HAPPY HOLIDAYS
With snow flurries, wind and sub-freezing temperatures all week, the weather outside surely has been frightful, but the food and fun at Kathy G & Company has been more than delightful.  We can’t believe the year is almost over, but what a ride it’s been.  Weddings, Anniversaries, Corporate Events, Reunions, and Holiday Parties galore sure have made for a great 2010, but we’re not ready for this most wonderful time of the year to end just yet...We’ve got some more parties to cater and events to design.  Plus, we wanna get some partying in for ourselves!!! 

CATERING HOLIDAY PARTY AT PEPPER PLACE
The “2010 Holiday Party Season” got off to a fantastic start on Friday, December 3 at Pepper Place for the Richard Tubb Interior open house!  The halls were decked and guests had a holly jolly time enjoying such Kathy G favorites as Belgian Endive Petals with Goat Cheese, Raspberry & Caramelized Pear, AND Herbes de Provence Roasted Chicken Crostini with Fava Bean Pesto, as well as our brand new dessert, Peppermint Meringue with Dark Chocolate Ganache, that’s so sinfully delicious Santa Claus has requested it instead of milk and cookies! 
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PARK LANE KATHY G & COMPANY HOSTS CHARITY EVENT
On On December 7, HEAL ALABAMA gathered at our very own Park Lane in Mountain Brook for their 2010 charity auction.  For those of you not familiar with HEAL, it stands for Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)® and they’re working extremely hard to provide a solution to the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and associated diseases.  The healthy menu included Almond-encrusted Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches, Belgian Endive with Herb Cheese and Fresh Fruit galore...But best of all, more than $9,100 was raised at the auction including the $120 which was the winning bid for a lunch for EIGHT at our other fabulous venue, The Gardens Café!  For more info, please visit HEAL at their website: http://www.healalabama.org/

PARK LANE ONE FUN PARTY
More than 200 employees of Cellular Sales gathered at Park Lane on Sunday evening, December 12 and stayed until the wee hours of the night for their 2010 Holiday Blowout.  Wanting to make certain it was their best end-of-year event yet, the Kathy G team pulled out all the stops and all indications are that the soirée was a smashing success.  A “top-shelf” menu including a carving station of Top Round of beef as well as our famous “Comfort Station” with Lobster Mac & Cheese, Tomato Basil Soup, and a variety of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches were all big hits with attendees.  And of course, Park Lane was decked out in its holiday best thanks to the tireless effort and incredible creativity of the team at KG Designs and lead designer, Andy Hopper.

AROUND TOWN BALCH & BINGHAM DO THE HOLIDAYS IN A BIG WAY!
One of the South’s finest law firms, Balch & Bingham, contacted the finest catering company in all of Alabama (Kathy G for those who don’t know) for their end-of-year holiday extravaganza on Friday, December 10th at the Avon Theater.  More than 250 guests enjoyed the finest selection of Hors D’oeuvres you’ve ever tasted.  We absolutely LOVED catering at the Avon and were so proud to handle this event for the fine folks at Balch & Bingham....They do the holidays in a Big Way!  > Read More

OUT OF TOWN CRIMSON CHRISTMAS
The Kathy G team borrowed Santa’s sleigh and flew on down to Tuscaloosa for the Regions Bank Client Holiday Party on December 13th.  The event, held on the University of Alabama Campus at Moody Music Hall was attended by over 125 guests who rang in the holiday season with a delicious menu of Mini BLTs with Arugula & Apple-smoked Bacon, Mushrooms stuffed with Spinach & Parmesan, and a KG favorite of Soy Ginger Marinated Flank Steak with Wasabi Crème & Chopped Peanuts in Phyllo Cups.  We love visiting Tuscaloosa and Christmastime makes it that much more special for us!

WEDDINGS CHRISTOPHER & KNDALL AT THE GADSDEN COUNTRY CLUB
One of the last weddings of the year also happened to be one of our best!  Kendall and Christopher Welder tied the knot on December 11th and held their reception at the superb Gadsden Country Club.  Andy Hopper of KG Designs worked with the couple to create a one-of-a-kind look for wedding and he wowed everyone in attendance with classic color scheme of White and Silver.  To see pictures and hear about the menu, click here.

KG DESIGNS ON COVER OF “ALABAMA WEDDINGS”
Kathy G & Company’s floral/design firm, KG Designs, has quickly made a name for itself as Alabama’s best and most innovative wedding design team.  And now the media is catching on too as our very own Andy Hopper’s work has landed on THE COVER of the special 10th Anniversary Edition of Alabama Weddings!  2010 was a great year for KG Designs and this just capped it off...Great work Andy!  >Click here

Visit our blog for more Kathy G news or visit our website for recipes, photos and lots of fun ideas for your next party!

Alys Stephens Center – CAN WE TALK???
She’s brash… She’s loud... She’s hilarious...She’s Joan Rivers.  Birmingham comedy fans received an early holiday treat when comic icon Joan Rivers visited for a one-night-only special event at the Alys Stephens Center on the campus of UAB.  Kathy G & Company provided light hors d’oeuvres while Joan provided the laughs and a great night was enjoyed by all.  Don’t forget to visit the ASC Website to see upcoming events that you too might enjoy! www.alysstephens.uab.edu/

GARDENS CAFE: MERRILL LYNCH DOES CHRISTMAS KATHY G STYLE!
The Gardens Cafe was dressed in its "Holiday Best" - With garland, wreaths, bows and a variety of twinkling lights as the team from Merrill Lynch enjoyed their 2010 Holiday party on December 7th.  More than 100 guests attended the affair that featured many popular Kathy G staples including a carving station, BBQ Rubbed Pork Loin, and Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage and Pecans.  > Read More

THE BLOG OF KATHY G:  CATERING– EVENTS – DESIGN– STYLE!
Sure everyone knows Kathy G is the best caterer in ‘Bama, but now the whole
world can see the fantastic work we do each week on our new and user friendly blog!  For incredible pictures and updates on all things Kathy G and Company, simply visit www.KathyG.com/blog and take a look around.  Feel free to leave comments as we’d LOVE to know what you think.  Many thanks to Kelly Proudfit, of Visual Views for setting up the new blog!!!

ANOTHER REMINDER: PARK LANE HAS ITS OWN NEW WEBSITE!
And in case you missed it, our incredible Mountain Brook venue, Park Lane, got an early Christmas present and it now has its own website, ParkLaneByKathyG.com. Please stop on over and forward the link to all your friends and family.  With hundreds of gorgeous photos and updates to come weekly, this is sure to be a site you’ll want to bookmark.  Again, it’s www.ParkLaneByKathyG.com.