Empire Event in Howard County, MD

Every year, the Catering by Seasons team is delighted to return to a beautiful private residence for a spectacular themed-ball.

This year, our events staff had fun crafting a Japanese-inspired event, with beautiful decor and food from around the globe.

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Inside, a saki bar featured different varieties for those adventurous enough to try it.

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Hors d’oeuvre included smoked quail eggs, tuna spoons, steamed pork dumplings, chicken yakitori, and oshinky – skewers of pickled cucumber, daicon radish and eggplant.

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At the sushi bar featured fresh nigiri and maki rolls. Our chef also grilled sea scallops and placed them atop black rice cakes.

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The beef tenderloin was grilled on-site by Chef Kyle Vermeulen. He absolutely loves to incorporate grilling into events throughout the seasons.

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We also offered seafood and vegetable tempuras. Lobster and shrimp were breaded and fried on-site for a crunchy bite on the buffet. Vegetable tempura included fried asparagus, onion and sweet potato, served with a teriyaki dip.

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Wilted baby greens were featured on the buffet, with warm wild mushrooms and truffle scented vinaigrette.

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The grilled fillet of beef and hot smoked firecracker salmon were served on beds of crisp Asian long beans.

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A sweet treat for guests as the departed, Catering by Seasons offered Yuzu sorbet and green tea ice cream.

The host had so many good things to say about the evening:

Seasons takes the worry, stress and frustration out of any event. Because of their service standard, as the hostess I am free to greet and socialize with my guests rather than running around worried if everything is running as I’d like. The food is more than good, it is memorable. Watching / experiencing Seasons is like watching/listening to a symphony….the conductor and orchestra are working hard but you experience the beauty.

We would especially like to thank the chefs, servers and masterminds behind the scenes of the Catering by Seasons team. You all make these events possible.

A special thanks to all of our fantastic vendors:

Catering Manager: Dina Silnicky
Executive Chef: Kyle Vermeulen
Entertainment: Bialek’s Music, Stage Right Entertainment
Florist: Michael Volanni
Photography: Kimberly Haines



Reviews

Alberto is the best catering manager ever!! Everything about working with Catering by Season, from the planning, communication, to the execution was phenomenal!

Catering by Seasons is great! We booked them for our wedding. Stephanie was so great with working with us on our desired budget.

It was a pleasure to work with Alberto Trevizo and Catering by Seasons. Alberto was knowledgeable and pleasant to work with, and was very accommodating when we had to postpone our wedding one year.