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Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events

High-end catering company offering distinctive event planning services. Specializing in creating individually tailored events for all occasions.
We specialize in creating events that are exclusively tailored for each of our client’s specific desires.

We excel at exceeding our clients expectations and can invent an occasion that is uniquely you.
Since 1996 Fabulous Food has been producing one of a kind events with exquisite artisan cuisine. The Fabulous Food management team is led by the husband and wife team, Skip and Chantal Hause, who own and operate in Phoenix, Arizona.

About Fabulous Food

Since 1996 Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events has been producing one of a kind events with exquisite artisan cuisine. The Fabulous Food management team is led by the husband and wife team, Skip and Chantal Hause, who own and operate in Phoenix, Arizona.

Fabulous Food is a custom, high end catering company offering distinctive event planning services. We specialize in creating events that are exclusively tailored for each of our clients specific desires. We excel at exceeding our clients expectations and can invent an occasion that is uniquely you.

Our Mission

To be viewed by our clients as the elite catering company in Phoenix, Arizona by consistently providing high end experiences through artisan cuisine, exceptional service, integrity, and honesty to our clients, thereby becoming the desired choice caterer for our clients. To provide a friendly, fun, family oriented, and professional work environment for our employees to thrive. To be an asset in our community through our generosity and involvement in charitable events and programs.

Community

The owners of Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events, Skip and Chantal Hause, firmly believe in giving back to the community. Throughout the years, Fabulous Food has been a strong supporter of the Metropolitan Phoenix Arts & Culture community. We have formed partnerships with various organizations in the Valley, including the Arizona Theater Company, Arizona Costume Institute, Ballet Arizona, ChildsplayDesert Botanical GardenPhoenix Art Museum, and Phoenix Public Library – Burton Barr.

And Fabulous Food supports students at the Arizona Culinary Institute and East Valley Institute of Technology through mentoring, internships, and training programs.

We also ensure that no extra food from our kitchens go to waste with regular donations to the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, and Waste Not.

Fabulous Food Fine Catering & Events
120 S. 26th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

+1 (602) 267-1818
 +1 (602) 267-1888

The Live Events Coalition

Who We Are

The Live Events Coalition is an inclusive, non-profit, all-volunteer organization. 

Our industry is often cited as one of the hardest hit by many, and one that will require very specific considerations long term in order to regain our footing.  

And while The Live Events Coalition may have been formed in direct response to this global health pandemic. We have come to learn through this crisis that there is a need and a desire for our Coalition to exist long-term. We stand ready to continue as advocates for our industry. To learn from our experiences with Covid-19, and be prepared to address challenges as they arise in the future.

Membership: 

The Live Events Coalition is a network of live event professionals. Joining together, strength in numbers and finding support and resources as a group with common thread professionally.

Who we are caterers, event planners, talent, musicians, technicians, floral designers, engineers, bands, disc jockeys. We are photographers, event rental companies, suppliers, freelancers, sporting event ticket tackers, and concession workers.

We are production companies & technicians, transportation, event venues, destination management companies, convention centers, hotels and so much more.

Advocacy: 

In short our industry was the first to close due to the slow pace of recovery, we will be the last to completely reopen. consequently, due to the current CDC guidelines, it will take us much longer than any other industry to bounce back and recover. The guidelines of social distancing and the number of people permitted to gather has been limited.

Therefore, completely tying our hands. Our industry needs and requires special considerations long term in order to solve our unique challenges down the road.

Awareness: 

We need ongoing education for our local, state, and federal legislators and government officials.

They need to understand the millions of jobs associated with our industry and the trillions of dollars that we not only contribute to the United States economy but globally. We are building a community of support long term for our specific needs. This will also offer you an opportunity to engage and help lobby legislators and make an impact in your community and state.  

Resources: 

Therefore providing tools and resources to develop a healthy mind and promote stability while managing the demands of the live events industry. We will have ongoing newsletters, YouTube video outputs and Town Hall discussions with guest speakers to continue the conversation.

