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Holiday Party Magic for Logic Monitor | When Snow Comes to Santa Barbara

Let’s be honest, the holidays are more romantic with snow.  But in Santa Barbara, where palm trees sway and the average winter temperature is 65 degrees by day and 45 by night, snow doesn’t really happen.  So sometimes you have to create your own magic.  And that’s exactly what Bella Vista Designs did for our corporate client Logic Monitor for their holiday party with their snow machine and specialty lighting.  Throw in some fabulous music for a celebratory vibe, fun photobooth and a cookie decorating station, all held at one of Santa Barbara’s most iconic event venues tucked under a magic canopy, and that’s a recipe for a successful party employees will remember for years to come.

We love the menu with which Logic Monitor chose to delight their guests – check out the yummy dessert items, including our famous S’mores Tarts!

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Corporate Office Event Fun for Logic Monitor

Studies have proven and experts agree:  making the work environment fun is necessary for top-notch production from staff.  That, and the most important meal of the day is breakfast, so put those two together and voila!  Successful and happy employees!   Logic Monitor knows this and as you can see from the photo to the right here, they are a very happy working group (and we’re betting by that high jump, it was because they were fueled with an exceptionally fabulous breakfast).   What better way to start your work morning than with the menu featured below ( hello, bacon!) and a Champagne Bar with delicious fruit juices and fresh berries?  

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Gainey Vineyard and Evans Ranch Members Party

We were so honored to be chosen to provide the catering for one of Santa Barbara’s premiere winery’s private member’s events!  With over 1200 guests in attendance at Gainey Winery, this special event was held at the authentic 1800’s barn on Gainey Ranch/Vineyard with great music by the AJM Band , delicious wine and glass-making demonstrations. 

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Rooftop Business Anniversary Celebration Overlooking American Riviera

When Monarch Wealth Strategies decided to celebrate their 10 year business anniversary, we were there to ensure they celebrated in style.   The Moxi Museum downtown Santa Barbara is a highly unique and memorable venue.  Their rooftop affords gorgeous vistas of our American Riviera and is conveniently located for guests staying in Santa Barbara or nearby.

With Ventura Rental Party & Events providing the rentals, we were delighted to be a part of this rooftop celebration.  All photos by Joshua Shelly.

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Sumptuous Summer BBQ Corporate “Picnic”

There are many ways to do the annual “company picnic”.  In fact, it doesn’t have to be a picnic at all.  For convenience and economy, a summer celebration for employees can even take place right on the work site.  Not sure where or how?  Allow us to come take a look and present some possibilities.

For this Goleta company, they went all out in a delicious experience for their employees and their families right on location.  And we provided all the juicy goodness that summer cuisine offers.

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The New Networking: The New Way to “Corporate Event”

salagado-photoboothTraditional business relationship-building always emphasized a strong , thick line between “business” and “pleasure”.  One would rarely think of investing in an entire weekend away or social engagements with one’s client (or prospective client) in years past .  Times have changed, and as businesses seek to stand out more from the competition, building personal relationships with business contacts has never been so important.   Because of this, companies are looking at the way they network with suppliers and clients with a personal slant.   This means hosting potential clients for weekend-long destination events that include their favorite activities to individual one-on-one time fun and leisure time invested.  Because of this,  “corporate event” is more than a noun, it is becoming a “verb” , as it is now an action and one whose very definition has evolved.

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Catering Connection Celebrates 20 Years in Epic Style

The Catering Connection Team

The Catering Connection Team

“The talk of the town is (that) this was the party of the year.  That night, everyone was filled with a joy, a sense of freedom to be a real human, happiness for you and most of all, real love.  The warmth, human kindness and open heartedness was simply amazing,” said Reverend Miriam Lindbeck, one of Santa Barbara’s beloved wedding officiants in a note to the Catering Connection offices post-celebration.

The story of Catering Connection’s evolution cannot be told without a tribute to its owner and founder, Ursula O’Neill, coming over to the USA from Ireland via London and a lot of hard work and eventually becoming a U.S. Citizen in 2014.  She has single-handedly

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New Year, New Plans

Photo Courtesy of PartySpace.com

Photo Courtesy of PartySpace.com

As  the New Year approaches, so does the invitation to constantly stay fresh and relevant in any business.  And at Catering Connect, we are no exception.  We are so excited about

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Favorite Harvest Beverage | Autumn Spice Cocktail

Whether you are entertaining this Thursday evening for Halloween or you are preparing for Thanksgiving, this autumnal beverage is a favorite for entertaining. Don’t forget, presentation is everything, so make sure the glass you choose showcases your beautiful beverage. Skoal!

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Corporate Dinner Celebrations at Gainey Winery

Photo By Barron Spafford

Photo By Baron Spafford

Santa Barbara and its own wine country, the Santa Ynez Valley, are prime destination event locales for the corporate event planner.  And we are so lucky to have some of the best internationally-based destination event management companies right here in our own backyard.  Many destination corporate events are incentive programs for leading national or international corporations whose executives are being rewarded with a memorable vacation.  For others, it is

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