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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Marilyn Chapman's Positive View

After 3 rather tepid years the Holiday Catering Season came back full throttle in fourth quarter 2011 leading us all to ask, "Is Special Events Catering a new economic indicator"?  

Full service parties blossomed after several years of cancellations and attempts at "Do it Yourself" Events.   The clients' comments were repeatedly "we are just to busy to do this ourselves!"  This indicated a renewed desire to entertain. a confidence in the economic future and an acknowledgment that professional catering is a valuable, cost effective service.  

Sell out weekends in October, November and December resembled the seasons before the Recession with lavish menus and larger guest counts.   We hired staff for the first time in several years and had to use Social Media to get enough help. 

Maybe most significant - New Year's Eve is sold out!  

I would love to hear from other regions to know if this is a pattern. 

Marilyn Chapman
Wedding Event Coordinator

Delectables Fine Catering, Inc.
"The Bay Area's Most Prestigious Caterer"
969 Virginia Avenue, Inc.
Palm Harbor, FL  34683


Phone: 727-781-1200
Fax: 727-789-3401

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