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LA Magazine “Spa-cation” Event at the Sofitel Hotel Beverly Hills
Posted February 19, 2017

We loved working with LA Travel Magazine for their "Spa-cation" event at the SOFITEL  Beverly Hills. It was a fabulous day of indulgence. Guests enjoyed an afternoon of relaxation and pampering while they were encouraged to celebrate their inner and outer beauty.           There were plenty of activities to choose from... Read More

APC News Happy Valentine’s Day 2017
Posted February 14, 2017

We wish you a beautiful Valentine's Day. How wonderful that we have a day devoted to the celebration of LOVE. Truly, we can't think of anything more important in life than love! So however you choose to enjoy this holiday, we wish you moments filled with the LOVE of family, friends and all your favorite things.... Read More

We Love The Smurfs!
Posted January 14, 2017

It's always great working with Sony Pictures Animation! We're getting excited for the newest Smurf Movie: THE LOST VILLAGE in theaters on April 7, 2017                 The breakfast buffet menu included smoked salmon with capers, lemons and condiments.     There were also fresh fruits and berries along with... Read More

The Academy celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Michael Mann’s “HEAT”
Posted September 8, 2016

  The stars were out last night as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrated the 20th anniversary of Michael Mann’s “Heat” with a celebration that included a screening of the new 4K restoration of the film along with a reunion between Mann, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, moderated by Christopher Nolan.... Read More

APC News Happy Labor Day!
Posted September 1, 2016

Dear Friends, Labor Day is here! It's our last three day weekend of the summer and a perfect time to take a well earned break. So, go ahead and grab a big slice of life. Enjoy some fun in the sun, a barbecue with those you love, or maybe explore a new hiking trail. However... Read More

Sizzling Summer Nautical Themed Bachelorette Party
Posted July 20, 2016

Girls just wanna have Fun! What could be more fabulous than to be showered in attention from sailors in uniform serving seafood delicacies? This party transported the bride-to-be along with her guests to a fantasy adventure at sea. Every detail at this poolside soirée was impeccable thanks to the creative talents of the team of vendors who brought... Read More

Hawaiian Luau Party
Posted July 14, 2016

Party Planners LA really knows how to celebrate the season! They understand that nothing quite says summer like a luau. The word luau literally means Hawaiian feast.  A luau always includes indulgent savory and sweet traditional delicacies, tropical cocktails and unabashed FUN! We had a blast helping to make this celebration maika i loa (Hawaiian for awesome)! See... Read More

Hello Summer! APC Newsletter July 2016
Posted July 1, 2016

Hello Friends, Summer is here, and It's time for Fourth of July celebrations! What is your favorite way to celebrate our nation's independence? Will you BBQ, go to the beach, watch a parade, eat your favorite ice cream, go to see the Dodger's play,or...? Whatever you love to do, be sure to follow the link below... Read More

Nachshon Minyan Celebrates the Ordination of their Rabbi / Cantor Judy Greenfield
Posted June 13, 2016

Congregants, friends and family came together on Sunday afternoon for this especially joyous occasion filled with singing, dancing and delicious food! Nachshon Minyon of Encino welcomes community members to "enhance their Judaism through music, art and intellect and to recharge their mind, heart and spirit" at their intimate and innovative services.  For more information go to: www.nachshonminyan.org See all... Read More

Rustic Charm Nuptials in Montecito
Posted May 28, 2016

Love was in the air as this bride and groom said I do draped in the beauty of Santa Barbara at a charming private Montecito estate. It was a pleasure working with the professional team at Ann Johnson Events to help bring this bride and grooms wedding vision to life!       Flowers by... Read More

APC News Happy Memorial Day 2016
Posted May 27, 2016

Dear Friends, Memorial Day weekend is a time to remember the U.S. men and woman who gave their lives serving our country. It's also a time we traditionally spend with family and friends relaxing and enjoying our freedom. In this month's newsletter you'll find links to great things to do in the community to honor... Read More

USC Annenberg School for Public Relations 26th Annual Kenneth Owler Smith (KOS) Symposium
Posted April 29, 2016

The reception at this year's ‎KOS Symposium was titled “Back to the Future: A Conversation about the Future of PR at USC Annenberg.” The symposium brought together the CPR Board of Advisors as well as USC Annenberg students and unveiled a new Global Communications Report. Golin, a public relations pioneer explained that building and keeping... Read More

APC News April 2016 Spring Flings
Posted April 21, 2016

Dear Friends, Spring is officially upon us. The days are getting longer, flowers are blooming and we're all ready to go outside and enjoy the sunshine. So, in this addition of APC News you'll find links to beautiful spring images, interesting things to do here in Los Angeles and some spring inspired recipes. We've also... Read More

Jet Suite Offers Affordable Luxury on Private Jet Flights
Posted April 8, 2016

Our APC crew had a blast helping JetSuite, a private jet charter operator, celebrate the launch of their new service, JetSuiteX! This innovative service is “promising to make luxury travel affordable and hassle-free to the masses. It will focus on short-haul flights along the West Coast, with some one-way fares priced just above $100.” They’ll be... Read More

Directors Guild Honors Director Norman Jewison and his 1967 film In the Heat of the Night
Posted March 25, 2016

We love working with the DGA. Catering the reception for this evening was particularly significant as “ the DGA Special Projects Committee treated members to a screening of Director Norman Jewison’s 1967 classic drama In the Heat of the Night. Presented in the Guild’s Los Angeles Theater complex, the evening opened with a reception and... Read More

She said Yes! on a Hollywood Rooftop!
Posted March 9, 2016

What joy helping these lovely brides celebrate their wedding day!   It all began when Janelle proposed to Jenna as the sun was setting on a West Hollywood rooftop.  As Jenna reached to take a sweet selfie of the moment, she looked up in surprise to see their friends and family waiting with champagne to... Read More

Panasonic Launches New Camera at the DGA
Posted February 12, 2016

Hundreds of guests filled the Director’s Guild in Hollywood for this launch where Panasonic introduced The VariCam LT Compact 4K Camera.  It was a dynamic evening highlighted by Panasonic’s innovation and complemented with APC’s sumptuous menu. Andrew Langsam of Get in the Groove Entertainment provided the music for the evening. Carolyn Giardina of the Hollywood reporter, who... Read More

Pacific Palisades Open House with Tessa Lyn Events
Posted February 10, 2016

We loved working with Tessa Lyn Events and her great team for this opulent open house showcasing a multimillion-dollar estate on San Remo Drive in Pacific Palisades. Nearly 300 brokers and guests were in attendance to view the seven bedroom, eleven bath architectural masterpiece. The event flowed like a fabulous cocktail party that truly illuminated... Read More

APC News – Celebrating Super Bowl 50!
Posted February 8, 2016

  Football + Food + Friends = A Winning Team! This month's newsletter highlighted one of America's favorite pastimes -  Football! In addition to sharing a glimpse into our latest happenings, we included some scrumptious & snackable recipes for Super Bowl entertaining at home.  For those who prefer to watch the game at a local... Read More

