Monday, September 14, 2015

Jiving Bat Mitzvah @ Infinity Dance Club Westchester

Jiving with the Bat Mitvah menu included many kid friendly foods  and for the kid in all of us favorite comfort foods for all to enjoy.

Bat Mitzvah Cake in Hot Pink and Navy Blue

Look at all those delectable dipping goodies
for the chocolate & salted caramel dipping ponds
and how about that
pink white and blue marshmallow tree?

was a special request
of the Guest of Honor

Bat Mitzvah Kids Food Station
Club Infinity Westchester

the kids LOVED the mac and cheese
served in waffle cones at this hip and happening
Westchester Bat Mitzvah at Club Infinity

Hot Pink Martini Glasses were the Bomb
for J's Martini Mashed Potato Bar with
Chili and Assorted Toppings
for this Hip and Happening
Bat Mitzvah at Infinity Dance Club
Pleasantville, NY

Tator Tot Lollipops
Bat Mitzvah Food Station
Club Infinity Westchester NY

Adult Bat Mitzvah Cocktail Hour Stationary Food
Our signature breads and spreads table
included a savory cheesecake bar

savory cheesecakes such as
**herb rondele torta layered with sundried tomato tapenade and pesto,
**goats cheese torta topped with farmstand tomato bruschetta
**voodoo cheesecake
with pecans and cheddar with green wonton angel wings
**double creme brie topped with mango chutney
**housemade flatbreads, challah and crackers
Giant Marshmallows
Salted Caramel
Delectable Melted Chocolate
off the hook dessert station for the kid in all of us!!

Twisted Comfort Food Lunch for the Adults
included Mac and Cheese,
Chipotle Orange BBQ Meatballs, Caesar Salad,
Panko Crusted Chicken Fingers
Plus Short Plates of
Filet of Beef with Arugula, Feta & Olives in a Gin Vinaigrette
French Potato Salad with Grilled Chicken,
Farmstand Tomato and Haricot Vert
beautiful and delicious breads and spreads
complimented the passed hors d'oeuvres for
the adult cocktail hour at this hip and happening
Westchester Bat Mitzvah
@PartyInfinity Pleasantville, NY

salted caramel and chocolate dipping pond
marshmallow tree
dessert menu bat mitzvah
great for sweet sixteen food stations too!
cuisinEtc catering NYC


Thursday, April 9, 2015

the wandering Que - how this nice Jewish chick from Queens got to help the Orthodox Texan Pitmaster Style his brisket

The Wandering 'Que - and how this good ole Jewish chick from NYC was lucky enough to be able to help an Orthodox Texan aptly named the Wandering 'Que Pitmaster, Ari White and his talented uber photographer, David Zikand, style this amazing glatt kosher smoked brisket-centric BBQ plates. Check out the beef ribs and the shoulder of lamb too!

Thank you to the 9 degrees of separation networking power of facebook!

check out that bark - it's a thing of beauty!!
Glatt Kosher Pit Smoked BBQ Ribs
 food styling: Lisa Teiger, cuisinEtc
catering: the Wandering 'Que
+ Gemstone Caterers

Peace, Love & Brisket,

Lisa Teiger
queenBee of CaterBuzz

culinary stylist
the culinary fashionista of cuisinEtc NYC, 
...more than just great food!

Here's my not professional shot of the Professional and UBER talented David Zimand shooting the smoked lamb shoulder - I am 100% sure that David's final photo is going to look way better than the quick phone shot posted below!  Thanks for hiring the Culinary Fashionista Food Styling Services, David and look forward to working with you again in the near future!

Uber talented Photographer
David Zimand at work
creating photographic magic
 in the streets of NYC

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sophie's Bat Mitzvah

Mazel Tov to Sophie on her 13th birthday 
and Bat Mitzvah in NYC
and to her parents
Stephanie and Robert
Thank you for allowing CuisinEtc Catering
 to be part of your special 
New York City Bat Mitzvah celebration.

Looking forward to hearing more amazing things 
about this Dr. Who aficionado and amazing young lady!

Here's the NY NY Menu with fresh spring decor
that the Bat Mitzvah family 
choose for their honored guests to enjoy!

wild rice and basmati salad with cran-raisins
photo: shadow lounge productions
bountiful and delicious
bat mitzvah buffet salads
chevre truffles,
cherry tomato
with arugula + baby watercress

besides the 13 candles, 
the linens lit up the room
chocolate brown
complimented by spring yellows + greens
our hip and happening eco-friendly square plates
complimented the 
chocolate brown
 spring yellow linens
and the band played on ...
The Danny Fox Jazz Trio added a delightful touch

They play jazz and standards as well as many other styles 
(e.g. Motown, Soul, Bossa Nova, Funk, Beatles, Stevie Wonder, etc.)  
Their website primarily has clips of their original music.

