Taste of Heaven – Puff ‘n Stuff Catering

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Puff ‘n Stuff Catering & Events has built an unsurpassed reputation for service and quality in Central Florida and Florida’s West Coast. From the smallest intimate dinner parties, to business functions, grand banquets, celebrations, weddings, disaster relief, and venue management,    Puff ‘n Stuff Catering & Events provides all of your catering needs with elegance, creativity and style.

Our award-winning team loves to innovate and create exciting experiences. That’s why we frequently speak and share our passion across the country and around the world. Our teams of professional chefs, trained event staff, licensed and insured bartenders have the privilege of “performing” at numerous venues throughout Central Florida and Florida’s West Coast. Puff ‘n Stuff Catering is proudly recognized as a national leader in the catering industry.

Passionately perfecting life’s celebrations.

It’s more than a tagline, a mission statement or a mantra. It’s our way of life. One that we’ve been celebrating for 30 years!

Why Puff ’n Stuff and Heaven Event Venue is the perfect combo:

Personal Attention, Creative Cuisine, Superior Service, Unforgettable Experiences. Puff ‘n Stuff Catering creates unique menus drawing inspiration from our client’s vision and ideas, favorite foods, and event goals. Heaven Event Venue offers a blank canvas that allows the clients’ imagination to shine through in all of the details.  Together we can create a customized, personal and memorable event experience for a one of a kind event.

What are some unique foods Combos you are creating?

We offer a variety of gourmet cuisine including continental, American, ethnic, vegetarian, and vegan, and accommodates dietary restrictions with style. Fresh, restaurant-inspired cuisine is our passion and it’s our goal to bring creative food to the forefront of each event.  

Here are a few creations:

  • Scallop Mousseline, Lemon Beurre Blanc, Tobiko, Shiso Leaf
  • Florida Corn Dumpling, Ginger, Green Onion, Red Vinegar Ponzu
  • Heirloom Tomato Salad- Burrata, balsamic vinegar, Thai basil oil, Mache
  • Pan Roasted Chicken Breast- Moroccan BBQ sauce, spiced potatoes, corn puree
  • Slice Steak- house steak sauce, goat cheese mashed potatoes
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What is one tip that you would give a bride planning a menu in Central Florida?  

Food is critical to your wedding, but it is only part of the dining experience.  Engage your guests with all five senses.  Ask about seasonal menu items taking advantage of fall, spring and summer flavor profiles.  We like to drawing inspiration from clients’ favorite foods and restaurants, experiences and personality.  Have fun with food.

A Heavenly Event is when:

1) Chef Bars are incorporated – it is an exciting way to incorporate food as entertainment into your event! Sprinkle these stations around for a fun, social atmosphere that gives your guests an exciting eating experience with many choices.

2) Signature Drinks are a great way to personalize your event and make it uniquely yours! Make a statement with a signature cocktail or “mocktail”.

3) Serving a variety of sweet, salty and fun Late Night Snacks will give guests the energy to keep the festivities going or create an exciting end to your evening. Mini milkshakes, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and sweet potato fries are the perfect fit for late night dancing. Who wouldn’t want to keep that party going?

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What are 3 tips you can give someone that is looking to book at Heaven Event Venue?

1) Features a blank canvas and open floor plan. One of the few venues in Orlando that can accommodate over 300 guests with multiple spaces for easy transition for events that may need separate areas for cocktails, ceremony, presentation, breakouts etc . . .

2)  The venue is very modern with built in lighting.  Décor packages are available and make the design process very easy.  They can book the vendors and make the arrangements.

3)  Flexibility with hours.

With so many special products that are included, what is your personal favorite and why?

Lighting. The in-house LED allows you to customize the colors and the white walls allows for the color to shine through.

As Heaven is a blank slate, what is one outrageous themed event you would love to see in this space?  Time Traveler’s Ball

Tell everyone they can dress up as one of two things; either a period specific costume that epitomizes the era, so Victorian clothes, future fashion, 60’s mini-dresses or you dress as a ‘time traveler’; this can be a Doctor Who type, or another time traveler from another show/movie, or one of your own design.

What inspires you to do what you love to do?

It is really exciting! I love seeing the spaces transformed in ever-creative ways and innovative ways to display and serve food.  I enjoy the business development side of my role which includes lots of marketing activity such as attending exhibitions, networking and seeking out new venues. Nothing beats the feeling when an event comes to life as planned, and when you can share these moments with a team of like-minded people who have been working hours to make that moment happen! Every event is different.  The opportunity to meet and socialize with people, develop and grow relationships with people as well as the ability to develop myself – professionally and as a person.