Consider our Fun Division- party•in•a•box to add a gourmet touch to kids & outdoor events!
Posted January 25, 2016

Whether we're bringing our love of food to movie premieres, corporate functions or private parties, we take pride in providing exciting ideas tailored to our client's needs and budget. We invite you to try our fun APC Division party•in•a•box! Delicious Fun Delivered to YOU!    Fun+Food=FAB Party! For kids parties-picnics-concerts+more!   How it works choose... Read More

A Look Back on Some Fun & Fabulous Holiday Celebrations 2015
Posted January 10, 2016

  We had a  wonderful time celebrating the holidays with you!  Thanks so much for inviting us to bring our love of food to your festivities.  Take a peek. Here's a sampling of some of the fun! We wish you peace, prosperity, health and happiness and good food in 2016! The APC Family    ... Read More

Happy Thanksgiving 2015 APC News
Posted November 24, 2015

Dear Friends, At this season of gratitude, we want you to know that we appreciate YOU! Thank you for being our valued customers. We are grateful for the pleasure of serving you and meeting your catering needs. We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with the warmth of family, friends and good food! The APC... Read More

The 33 Screening at the Director’s Guild of America (DGA)
Posted November 23, 2015

On Sunday, November 22nd, APC was in the house at the Directors Guild of America for the screening of the newly released - The 33, “ The triumphant true story of the 33 Chilean miners buried alive in 2010 for 69 days, and the men and women who helped bring them home.” The movie stars Antonio Banderas,... Read More

Happy Holidays 2015
Posted November 20, 2015

Happy Holidays 2015 Wishing you a Holiday Season touched with wonder and filled with love. Thank you for choosing us for your catering needs. With warmest regards, The APC Family click here to read the brief holiday newsletter:  http://conta.cc/1HzuWjt

APC at JNET
Posted November 12, 2015

On November 10th, APC welcomed JNET members to start their day deliciously as our Marketing Coordinator, Colette Kramer, gave a presentation at the JNET' Tarzana morning meeting.  APC served up a decadent frittata, fresh fruit, pastries & more.  Colette shared the APC story and had a foodie contest with prizes.  Attendees were encouraged to bring their appetites... Read More

Happy Halloween 2015!
Posted October 23, 2015

Halloween is here! APC's Halloween Newsletter 2015  It's time to carve your pumpkins then venture out and discover some fun & frightful activities in the LA area this weekend. Follow the link below to discover great Halloween activities in LA and to see a bit of what we've been up to here at APC. Have a... Read More

APC News October 2015 Welcoming Fall
Posted October 2, 2015

Thank you for choosing Alligator Pear for your catering needs. We wish you a season filled with the warmth of family and friends and good food! At Alligator Pear we offer a refreshing taste in catering and event production with innovative cuisine, quality local ingredients and exceptional service. The holiday season is just around the... Read More

Toy Story: 20 Years of Being a Game Changer
Posted October 1, 2015

What a magical night celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest animated films ever made! We were delighted to cater the evening reception on Thursday, October 1st 2015 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. "To infinity and beyond!"  "As hard as it may seem to believe, one of the most beloved and influential... Read More

Hotel Transylvania 2
Posted September 25, 2015

We humans had a ghoolish good time helping Sony Pictures Animation kick off Hotel Transylvania 2 with a monstrously delicious candy and sweets bar! (see the menu below) This is a wonderful family film packed with fantasy and action. Take a peek for yourself! Watch the trailer & more at: www.hoteltransylvania.com       "It really... Read More

USC Doheny Memorial Library “Viva La Camera!” Panel Discussion and Reception
Posted September 17, 2015

  APC provided a Mexican recepción de buffet following the panel discussion, which examined “ the crucial role photography played in the 1910–1920 Mexican Revolution…. The collection is drawn from the Gustavo Casasola Foundation in Mexico and the USC Libraries Boeckmann Center Collection. Photojournalist Gustavo Casasola, UCLA professor Maarten Van Delden, and USC professor Liana... Read More

Labor Day News 2015
Posted September 3, 2015

We hope you've had an amazing summer! Well, our Nation's official end of summer celebration, Labor Day, is here! So go ahead- grab a handful of fun in the sun with good friends and family. For some great tips on things to do right here in LA this weekend, be sure to click on the... Read More

Entertaining at Home with APC
Posted August 6, 2015

Let Alligator Pear help you entertain at home so you can enjoy the party! Parties at home are genuinely warm and inviting.   Yet preparing for guests at home can be stressful.  When APC caters your home party, you do not have to think of all the preplanning that goes into the meal.  No searching for... Read More

Special Olympics World Games Family Picnic Reception at LA’s Grand Park
Posted July 30, 2015

It was an honor and a privilege to participate in the Special Olympics World Games Family Picnic Reception on Tuesday, July 28th at LA’s Grand Park. The event for five thousand guests included fabulous entertainment, special addresses by Mayor Eric Garcetti, Vanessa Williams, Maria Shriver, Tim Shriver, and more, and was produced in conjunction with... Read More

An Evening Reception at AMPAS – Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study
Posted July 27, 2015

  We were delighted to serve the AMPAS guests at their beautiful, historic venue. The Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study was named in the honor of the Academy's first president, Douglas Fairbanks. He served as the Academy President from 1927-1929. The 1928 Mission-style building has a signature tile roof and ornate, picturesque tower. The... Read More

Lunch Americana Style at OAKTREE Capital Management
Posted July 22, 2015

We are all about innovative,  farm-fresh menus, but sometimes you just gotta have these favorites Americana Style! Lunch for this day at OAKTREE Capital included a variety of flavorful salads, pinwheel sandwiches, crudite with humus in individual containers, fresh fruit, and of course, an indulgent selection of everyone's favorite chips! Let's face it, we all just LOVE a... Read More

Happy 4th of July 2015 – APC News
Posted July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July and Welcome 2015 Special Olympics! Summer is here and it's time to fire up the BBQ! Inside this issue of APC News you'll find great BBQ tips, a mouth watering grilled rib eye steak recipe, a link to local holiday celebrations with fireworks & more. Also be sure to read below... Read More

TOTO USA Showcases Water Wise Products for Dwell on Design Week 2015
Posted June 3, 2015

TOTO USA showcased its range of products designed with the environment in mind as part of Dwell on Design Week 2015 APC staff provided cocktails and hors 'd oeuvres as Dwell and TOTO hosted a lively discussion about Water Conservation and the California Drought. Dwell's Brandi Andres and TOTO's president of operations Bill Strang discussed the... Read More

Happy 100th Birthday Clara and Happy 1st Birthday Sweet Avery!
Posted May 28, 2015

