November 17, 2017
The Heart of it All: Ashton Gardens Menu Sampling
Now I think we can all agree that planning a wedding is a whole other level of planning. That being said, there are generally two paths one can go down in the planning world: one where you have help and one where you don’t. The kind of help that Ashton Gardens provides is wide ranging. Our coordinators bring all the best organization ideas and trending inspiration to your planning meetings. Our service staff offers up the best attention to detail and professionalism you’ll find. But one department that most would consider to be the center of it all, stays behind the scene: the culinary team.
Our executive chefs and culinary unit proves time after time that the food we put out for each and every event must be diverse and influential to each person we serve. For us, we are privileged to share that experience with our booked couples each quarter.
Event tastings for our staff are the heart of the planning process at Ashton Gardens because we believe that experiences come first. A unique and exclusive concept, our menu sampling events offer extensive selections of our freshly prepared food options all while putting you and your fiancé in the very seats that friends and family find themselves in the day of your event.
Our menu samplings begin with hors d’ oeuvres, an open bar and staff introductions. Attendees mingle, sample small bites and meet everyone from our operations team to our executive chef. Putting a name with a face is always comforting considering the team we’ve entrusted to run our facility is the same team our couples and families have to thank for an outstanding job when the event is complete.
Once cocktail hour is complete, our guests enter another ballroom where we focus on celebrating the enjoyable moments to come with all the bells and whistles. Our ballrooms are set just like an authentic wedding. Tables, chairs, centerpieces, uplights, the list goes on!
Guests are then treated to an array of buffet options. While some of the options on the buffet might not be exactly what couples offer the day of their event, our goal is make families comfortable with any menu option they select. By sampling items available at the tasting, our hosts get comfortable with the quality of the food as well as the presentation.
To close it out, our sales team offers a toast thanking everyone for being there and raffles off in house amenities and other first-class prizes.
We are so fortunate that we have the opportunity to paint a picture of how we run our events. It takes a team of professionals to make each event special. We know that we’ve hired the very best in the business and hope that after your tasting event, you’ll be able to walk away with certainty that you are in the best and most capable hands around.