Made with love and mad skillz
by our pastry chef,
the Outrageous Triple Chocolate Threat
Dr Who Themed
Bat Mitzvah Cake 
Desserts had a decidedly Dr Who Theme
with hand decorated Dalik Cookies 
Made with love and mad skillz 
by the CuisinEtc pastry chef
and the intergalactic triple chocolate threat cake

CuisinEtc are cheesecake fashionistas
renowned world wide and
Rocking the
NY NY Skyline Cheesecake Martini Bar
self serve toppings for the cheesecake martinis
chocolate chunks, fresh pineapple,
fresh strawberries, grapes
house made wild blueberry sauce
and mini marshmallows

Wouldn't be a NY NY Theme 
Bat Mitzvah Blowout Dessert Display without 
Black and White Cookies, Birthday Sprinkle Cake Bites
and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries!
Check out our glass vintage coffee cups 
and adorable little milk bottles!
Check out those cool Dr. Who Dalik Cookies
handcrafted by our Chef
and his signature tandoori spice popcorn
gourmet sweet and spicy popcorn
the spruced up cafeteria at VCS
(Village Community School Cafeteria)

Even Sophie's best friend who is gluten intolerant
had many gluten free menu choices that she was able to enjoy.

It takes a village
Event Credits:

Food, Design and Decor
CuisinEtc Catering and Special Events NYC
Executive Chef Andrew Alexander-Crossan
Culinary Fashionista, Lisa Teiger

Danny Fox Trio
Lisa Teiger, - Food Photos
Kersten S
Shadow Lounge Productions

Event and Synagogue Space
Village Community School

in conjunction with
The New Shul
Rabbi Zach Fredman
Amy Golding, Director

Friday, March 21, 2014

Rock the House Bar Mitzvah ... fun and creative Bar Mitzvah ideas

Our Client, a warm + fun loving family
in Connecticut were looking on-line for
fun and creative bar mitzvah concepts
and stumbled upon a link on the
Mitzva-licious Blog that featured
some of CuisinEtc's creative work
and absolutely feel in love with
 the fun presentations they saw there.
When we got the call,
they asked us if CuisinEtc Catering
 would be willing to travel from NYC
to Northern Connecticut
to cater their son's upcoming Bar Mitzvah
which they were looking to create
a rock and roll club like atmosphere for
serving kid friendly eye appealing delicious food.
Of course the answer was YES.
The answer when asked where we are located is:  
CuisinEtc Catering + Special Events 
is located where ever you, 
our clients need us to be

So please take a look at
this fabulous Bar Mitzvah Celebration
and tell us in the comments section below,
what do you think ???
did the CuisinEtc Team rock our client's  vision?

The CuisinEtc Catering and Special Events
Signature Presentation
Cows in the Comforter
All Beef Kosher Hot Dogs
in a Pastry Blanket
nestled in a catcher's mitt
in a field of wheatgrass

a big thank you to Kersten of Shadow Lounge Productions
for the fabulous food and decor shots he was able to pull off of his videos.  
He is our newest fav photographer and videographer of choice!
see the video Kersten shot of Natan's Bar Mitzvah 
cones of sweet potato chips
waiting to be drizzled with
herbed ranch dip

Elvis rocked the house
with this kosher style version
of his favorite banana and peanut butter

these centerpieces looked amazing
when the lights went down low
flashing colors and adding
the perfect nightclub touch!

love love love
the tie dye balloons

This fun filled Bar Mitzvah Celebration at Temple Mischan Israel in Connecticut was set up club style with tall top bar tables draped in black floor length linens and tall chivari bar chairs, with blinking light up centerpieces and tie dye balloon arches that enhanced the club atmosphere.

The evening kicked off with hot dance music by DJ group Prime Time Party Crew (PTPC)  and EmCee C-Tip  and passed hors d'oeuvres by CuisinEtc Catering and Special Events.

One of the most  popular hors d'oeuvre selections with adults and kids alike were the CuisinEtc smoking panko chicken tenders drizzled with Asian chili jam
+ sprinkled with shaved coconut.

Our take on the ubiquitous chicken finger passed on a  middle eastern
tea tray bellowed smoke
... surprising + delighting  guests !

Other passed kid friendly temptations
butlered by the friendly staff included:

...grilled cheese quesadillas

...our signature cows in the comforter
- all beef mini hot dogs in pastry blankets

...Elvis' kosher style
peanut butter/banana wrap + roll bytes
garnished with a toy guitar
and served on a record like spin disk platter

...cones of sweet potato chips
drizzled with herbed ranch dip

...queen of hearts my oh my 
Italian lollipops perched 
atop an artist palate 


...cumin kissed veggie empanditas
 with housemade basil + marinara dip.

Lisa Teiger, Culinary Fashionista and Event Food Stylist, of CuisinEtc's design department, along with team member Hong Mei Pang,  created modern club like decor for the three food stations using red and black form fitting linens that present a sleek look .

Following the candle lighting ceremony and touching tributes to from the Bar Mitzvah boy to his family and close friends,
CuisinEtc Catering + Special Event Staff opened the food stations
and let the feasting begin...