We just love catering birthday parties! They’re always so much fun,  filled with the joy of family and friends reminiscing, laughing & enjoying good food. A milestone birthday is even more cause to celebrate... but two awesome birthdays combined? This is truly a momentous occasion!  This celebration was such a blessing for the entire family... Read More

It’s All About Those Cronuts!
Posted May 27, 2015

YES!  It's all about those cronets!  We've just GOT to have them!  At this celebration the guests were invited to indulge their sweet tooth with our Cronut Bar and encouraged to Dunk, Drizzle and Dust! See the list of temptations below! It's a croissant - it's a donut it's a CRONUT! Invented by Dominique Ansel, the Cronut, has... Read More

Bart Simpson’s bronze statue unveiled at USC School of Cinematic Arts
Posted May 18, 2015

“Bart Simpson will forever have a home at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. APC was on hand to provide refreshments as Nancy Cartwright, the voice of that iconic TV character on The Simpsons, commemorated the Fox animated comedy’s 25-year run by creating a bronze statue of Bart’s masked alter ego, Bartman, who first appeared... Read More

Reception at the Getty House
Posted May 14, 2015

It was an honor to cater for the esteemed guests at the renowned Getty House. Our menu included sumptuous tray passed hors d’oeuvres, an inviting dinner buffet and a delightful sweets table. See the complete menu below. hors d’oeuvres tray passed Shitake Crusted Filet of Beef on Bamboo with Black Cherry Brandy Dip Salmon Roulade... Read More

‘DECONSTRUCTING BIG HERO 6’ THE ACADEMY EXPLORES ROBOTS, SCIENCE AND SUPERHEROES
Posted May 13, 2015

On April 23rd, APC served guests a sumptuous small bites menu as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences examined “the creative leaps and technical innovations that went into crafting “Big Hero 6,” this year’s Oscar® winner for Best Animated Feature Film at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by Academy governor... Read More

Happy Mother’s Day 2015 – APC Newsletter
Posted May 8, 2015

Shower mom with love this Mother's Day! Los Angeles is beaming with creative and fun ways to celebrate all the special moms in your life. Whether she enjoys a picnic and an invigorating hike, a day at the spa, or an elegant champagne brunch with a marina view, our Mother's Day guide will giveyou the... Read More

Swarovski Crystal’s 120th Anniversary Celebration
Posted April 9, 2015

  We loved working with YourBASH! to help Swarovski Chrystal celebrate this momentous occasion. “Markus Langes-Swarovski, executive board member at the Austrian crystal maker and great-great grandson of company founder Daniel Swarovski, was in Los Angeles to introduce the company’s Spring/Summer ’16 collection.   “Enabling creativity lives at the heart of Swarovski,” Langes-Swarovski told a... Read More

Easter Celebration So Cal Style
Posted April 6, 2015

In Southern California we are blessed with beautiful weather year-round. Yet spring is the time that the sunshine truly becons us outdoors. Easter, then is naturally the perfect time for a pool side brunch! Our clients chose a casual décor with a touch of rustic elegance. They used soft natural colors, balanced with sweet spring... Read More

Happy Easter & Happy Passover 2015 – APC Newsletter
Posted April 4, 2015

Dear Friends, Spring is here and its time to set the table for Easter and Passover celebrations. In this issue you'll find some fresh recipes to share with your family and friends. As you look over the newsletter featuring some of the events we've been privileged to cater, be sure to check the link to... Read More

APC Featured in Jordano’s 100th Anniversary Magazine Issue
Posted March 25, 2015

Thank you Jordano's Foodservice for featuring us in your Special 100th Anniversary Issue of The Scoop Magazine! It is always a pleasure to work with your company and we are honored to be included in your milestone issue!  “Alligator Pear Catering: In an industry where caterers come and go, one ingenious California company discovered how... Read More

Hotel Transylvania 2
Posted March 25, 2015

Our staff always has a blast working with Sony Animation, and we all enjoyed helping them kick off Hotel Transylvania 2  coming out in September!   It's a wonderful family film packed with fantasy and action.  Hotel Transylvania 2 stars hollywood favorite actors including Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler and Mel Brooks, to name just a... Read More

FOO FIGHTERS BASSIST NATE MENDEL MARRIES LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND KATE JACKSON
Posted March 23, 2015

It was a beautiful fall day in Los Angeles as Foo Fighters’ bassist Nate Mendel married longtime girlfriend Kate Jackson, founder of public relations firm Grandstand Media Management, on October 11th 2014. The ceremony took place at the “Tree People,” an environmental nonprofit organization based at the top of Coldwater Canyon. Their friend, Seamus Dolan,... Read More

Mazel Tov Tommy!
Posted March 15, 2015

What FUN helping Tommy and his family celebrate his Bar Mitzvah! It is always a pleasure working with the warm and welcoming Leo Baeck Temple community. See event photos and the menu below.   Décor by Rose Powers with Creative Celebrations                 Kiddush Lunch Menu   Solid White... Read More

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles Art of Care 70th Anniversary Celebration
Posted March 7, 2015

  This first annual Art of Care fundraising event celebrated UCPLA's seven decades of service. More than 400 guests packed Hangar 8 in Santa Monica to enjoy the program, silent auction, art gallery and Valet Lounge with cuisine provided by APC. The event raised nearly $400,000! UCPLA also honored two of their extraordinary caregivers: Creola... Read More

A Field of Dreams Launch Party!
Posted March 5, 2015

  What a BLAST! Pilgrim’s School Field of Dreams Launch Party 2015!  “For more than 55 years, Pilgrim students have dreamed of having grass under their feet. " This wonderful celebration and fund raiser helped to bring this dream within reach! The launch party was a fantastic community event and included fun rides & games... Read More

Happy Birthday!
Posted February 25, 2015

Sophisticated, vibrant and fun! Guests at this birthday celebration indulged their senses in warm inviting ambiance and tasty cuisine. Then the entertaining photo booth added just a splash of whimsey! In all, our client had all the ingredients needed for the perfect evening. See the complete menu below              ... Read More

Getting Ready for Oscar!
Posted February 20, 2015

  Dear Friends, It's Oscar Time! This Sunday, everyone's favorite Hollywood stars will line the red carpet and dazzle millions of viewers across the world at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. We are honored to cater many events for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Oscar Week. In this month's news we feature... Read More

The UN Bake Sale
Posted February 6, 2015

  Apple Turtles and Berry Aliens! YUM! We had a blast working with Bolthouse Farms in their goal of “bringing a new twist on the traditional school bake sale” with the launching of the “UnBake Sale Initiative!”  It was so much fun creating these adorable healthy treats and seeing the excitement on all the children’s... Read More

“I Do!”
Posted January 30, 2015

  This Bride and Groom Said “I Do!” at one of LA’s hottest new venues: The Smog Shoppe. It’s a perfect vintage wedding venue with a uniquely California vibe. Not only is it a top spot for LA nuptials, it’s also one of the most sustainably designed urban spaces in Los Angeles and in the... Read More

