WOW Awards

We are so proud of our team for winning 5 categories at the 2019 WOW Awards!

We can’t thank our clients and vendors enough for helping make these events special. Check them out:

Best Catered Event

Toyama Decker Reception at the Ohio Statehouse

For former Ohio State Football player Taylor and his college sweetheart Bryn, Columbus was the perfect location for the two to tie the knot. The couple was committed to treating their guests to an extravagant weekend complete with impeccable cuisine.

Wedding Photographer: Jenny Haas Photography

Our team prepared a New York quality menu in a historic venue that – to protect the beauty of the building – doesn’t allow cooking indoors. Our team planned a detailed execution strategy that would allow us to cook these incredibly time-sensitive items (Filet Mignon and butter-poached lobster tail) outdoors with temperatures in the mid-eighties. Our team worked tirelessly on the day-of to ensure we exceeded our client’s expectations. 


Passed Hors D’oeuvre

Seared Tuna Crostini with wasabi boursin spread, mandarin orange & sesame seeds
Tomato Basil & Bocconcini Mozzarella Ball Skewers
Braised Beef Short Rib
with demi glace over garlic mashed potatoes on a bent spoon
Sriracha Deviled Egg
Ohio Cheese Board Sampler
Mediterranean Display
Fresh Fruit Display


Strawberry Spinach Salad
Filet Mignon & Lobster Tail
atop a bed of garlic roasted mashed potatoes
Housemade Vegetable Dumpling

Late Night Snack

Beef Sliders with special sauce on a mini brioche bun
Classic Chocolate & Strawberry Mini Milkshakes

Best Event with a Legacy

Keyholder 2018

We are committed to working with The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio to create social change for gender equity in our community. And we’re proud to partner with them to produce their annual fundraising event: Keyholder.
(have you bought your tickets for Keyholder 2019 yet?)


Passed Hors D’oeuvre

Beef Tenderloin Au Poivre pepper-crusted tenderloin on a crisp potato chip with blue cheese aioli
Jicama Taco with asian slaw
Butter Poached Shrimp Gaufrette served on a mini fork
Smoked Chicken Salad Toast on rye toast with apple chutney
Assortment of Watermelon Bites
Balsamic Watermelon Bite with a honey balsamic drizzle
Feta Watermelon Bites with a lemon-mint marinated feta
Savory Fruit Salad Watermelon Bites with spicy, tropical fruit salsa

Hors D’oeuvre Display

Grown Up Macaroni & Cheese With Blackened Chicken served in a mini dutch oven
Vegetarian Grown Up Macaroni & Cheese With Blackened Cauliflower served in a mini dutch oven
Mini Crab Roll lump blue crab salad with tomato fennel slaw
Brussel Sprout Skewers with bacon jam OR with balsamic
Shredded Chicken Taquito With Creamy Cilantro Sauce served in a mini pail
Babagaboush Stuffed Peppadew

Passed Desserts

Flourless Chocolate Cake Bars
Key Lime Mini Tartlet
Opera Cake
Raspberry Almond Bar
Cheesecake Bites

Best Corporate Event
Budget under $75,000

BDO Hog Roast

Our client’s goal was to make a typical networking event fun and unexpected, to create buzz that would help guests connect and excitement that would keep them in the room longer.  What’s more exciting than a bourbon tasting at your corporate networking event? 

A hog on a spit — that’s what!


Passed Hors D’oeuvre

Tuscan Macaroni & Cheese Cup in a Parmesan Crisp
Feta Watermelon Bites
Brisket Ragout in a Wonton Cup


Pig Roast On A Spit
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Root Vegetable Hash


Banana Cream Parfait
Raspberry Mini Tartlet
Key Lime Mini Tartlet

Best Social Event
Budget Under $25,000

B’nai Mitzvah Summer Camp

The client trusted us and let us be creative.  With their amazing summer camp theme and intricate décor, we found inspiration for memorable menus – one menu for “kids camp” and another for “parent camp”!  It’s always exciting to work with our vendors and planners to really bring a client’s vision to life.


Hors D’oeuvre Display

Sparkling Cranberry Brie Bite crostini, cranberry chutney & a fresh cranberry garnish
Hummus Cups with celery, carrots, pita wedge in atol glass
Garden Fresh Vegetable Tray with traditional hummus, carrots, celery, and pita wedges
Baba Ganoush Stuffed Peppadew Pepper
Smoked Chicken Crostini
housemade mango chutney & scallion
Fig Jam & Manchego Toast
Seared Tuna in a Wonton Cup
with wasabi boursin spread, mandarin orange & sesame seeds

Served Lunch for Adults

Autumn Salad mixed greens, cranberry-wensleydale cheese, toasted almonds, dried apricots
Braised Beef Short Ribs red wine reduction
Raspberry Chicken boneless chicken breast, raspberry & thyme reduction
Oven-Roasted Green Beans
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Vegetarian Neapolitan

Full service lunch buffet for kids

Chicken Tenders with ranch
Vegetarian Grown Up Macaroni & Cheese
Pigs in a Blanket
Oven-Roasted Green Beans


S’mores Pot de Creme
S’mores Cupcakes

Best ILEA Volunteer Team Effort

WOW Awards 2018 at the High Line Car House

This was an incredible night, celebrating the best of the best in the event industry in Ohio.  And the event really did WOW all in attendance.  Congratulations to our team of vendors who made this night happen with us!


Tent Reception

Foie Gras PBJ foie gras torchon on brioche coin with amarena cherry
Gazpacho Consomme
Charcuterie Clipboards
seranno ham, St. Andre cheese, toasted baguette
Deviled Eggs pickled red onion with beet chip
Beef Carpaccio rolled beef tenderloin with bitter greens and held with potato ring

Awards Snack

Veggie Chips served in large pails

Reception – small plates station

Vegetarian Terrine with goat cheese
Petite Strip Steak with asparagus and potato and sauce oscar

Reception – Hors D’oeuvres Display

Bacon Wrapped Date
Chicken Cordon Bleu Skewer
with country ham and mornay sauce
Salmon Vol-au-vent
Mushroom Vol-au-vent

Table side platter service

Relish and Warm Goat Rodeo Cheese Tray with maracona almonds, olive tapenade, pickles, pickle blend served with silver pails of crostinis
Brussels Sprouts Soufle
Pineapple & Rum Clafoutis
Raspberry Sorbet
with a splash of Aperol/Campari

Late Night Passed Snack

Boatsbutcher and Grocer Beef Sliders with goat rodeo cheese on a toasted brioche bun
Black Bean Burger with chimichurri on brioche bun
Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pie

Photography: Roxanna Sue Photos

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