If you want to know some things about the people that are running one of the most important events in your life, it's nice to know a little about them.
I created Serenitea Catering, a division of Flanders Enterprises, starting with my father.
I grew up at weddings and special events as the daughter of a DJ. He would do an event, and then take that money and donate it to a charity.
We are a family of cooks and chefs, some lifetime learners and others professionally taught at Culinary schools around the nation. I began my own path in the wedding industry as a bartender.
Straight out of bartending school, I landed a job as the Lead Bartender at an upscale restaraunt in Steilacoom, Washington. After leaving that to start up my own business, I then created Flanders Enterprises Bartending Services strictly for being an affordable bar service for special events. The truth is, is that anyone with a license can bartend, but I wanted more, to do more, create drinks, and provide a service that would make me unique.
I collect glassware. I have hundreds and hundreds of everything under the sun when it comes to glassware. I bring these with me to every bar event.
I went to a lot of weddings and saw things that I didn't agree with professionally. The caterers provided unique displays of food, but there was something missing. They didn't stay for the end of the event, which left people in tuxes and nice dresses to pick up garbage.
I love to feed the neighborhood, and pulled the best people in the field to create Serenitea Catering. I wanted to stay the duration of the event, to watch it from start to end.
Serenitea is a play on the word "Serenity" and that is what I wanted my company to be. No worries. There are enough things at a wedding to stress out about.
I'm in my later 20's, and know that the money is a precious item, and that getting the most of it, is one of the goals in planning that special day.
I married one of the bartenders last year, and planning a wedding, even if you do it for a living is nuts! We gave ourselves around 2 months to pull together and event in another state and the reception here, and I couldn't have asked for anything better.
I believe in good food, things I would serve to my family and friends, at a value for the budget minded brides to be. This is why I started Serenitea Catering, and this is why we love doing what we do.