Fifty and FABULOUS!
Posted January 29, 2015

This evening cocktail party was a the perfect way to celebrate a very special birthday.   The festivities were held at the enchanting Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village.  The menu for the party included: HORS D’OEUVRES tray passed Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken with Spinach and Balsamic Glaze Macadamia Crusted Chicken Cakes with Mango Salsa Cajun Shepard Pie... Read More

A Masquerade Ball
Posted January 1, 2015

    What could be more fantastic than a Masquerade Ball! The ultimate in fashion and fancy, a masquerade ball enables the party goer to indulge in the fantasy of being someone else…if just for an evening. Masquerade balls gained prominence in the 1500s in Europe and were a favorite of royalty. They have had... Read More

APC Holiday Newsletter 2014
Posted December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays 2014! Dear Friends, We wish you and your family a magical holiday season filled with all your favorite things. Savor these sweet moments with those you love! As you scroll through the newsletter, be sure to click on the photos. You'll discover innovative ideas for your holiday celebration, fun and festive activities to... Read More

EVY Holiday Party 2014!
Posted December 17, 2014

  This party ROCKED! “Evy of California,” a premier junior's and kid’s fashion design house, kicked off the holiday season in style. The holiday bash was held at Exchange LA, a 4-level nightclub that pulses with electronic dance music in the former LA Stock Exchange building. As always, it was awesome working with Rusty, of... Read More

A Season of Abundance and Gratitude
Posted November 23, 2014

Dear Friends, At this season of abundance and gratitude we want to thank you for choosing Alligator Pear for your catering needs. We genuinely appreciate your business and our relationship.We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. May your hearts and homes be filled with peace, love, health, happiness and wonderful food! The APC Family  ... Read More

USC Doheny Memorial Library Monster Exhibit
Posted November 22, 2014

What Makes a Monster?  Come to the Doheny Memorial Library to unearth the answer to this question! The Exhibit, October 30, 2014 to May 31, 2015 is “
an exploration of everything monstrous in the universe, from fictional and mythical characters to real-life serial killers, microscopic pathogens to black holes, clowns, freak shows, and the Cthulhu... Read More

On Location: A Rustic TV Shoot
Posted November 18, 2014

Our work takes us to many interesting places including the sets of major productions.  We love the challenge of creating menus to suit any theme.  For this production, we conjured up menus that worked well with the outdoor setting.  See a sampling of the menu below.    COCKTAIL RECEPTION & “SMALL BITES” BUFFET” Maple Glazed... Read More

Bar Mitzvah Luncheon
Posted November 10, 2014

A challenge for many family affairs is to offer menu choices that will appeal to a wide variety of guests.  Adults generally have more sophisticated tastes while the kids usually want something FUN.  The menu for this kiddish luncheon provided something to please everyone's tastes. Read the complete menu below.          ... Read More

Evening Garden Party
Posted November 5, 2014

  Entertaining clients took on a laid back elegance at this warm fall evening garden party. The guests were lured outside with the small bites buffet filled with fresh picks of the season. Here's the complete menu:   “SMALL BITES” BUFFET Grilled Salmon with Lemon Herb Gremolata on Asparagus Skewers with Cucumber Kimchi Salsa  ... Read More

Trick or Treat! APC’s October Newsletter
Posted October 30, 2014

It's Fall and Halloween is here, so treat yourself and your family to an adventure this weekend! In this newsletter you'll discover some of the fun activities & festivals in the Los Angeles area. Also in this issue, along with some highlights of APC's happenings, you'll find a couple of our favorite recipes for you... Read More

Director’s Guild of America Hosts Reception for New Members
Posted October 29, 2014

DGA Associate National Executive Director/Western Executive Director Bryan Unger welcomed DGA members of all categories at a cocktail reception in the Los Angeles headquarters atrium. Attendees learned about the vital inner workings of the Guild while they enjoyed a sumptuous small bites buffet.   See more event coverage at:   http://www.dga.org/Events/2014/Dec2014/AllCatNMO_Oct2012.aspx        ... Read More

ASPCA Fundraiser
Posted October 26, 2014

  It was an honor and a privilege to cater this fundraising event for the ASPCA. For generations they have done so much to care for animals. The ASPCA believes that “animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected…” We genuinely agree and were so glad... Read More

Maya’s Bat Mitzvah Celebration
Posted October 19, 2014

  Maya and her family chose an intimate Kiddush Bites menu for their guests immediately following her service.   Then, for the evening reception, guests enjoyed fabulous tray passed hors d'oeuvres during the cocktail hour. Dinner included separate buffet menus for the adults and kids.  Feast your eyes on the complete menu details below!  ... Read More

Fall Celebration
Posted October 11, 2014

The Menu for this enchanting autumn evening included seasonal favorites such as Eggplant Tapenade, Roma Tomato Soup Sips with Grits Fritters, Roasted Butternut Squash and Mascarpone Pizza Bites with Fig Balsamic Drizzle and our addictive Lump Crab Cakes with Avocado Salsa. See the complete menu below.       The Menu Included: Tray Passed Crispy Chicken... Read More

Leonard Cohen’s New Album Featured at Canadian Consulate Event
Posted September 26, 2014

Guests of this Canadian Consulate event enjoyed music by Leonard Cohen who recently celebrated his 80th birthday.  Cohen's new album, according to the TELEGRAPH:                          “.... It’s a smoky, late-night concoction delivered with a deceptively  light touch that masks deep seriousness.”  Listen to a sample://smarturl.it/BluesVideo      ... Read More

Blushing Pink Bridal Shower
Posted August 17, 2014

Nothing says bridal like a flourish of pink and lace. This afternoon, dedicated to the beautiful bride to be, was adorned with bouquets of hydrangeas and roses, lovely feminine touches of lavender along with whimsey sweets.  The fun & fabulous bridal cupcake cake was designed by pastry chef Tara. Our menu for the bridal shower... Read More

WCR Food and Wine Festival
Posted August 14, 2014

APC served our signature fusion cuisine at a wonderful community event on Thursday evening in Westlake Village. Local realtors joined hands with the Greater Conejo Valley community to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County for the WCR's 5th Annual Wine Festival. Attendees enjoyed California’s finest vintage and handcrafted wines and delicious gourmet foods and desserts... Read More

A Rustic Chic Affair
Posted August 10, 2014

This dinner party in Hidden Hills celebrated the new sustainable style referred to as “rustic chic.” It’s a trend that pays tribute to nature and is a favorite, especially for the environmentally conscious. The style is warm and inviting, beautiful in its elegance and simplicity.  Thank you to Town and Country for the exquisite event... Read More

100 Foot Journey
Posted August 8, 2014

It was truly an honor to cater the screening for this fabulous new feature film at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. "In The Hundred-Foot Journey, when an Indian family moves to Southern France and opens an Indian restaurant a hundred feet across the street from a Michelin starred French... Read More