Alignment: 

Aligning with other events coalitions formed in response to COVID-19 as well as the countless industry organizations that already exist.

To expand our reach and understand the state and local needs of our members as well as the industry segments that make up live events.

Current Partnerships: Meetings Mean Business, Events Industry Counsel, Showmakers Symposium, the Event Safety Alliance and More…

Long Term: 

The Live Events Coalition is a long-term ongoing coalition. After COVID-19 is behind us, we will continue to advocate for our industry’s needs. Our long terms goal is to develop group purchasing power for products and services. Most importantly but not limited to tailored health, life and accident insurance policies as well as other products and services relevant to our needs and the success of our business.

2. Send a letter to your representatives

3. Share your story

4. Fill out our industry survey

5. Find coalition volunteer opportunities

6. Submit resources that need to be shared

7. Contact Coalition Leadership with new opportunities

8. Find a state coalition partner for local resources

9. Follow us on Social Media

10. Share the Coalition with your network

Event Lighting Plays a Very Important Role in Success of Events

Lighting is What Brings Events to Life – Here’s How

Whether it’s a residential structure, commercial property, public place, or a temporary event, the easiest and cheapest way you can enhance the look of everything is through lighting.

With the introduction of new lighting tools and technologies, increased usage of lights, and awareness of the wonders simple lighting techniques can do, the demand for lighting professionals has increased radically. Yes, we said ‘lighting professionals’ because it has become a separate profession today.

While lighting for homes and properties are too common, something that is still not as popular is that lighting can be the sole reason for the success or failure of all types of events.

If it is a formal corporate event and you add fancy, colorful lights that keep glistening, you know where you will end up. Likewise, if it is a dance party and you add subtle, single-colored lights without any effect, it’s going to fail badly.

That said, event lighting is extremely important. Businesses’ that realize the importance and effect of effective lighting even endeavor to use specific colors in their logos and boards to develop brand association.

Nonetheless, if you are clueless how lighting can affect event ambiance and venues, here is your answer.

Below are five ways effective event lighting results in successful events.

1.      Event Lighting Impacts Moods

Colors influence moods and this is especially true when they are displayed intensely, such as through lighting. For example, white and subtle golden lights can feel your guests feel calm and relaxed while red, green, and orange can make them feel energized. Therefore, you must choose event lighting according to the type of occasion.

2.      Lighting Creates Better Experiences

So, you are looking forward to this particular event over the weekend that involves several stage acts. You get ready and reach to the event venue all excited and happy only to find out that the event is completely lit with uniform white lights. Do you think a stage act can deliver good experience and influence your mood without appropriate lighting effects that they should be enhanced with?

Of course, not!

And this is how event lighting creates experiences. The lights that you choose must be selected considering four things:

  • Nature of the event
  • Event theme
  • Event agenda
  • Event venue

3.      Event Lighting Can Effortlessly Emphasize What Needs To Be Emphasized

As mentioned in the start, the easiest and cheapest way you can decorate events and impress your guests is through event lighting. Not only does effective event lighting make venues a lot better but they can be used to highlight things that need to be highlighted.

For example, if it is a corporate event, the brand’s name and logo can be lit up using the official colors of the brand. In case of a private event like a wedding, the names of the couple can be displayed with added lights to create a unique revelation.

As much as it is important to rent appropriate venues, you can’t expect your event to do wonders without arranging for suitable event lighting.

If you are dubious about choosing the venues and how to go about light selection, leave it all to the team at Scottsdale Hangar Parties.

Organizing Event Catering – Here Are Some Telltale Tips You Can Ace This Activity

Common Mistakes in Event Catering That You Should Avoid

So, your big event is coming up and you are spending days looking for top-notch event venues, decor service providers, and other such vendors. Apparently, everything that is important for a successful event is on your to-do list already.

But have you thought about how important an event menu is? Do you know a small slip-up in choosing your event catering service can cause your event to completely fail?  Yes, you read that right.

There are a lot of things that you need to consider when finalizing an event catering service for important get-togethers in your life, regardless of whether they are corporate events or private family affairs.

