Fork + Farm’s 2017 Top 5

January is the time people make New Year’s resolutions; February is when they begin planning how they’re going to make them happen. The Fork + Farm team of world-class chefs is no exception, but while we’ve been busy dreaming up new ways to wow our clients for the new year, we can’t help but look back on some of the highlights from 2017!

1. Okanagan Garden Party 

It was an honour for the F + F team to plan, execute, and cater a very special  birthday for one of our corporate clients. Over a dozen of our staff came together to create this “Okanagan Garden Party” themed event in the Napa of the North, which featured two nights of celebration, creative and interactive food stations, and the incomparable 54/40 playing long into the night- all under two huge tents on the warm, sunny shores of Lake Okanagan. Our team is incredibly proud to have created this celebration of such a community pillar and looks back on this as not only our biggest event yet, but one of our most successful.

2. Avenue Magazine Feature

We make sure we always have our finger on the pulse of the latest and most innovative industry trends, so we were thrilled to be featured in Avenue Magazine as wedding food trend experts. The article showcased some of the newest and most exciting wedding food trends of 2017. Expert Tip? 2018 is going to be all about geo cakes, ice branding (it’s a thing!), seafood charcuterie, gold on everything, and yes folks, it looks like frosé is here to stay!

3. F + F Does New Orlean’s Catersource

At F + F we’re devoted to providing our clients with passionately crafted culinary experiences. We believe an important part of being able to deliver those experiences is having an innovative team that’s always on the cutting edge of new technologies and trends. This past year F + F brought six outstanding members of our team on a week long adventure to New Orleans, Louisiana, to attend Catersource 2017, an educational catering conference which teaches the latest trends and techniques in the industry. We loved being able to bring these new skills back to YYC, so this year our team is set to learn once more from the best in Denver, at The Special Event in New Orleans, and, of course, at Catersource Las Vegas!

4. 18 Offsite Christmas Events in 10 Days!

… And no sleep! Our amazing team pulled off 18 spectacular Christmas events for our clients in just over a week. They dug down deep and pulled the hard hours to make sure all of the events were seamless and beautifully produced. The result was over a dozen beautiful event experiences, hundreds of happy guests, and clients who were blown away by our team’s attention to detail and polished execution. Here’s a note from one happy client:

“Last Thursday was truly spectacular! We have had rave reviews from our clients as well as our management teams on how fabulous the décor, drinks and especially the food were. A big thank you to you, Dennis, and your amazing team for being an integral part of our spectacular event!” – CIBC

5. The F + F Team Is Growing and Growing…

2017 truly was a banner year for F + F – we had an incredibly busy year and broke all our previous records! With that excitement comes a bigger team; we now have three Event Experience Coordinators and seven Chefs, all committed to creating “hand-crafted everything” culinary experiences for Calgary and beyond.

2018, let’s go.

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