Malibu Beach Party
Posted July 12, 2014

Guests soaked in the fresh ocean breeze as they sipped cocktails and dined on the patio of this gorgeous Malibu home. The beach party themed menu included an appetizer buffet, a hearty BBQ and sumptuous desserts. The signature cocktail for the evening, a triple orange sour, was inspired by the spectacular pacific sunset. See the complete... Read More

A Beautiful Summer Evening on the Sony Lot
Posted June 28, 2014

The sun was setting on yet another gorgeous day in LA as we helped Sony Animation recognize their amazing, talented staff. The decor, tones of fuchsia and deep purple, was a perfect contrast to the natural green backdrop.  The party got started with a cocktail reception with tray passed Hors D'Oeuvres including: Cajun Chicken Fritters and Sweet Potato... Read More

Tiki Tiki Bat Mitzvah
Posted June 7, 2014

It was truly a pleasure catering this beautiful tropical tiki themed Bat Mitzvah Party for Emily & her lovely family! Her Menu included: BUFFET Challah Grilled Filet of Beef Tenderloin on Bamboo and Lemon and Herb Crusted Salmon on Bamboo         with tasting sauces Horseradish Cream•••Black Cherry Brandy Sauce, Creamy Mustard Cornichon Mesquite Grilled Chicken with... Read More

A Birthday Celebration at the Petersen Automotive Museum
Posted June 6, 2014

The Menu Included: STATIONARY    Cone Duet Tarragon Pecan Chicken and Eggplant Caponata Tabouli Salad in Mini Bowls Crudite Al Fresco In Individual Cups with Edamame Hummus Gourmet Cheeses Breads, Pita and Lavosh Crisps Triple Berry Skewers with Merlot Salt   PLATED SALAD Organic Baby Greens with Peaches, Heirloom Tomatoes Pistachios, Parmesan Lace Herb Crusted Crostinis and Poppy Seed Vinaigrette Breads and... Read More

APC News June 2014
Posted June 1, 2014

Summer is knocking on the door and it's time to go outside, soak up some sun and get grilling! To help you celebrate the season, this month we've included some great grilling ideas and recipes. Also, be sure to follow the link to read about the fun and creative activities to enjoy in Los Angeles... Read More

A Santa Barbara Retreat
Posted May 27, 2014

Our clients chose the casual elegance of a station buffet menu to fit the beautiful venue space. The Menu Included: Station One 6 Hour Braised Brisket with Ginger Tomato Sauce Roasted Vegetable Terrine Layered with Cheese and Sundried Tomato Pesto Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad Daikon and Apple Slaw Onion Bread with Sweet Creamy Butter   Station Two Sesame... Read More

Congratulations to rocker Caleb Johnson winner of Season 13 American Idol!
Posted May 22, 2014

We had the pleasure of catering for the VIPs for this Season of American Idol! The buffets were a feast for the eyes as well as the palate!  Congratulations to rocker Caleb Johnson winner of Season 13 American Idol! http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/05/22/american-idol-crowns-winner-final-battle-between-23-year-old-rocker-and-teen/           

“Deconstructing Gravity”
Posted May 13, 2014

                    We served up filet of beef tenderloin and glazed salmon (see the complete menu below) as “the Academy's Science and Technology Council presented "Deconstructing Gravity" at the Directors Guild of America, on Monday, May 12, 2014. The panelists discussed the long and involved process that... Read More

A Bat Mitzvah Celebration
Posted May 4, 2014

  What a fabulous day helping Eliza and her family celebrate this important occasion in her life. The Menu included: Cheese Blintzes with Early Summer Berry Brulee  Lemon and Herb Crusted Salmon with Wilted Spinach and Creamy Shallot Dill Sauce  Macadamia Crusted Chicken with Mango Salsa Farmer’s Market Greens with Anjou Pears, Goat Cheese Caramelized Pecans and Pear Vinaigrette... Read More

Governor General of Canada visits Los Angeles
Posted April 28, 2014

            We were honored to cater two important evenings hosted by the Consulate General of Canada in which "His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada" visited Los Angeles. It was especially momentous as this was "the first time a Governor General of Canada has visited the... Read More

City of Hope: Building Hope’s Monte Carlo Game Night
Posted April 25, 2014

The Emerging leaders of City of Hope's Los Angeles Real Estate and Construction Industries Council invited guests to enjoy an evening of casino games, networking, drinks and entertainment along with a  buffet dinner catered by APC.  The proceeds from the evening will be used to help purchase a Carescape B650 monitor for children being cared... Read More

A Tasting for an Upcoming Wedding …
Posted April 21, 2014

The Tasting Menu included: Ancho Chicken with Tamarind Glaze and Sweet Potato Cakes Lump Crab Cakes with Avocado Salsa White Chedder Gougere with Apple Pulp, Proscuitto and Sage Onion Soup Dumplings with Jarlsburg Cheese Meyer Lemon Scallops on Crisp Kale Ricotta Ravioli with Eggplant Caponata, Pine Nuts and Basil Six Hour Braised Beef Short Ribs... Read More

Community Earth Day Celebration 2014
Posted April 12, 2014

  Abi, Colette and Chef Mariano had a wonderful time at the Earth Day Celebration at the beautiful Tarzana Community & Cultural Center.  The sun was shining and there was a light breeze in the air; a perfect Spring day to be outside.  APC enjoyed this opportunity to meet members of the local community working... Read More

Fresh Ideas for Spring APC April Newsletter
Posted April 7, 2014

  Springtime is here and along with it comes so many wonderful opportunities to celebrate including Earth Day, Easter and Passover. To help make your celebrations memorable, this month's recipes include Nana's famous Matzo Balls and a fresh Easter dessert. As you glance through the the latest APC news and happenings, be sure to see... Read More

An Evening at the Japanese American Museum
Posted March 27, 2014

    The Cocktail Party Menu Included: TRAY PASSED Tequila Lime Chicken on Bamboo with Creamy Ancho Dip Grilled Filet of Beef with tasting “squishes” Black Cherry Brandy Horseradish Cream Mahogany Glazed Salmon on Asparagus Skewers with Lemon Dill Dip Tomato and Burrata Cheese Pizzas with Micro Basil Wild Mushroom Tarts with Truffle Oil and... Read More

American Idol VIP Room
Posted March 24, 2014

Ever wonder what it looks like behind the scenes in the American Idol VIP Room?  Here's a peek along with some menu details! The  SMALL BITES MENUS included: Chicken and Cilantro Dumplings with Spicy Plum Dip Crispy Beef Tacos with Pickled Radishes and (our secret) Sauce 6 Hour Braised Beef Short Ribs with Red Bell Peppers and... Read More

Academy Film Lecture Series: 20th Century Fox
Posted March 17, 2014

The Academy Film Scholars Series  "Professor Lev discusses Twentieth Century-Fox – The Zanuck-Skouras Years, 1935–1965" Peter Lev, 2008 Academy Film Scholar and Professor of Electronic Media and Film at Towson University, will discuss the history and transformation of Twentieth Century-Fox during the Zanuck-Skouras era and present highlights from his book Twentieth Century-Fox The Zanuck-Skouras Years,... Read More

