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Unique Food and Beverage Options Please Attendees and Keep Clients Coming Back for More – Featuring Andrea Correale

Experts say attendees today want to engage and connect with their food. As corporate and other meeting and event attendees become food savvy, crave variety, and demand a wider range of flavors, unique food and beverage options are now viewed as an easy avenue to please attendees and keep clients coming back for more. Of course, food and beverage trends depend on the event being held. Cuisine for a convention group is definitely much different than a corporate social event or a board meeting. MEMORABLE FOOD EXPERIENCES According to Andrea Correale, celebrity caterer and president of Elegant Affairs Caterers, Off-Premise Catering & Event Design, today’s meeting attendees are far more food savvy. “They are expecting restaurant-quality cuisine in a catered setting,” says Correale, who has provided multileveled, luxe-catering to notables and brands like Billie Eilish, Bebe Rexha, Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon, Ralph Lauren and Jimmy Choo. Correale says that today’s meeting planners are all looking for healthy and fresh choices, including vegan, gluten-free alternatives and plant-based foods. “Salad bars are popular, but over the top with elaborate selection and choices,” she says. “Event planners should consider exploring: vegan sushi bars; California-style, open-pit barbecues; Impossible Burger bars; and Korean food.”...

HollywoodLife.com Featuring Elegant Affairs in “Halloween 2019: 50+ Cocktail recipes to Make Your Spooky Holiday Boozy”

BOO! Nothing to be scared about here. We’re helping make your halloween festivities even more fun with this long list of amazing cocktail recipe ideas! Zombie Slime Martini by Andrea Correale, founder and president of Elegant Affairs 1 oz. Vodka 1 oz. Peach Schnapps 1 oz. Sour Apple Schnapps 1 oz. Coconut Rum 1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix Blood Slime Ingredients: 3 tbsp. Corn Syrup 1/2 tsp. Red Food Coloring Mix three tablespoons of corn syrup with 1/4 teaspoon of red food coloring. Dip the rim of each cocktail glass into the mixture, and slowly spin the glass to coat it. Turn the glass upright and the blood will begin to drip slightly. Set aside. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well and pour over ice cubes into a martini...

Halloween 2019! Special Feature for Fun, Parties, Going Out, Staying In, and Treats! By IntouchRugby.com

Halloween 2019! Special Feature for Fun, Parties, Going Out, Games, Staying In, and Treats! Have An Abs Amazing Halloween 2019! www.elegantaffairscaterers.com Mutant Mary’s Ingredients: 3 eyeball ice cubes 2 oz. vodka 8 oz. Bloody mix 1 Jar Green Olives Bloody Mix: ¼ c. tomato juice Pinch horseradish 1 tsp. Worcestershire 4 dashes hot sauce (Tabasco, Tapatío hot sauce, etc.) 1 lemon, fresh squeezed Black pepper & celery salt to taste Eyeball Ice Cubes: Remove green olives with pimento from a jar. Replace pimentos with black olive slices and place in ice cube trays to freeze in ice. Instructions: Pour Bloody mix and vodka over eyeball ice...

Ideas for Hosting a Traditional Holiday Party featured on BizBash.com

From elegant hors d’oeuvres to fanciful table settings, here are some decor, catering, and entertainment ideas for hosting a holiday party in a more traditional setting. Guests can dine on this pistachio-crusted lamb dish with roasted vegetables from Elegant Affairs in New York. Photo: Courtesy of Elegant...

HALLOWEEN RECIPES by Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs for Deliciously Delightful Celebrations as Featured on Broadway World

New York City and Hamptons celebrity caterer, Andrea Correale, is the founder and president of Elegant Affairs, a full service off-premise catering and event planning company. And she is sharing some of her spooktacular, wonderfully presented Halloween recipes with Broadayworld.com readers for their own special holiday celebrations. After starting her own business at age 16 in the catering industry, Andrea had made it her goal to inspire home cooks to make the ordinary, extraordinary using simple ingredients in unexpected ways. She received her professional training through the Hotel and Restaurant Management program at New York Institute of Technology. Andrea’s commitment to providing the best food, service and overall experience is exactly why Elegant Affairs is known as the go-to caterer in Manhattan and the Hamptons. Elegant Affairs has been honored to serve many amazing celebrity clients including: Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nick Cannon, Adam Sandler, Alec Baldwin, Christy Brinkley, Kevin Costner, P. Diddy, Jimmy Fallon, Billy Joel, Debra Messing, Rose Bryne, Jonathan Cheban, TLC, Nelly, Bebe Rexha and Flo Rida. Andrea has also worked with corporate giants such as Amazon, American Express, Audible, American Heart Association, Cirque du Soleil, DuJour Magazine, Ferrari Maserati, Google, HBO, Jimmy Choo, Niche Media, Open Road Media, Ralph Lauren and Urban Daddy. Andrea’s creativity, passion, knowledge and skill set has prompted appearance requests from Bravo, CBS, FOX, HGTV, MTV, NBC, VH1, News 12 Long Island and PIX11. Check out these easy to prepare recipes that will please ghosts and goblins of all ages. Ghoulish Banana Bites with Carob Eyes (Servings: 6) Ingredients: 3 bananas 12 chocolate chips Instructions: Cut the bananas in...

