Many people often overlook the fun and creativity that can go into planning events. One of the most commonly misunderstood types of event is corporate or business-related events. Because there is an air of professionalism associated with this genre, people assume corporate or business events are boring and bland, but with the right team, any corporate event can become an inviting, warm, and exciting space for clients and coworkers alike!
We partnered with Dermatology and Laser of Alabama for a wonderful and colorful event filled with laughter, good people, and good food! If given the right environment, staff members can grow close professional and personal relationships with one another that can easily strengthen any team. Building trust, companionship, and responsibility to one another can blossom into a strong team, but can’t happen without the right tools. One of the best ways to facilitate this communal growth is by throwing events to celebrate the achievements of the team and individuals on that team! We were very excited to help make this a reality for Dermatology and Laser of Alabama and thanks to the talents of Elise Ferrer Photography, we have some gorgeous snapshots of this event to share!
For this event, we really wanted to emphasize the idea of unity, even with a variety of different types of food. This grazing table featured a multitude of flavors, textures, and colors as well as a way to communicate this idea. Though all of the components of the table are easily enjoyed on their own, they also pair deliciously with each other! Fresh grapes, pomegranate, strawberries, and grapefruit subtly contrast the salty crunch of cashews, pistachios, fried pita, and cured meats. Creamy aged cheeses, flaky croissants, and the unique taste of beet hummus are just a few of the other items added to this grazing table as well that really balance out the other flavors of the table.
There are some flavor combinations that are so delicious, we couldn’t resist incorporating them to the grazing table for this event. Sliced tomato and fresh mozzarella with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, créole deviled eggs, and smoked salmon crostini are a handful of our favorite appetizers served at this event. The savory flavors have more body than some of the foods mentioned before, but still pair wonderfully with the other sweet, tangy, and hearty components on the grazing table.
Nothing bonds people together like a delicious meal, other than topping off that delicious meal with some incredible wine and sweet treats, that is! We decided to take a more subtle approach to the dessert by adding some delicate madeleines and dark chocolate, salted caramel morsels, and our beloved Chocolate Chip Cookies, as well as a citrusy few bottles of a 2017 Oregon-sourced pinot gris. This was the perfect conclusion to such a fun, flavorful, and graceful event.
Any business can benefit from hosting events like this from time to time. Table & Thyme has witnessed firsthand how much these unforgettable events can inspire and excite people and we love to see people celebrating with exquisite food and a loving atmosphere at any opportunity!
If you’re interested in seeing some of the other events we’ve helped create, browse our event highlights on our blog or explore our Grazing Table Gallery for tablescape inspiration! In the meantime, check out the vendors that made this even possible with the links below!
Office- Dermatology and Laser of Alabama
Photography- Elise Ferrer Photography
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