APC News – Happy St Patrick’s Day 2014!
Posted March 15, 2014

  They say, "Everyone's Irish on St. Patty's Day," so we hope you'll enjoy the authentic Irish recipes we've included this month. Be sure to take a peek at the official Guinness Storehouse video on how to make authentic Guinness Beef Stew. May the luck of the Irish be with you always! http://conta.cc/1im25zC    

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Posted March 12, 2014

Breakfast Screening at Sony Pictures (looks like Spiderman liked the muffins!) Read on to see the menu, great pictures, view the trailer and MORE! The Continental Breakfast Menu included: Smoked Salmon with Tomatoes, Red Onions, Capers and Lemon Dill Aioli. Assorted Bagels with Butter, Cream Cheese and Assorted Jams. Assorted Coffee Cakes, Pastries and Scones. Fresh Fruit on Bamboo with Mint Leaf, Yogurt and Granola Parfaits.... Read More

Fox’s COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey
Posted March 5, 2014

  What a spectacular evening catering Fox’s Premiere of “Cosmos” in Hollywood! Seth MacFarlane and exec producers aim to spark viewers fascination with the wonder of science and the natural world with the update to the famed 1980 PBS series hosted by astronomer Carl Sagan. “There’s no more compelling story than that of humanity and... Read More

AMPAS Screening of Animated and Live Action Shorts
Posted February 26, 2014

Another amazing night at AMPAS! The evening, hosted by Kevin Pollak, included screenings of all the 2013 Oscar-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories, as well as some onstage discussions with the filmmakers.  This year's selection of animated shorts represents both traditional and computer techniques showing  “the authenticity of the past and the... Read More

Weekend Celebrations
Posted February 22, 2014

   The Small Bites Menus included: Caribbean Jerk Chicken on Picks with Creamy Curry Dip Huli Huli Salmon Bites with Cucumber Salsa Mesquite Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Wasabi Cream Sauce   Zucchini and Eggplant Rolls with Herbed Cream Island Plantains topped with Gorgonzola Cream and Oven Baked Tomato Artichoke, Spinach and Sundried Tomato Paninis... Read More

Los Angeles Canadian Consulate
Posted February 18, 2014

APC served honored guests as the Los Angeles Canadian Consulate welcomed new Canadian Consul General James Villeneuve and bid farewell to David Fransen for his many years of dedicated service.    

Turner Classic Movies Premiere of “And the Oscar Goes to…” at AMPAS
Posted January 23, 2014

It was a spectacular evening filled with nostalgia and flavored with delicious bites from APC as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Turner Classic Movies presented the premiere of "And the Oscar Goes to..." on Thursday, January 23, 2014 "... the world premiere of "And the Oscar Goes To...", a brand-new documentary... Read More

A Beautiful Way to Spend a Sunday! APC & Friends at Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
Posted January 19, 2014

APC and friends were very grateful to have the opportunity to team up with the Temple Judea Tikvah BBQ Program again this year to feed the homeless at the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. We are especially proud of our young volunteer chefs! The fresh meal of pan seared chicken, corn on the cob,... Read More

AMERICAN IDOL LIVE WEBCAST PREMIERE EVENT AT UCLA’s ROYCE HALL
Posted January 15, 2014

  Excitement was in the air for the premiere of American Idol Season 13 featuring the new lineup of Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban.     Read more event coverage in this Hollywood Reporter cover story: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/idol-worship/american-idol-judges-answer-burning-671143      The Menu for this star studded event included: TRAY PASSED Chicken Satay on... Read More

December 2013 APC Newsletter Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Posted December 23, 2013

Wishing you and yours life's greatest blessings this holiday season and throughout the new year!  Warmest regards, The APC Family   Click the link below to to open the APC 2013 Holiday Newsletter http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs122/1112559184379/archive/1116069470361.html

Winter Solstice Celebration 2013
Posted December 22, 2013

     “The winter solstice provides a great opportunity for our families to share the principles behind our natural lifestyle with others, especially our children. Solstice celebrations can attune our family to Nature’s cycles. And, if we’re not religious, it can provide us with an alternative celebration to share with extended family and friends who... Read More

Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews Afternoon Tea at the Geffen
Posted December 18, 2013

It was a lovely afternoon serving tea to Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett as they teamed up to help raise funds for the Geffen Playhouse’s Education Outreach Programs. "Expanding far beyond the theater walls, these programs impact over 22,500 seniors, veterans, low income community members and students — bringing creative experiences and artistic excellence to those who... Read More

Guggenheim Partners Holiday Party at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica
Posted December 16, 2013

What a treat catering this awesome rock & roll party! A highlight of the evening was the surprise performance by the legendary Alice Cooper who performed as a special guest with the band Camp Freddy & friends including Billy Morrison,  Billy Idol, and Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, Slash, Guns N Roses),Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top, Steve Stevens... Read More

Holiday Magic Marina del Rey 51st Boat Parade
Posted December 15, 2013

  There was a touch of magic in the air as lights glistened on the water at the Marina Del Rey Annual Boat Parade on Saturday night!  It was a star studded event with Jeanie Buss and Phil Jackson serving as the Grand Marshals. We had so much fun catering for the attendees on the... Read More

IIDA, International Interior Design Association
Posted December 12, 2013

  The Menu for the Designer's Event included: Tray Passed Appetizers: Beer Braised Beef Short Ribs in Cornbread Muffins with Mustard Cranberry Cream Butternut Squash and Mascarpone Pizzettes with Basil and Micro Greens A Wonderful Savory Buffet:  Rosemary Chicken Bites with Cornmeal Dumplings Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Spiced Blackberry Compote Traditional Chestnut Sage Stuffing In Individual Containers Gourmet Macaroni... Read More

Happy Birthday Leroy!
Posted December 9, 2013

A Spectacular Harvest Welcome Thanksgiving Dinner
Posted November 28, 2013

The Menu Included:  Roasted Turkey with Au Jus and Balsamic Braised Cipollini Onions  with Pomegranate Glaze Traditional Chestnut Holiday Stuffing Cranberry and Blood Orange Chutney and Jellied Cranberry Sauce Rosemary Potatoes Towers Candied Mashed Yams with Bananas, Marshmallows and Orange Scent   garnished with marshmallows and oranges Grilled Vegetables with Zucchini, Carrots, Parsnips  Red Onions,... Read More

November 2013 APC Newsletter
Posted November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Chanukah 2013!  Thank you for choosing APC for your catering needs. We genuinely appreciate your business and value our relationship. In this season of abundance and gratitude, may your hearts and homes be filled with peace, love, health, happiness and delicious food! Click here to read the November 2013 APC Newsletter   http://conta.cc/1erE3Qg

