THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX — AND IN IT
For the opening of a storage products store in St. Louis, Butler’s Pantry was asked to create buffets from the client’s products, everything from glass storage containers to file holders. Although the items used aren’t typically part of a buffet or station, Cassie Burd, vice president of sales and catering, says, “It helped us think outside the box, if you will, in how we presented the food.”
1 – Color and food were linked throughout the event. Earth tones displayed beef sandwiches and mini potatoes; candy-colored items were used to display desserts; clear glassware was used at the soup station.
2 – Consumer office and storage items, including CD holders (the napkins) and file holders, were put to new uses. Although it was because of the client at this event, experimenting with unusual items, or with typical items used in unexpected ways, can add excitement to an event.
3 – At the Texas Beef Station, sliders and open-face brisket sandwiches reflected the client’s home office.