High Bar Tables + Chivari Bar Chairs
helped create a club atmosphere
and balloon arches + centerpieces
by Katie's Hot Air Balloons
popped the room with color + fun!

each guest customized their own
martini toppings - how fun is this!

decor details from the Square Martini Glass
to the retro wooden truck

Natan's Bar Mitzvah was just such a fun filled event
the food + decor created by CuisinEtc Catering + Special Events
helped enhance + create 
the fun club vibe the client envisioned. 

Kudos to Natan's Mom, Dafna,
for choosing a menu 
that suited her guests, 
both kids + adults perfectly !!
and for pulling together the party details
with grace + style!!
Natan's Bar Mitzvah rocked the house!

Thank you for allowing 
 assist you in making your vision come true !!!

retro TV frames announced the menus
at each of the Bar Mitzvah Food Stations

the CuisinEtc signature orange bbq glazed meatballs
with pretzel skewers were the "olives" in the martini
Mom, Dafna raved  about the taste !!

organic natural food decor

vibrant eye popping displays created by
CuisinEtc Catering + Special Events NYC
Design Decor Team,
culinary Fashionista, Lisa Teiger
+ assistant Hong Mei Pang

Adding the WOW factor that enhances each customized event menu
that CuisinEtc Catering + Special Events NYC
creates for our clients + guests enjoyment
During the event, both Mom + Dad  and Grandma too
made it a point to tell us
how CuisinEtc's fantastic food
+ eye catching imaginative presentations
exceeded their expectations in every way.
... praises + heart felt emotions like that make all the hard work
+ challenges of catering well worth the efforts !!
We love our job !!

yummy colorful toppings for the mashed potatoes
...shredded cheddar, colorful terra stix,
scallions + creme fraiche...

Med Rim Station Signage
ordinary pasta transforms into
elegant + whimsical design decor
speaking to the food that is
served at Natan's med rim Bar Mitzvah food station

...roasted garlic hummous
sunflower towers

Not hard to get folks to eat their veggies
when they look as enticing as this...
It was a very popular choice for many guests
and the staff kept busy continuously refilling
and replacing the platters of delicious farm fresh vegetables... 

 Triangle shaped bowl
for the kid friendly yet adult worthy
San Marzano marinara +pasta

Grandma Daniella brought guests to see the cuisinEtc catering
med rim food station setup
before the food even came out of the kitchen.

 how to spot  a culinary food designer ...
someone who uses pasta
 + natural food elements
for design decor 
as well as eating pleasure

Catering is not just the business 
of CuisinEtc Catering + Special Events

Catering + Events are 
our PASSION!!!

Med Rim Station design decor details
such as Jewish Star pasta under a glass riser,
grilled veggies display nestled into a retro wooden truck
and table top covered with greens

to resemble a field of vegetables,
tall elegant vases bulging with shaped pasta + veggies
delighted the guests senses,
along with the delicious aromas
of the rosemary foccacia pizza bytes,
San Marzano tomato sauce
with shaved Parmesan,
and long fusilli pasta,
Towers of hummous sunflowers,
olives displayed in hand carved artisan bread baskets
and the beautiful farm fresh grilled + roasted vegetable displays
created a comfort food with an attitude ambiance
that hit a home run for the bar mitzvah guests' enjoyment.

the Asian Station was the centerpiece of
the three dinner food stations
designed by CuisinEtc Catering + Special Events.

TV signs announced the food stations menus.

Coordinated Black Asian Takeout Boxes
personalized with the bar mitzvah boy's
name and the date
... fun ... fresh ... user friendly ...

love the clean stream lined  look of the
form fitting table linens

cold sesame noodles in personalized Asian boxes
and Auntie Dai's chicken + veggie dumplings. 

Dessert- the final indulgence -

Rivers of Belgium Milk Chocolate and Housemade Buttery Caramel
were surrounded by a bevy of dippable delights.

It was a blast for the kids and adults alike to find various goodies from fresh fruit and berries, to fanciful twinkies to european happy hippos, classic oreos, oh so yummmeeee cream puffs, multi colored marshmallows and sooooo much more !!!!

As with the rest of this fun event, we used very cool triangle shaped high end disposable plates for the dessert offerings.

european happy hippos and fanciful twinkies were dipped + devoured 

Event Credits:

Catering and Food Design:
Lisa Teiger
CuisinEtc Catering + Special Events NYC

Balloon + Centerpiece Decor:

Katie's Hot Air Ballons

Event Venue:
Congregation Mischan Israel
Hamden Connecticut
Gary Mitchell, Event Supervisor

DJ, Lighting + MC Services:
Prime Time Party Crew, Virginia Beach
Lisa Mason
Big Day Entertainment

Video Productions & Photo Design:
Kersten H Schriel

thank you to Kersten for generously sharing his fabulous photos
(featured here on this blog post) with CuisinEtc Catering.  It's a joy to have such professional representation of our artistic efforts documented with attention to detail
and we will happily and highly recommend using Kersten's video and photography services  for future events.

And thank you as well, to  all the other event professionals for working together to create  seamless and outstanding service for the bar mitzvah boy, his parents, their family +  guests.

 Mazel Tov to Natan 
+ his entire family 
for letting 
CuisinEtc Catering + Special Events
 participate in your special day!!