The reason organizing event catering is deemed a lot more difficult than choosing other vendors is because you simply can’t choose food or caterers based on the pictures of food that they share with you. While the presentation of food is important, you can’t expect good looking but tasteless or stale cuisine to impress anyone.

Fortunately, there are some telltale guidelines that can help you organize event catering without fail.

Read on to learn what matters in organizing event catering.

1.      Don’t Overdo the Menu

Humans naturally get overwhelmed when they are given too many choices. The same is the case with event catering.

If you include too many food items in the hope of impressing your guests or arranging a lavish event, you will do more bad than good. The most notable disadvantages of doing so include the wastage of money and food.

As much as variety adds colors to everything, the formula doesn’t work in case of event catering.

Try to keep your menu simple but all-inclusive. Don’t include a lot of items but make sure there is something for everyone to eat by adding items from all three categories including vegan, vegetarian, and non-vegetarian food.

2.      Don’t Let Your Excitement Compel You to Outdo the Budget Limits

When planning events, you have a leave a little buffer in the budget you prepare. As for catering, you must try to leave a small margin when choosing items to be included in the menu.

For example, if you have dedicated $200 to food. Try and include items that collectively cost $170 -$180. However, this margin should not be in more than a couple of hundred dollars or else you will be in crisis.

3.      Get Enough Food Made

If you are expecting 200 guests in your event, add a buffer of at least 10 to 20 people when communicating the number to your event catering vendors. You don’t want to handle embarrassment due to a shortage of food. Do you?

The above-discussed tips may sound like usual advice but they are your 3-step staircase to event success. Try to organize event catering for your upcoming event using these tips and see the difference yourself.

Get in touch with Scottsdale Hangar Parties if you need help!

All You Need to Know About Quinceañera

All You Need to Know About Quinceañera

Quinceañera, quinceaños, or quince años is a centuries-old tradition of celebrating a girl’s transition to womanhood on her 15th birthday. The word “Quinceañera” literally means 15 years. This tradition has its roots in Latin America and the Caribbean but now it is also celebrated in the US and beyond. The event traditionally revolves around the social, religious, and familial values and their importance in the life of a young woman.

If you are also planning to uniquely celebrate the 15th birthday of any young girl in your family, then read on because we are going to discuss some essential elements of Quinceañera celebrations.

Quinceañera Invitation

Since Quinceañera is a traditional event of celebrating the life of a young girl, therefore try to design the invitations accordingly. When online invitations have become a way forward, we recommend you to go for the same old card invitations and drape them with Latin aesthetics. By keeping the tradition alive in the invites, you can set the right mood for the awaiting event.

Religious Ceremony

As mentioned earlier, Quinceañera celebrations feature religious zest as well. Therefore, a regular Quinceañera event usually starts with a short and sweet religious ceremony where a priest and family bless the girl and remind her of her responsibilities towards her religion and community as an upright grown woman.

Reception

After the religious ceremony, the Quinceañera presents herself to the guests. This is followed by the waltz; this is supposed to be her first dance in public. Afterward, guests toast to the healthy and prospering life of the young girl.

Dinner and Entertainment

Like any other social event, a Quinceañera is incomplete without dinner and a bit of music and entertainment. Try to book a venue that also offers catering and music arrangement. Getting all these things done from the same contractor will cut down your work in half.

Presentation of Damas and Chambelanes

It is one of the most striking elements of Quinceañera celebrations and exclusive to only this event. Damas and Chambelanes are actually the 14 couples chosen from the friends and family of the girl. Each couple signifies one year of the girl’s life. The Quinceañera comes on stage with her Damas and Chambelanes amid the heavy applause of guests. This moment is definitely one of the highlights of the event.

The Last Doll and Change of Shoes

These are two symbolic rituals that happen usually towards the end of the event. In the “The Last Doll”, the Quinceañera gives her doll to a younger girl, thus illustrating the end of childhood.  Similarly, the change of shoes indicates that the girl is ready to take her role in society and the community as a grown woman.

