Posts Tagged ‘Maryland’

Verigreen Energy & Light Solutions Luncheon

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Well guys, sometimes I just don’t have to say anything. Our client says it all … see below.


I think you have a new client and a couple of more:-) It was terrific.  Several Wilmot Sanz employees asked where I got it catered, said it was excellent and they added Superb Cuisines to their short list of caterers to use in the future.  Do I smell “thank you” dollars in the future  ha ha ha

I also told the McLean Business Forum this morning that you did a great job and Marianne McClendon made note to use you for an upcoming event (you may want to drop her a line to see if it is a scheduled event already or just something she has in mind)”

Thanks again, Tim AC Reichert, CEO, Verigreen Energy & Light Solutions


Friday, October 1st, 2010

Have you attended a Hindu Wedding Ceremony?

It’s beautiful … traditional Hindu wedding ceremonies can last for days and involve much ritual in Sanskrit which may be only understood by the priest conducting the service.

This ceremony was considerably shorter (1 and a half hour) and was intended to be understandable – even to a non-Indian audience making it suitable for intercultural or mixed Hindu/non-Hindu marriages like this one. The Bride – Tracie Johnson – is American and the groom is Indian.

The priest guided the participants through their parts in the ceremony and explained the meaning of the service to the audience.

Hindu weddings are supposed to take place outside, on the earth, under a canopy known as a mandap. If that’s not possible, you can build a mandap inside and pretend you’re outdoors – just like we did due to the windy weather.  Seating under the mandap on chairs the bride and groom made their Indian vows.

Front and center under the mandap is the sacred fire. The fire is confined to a brazier or dish for safety.

Keeping with tradition, the bride wore a red sari draped modestly over her hair. The groom wore a kafni (long shirt extending to the knees) with pijamo (leggings) or dhoti (sort of an overgrown loincloth). The groom also wore a turban.

One feature of the bride’s wardrobe that has become popular abroad is the use of henna or mehndi to decorate her hands and feet. It’s said that you can tell how well a new bride is being treated by her in-laws from how long it takes for the mehndi to wear off. For the guests, it’s a good idea to avoid much black attire and to be aware that you must take your shoes off to enter a temple or the wedding canopy, so be prepared to leave them at the door.

The traditional gift at an Indian wedding is money. The amount should be an “auspicious” number ending in 1 — $11, $21, $51, $101, $201, $501, etc. (or similar numbers in rupees, pounds, or what have you). Cash or a check is fine. Very interesting …

The second ceremony was the American vows, which took place afterwards outside – once the weather was better.  It lasted only 20 mins and then the reception started.

At the reception the guests enjoyed the variety of Indian and American Cuisine prepared by our chef David Weirshousky.

I can’t forget to say what a pleasure it was to work with Trisha Cranor, from Working Brides that made our job very easy. Please see her note to out team presented below with some pics from the wedding.

“Hey Girl,

Let me first thank you and your staff for a SUPERB job on Friday”

Seating under the mandap on chairs the bride and groom made their Indian vows

Seating under the mandap on chairs the bride and groom made their Indian vows

Hindu wedding ceremony

American Wedding Ceremony at Newton White Mansion

Place Cards Table

Flowers by Davinci

Tables setting

Buffet Setting

Buffet setting

Buffet Flowers by Janet Flowers

Guests enjoying dinner

Smart CEO Magazine

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Superb Cuisines catered a totally unique event hosted by   Smart CEO Magazine – for the first time recognizing 20 Chief Marketing Officers in the Washington, DC area.  A number of well known (and well marketed) organizations were recognized, including the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, and Audi of America.  See the table below for a full list of the award winners, as well as pics from the event.

P.S. Janet Flowers also did an amazing job with all the flowers … Kudos to her and her entire team.

Emilio Pardo Chief Brand Officer AARP
Michael Evans VP, Marketing Approval
Robb Lee VP Marketing, Communications, and Branding ASAE
Scott Keogh Chief Marketing Officer Audi of America Inc.
Robert Morton Director of Marketing Blackboard, Inc.
Peggy Fry Senior Vice President, Media Services Clearspring
Nancy Coleman Sr. Director, Marketing & Communications GeoEye, Inc.
Brendan Hurley Senior VP of Marketing & Communications Goodwill of Greater Washington
Mary Kimber Chief Marketing Officer Patton Boggs LLP
Damien Enderle Director of Marketing Reznick Group
Anthony Estrella Chief Marketing Officer Rosenthal Automotive
Barry S. Redler Chief Marketing Officer The Long & Foster Companies, Inc.
Joe Dupriest Senior Director of Marketing Washington Capitals
John Guagliano Vice President, Marketing and Broadcasting Washington Nationals Baseball Club
Mitch Gershman Chief Marketing Officer Washington Redskins