What are some of the food trends we are seeing in fall of 2016?

  • Carving out Pumpkin such as our Pumpkin Ravioli, Pumpkin Risotto Ball, Pumpkin breads, desserts
  • Highlighting autumn ingredients such butternut squash, beets, mushrooms
  • Desserts – pies, macaroon cakes, crepe cakes — more non-traditional desserts
  • Craft cocktails, craft beer from local breweries and local wines

Thank you Amy Pryor for sitting down with us and sharing all the amazing wonders that Puff n’ Stuff brings to the table! When you are ready to have your taste of Heaven… let us plan your event together! Contact us at Events@HeavenEventVenue.com

My Choice is Heaven

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Meredith Farmer came by and chatted with the team of Heaven Event Venue located in Orlando, Florida. This wife, mother, coffee addict and owner of Something Blue shared with us why her choice is Heaven Event Venue.

When I was a little girl I planned everything to the smallest detail. It became clear as I grew up that I was meant to help couples get married. My job is to make sure you enjoy your day and that it’s stress-free and I couldn’t be happier doing anything else. I have a bachelor’s degree in Event Management from UCF and I’ve been helping Brides and Grooms get married for over four years. When I’m not planning fabulous weddings you’ll find me in my kitchen baking something pumpkin or out in my garden trying not to kill all my plants.

Why Heaven Event Venue?

Heaven will always have a special place in my heart as I spent the beginning years of my event career working there. The space provides such a beautiful canvas for any event with endless possibilities.

What Makes it special?

The flexibility and freedom to choose your own vendors is something you can’t find at every venue. To not be restricted is a great way to ensure your event truly reflects you and your story.

What was your favorite event you produced here?

Jaime and William’s wedding in 2013. They transformed what is considered a very modern space into their version of Tuscany which not everyone would have thought possible, but it turned out beautiful. From the terracotta lighting to the hanging baskets of flowers it couldn’t have been more perfect.

What is one tip that you would give a bride seeking a venue space in Central Florida?

Don’t settle. With so many wonderful options in the Central Florida area there is no reason that you shouldn’t be head over heels in love with your choice.

With so many special products that are included, what is your personal favorite and why? My personal favorite has to be the draping. It provides such an elegant feel to the venue that you would pay extra for at most other venues.

As Heaven is a blank slate, what is one outrageous themed event you would love to see in this space? I would love to see a Cinco de Mayo event. The space would be perfect for all the colorful décor and a live Mariachi band to dance the night away to.

What inspires you to do what you love to do?

I adore meeting new couples and hearing how they fell in love. What I love is helping them plan their day based on how they want their love story to be represented. When a couple tells me that they truly got to enjoy their day and not worry about a thing knowing I had it handled is the greatest feeling. Everyone deserves to know that there’s someone on their side working for them to ensure their day is perfect.

Why is Heaven your Choice?

Every couple should feel as if their wedding was a true representation of who they are. Heaven gives a gorgeous start to clients to simply add in their details for an event that their guests will never forget.

If you want to plan a heavenly event with Something Blue by Meredith contact us at 352-871-8477 or email us at Meredith@SomethingBluebyMeredith.com

Let’s Plan #AHeavenlyEvent together!

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Meredith Farmer

Something Blue by Meredith

www.somethingbluebymeredith.com

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Glitter Ball: A Studio 54, Disco Drag Inspired Event

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We were absolutely thrilled when Lee Forrest of Lee Forrest Design and Cathie Ashby of Dubsdread Catering chose to celebrate their 15 Years of Success with a glitter-fied 70’s themed bash in Heaven! With plans of vintage disco balls, hanging floral arrangements, live performances and aerial artists, we were so excited to see our blank canvas space transformed into a chic, twisted discotheque.

The first round of surprises was hand-delivered via costumed greeters in the form of a giant blue box. Inside the lid of the box, a small disco ball hung instantly setting the tone for the event to follow. Within the beautiful packaging was an invitation like no other. A large card containing the event details and mirror laid inside, however the details were printed backwards so that the only way to read it was through the mirror! Giant blue boxes were being delivered all across Orlando to the area’s wedding & event industry. Social media lit up with people posting their invites, generating buzz and excitement for the Glitter Ball.

elaborate decor took two days to set up. White parasols, floral arrangements and vintage disco balls hung throughout our loft ceilings for an eye-catching display. A giant stage was set in the center of our Main Banquet Hall with an equally large black & white checkered dance floor provided by Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals. White go-go dancer platforms and our leather sofas added the perfect touch to create the disco-club vibe. Across the venue, our Secondary Banquet became the “chill room” featuring more lounge furniture, a chocolate fountain with sweet treats, and an incredible Statue of David replica with an ice luge created by Ice Pro.

