Thursday, June 10, 2010

A summer update

The summer is here and it has been a while since we have updated!

First off, my name is Corinne and I am the newest addition to the La Bonne Cuisine team as the production coordinator. I have been here for about three weeks, and so far it has been a wonderful experience!

I started off with an evening at the MPI Annual Gala. It was quite the introduction! I was able to see all the elements and how everything works to create a successful event. It was also my first look at how a major event is put on outside of the college arena. The Gala was held at the San Francisco Design Center in the Galleria. The theme for this year was Glo, which allowed the decor to include elements of light.

The second and third floors were used to hold cocktail receptions, with the dinner and entertainment taking place on the main floor and stage. From the stilt walkers who greeted guests as they made their way upstairs to the reception, to the wonderful glow from the lighted tables, a whimsical feeling filled the room. The combination of glowing end tables and chic lounge furniture in the cocktail reception created a fun and trendy environment. The unique trays of passed hors d'oeuvres added a sense of elegance to the space. As the finishing touches were added to the illuminated dinner tables, guests started to find their seats and sat to enjoy their dinner.

[ Gene X. Hwang/Orange Photography ]

As the dinner began, the entertainment took to the sky with an aerial acrobatic act, followed by a drum duo. While the main course was being served, the guests were treated with a drag show, which was a big hit! The dessert course added an additional glow to the room with a beautiful trio including a flaming creme brulee. It was the first time that I had ever seen it served in person, and it was the perfect dramatic finish to a beautiful meal.

[ Gene X. Hwang/Orange Photography ]

This was truly a great introduction for me into the world of La Bonne Cuisine. I am starting to settle in to my new position here and have loved every moment of it! Be sure to check back soon, as I plan to contribute to our blog often!


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