Smart Ceo Event at Shulman & Rogers

Chicken Galantine

Chocolate Royale

Authentic Flavors of The Middle East Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Tabouleh, Stuffed Grape Leave

Fresh Fruit Display

Homard Lobster on a Bed of Quinoa

Carpacio Of Aged Beef Wrapped around a Parma Cheese Crisp with Dijon-Olive dipping Sauce

Goat Cheese Tartlet Provensale

Chicken Galantine

Cucumber Cups With Cool Watermelon Gazpacho

Melon King Crab Leg

NEA Breakfast

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
Buffet Table Setting

Muffins, Croissants, Bagels & Breakfast Breads

Fresh Fruit Salad in a Watermelon Bowl

Buffet Setting

Bethesda Washington Bridal Showcase

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

See pics below….

Samples of our Superb Cuisines at the Show

Fashion Show

Fashion Show

Brazil Day in Frederick- Festival of Hope!

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

The fourth of its kind, the 2010 BRAZIL DAY came to us attired in a new humanitarian garment – a FESTIVAL of HOPE! Created and produced for FSCA-Brazil Division by MissionServ International Aid, Inc., it honored the official sisterhood between Frederick, Maryland and Aquiraz, State of Ceará – Brazil, and brought to our region a wonderful spectacle of culture and sports on Sunday, August 29, 2010 at the Frederick County Fairgrounds.

Proceeds from the event will help build a community training facility to enable the locals in this small Brazilian town to become more self-sufficient in their lives … what a great cause!

The sponsors and volunteers alike helped to bring the warmth, charm, emotions, and passion of the magical culture of the friendly country of Brazil – my home country.  It was a great day to spend with my family – with people, crafts, singing, dancing, and of course great food (see below)!

Left to right my step kids Julia, Tessa, Will, my husband Scott and my mother-in-law Diane and myself

Will my step son enjoying a popsicle on a very hot day....

Hand made fabric

Hand painted mural

Capoeira- Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, music, and dance


Caipirinha truck

Brazilian Pastel

Baiana making acaraje( Typical Brazilian food from Bahia)

Keula Binelly as Carmen Miranda - a Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer from the 1950's

Novavax Summer BBQ at Seneca Greek Park MD

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Superb Cuisines has been catering for one of Washington DC’s largest corporations for the past 4 years.  We pride ourselves on continuing this repeat business. This means a lot to us.

Last Thursday’s annual company picnic marked the 3-year anniversary that we have been the caterer for Novavax. They had a 1980’s theme this year, which meant a lot of rock & roll, bright colors, and the food of course had to fit the bill!  Superb Cuisines named all of the food based on 80’s decade most popular phases:

Bodacious Burguers

A famous burger from 80’s  prepared with ground beef, yellow chopped onion, pepper, bacon, egg,salt, garlic and black pepper

Amped Veggie Burguers

Cowabunga Nathans Beach Dogs

Bun Length Nathans Dogs w/ topping

Fantabulous Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Served  in skewers glazed with a fruit sauce

Mega Big 80’s Potato Salad

Red potatoes, boiled eggs, chopped green onions, green pepper, celery, dill, mayo mixed with creole mustard and worcestershine sauce Cajun creole seasoning and dash hot sauce

Garnish with  a  jelly bracellet

Rockin’s Pulled BBQ Pork

Slow roasted pulled BBQ pork

Served with baked fresh rolls

Crucial Sweet Heat Nachos

A mixture of mash avocados and some chunks, mango, jalapeno chile, mint, lime, cilantro and red grapes served in tortilla chips

Wicked Sweet Corn in a Cob

Righteous Primavera Pasta Salad

Penne Pasta mixed with cherry tomatoes, artichoke, bell peppers, onions, olives

In a Italian dressing

Superb Cuisines 15 min of Fame

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Today we had our 15 min of fame at BNI. BNI (Business Network International).  It’s a world-wide networking group that brings business people together to network, build relationships, and help each other in business by passing referrals.  The members of BNI chapters take this very seriously – it’s a great resource – with BNI you can find any type of service that you need, or that a business partner needs, or a family member – a caterer, realtor, mortgage broker, whatever anyone needs.  At BNI we don’t pass leads – but high quality referrals that result in real business (i.e. $$$).

Any networker looking for sustainable results knows that when you receive quality referrals you must return the favor and send business their way as well to keep the referrals coming.  You get what you give  – its as simple as that.