If you are looking for a Quinceañera venue that can also take care of catering, music, and other event proceedings, then SPEV is the answer. The venue does exclusive bookings for Quinceañera events so rest assured, the splendid 15th birthday of your young girl will become a sweet lifetime memory of hers.

Planning the Perfect Corporate Christmas Party

Planning the Perfect Corporate Christmas Party

Is everyone in your office always talking about that one Christmas party that was so great? Or maybe
they’re complaining about having to attend the same boring party again this holiday season. Either way,
if the burden of planning this year’s party has fallen on your shoulders, we are here to help you out!

Your company could be anywhere from a few dozen to hundreds of people, so you need to plan the
party accordingly. Once you have the budget in place, you know you have to follow the standard
protocol of hiring a caterer and setting up a bar according to the number of people attending.
Here are a few other important details that may help you plan the perfect party:

Get Feedback on Previous Parties

The first step to planning a corporate Christmas party is getting feedback on previous ones. Get a feel of
what people generally liked and disliked over the last couple of years. You might find a common dislike
of a certain caterer, the entertainment or the general look and feel of the party.
You’ll know what to avoid when planning your party. In the same way, maybe everyone liked the food at
a certain holiday party. Your life will be made easier because you can just hire the same caterer!

Choose the Right Team

Choosing the right team to help you execute your ideas is so important! If you have someone on your
team that is not a team player or isn’t taking their role seriously, it can be quite tough to get the results
you want.

Instead of focusing your energy on the party, you will be focusing on trying to communicate with this
person and trying to get their work done for them. Build a team of like-minded people that are all
enthusiastic to complete the tasks at hand; you’ll work more efficiently and with less friction.

Choose a Theme

If you’re wondering why to choose a theme when Christmas is a theme on its own, it’s just to add that
extra oomph and help you streamline décor. By deciding a theme, you are avoiding the mishmash of
multiple ideas that can look tacky.

Maybe your holiday party could be themed “Christmas in Winter Wonderland”, that way you know
everything will be snowy and blue with fairy lights. You can add a few hints of holly to tie in Christmas,
but you’ll have a much cleaner looking party. If you have a more casual workplace, maybe you want to
try a more creative party theme like “Christmas in Pajamas” – either way, get the general feel of your
work environment and decide accordingly.

Pick a Venue

Don’t just have an office party at the office! Make it more exciting by booking a venue, so it doesn’t feel
like you’re going to work. A great place to book is a hangar venue. Hangar venues give you a blank slate;
you get to build your party exactly how you want it. It won’t look or feel like anything before – your
colleagues are going to love the uniqueness of the event. If you’re in the Scottsdale, AZ area, you can
book a hangar here.

Hire the Right Entertainment

This one goes back to getting feedback of previous parties. Your office staff, as a whole, will have a
certain preference of what kind of entertainment they enjoy. This could be a live rock band or a DJ that
plays Top 40 songs all night. Maybe they will enjoy a 90’s cover band. Either way, get a general
consensus before booking the entertainment.

A Surprise Element

Throw the crowd a curveball with a surprise element. Your surprise can be as small as a themed cocktail
that’s named after something in your office or even a karaoke machine. If you have a large portion of
your budget left over, maybe hire a special entertainer or have an extremely creative photo booth. The
aim is to have an element that people will remember and talk about when they leave the party!
With this guide, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas party. Happy Holidays!

Tips for This Year’s Corporate Holiday Party

Use of Technology for Better Event Hosting

Use of Technology for Better Event Hosting

Technology is now an essential thread of our social fabric and lifestyle. It has dribbled into everything that we do all day knowingly or instinctively. Corporate events or any event for that matter have also been imprinted with the omnipresence and pervasiveness of technology.

Planners and managers are in agreement that the use of technology has breathed new life into events. Now, people ask for the latest event technology trends while meeting planners and organizers. It has been noted that the integration of technology positively impacts events in many capacities.

  • It swells attendance
  • It increases engagement
  • It cuts down the cost.

Let’s have a look at some of the event technologies that are in vogue these days.

