Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Multicultural Affairs
Designing the food stations for this event, which was a celebration of diversity, was a blast.
And if we have fun designing an event, the guests have more fun at it.
The Design Fun consisted of:
Perfumery – Vintage Dresser with perfume bottles with a Rose Essence that guests could add to their salad.
Moroccan Salad – Vintage Wagon Wheel Cart with Shelving Unit as back drop with decor
Seafood Boil Station
Inspired by the rustic style of the venue and the canal right outside, had river rock in glass as level under station front as well as décor inspired by things such as tackle boxes, fish nets, etc.
Midwest Mongolian BBQ
To go with the Theme of Asian Inspiration our tabletop was made up of two sawhorses with a wood plank surface. We also pulled in bamboo elements with the signage for the station. The food was served in mini Asian takeout boxes.
Displayed on our Glass Wall with Up lighting highlighting the beautiful rustic brick wall behind it. The desserts were also the university’s colors and we named the station “Sweet victories”
Towards the end of the event the guests were invited out onto the patio of the venue to watch the race live (the venue is at the finish line) and enjoy a popcorn bar. This really made the guests feel as if they got the best of both world; the fine dining event inside the venue as well as the sporting event/more laid back feel once invited outside.