Friday, October 8, 2010

Wedding Industry Professionals Association (WIPA) October 2010 with Chef Andrew Spurgin of Waters Catering

There are so many reasons I look forward to event industry networking events. I get a chance to check out various venues, enjoy delicious food and hang out with some of the most amazing people! This past Thursday evening, I headed on over to the WIPA event at the Huntington Beach Hilton Waterfront.

The guest speaker was Andrew Spurgin, Executive Chef/Director of Waters Fine Catering in San Diego.

He has quite a resume including having cooked for three US presidents and Martha Stewart! And the content of his talk was so enriching. Here's a snap of a part of his presentation.

And I had the opportunity to chat with him after dinner service. He had some intriguing stories to tell (as you can imagine from his wealth of experience) but my favorite comment from him was to never compromise on the integrity of you or your product just to save a contract. Love that! And he truly lives by his own words. Another part I appreciate about Andrew is that he is very involved with the slow food movement so all the food prepared from his kitchen truly start with the finest ingredients!

I had the pleasure of sharing with evening with Andrew along with these lovely ladies:

I'm sure you're dying to see the fabulous details pulled off by all the vendors so here it goes.







For beautiful professional images of the event, please see Luminaire Images blog post. You can really see the details from their pictures!

Event Sponors:
Venue/Catering/Accomdations: The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
Rentals: AFR Rentals
Linens: BBJ Linens
Photography: Luminaire Images
Printing: The Card Lady
Florals: Flowers Fusion
Entertainment: Del Lago Trio
Dessers: A Wish and a Whisk
Chameleon Chair Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Thanks Vivian for allowing me to borrow a few of your images.

PS - Happy Birthday Mary!


Mary Lallande said...

Thank you for the birthday love darlin.

Floral Sense said...

But of course! I hope you had a great one.