Bartender Approved: Halloween Party Cocktails for a Spooky Good Time, Featured on Mandatory.com

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. That’s because, since we’re just big kids at heart, we love any day where we can dress up in costumes and eat handfuls of candy. But the most important piece of the Halloween puzzle is the booze. Obviously, you can stock up on White Claw and craft beer, but no Halloween party is complete without the right cocktail. That’s why we asked some of our favorite bartenders to tell us their go-to Halloween drinks to please every boy and ghoul. Witches Brew Martini “Our current favorite is our witches brew martini. We love this cocktail so much that we are telling all of our friends and clients about it! It’s new, it’s fresh, and delicious! It’s your basic spiked punch – in yellow! It’s made with vodka, DeKuyper melon schnapps, club soda, orange juice, and a bit of fresh squeezed lime juice. Super easy and quick. Just add ice in a shaker, add all ingredients, shake and serve. For the garnish, you can use some black sanding sugar to rim the glass. It’s the best Halloween treat for adults and a massive party pleaser.” – Andrea Correale, founder and president of Elegant Affairs in New York City...

A Celebrity Caterer Shared 5 Adorable Ideas For Halloween Party Appetizers And Desserts

If you’re looking for some creepy and delicious treats to serve your guests this Halloween, look no further than celebrity caterer Andrea Correale. As the founder and president of event design and décor company Elegant Affairs, she has been catering events for dozens of celebrities—  from Mariah Carey to Wiz Khalifa to Jimmy Fallon and Billie Eilish, just to name a few — for more than 20 years. You don’t have to be a celebrity to throw a party like Correale, though. She has shared several scary-delicious appetizer and dessert recipes with us so you can impress the ghosts and goblins at your house this Halloween, too. From witch’s fingers and cheesy bones to how to use up the leftover Halloween candy once the fun is over, we’ve got you covered. Starting with appetizers, take a look at these recipes for Cheesy Bones breadsticks, Mini Macaroni and Cheese Muffins (with spiders!) and Shrimp Witch’s Fingers: Cheesy Bones Yield: 12 servings Ingredients: 1 11-ounce package of refrigerated soft breadsticks ¼ cup grated parmesan Cheese ½ cup ranch dressing 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce Instructions: Heat oven to 375 F. Separate breadsticks; cut each crosswise in half. Working with one piece at a time, stretch each until it’s 5 inches long; tie knot at each end. Roll in cheese to evenly coat all sides. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown.  Mix ranch dressing and hot pepper sauce. Cool breadsticks slightly. Serve with dressing mixture. Andrea Correale Mini Macaroni And Cheese Muffins Yields: 12 mini muffins Ingredients: 1 package elbow...

The BizBash Top 1000 People in the U.S. Event Industry

Chosen for their work on corporate events, associations, trade shows, event strategy, and more, these people represent the best of the meeting and event industry in the U.S. Ian Zelaya October 16, 2019 Graphic: Carolyn Bouchard for BizBash Introducing the BizBash 1,000, the people with the biggest impact on meetings and events across the United States. Last year, it was difficult to keep ourselves to just 500 people in our first edition of the list. So we decided to double the amount of people to celebrate. These individuals plan everything from galas for national art museums to massive trade shows, pop culture conventions, and festivals. They also produce and design Instagram-worthy events for big brands, live music productions, and sporting events, as well as multimillion-dollar weddings. Some of them offer innovative (and mouthwatering) food and beverage ideas, while others provide education programs and strategy tips that benefit everyone in the industry. It was our mission to celebrate the best of the best in a diverse and growing industry, while offering a compilation of people to connect with for ideas, inspiration, or guidance for your future events. CATERING Andrea Correale, Elegant Affairs, President & Founder, New York...

Reader’s Digest Australia: 20 Things You’re Probably Doing in the Kitchen that Chefs Wouldn’t

Chefs spend almost every day in the kitchen perfecting recipes and creating new ones—so they know how to make a great meal. Here are some common kitchen and cooking mistakes chefs try NOT to make. Buying or making too much food KucherAV/Shutterstock “Most people make or buy too much food. You should serve the 10-12 oz of protein per person, 8 oz. of vegetables, and 8 oz. of starch, and a cup of salad per person.” —Celebrity caterer, Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs Caterers. These are the foods that professional chefs would never order. Overcooking veggies Africa Studio/Shutterstock “People have a tendency to overlook their veggies. Veggies should be firm al dente. If serving broccoli or cauliflower, for example, cook them so that they still have a crunch.” —Celebrity caterer, Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs Caterers Making fish ahead of time Andrii Koval/Shutterstock “If you are serving fish as an entree don’t make it ahead of time and then reheat. It’s best to prepare and season the fish and cook it right before you serve it. The quality will be much better.” —Celebrity caterer, Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs Caterers Source...



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