BY ADELE CASANOVA
When planning a wedding reception, how does a couple best choose a catering company? For many couples, hiring a catering company for their all-important day is a completely new experience. California Fresh Catering (CFC) knows how to make the catering experience smooth and worry-free for the bride and groom. California Fresh Catering has been offering innovative cuisine and impeccable service for all types of special events in the Triad for more than a decade.
The people at California Fresh Catering value and treat each wedding reception as if it is the most important event they will ever cater. Manager Julie Lauwers tells the trained staff to think of each wedding reception as if it was their very own special day. “We always ask the bride and groom what is most important to them about their wedding reception and then focus on delivering their expectations,” said Julie. Couples almost always say they want to have fun at their reception and not be worried about the details. CFC strives to take the burden off the couple, so they can “stay in their happy bubble.” They are committed to making each event unique and memorable.
All food is prepared in house, and only the freshest and highest quality ingredients are used. CFC offers an extensive list of dishes perfected over the years and can also work with couples to create new options and combinations based on their tastes. “We tell couples to choose what they love, what makes them happy, not necessarily what they think they need to choose,” said Julie. “Thinking outside the box is okay, and the old stuffy rules can be broken. Couples don’t need permission to make choices they know they and their guests will love. Of course, we are happy to use our experience to guide them.” Special food requirements are always met, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or allergy concerned.
Experienced and Passionate
Each and every member of the CFC staff is dedicated to excellence. Their innovative and trained staff has the experience and passion to cater an event to perfection. This allows the happy couple to feel like guests at the reception. In addition to the core staff of expertly trained servers, CFC has additional trained on-call staff available to handle any size event, as well. They never use staff from temp agencies because they strive to offer the best service at every event with polished and professionally trained servers. This allows California Fresh Catering to maintain superior quality at all events, even in the busiest of wedding seasons.
The chef at CFC, Tony Rowlatt, has more than 40 years of experience. Originally from England, Chef Rowlatt is experienced in many cuisines, allowing him the ability to be creative and innovative.
California Fresh Catering is a nonprofit company that prides itself on continuous support of charitable programs, through the Foundation for Purposeful Living. CFC donates 100% of its profits to charity. All four of the full-time managers at CFC are unpaid volunteers dedicated to offering superior quality and service while raising money for charitable organizations. So, when choosing California Fresh Catering, the bride and groom not only receive the absolute best catering experience, they also participate in giving back to the community.
In Addition to Julie Lauwers, the other three volunteer full-time managers are Julia Burazer, Alma Pendergast and Beverley Danziger. To reach them to discuss your wedding reception plans, call 336.777.0145. You can visit the website at CaliforniaFreshCatering.org to learn more about their innovative cuisine and impeccable service, and to learn about their charitable giving through the Foundation for Purposeful Living. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to enjoy photos of the beautiful, delicious foods created for recent events. California Fresh Catering is located in Winston-Salem at 333 Summit Square Court where they have their own venue available for your reception. They are also listed as a caterer of choice at more than 15 favorite local venues.