Vendor Spotlight-The Chef and I
Today, we're talking about the fabulous catering services of The Chef and I. The company is run by husband and wife team, Chris and Erica Rains and their top priority is making beautiful food that will last in everyone's memory on the wedding day.
-A feature that is exclusive to The Chef and I is the Strawberry Injection Bar. The chef and Iinvented it in 2010, and it has gained a lot of media attention. This is taking the place of groom’s cakes or candy bars in many weddings lately.
-Our chef does a great brunch-to-order for bridal showers, rehearsal brunches (the meal is beforethe rehearsal instead of after), and even early wedding receptions. Each guest is attended to andan individual dish is prepared for each of them. Perfect for smaller groups!
-We offer a complimentary cake cutting service, and complimentary wedding night package forthe bride and groom to take home.
-A complete, plated, formal, sit-down service is available and all of the servers and bartenders that work for The Chef & I are ABC certified, professional, and attentive. Our team is what makes us great, and we love utilizing our amazing staff to bring the level of service expected.
-Some brides choose to have only hors d’oeuvres, and we offer a menu that will still leave guests feeling like they had an amazing culinary experience, and it was easy to eat and mingle at the same time!
-We love doing family style receptions, and have done quite a few lately. From a rustic southern meal to a sophisticated ‘foodie’ scene, this is a fun type of service that really gets guests interacting with each other.
-Full service bartending, set up, and custom cocktail creation for the bride and groom are available. Champagne service and non-alcoholic fun options are part of many packages.
-The Chef and I also handles cakes, linens, china and glass rental, venue relations and contract management, budgeting consultations, full service wedding planning, wedding attire, transportation, rings, officiant services, honeymoons and gift registry through our partner vendors. If the bride wants to do less, The Chef and I often does more.
Also, The Chef and I are making their national television debut on GAC on April 25th at 9pm. Look for them with their temporary employee for one day, supermodel Niki Taylor as they show herthe ropes in the catering world on the hit television series, “Day Jobs”.
The Chef and I are working on a culinary reality television show that they will also shoot at their new location, and involve the client. Brides can have their bridal showers here and be on tv at thesame time!
Also, The Chef and I never charges for tastings. We hold tastings several times each month, andcan arrange for private tastings with as many guests as the bride would like to bring. Chris and Erica Rains value their clientele, and are much more interested in developing long-term relationships than developing short-term profits. We are totally flexible, and will allow you to change your number of people or anything else up to five days before your wedding. Both Erica and the Chef are always available to speak with directly via email, phone, or text.
Lastly, brides should choose us because we love working with people in love. We have our own amazing ‘second-chance’ love story, and we’d love to share it with you sometime.
Lots of yumminess going on at this company! Having someone like the Chef and I working with a bride on her wedding sounds like a satisfying experience. Not only do they make beautiful and creative food but they really care about the bride and her big day.
Mac or PC? PC, although the Ipad is looking pretty tempting.
Tea or Coffee? Coffee. At least one pot a day! Love gourmet coffees and adding fun things to our coffee! (We have a really neat interactive coffee bar too, that stems from our coffee addiction.)
iPhone or Blackberry? Neither! Android Devices right now.
Favorite Song Right Now The Chef’s favorite song is “I Was Born to Love You” by Queen. And that’s the song they played when Chris and Erica were pronounced man and wife. Not a dry eye in the place.
Erica’s favorite song will always be Into the Mystic by Van Morrison.