Along the way I saw a lot of catering companies that tried to cut corners—and to me, life’s too short to settle for a bad meal or a boring event. I could have gotten jaded, but again I found inspiration. I founded Kiss the Cook Catering as a full-scale catering business dedicated to creating mind-blowing memories through food. For us, that meant setting the stage for pure, unabashed culinary creativity.
We built the Food Studio—our in-house kitchen, complete with a bakery and deli—to ensure we could make our yummy creations fresh from scratch daily, without ordering frozen products from external suppliers. It also gave us the chance to develop innovative dishes for gatherings ranging from five to 5,000 people. And what’s a full-service kitchen without cutting-edge cooks to fill it with incredible aromas and delicious delicacies? We hired some of the best chefs in the business—the reason why people literally try to hug and kiss our cooks after events!—and let them work their magic, infusing modern culinary trends with recipes and cooking techniques passed down through generations.
But what about the WOW factor? That was the challenge of designing and delivering customized, unforgettable experiences that cater to a range of budgets. Outsourcing such an important consideration wasn’t the right move, so we built an in-house event design team to get the job done right.
We work with our clients to set objectives, budgets, and timelines, then develop a branded event plan complete with mood boards and a creative theme to guide our approach to everything from floral arrangements to menu design.