Superb Cuisines has been fully engaged in BNI for the past 3 years and we are proud to say that we get most of our business from referrals. So why do all of our customers refer us?  Well, here’s why our customer’s tell us they do …

  1. Personal Attention – in the catering business, having great food and presentation is a given. You won’t last a week in this business without it.  At Superb Cuisines we make it personal for every event.
  2. Quality – Every customer is our first priority.  We work with our clients one-on-one to uniquely apply their tastes, needs, and personality to each and every event.  We treat each client differently because they are different.
  3. Exceeding Expectations – We give people more than they expect and strive to autograph our work with excellence.
  4. Teamwork – Coming together, sharing together, working together and succeeding together – that’s our way.
  5. Passion – We are sincere, committed and passionate about what we do.
  6. Integrity – We keep our promises – no exceptions.

Here are some pics …

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Keula Binelly- Superb Cuisines Founder/CEO

Superb Cuisines Washington DC Catering

Susan Bierly- IMC Water Cooler and the QUEEN of referrals....Also my mentor in BNI

Superb Cuisines Washington DC Catering

Adam R. Polsky( Peak Settlements, LLC)- The President

Superb Cuisines Washington DC Catering

From left to right- Bill Gerlach(Payroll Services) and Peter Stepanek( Sky Highart Media)

Madonna Aveni Wedding Reception at FAES

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

I love my job! One of the reasons is because I never get bored with everything we have going on at Superb Cuisines. Every day new clients, different food and décor, and of course we get to be at new venues and event sites all the time.

This time, we held a wedding reception hosted at FAES (Foundation for advanced Education in the Sciences).

Their mission is fascinating – sharing the knowledge of the most prominent members of the science community in the U.S Educational system.

FAES is a beautiful venue located on Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda, MD.  An awesome location and just a few miles from DC.  But, what impressed me the most about this place was their venue rental fees – such a reasonable price for a amazing place to hold your wedding reception!  We all know that it’s not cheap to get married in DC.  But getting to know the FAES venue can help!

I get so excited when I discover new things (like FAES) that I want to share with everyone J – ok, back to Madonna’s Wedding reception!

This wedding had a Caribbean Theme – the bride and groom had already said their nuptials on the islands and wanted to bring back the feel of the Caribbean to their reception.  Our chef created a spicy and flavorful menu … check it out below along some pics:

Jamaican Beef Empanadas

Flaky pastry crescents filled with  beef , scallions, peppers and served  with chimichurri sauce  and avocado

Cool Watermelon Gazpacho

Presented in shot glass

Jumbo Mango Grilled Shrimp with Mango Sauce

Jerk Chicken Canapes

Served in  tomato and  spinach phyllo cups

Carribean Deviled Eggs

Miniature of cuban beef tenderloin sandwiches

Thinly sliced aged tenderloin of beef served on sourdough rolls,

Accompanied with red onion mojo sauce, horseradish cream,

and coarse-grained mustard

Jamaican Crab Spread

Crab dip Served in a pitta and toasted points

Bolita Di Keshi

All natural gluten free cheese bread

Shrimp Dominican Pastelitos

Golden breaded turnovers filled with with ground herb seasoned shrimp and coconut milk

Pork kabobs

Served with a carribean fruit sauce


Fried cod fish fritters

Washington DC Wedding Catering

Washington DC Wedding Catering

Mango Shrimp

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Jerk Chicken Canapes

Washington DC Wedding catering

Grilled Vegetables

Washington DC Wedding Catering

Washington DC Wedding Catering

Washington DC Wedding Catering

Washington DC Wedding Catering

Jaime and Rory’s Wedding Reception

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

I am a pink girl and really enjoyed working with Jaime in planning her wedding reception – she’s a pink girl too:-)

She chose light pink pintuck linen that went great with the venue décor and walls.

The bride looked like a princess in her pretty wedding dress.

The guest tables were decorated with small delicate flower arrangements in light pink and green that beautifully complimented the linen and gold napkins. The party favor was personalized wine glass etched with each guest’s name.  Since the ceremony and reception was held Linganore Winecellar, the couple decided to place a nice bottle of Chardonnay at each table with a their engagement picture – how cute!

I love outdoor weddings and this one was one of the best – what a job Lisa does at Linganore – can’t wait to be back there again!

Again Superb Cuisines and entire staff did an outstanding job.

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Jaime and Rory Wedding Ceremony

Washington DC Wedding Catering

Washington DC Wedding Catering

Washington DC Wedding Catering

Washington DC Wedding Catering

Personalized Bottle of Wine with Bride/Groom Picture

Washington DC Wedding Catering

Guest Cards Displayed with Wine Corks

Washington DC Wedding Catering

Washington DC Wedding Catering