The entrance to the Glitter Ball was tented with a white walkway and white carpet, flanked with beautiful floral peacocks by Lee Forrest. Illuminating Magic projected a spinning disco ball on the front of our building for a truly unforgettable entrance. Once inside, guests were welcomed by costumed greeters on roller skates ushering everyone into the party. Disco hits filled the air, spun by Les of Soundwave EntertainmentParty Flavors did an amazing job creating the perfect cake for Lee & Cathie keeping true to the Glitter Ball theme with a disco ball cake topper. Mini Lee & Cathie figurines completed the whimsical design.

As the party raged on, talented vocalists took to the stage belting out classic disco hits, followed by Meka Nism, a melodic five piece metal band. Performer, Kyle Vest entertained guests with daring aerial hoop acts. The high-energy dance floor was full with guests and performers alike, enjoying glitter jello shots and appetizers by Dubsdread Catering. LED cocktail tables and furniture accented the space, provided by Orlando and Wedding Party Rentals. Everyone had an incredible time celebrating with Lee & Cathie, and their wildly fun party won’t soon be forgotten. Cheers to Lee & Cathie’s 15 Years of ‘Insanity’!

For more photos of this unforgettable bash, browse the Glitter Ball gallery on Heaven Event Venue Facebook Page. Photography by Castaldo Studio.

Real Orlando Wedding: 10/24/14 Jennifer & Michael

Jennifer & Michael held their beautiful wedding in Heaven, complete with a Celtic handfasting ceremony and a special Pitch Perfect-inspired a cappella performance by UCF’s Gemini Blvd! Congratulations to the happy couple!

Photos by Aponte Studios.

Tables & chairs by Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals.  

Wedding Cake/Cupcakes by Cupcake Crazy.

 Wedding Gobo (Monogram) by ProGobo.

Real Orlando Wedding: 2/1/13 Jacqui + Mark

Photos courtesy of: Scott Trippler
Lighting: Tagas Events & Production Services
Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
DJ: Zohler Entertainment
Floral/Decor: Lee Forrest Designs
Cake: Frosting On the Cake
Tables & Chairs: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Glow Bars and Pedestals: Max King Events

 

Winter Wonderland Corporate Mixer

Photos from our Winter Wonderland Corporate Mixer held on November 1, 2012. Photography by A Magic Moment. Special thanks to the many fantastic vendors that donated their time and effort to provide their services for our event!

Cocktails Catering – Passed hors d’ oeuvres
Puff ‘n Stuff – Buffet Station
Flipbook People – Fliptography
A-List DJ Entertainment – DJ & MC services
Fun Planners – Games & interactive graffiti wall
Forever Xpressions – Green screen & photobooth
Strings Etc – 3 women violin act
Tagas Event and Production – Snowflake monograms, fog machine, projection screen
A Magic Moment – Photography
AFA Photography – Photography
Special Event Floral – Winter Centerpieces/ Decor pieces
Connie Duglin – Linen
The Invitation Lounge – Invitations
Fabrication Events – Draping & Swag
Max King Events – Columns, bar, string lighting
Chic Event Furniture – Couches & benches
Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals – Tables, chairs, stage, barstools
Firetainment – Firetables
Yelp – Swag


 

Vendor Spotlight: Our DJ rocks

Kristin Hubbard is an inspiring individual, and the owner of OurDJRocks! A familiar face at Heaven, Kristin is always smiling and more than willing to help to do whatever it takes to make your day special. She thrives on the love and merriment at any event and has been known, as the premier female DJ in Orlando, to make any event absolutely fantastic with an added flare for fun! We have been lucky enough to work with Kristin and watch her mould into a planner, coordinator, and DJ in one afternoon, simply because the situation called for it. She is a huge asset to have around, and her quirky spunk means that everyone is always smiling and having a good time! In addition to all this she just officially launched her Photobooths, which gives you a fun and irreplaceable way to remember your wedding guests!

