Bradford Catered Events presents a look into a recent gala event:
“Under the Trees”
The Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum Green Thumb Gala
This annual fundraising event hosted 350 guests for a night underneath the trees. The client chose Bradford Catered Events to provide guests with passed hors d’oeuvres and a beautiful plated meal that coordinated with the event’s theme of “Under the Trees”.
The guests were welcomed into a vast, gorgeous tent decorated to make them feel as though they were cozying up under the canopy of a scenic forest. Our professional staff met each guest with trays of delightful appetizers, including bacon-wrapped water chestnuts, caramel apple bites, beef rollups and garlic cheese grit triangles.
We made sure each table’s décor and place settings not only matched the event’s theme, but actually transported guests to an under-the-trees wonderland, beginning with a mixed green salad with pears, gorgonzola cheese and maple balsamic vinaigrette served with a maple leaf crostini.
Guests raved about the main course, cranberry stuffed chicken breast with an orange champagne sauce, roasted butternut squash, mixed wild rice with pine nuts and sweet potato biscuits with honey butter.
They continued to praise the dessert, which consisted of pumpkin cheesecake with bourbon-infused whipped cream, served as guests were enjoying the charming woodland atmosphere and the company of fellow guests at this brilliant fundraising event.
“The 2013 Green Thumb Gala was the most successful in KBGA’s history. The food was absolutely fabulous and artfully presented, and the attention to detail was executed beautifully with each course. We received rave reviews for weeks following the event. Rex and his team were wonderful to work with and made the evening just perfect!’ – Vicki Williams-Baumgartner, Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum.
A special thanks to the Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum for the fascinating opportunity to cater this event. We had a fantastic time turning the evening into a night “Under the Trees.”
Photos by Temple Photography