What a Thrill! … catering for Auto Gallery Woodland Hills
Posted November 25, 2013

      Special invited guests nibbled on APC's delectable buffet while attending the Auto Gallery's holiday test drive events at the Woodland Hills Audi and Lamborghini locations. The menus for the events included: Santa Fe Frittata, With Eggs, Cheeses and Roasted Peppers along with tasting sauces: Roasted Tomato Onion Chutney , Fig Bacon Compote  and  Creamy Lemon Aioli Domestic... Read More

Four Corners South Africa Screening
Posted November 24, 2013

  There is an escalating buzz around director Ian Gabriel's Cape ganglands coming-of-age thriller Four Corners, South Africa's official entry in the 2014 Academy Awards, “Best Foreign Language Film” category.   The film is a multi-thread narrative with four different family stories converging together around the coming-of-age tale of a young 13-year-old Cape Flats boy... Read More

Looking Back 50 Years… JFK
Posted November 22, 2013

  What a truly memorable evening at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.  The Academy presented a special screening of the documentary, "John F. Kennedy: Years of Lighting, Day of Drums" to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of JFK.  The event was sold out, and we were pleased to be part of this extraordinary... Read More

APC Adds a Culinary Touch to “Laughing Matters” Benefiting Haven House and LA JFS
Posted November 18, 2013

It was a pleasure participating again this year in this fabulous evening of fun & fundraising benefiting JFS { Haven House Shelter who work to protect families from domestic violence. The event was held on Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:15 p.m. At the Laugh Factory in Hollywood and featured Rita Rudner and "Cojo"        ... Read More

Lions and Tigers and Elephants! oh YAY!
Posted November 8, 2013

Alligator Pear party∙in∙a∙box! FUN new party boxes & favors!       ...a healthy and FUN taste in catering     How it works:    choose your menu  choose kid's box and party favor  free delivery within los angeles county  includes all needed paper and plastic supplies  desserts and bio-friendly disposables available on request      $10 kids    $15... Read More

A Warm and Welcoming Fall Recipe
Posted November 6, 2013

Apricot-Honey Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables         Ingredients: 1 pound parsnips, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick 1 pound red potatoes sliced 1/2 in thick 1 pound golden beets, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick 1 large onion sliced 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil... Read More

Lewis Carroll Society of North America Meeting at the USC Library
Posted November 4, 2013

  On Saturday, November 2, Lewis Carroll scholars and admirers assembled  inside USC's Doheny Memorial Library for a daylong exploration of how videogame designers, scientists, artists, graphic novelists—and USC students—have transformed the world of Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll. It was a grand adventure catering this event as the "USC Libraries hosted the Lewis Carroll Outsiders,... Read More

Free Birds Screening at the Harmony Gold Theater on Sunset in Hollywood
Posted October 31, 2013

  NO Turkey on the menu for this screening! The buffet for Relativity Media guests offered up fresh salads, crudite on bamboo, a luscious fruit platter, sweet corn cakes with anaheim chiles and guacamole, yummy cupcakes, caramel apples and fun movie candy treats!           Chef Mariano and staff member Rudolfo joined... Read More

APC’s Autumn Newsletter ” Indulge your senses in the beauty of Autumn!”
Posted October 28, 2013

Indulge your senses in the beauty of autumn. In this issue, you'll find some highlights of APC's happenings, and one of our favorite recipes for you to share with guests at your holiday meal (roasted root veggies YUM!) In the midst of preparations for the season, be sure to take time to venture out and... Read More

Screening of “The Crowd” at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Posted October 22, 2013

It was an evening of nostalgia as we catered the screening of "The Crowd" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, October 22, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.  The event was part of the Mary Pickford Celebration of Silent Films.  This 1928 classic silent film was one of the 1st 25 films... Read More

party•in•a•box debut!
Posted October 21, 2013

Party•in•a•box debuted today for lunch at USC!   The menus included:  •b.b.q. beef short rib & havarti paninis w/caramelized onions & chipotle cream mixed greens with grapefruit, avocado, tomatoes and citrus dressing fresh fruit salad •turkey and cheddar cheese paninis with cornichons and honey mustard mixed greens with grapefruit, avocado, tomatoes and citrus dressing fresh... Read More

Mid Valley YMCA Gala 2013: An Evening of Hope
Posted October 17, 2013

It was an honor to be involved in this wonderful community event again this year! Here's the Menu we served for the GALA   Organic Farmer’s Market Greens  with Oranges, Cranberries, Beets  Goat Cheese and Citrus Vinaigrette Shitake Crusted Filet of Beef on Bamboo with Black Cherry Brandy Sauce Herb Crusted Chicken with Sage Bread... Read More

Welcome the newest member of our family!
Posted October 1, 2013

 .... a healthy and FUN option for families! We are thrilled to introduce the newest member of our APC family!       Offering families a healthy and FUN party option!   How it works choose your menu  choose kid's box and party favor  free delivery within los angeles county  includes all needed paper and plastic supplies  desserts and bio-friendly disposables available on request     ... Read More

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Posted September 25, 2013

Great fun catering this kick off for Sony Pictures Animation' s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2! "...  the mouth-watering comedy about Flint and his friends on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world!" http://www.sonypicturesanimation.com/upcomingfilms.php https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152258205327501   Watermelophant  &  Hippotatomus!    Fruitcockatiel     

7th Annual Community Food and Wine Tour
Posted September 18, 2013

  We had a wonderful time participating in the Woodland Hills Tarzana 7th Annual Food and Wine Tour on September 18th.  It was a fabulous community event which brought together Chamber members, businesses leaders as well community volunteers and residents.  Looking forward to next year!

Celebrating the Artistic Magic of Satyajit Ray at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Posted September 16, 2013

  Click below to see all the pictures and to see AMPAS' coverage of the event! The Artistic Magic of Satyajit Ray

Introducing Alligator Pear Express! Offering our clients a new economically conscious option!
Posted September 15, 2013

 We are thrilled to introduce Alligator Pear Express, a new division of APC which offers the same international cuisine with a California twist that we have provided since our doors opened in 1999, but now with an economically conscious option! Click here for more detailed information!

Summer News from Alligator Pear Catering
Posted August 15, 2013

Days filled with sunshine, topped off with cool evenings - summer is great in Los Angeles.  As each day begins to get shorter and Labor day is almost upon us, there is still time to plan that last summer fling!  Venture out and enjoy the splendor of beautiful Southern California.   Take a peek inside... Read More

A New Light on the Buffet at AMPAS
Posted June 18, 2013

   

APC June Newsletter
Posted June 11, 2013

A June Wedding
Posted June 8, 2013

Many often wonder , "why is June the most popular month to get married?" One answer is that June is named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. She would bring prosperity and happiness to all who wed in her month.