“My passion is my profession. I still get chills with every wedding I do! There’s just something about being the DJ at that very moment when the music starts you take that first step towards the love of your life. And as each guest turn around just to see how,. It’s the smile of your partners face when they get that feeling of being the luckiest person in the world. It’s a rush of excitement as the announcement is made introducing you for the very first time as a married couple….I love being the DJ and a part of the and a part of the excitement and the kick off to the new journey of a couple. Especially when that right song is played at the right time, right on cue. ” 

Vendor Spotlight: The Florida Hotel

At the Heaven Event Center, whenever we have a destination wedding or any guests coming in from out of town, we are always sure to recommend them to stay at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center.  Located just minutes away from the Heaven Event Center, The Florida Hotel has 511 luxurious rooms where guests can relax and enjoy their 32” LCD flat-screen TV, high speed internet, pillow-top bed, and all of the other amenities.  Being connected to Orlando’s largest retail shopping mall and minutes away from the Orlando Theme Parks allows for guests to have plenty of options of what to do while they are in Orlando.  The hotel is also very close to the Orlando Convention Center and the Orlando International Airport.  On property, guests can enjoy 24-Hour Room Service, a state-of-the-art fitness center, huge outdoor heated pool and whirlpool, complimentary newspaper, and free self parking.

The Heaven Event Venue is honored to be The Florida Hotel and Conference Center’s Company of the Month for the month of July! We love working with Leu Freycinet, The Florida Hotel and Conference Center’s Sales Manager, who always ensures guests have a wonderful stay!  It is always a treat when Leu stops by our office!  Leu and The Florida Hotel provide guests with a great experience and we look forward to continuing working together for many years to come!

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

1500 Sand Lake Road

Orlando, FL  32809

www.thefloridahotelorlando.com

407.816.5069

Vendor Spotlight: Designs by Cornelia- Arlene Blake

 

Arlene Blake, owner of Designs by Cornelia, always creates the most beautiful events at the Heaven Event Center.  Arlene is a trained professional with impeccable taste whose experience, expertise and contacts have enabled her to create and operate a successful business that specializes in turning other’s wishes into reality.  She is fabulous to work with and knows how to make a bride’s dreams come true.  She is a member of multiple associations and takes her membership very seriously, being sure to stay up to date with the latest trends in the industry.  Designs by Cornelia offers a wide range of services to cater to the clients needs. From engagement party to honeymoon, they can plan every detail of a wedding.  They work with their brides to plan a wedding that is unique and complimentary to their style.   Designs by Cornelia also offers their planning expertise and services for Corporate Events and Social Parties.  They are there to take care of every detail ranging from the venue selection all the way to the gift bags.  Arlene’s fun and bubbly personality shines through even in her blog,  http://designsbycornelia.blogspot.com/.  The Heaven staff always loves to see Arlene and we are excited to get to spotlight her and some of the beautiful weddings that she’s been a part of at the Heaven Event Center below in the photo gallery:

Designs by Cornelia Weddings and Events

http://www.designsbycornelia.com

407-492-1943

arlene@designsbycornelia.com

 

Vendor Spotlight: Orlando Private Bartending/ Cocktails Catering

At the Heaven Event Center, we always love when Orlando Private Bartending and Cocktails Catering owner Avery Potter is here for an event!  At last weeks Yelp! event at the Heaven Event Center, Orlando Private Bartending/ Cocktails Catering provided guests with delicious drinks and tasty appetizers to go along with the fire and ice theme including a martini bar, fresh bruchetta, and ceviche!  Everyone had a wonderful time and the success of the event would not have been possible without Avery and his amazing staff!

Orlando Private Bartending Services prides themselves on being “The Private Party Specialists.” They believe every party should not only be a great experience for your guests but for you as well. Orlando Private Bartending Services hires only the best. Their bartenders are passionate about what they do and take pride in it. Avery and his team are always professional, dependable, knowledgeable, and personable to each and every guest.  They strive to make the client’s party an event to remember!  They help their clients plan their event, they set up the bar, and they even create a customized inventory based on the guest profile and the food being served.  They offer bartenders and servers, full liquor bars, specialty drinks, beer and wine, tailored bars, food catering, and even come dressed in costume for themed events!

Cocktails Catering, Orlando Private Bartending’s sister company, provides their clients with every catering element they could possibly need.  They strive on providing hassle-free event planning with their creative catering services to help with every detail of any type of event!  Our clients that have used Cocktails Catering are always extremely impressed by Avery and his team and their attention to detail.  They make sure that everything is perfect for their client’s event and their professionalism and superior skills shine through in all of their work.  Their services include: event planning, decor, linens, floral arrangements, custom-designed invitations and thank you cards, exquisite food, spectacular wedding cakes, gourmet tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, bar services, ice sculptures and luges, chocolate fountains, champagne fountains, professional wait staff, and rental items like: glassware, china, etc.

With their tasty cocktails and mouth watering foods combined with their sensational service, we love to recommend our preferred vendor Orlando Private Bartending/Cocktails Catering to our clients at the Heaven Event Center!

Orlando Private Bartending/ Cocktails Catering

Avery

P. 407-242-5946

Avery@averypotter.com

www.OrlandoPrivateBartending.com

www.CocktailsCatering.com