The best fundraising events connect an organization’s supporters with its mission in an authentically moving way. For 826michigan, that meant an intimate dinner in a historically signifi cant building in Detroit.
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Looking to reward hard-working employees? Roll out a high-end treat buffet at your next company event. The Michigan Weddings and Candy Buffet Co., owned by the mother-daughter team of Sheila and Tiara Cable, provides delectable (and customizable) dessert buffets at weddings and social and corporate events around the state.
NOAH’S Event Venue is determined to carve out a niche in the event industry. “We’re unlike any other event venue because we’re national,” says Kirsten Mussi, the venue’s vice president of public relations. “When people walk into NOAH’S, they get the kind of customer service they’d get from a small company but with a lot of the amenities, experience and benefits of working with a larger, established corporation.”
GreenSpace Cafe opened in Ferndale in December, offering gourmet vegan fare in a beautifully designed space. The restaurant, the project of cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn and his son Daniel Kahn, also offers an outstanding cocktail menu, with concoctions steeping in mason jars above the bar. Robert Daleski, GreenSpace’s cocktail director, crafted this refreshing drink for warm days.
Hello! Ice Cream and Gelato debuted in 2013, serving up delicious, made-to-order recipes ranging from traditional items like pistachio gelato and strawberry sorbet to inventive iterations like sesame fig gelato and coated gelato pops.
Universal Orlando, Florida has it all—hotels, theme parks and restaurants—in one place.
You know someone is destined for a career in hospitality if she loves waiting tables.
Susan Keels, director of sales and marketing at Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, started her career as a waitress at Shield’s while studying accounting and merchandising in college. Soon she was offered a promotion to manager, and then joined Bill Robert’s highly respected group of restaurants (which includes Beverly Hills Grill).
The Greater Detroit Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events held its Table Top Wow! event October 21 at Andiamo Warren. The design competition included a strolling reception and silent auction to benefit Blessings in a Backpack.