Westfield Properties, F.A.R.E
& Fabulous Foods
The Fabulous Foods Event Team is ecstatic to share an inside
peek into one of our recently produced events benefitting F.A.R.E. (Food Allergy Research & Education) hosted by Skinnygirl’s Bethenny Frankel. Check out the some of the special event elements that made this Exclusive afternoon of fabulous food, cocktails, entertainment & special performances so memorable.
First impressions are essential to the success of an event. A luxurious grand entrance makes guests feel they are taking part in an exclusive, high-end event. We had guests immediately greeted by fabulous musical entertainment in order to set the tone for the rest of the afternoon. Our incorporation of a lipstick bar (sponsored by Nars) encouraged guests to enjoy a lipstick touch-up before posing at the step & repeat. Notice the custom logo step & repeat backdrop –this is an important element because it effortlessly represents the purpose of the event! Paparazzi, greeters & other media figures’ presence add an unmatched “GLAM” factor right off the bat! Our host, Bethenny Frankel poses with some of our event models showing off the trendiest styles of the season, fitting the fashion-infused tone of the event perfectly!
The choice of venue is always a key component of the event. In this case, the space needed to accommodate several hundred guests comfortably. Notice the space has many high- end features for guests to admire such as Lounge Vignettes, Large Bar, Designer Food Stations, Staging & Custom Seating.
For a whimsical winter wonderland feel, our event designers incorporated wintery trees draped with feminine strings of crystals and used flowers bring the room to life and warm up the space. Details such as glittery candles, logoed throw pillows & lamp shades in the lounge areas finished off the look and promoted the event!
Luxury Menu & Designer Food Stations
Truffle Porcini Mushroom Arancini
Goat Cheese & Fresh Herb Aioli Pipette
Blue Cheese, Caramelized Onions & Balsamic Berry Reduction
Port Wine Cherries on Sourdough Crouton
Cardamom Crusted Chicken
Spiced Apricot Dipping Sauce
Served on a Cinnamon Sugar Pita Crisp
Candy Stripe Beat Soup
Goat Cheese Mousse
Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup
Roasted Cauliflower Salad
Golden Raisins & Harissa Dressing
Orange Pomegranate Quinoa Salad
Sweet Cranberries & Fresh Mint
Eggplant, Pear & Pecorino Salad
High- Tea Sandwiches
Dill & Crème Frȋache on Pumpernickel Toast
Scallion Pesto & Ricotta
Lemon Zest and Black Pepper on Multi-Grain
Honey & Fresh Basil on Sourdough
Brussels Sprout Slaw & Sweet Cranberry Compote on
Short Plate Station
Thyme & Cabernet Braised Short Rib
Creamy Pumpkin Sage Polenta
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Pesto
Shaved Pecorino & Black Pepper
Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass
Couture Sweets Station
Seasonal Miniature Fruit Cobbler
Whipped Mascarpone, Orange Zest & Graham Cracker Dust
Coconut Cream & Dusted Sugar
Dark Chocolate Espresso Mousse
Candied Raspberry & Fresh Mint
Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
Featuring Chilled Skinny Girl Vodka
American, Sturgeon, Trout & Pike
It’s no secret that the food is what truly makes the event. Be familiar with your guests and accommodate their palates. Also, take the tone of the event into consideration. For an event of this caliber, we chose high-end selections that would boast an exclusive & luxurious vibe that would undoubtedly impress the guests!
Special Offering Featuring “Skinny Girl” Brand & Signature Cocktails
Winter White Chocolate Cherry Martini
Skinny Girl White Cherry Vodka, White Chocolate Godiva Liqueur &
Maraschino Cherry Garnish
Burnt Maple Tangerine Cocktail
Skinny Girl Tangerine Vodka, Maple Syrup, Lemon Juice & Angostura Bitters &
Candied Tangerine Wedge
Skinny Girl Prosecco & Infusion Flavors
Black Currant & Lavender
Fig & Orange Blossom Honey
This custom bar served as the heart of the event space.
Guests were greeted by professional & friendly bartenders and encouraged to taste
cocktails custom- crafted for this event!
Providing fabulous entertainment is a must for a successful event. The afternoon was hosted by Skinnygirl’s Bethenny Frankel and featured an elegant live music duo that played beautiful lounge music to compliment the event space. There were special performances from NJ Ballet, the option to participate in a silent auction, Microsoft sketch artists & the opportunity to enjoy shopping in the brand new Luxury Wing with special promotions and offers.
Professional & Experienced Staff
A solid staff serves as the foundation of the event. They should be confident & experienced within their designated roles whether that may be as a server, bartender, chef or utility support. In addition to experience, they should remain friendly with a positive attitude at all times throughout the span of the event!
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