your party focus to giving to a worthwhile cause and keep it simple. Perhaps a customer or community member has been touched by illness or some other hardship. Ask everyone to bring a book for a children’s hospital, cans for a hunger drive or something else purposeful. Serve “just desserts” this year to sweeten the lives of others.
— Think quality vs. quantity. Review and scale down your guest list and focus on quality. There are probably many people on the list who have not referred to your business or people who should no longer be on the list. Reducing the numbers can help you better budget any event.
— Make it memorable. Add a theme to your party. Since you’re a printer, incorporate your overruns. Decorate the tables with all the printing samples you’ve done and celebrate your 10 years of printing. Proudly display your work and focus on what you’ve done for clients in a creative way. From table cards to table toppers, centerpieces and more, your printing pieces should be integrated into your decor. It will save money and promote what you do.
— Be creative. Instead of throwing a cocktail party this year, think about an afternoon picnic or something more casual. Picnics are popular and can even be indoors and are value-driven. We’re seeing parties that used to be sit-down dinners instead be light fare and appetizers. You don’t have to serve a feast. Your guests will feast their eyes on whatever you do, but keep your legend alive and party on!

Author/Byline: BRUCE FREEMAN , Scripps Howard News Service
(Bruce Freeman, The Small Business Professor, is president of ProLine Communications, a marketing and public relations firm in Livingston, N.J., and author of “Birthing the Elephant” (Ten Speed Press). E-mail questions to Bruce(at)

Copyright (c) 2010 Scripps Howard News Service
“Professor Bruce”
Bruce Freeman, The Small Business Professor®

Legendary Community Service

Last week, our team spent a few of our mornings volunteering for the Senior Citizen Services. What a rewarding non-profit organization (click here to visit the website)!! We spent the first morning delivering Meal on Wheels to disabled senior citizens in the city. Our floral team made a special arrangement for each one of the seniors that we delivered along with the meals. The seniors enjoyed the flowers to their fullest and we enjoyed putting a smile on their faces. The second morning was spent packing the meals for the Meals On Wheels Program. We packed hundreds of meals and wish to express our gratitude to the dedicated staff at the center. Check out our pictures below to see our team in action.

Find out how to volunteer for Senior Citizen Services by clicking here!

***Photos Courtesy of the fabulous Nancy Jo McDaniel!!

Flavors Magazine

We were delighted to be featured in the Summer 2010 issue of Flavors Magazine for our recent awards!!  If you don’t have this issue yet, you should definitely pick one up.  There are so many great summer recipes to start the summer off with a bang.  I can’t wait to try the Seafood Gazpacho from Nancy Mitchell, Chef and Co-owner of Six Feet Under!!

A Legendary Event Wins International Catering Association Awards!!!!

Happy Spring!!! I wanted to let you in on some exciting news about our company!!
At an award ceremony on March 8th in Las Vegas, our team was presented with the following prestigious awards from the International Catering Association (ICA):
2010 Spotlight Award for Catering Company of the Year. Our company was chosen amongst many top US and International catering companies nominated for this award. The judging criteria included customer service, menu design and creativity, all aspects that we take great pride.
2010 Catersource ACE (Achievement in Catering Excellence) Award for the Best Catering Company in the South Region. This award recognizes companies that have shown noteworthy achievement in the catering industry through culinary, business, community and professional development. There is a winner for this award in four regions in the United States and Internationally.
2010 CATIE Award for Best Plated Menu for DIFFA’s Dining by Design. Each year, a group of the nation’s top designers are invited to create a unique table design to help raise funds for DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). As the event’s caterer, we were to create and serve a menu for 400 seated guests that would be memorable and innovative.
2010 CATIE Award for Best Themed Menu and Presentation for the Julie & Julia Screening Party. On July 8th, we transformed the empty Niketown into a Moulin-Rouge-style affair for our annual “Ladies Night Out.” Four hundred of company owner Tony Conway’s closest female friends and clients were treated to cocktails and French cuisine prior to the exclusive screening of “Julie & Julia”―Sony picture’s film about Julia Child’s life in France.
Tony Conway, President and Owner of A Legendary Event said, “We’re so honored to be winners of these very extraordinary awards. I am so proud of my team’s hard work and determination this past year.” Thank you to all of our FANTASTIC Clients!!! Thank you for your continued loyalty and support!!!

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!