“Behind the Candelabra”
Posted June 6, 2013

Alligator Pear Catering helped guests celebrate the HBO screening of "Behind the Candelabra" about the life of famed pianist Liberace at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences/ The Oscars.  See more event coverage:  http://www.hbo.com/movies/behind-the-candelabra/index.html — photo courtesy HBO  

American Idol 2013 Finale Party in Los Angeles!
Posted May 18, 2013

Thanks to 2me Studios for YourBASH! for the amazing photos!

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences “Life of Pi”
Posted May 15, 2013

APC was honored to cater this event as the Academy took a "look at the breakthrough stereoscopic and visual effects work that went into crafting the Oscar-winning film “Life of Pi.... this year’s Oscar winner for Cinematography, Directing, Music – Original Score and Visual Effects, “Life of Pi” tells the story of a boy lost... Read More

UCLA School of Theater Film and Television
Posted May 7, 2013

 

“A Most Interesting Dos de Mayo” on a Hollywood Rooftop!
Posted May 6, 2013

"Dos de Mayo, the Most Interesting Cinco de Mayo Party” at Siren Studios, Sunset Blvd Roof Top in Hollywood (A Visionary Group Dos XX/Maxim Event) See event coverage at: http://www.maxim.com/maxim-parties/maxim-celebrates-dos-de-mayo-with-dos-equis  

AMPAS Town Hall Brunch
Posted May 4, 2013

Directors Guild of America: Tribute to Director John Singleton
Posted April 29, 2013

A feast for the eyes & palate! Follow the link to see the savory & sweet bites we served for attendees of the Tribute to Director John Singleton at the DGA. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.549506018433769.1073741831.358274787556894&type=1

House of Cards at the TV Academy
Posted April 25, 2013

APC at Q & A with the cast from Netflix's # 1 rated "House of Cards" at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with YourBASH! Follow the links below to see great event pictures and MORE! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.548716285179409.1073741830.358274787556894&type=1   photo courtesy of Facebook/house of cards  

An Intimate Wedding
Posted April 21, 2013

Chef Mariano presents the sumptuous buffet. See all the photos:     https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.545943398790031.1073741829.358274787556894&type=1  

APC April 2013 Newsletter
Posted April 15, 2013

The month of April brings us many important and unique opportunities to celebrate. In April we are encouraged to find joy in nature through Earth Day, but did you know that April is also Jazz Appreciation Month? Take a peek through this month's newsletter to uncover a bit more about these reasons to celebrate and... Read More

Toon Time: A “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” Reunion
Posted April 4, 2013

APC supplied the culinary treats at the Academy’s 25th Anniversary Screening of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,”  The menu included Grilled Chicken with Cherry Chipotle B.B.Q. Sauce, Corn and Anaheim Chili Souffle and Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch Follow the link and see more: http://www.oscars.org/events/roger-rabbit/index.html#.UWI7qTYMaxQ.facebook photo courtesy of oscars.org

Jurassic Park
Posted April 3, 2013

APC provided some mouth watering B I T E S last night as The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences honored the 20th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking classic, with a presentation of a special pre-release screening of "Jurassic Park 3D." The Menu included: Baby Spinach, Radicchio and Romaine Heart Salad with Roasted Sweet Peppers, Braised... Read More

APC March 2013 Newsletter
Posted March 22, 2013

Springtime is upon us and it offers the perfect opportunity to connect with those we love, to celebrate the holidays of Easter and Passover and to begin anew.  We wish you a season of joy and life's simple pleasures. Click the link to get great recipes and to read the newsletter: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs122/1112559184379/archive/1112746258846.html  

Victoria’s Secret 2013
Posted March 21, 2013

APC served scrumptious bites in LA last week to help Victoria's Secret launch it's new 2013 Swimwear Line.  See the video clip: http://www.cambio.com/2013/03/13/victorias-secret-swimwear-2013-vs-angels-share-new-collection-flirting-tips/

American Idol Top 10 Finalist Party 2013
Posted March 13, 2013

APC dishes up deliciousness at the American Idol 2013 Top 10 Finalists Party in Los Angeles! Thanks to 2me Studios for YourBASH! for the fabulous photos!

Alligator Pear Catering Launches New Website!
Posted March 11, 2013

This month we are thrilled to announce the launching of our new website! We invite you to visit our site and share your impressions with us. We hope you'll agree that it provides a fresh and dynamic glimpse into what we do here at APC. www.alligatorpearcatering.com

UCLA School Of Theater, Film and Television
Posted March 3, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, we catered a memorial service for Oscar-winning film producer Jake Eberts (1941-2012) at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.

Oscar Celebrates Animated Features
Posted March 1, 2013

Alligator Pear Catering added a creative culinary touch to the evening festivities at the “Oscar Celebrates: Animated Features” event on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2013/02/animated.html

Hope of The Valley
Posted February 18, 2013

Over Presidents' Day Weekend, Alligator Pear Catering staff teamed up with Temple Judea volunteers to feed the homeless at Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. The fresh meal of pan seared chicken, salads, fruit & cookies was prepared at the APC Kitchen then brought to the mission where the guests were served restaurant style.

Happy Valentine’s Day 2013
Posted February 14, 2013

A romantic wedding we catered this past summer for Shannon and Eric at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu was featured  Valentine’s week on Style Me Pretty!  http://www.stylemepretty.com/2013/02/12/malibu-saddlerock-wedding-from-kristeen-labrot-events/ Shannon & Eric’s Wedding Menu included: Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs with Caramelized Pearl Onions and Wild Mushrooms Grilled Halibut with Watermelon-Mango Salsa Creamy Risotto with Sautéed Spinach with... Read More

Wine Pairing
Posted February 11, 2013

This luscious lobster with marigold dust is one of the wonderful dishes we served last week at a private wine pairing on Abbot Kinney in Venice. It was truly a feast for the eyes as well as the palate!

‘American Idol’ judges attend show’s world premiere in Royce Hall
Posted February 6, 2013

Students stand in a line outside of Royce Hall that extends to Janss Steps as they wait to see the world premiere of the 12th season of “American Idol.”

Happy Holidays and Happy 2013 from all of us here at APC!
Posted January 10, 2013

We recently had the privilege of catering a spectacular charity event for the Guggenheim Partners at The House Of Rock in Santa Monica. The event featured musical appearances by Band Camp Freddy, Mark McGrath, Chester Bennington and Billy Idol.

Family Guy 200th Episode
Posted November 8, 2012

All in attendance at the 'Family Guy' 200th Episode paty held at the Belasco Theater on November 2, 2012 in Los Angeles were delighted by host Seth McFarlane and by the fabulous menu provided by APC! MENU: HORS D'OEUVRES Mahogany Chicken on Bamboo with Apricots Kobe Beef Sliders with Blue Cheese Cream Molten Brie topped with... Read More

City of Hope
Posted October 22, 2012

We were excited to be able to take part in the Song of Hope VIII last week at the House of Rock. City of Hope held a fundraiser where music and industry entertainment giants raised over $200,000.00 for this important charity.

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