Projection Mapping for the Creation of Augmented Reality Experience

Projection mapping can turn around the ambiance of the entire venue for better. This ambiance detailing is done through multiple projectors that cast still and moving images to all the large facades in the venue to create an interactive 3D display.

Projection mapping is also budget-friendly. So, you don’t have to think too much about cost management.  For instance, simple projected mapping on a hangar ceiling can transform the venue into a futuristic dome. You can also use projection mapping along with music to make it a part of interactive entertainment.

Digital and diode lighting controlled through computers can also add to the ultramodern visual ambiance that you are trying to create with projection mapping.

Social Media Walls for Better Engagement

This is an event technology trend that has been around for a while and not going anywhere anytime soon. Put a social media wall throw multiple screens on display with an event hashtag. Post all the posts and pictures with your event hashtag from across different social media platforms to these digital walls. This event tech trend has many upsides.

  • The activity surrounding it generates organic real-time excitement and engagement.
  • Guests at the event become your brand marketer.

Facilitate the Use of Smartphone

People will use their smartphones no matter how interesting your event lineup is. So, start banking on this new-age human instinct.  To begin with, provide free internet. Secondly, go online with your program timeline, handout, menu, and any other itinerary. People will find it easy to look at concurrent event details through their phones and tablets.

Put on a VR Show

If your event entails a short guest list, then you can also think of putting on a VR show. VR is a trending event technology that ensures maximum attendance. You can also use it for some subtle branding.

Live Stream Your Event

If your event consists of music or any other performing art display, then you should make the most of it.  Live stream theses performances to gather a virtual audience for your event. At no cost, you can fetch a good number of eyeballs for your event.

Scottsdale Private Event Venues provides event hosting, catering, and entertainment as per the needs of your preferred theme. The company can also incorporate the latest technology trends in your events to spice things up.

 

 

The Importance of Professional Catering in Event Planning

The Importance of Professional Catering in Event Planning

Event planning management is never a mean task. One has to take care of a lot of details to ensure a successful event night. From curating guest lists to venue selection and settling on the entertainment activities, hosts get so engrossed in planning things that they leave catering for the last.

It’s a mistake to put food and beverage details of the event on the back burner. Catering and event planning go hand in hand. You can’t pull off a successful event without professional catering. There are several elements that highlight the importance of catering for organizing a successful event.

It Will Be the Most Memorable Part of the Night

Believe it or not, people remember the food and overall catering services better than any other activity of an event. How good is the food and how it is served—these are the things that linger in guests’ memory for quite some time.

In other words, good catering can help you in projecting the right and pleasing impression of your organization to the employees, prospective, and existing clients. There is a simple formula to ensure that catering at an event remains remarkable: the food should taste good and it should be in adequate quantities.

After all, happiness and festivity is the premise of every event. And what’s better than good food to make people happy?

Catering Is Directly Linked to Health

Focusing on catering for any event is also essential because it is directly linked to you and your guests’ health. You don’t want to hear about some folks getting food poisoned at the event night. Apart from registering as a bad memory for affected guests, it will also put you in an awful state of mind.

For that matter, make sure that you only get quotes from those caterers that have a well-built reputation in the market. You might have to pay some extra to hire services that fully comply with cuisine hygiene requirements. But believe us, the cost of good catering that ensures the wellbeing of your guests is worth it.

Catering and Decoration

Event catering is more than just putting the food on a platter. A whole lot of decoration and arrangement goes with it, and only professionals can rightly do it. Food decoration just adds up to the overall visual appeal of the venue. Bars festooned with exotic dishes in a unique style treat more than just taste buds.

Catering Ensures Hassle-Free Buffet

Professional caterers make sure that the food and drinks they are putting up are in accordance with the headcount. Similarly, they make an effective supply chain in the venue so that no item from the menu faces shortage even for a second. This provision is really important to make the event buffet free of wrestling and hassle.

Scottsdale Private Event Venues provides services of several catering contractors along with its event management services. Make sure you get professional caterers on board to make your event a success.