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Behind the Scenes- Taste of Excellence
Food is a HUGE part of the wedding day and finding good food that fits your taste, style and budget is important and difficult.  The best thing you can do is use a referral from a planner, family or friend. While reviews are helpful, people have very different taste and different expectations of food so you really should taste food from any company that you work with for your event.  Also, never be afraid to ask for changes to the menu if you prefer different flavors or portion sizes.  Taste of Excellence has had a consistent presence in the market place for years and they staff some of my VERY favorite people.  I really love working with them and thankfully they were kind enough to be interviewed for the blog.  

Let me introduce my FAVORITE of favorites with Taste Of Excellence- Taylor Amsden-Winter



Q: What is the biggest misconception about your industry?
A: The amount of time and manpower it takes to execute an event, from set up to dinner service to breaking down at the end of the night- it takes an army!

Q: How you describe your style and your brand? 
A: We’re a completely custom-designed catering service. We use all local and organic products when possible and pride ourselves on keeping up-to-date with current culinary trends.

Q: What are a few mistakes brides sometimes make when choosing their vendor?
A: A big mistake is not sitting down with each vendor before booking them so that as the vendor, we can better understand the client’s vision and get to know them.  This helps the client feel more at ease throughout their entire planning process knowing that we can provide the level of service they envision.

Q: What things should a client look for, look at, when selecting a vendor?
A: They should look for a vendor that they can trust is going to deliver what their expectations are the day of the event. Anyone can tell you that they have experience, as a client you have to do your research and trust that your vendor will follow through with what they say.

Q: If you had a client who had endless funds what unique ideas and products/services would you offer them?
A: The same thing we offer all of our clients- exceptional service, creative menu planning and exquisite cuisine based off of their vision for their big day.

Q: What are a few things that clients should review in contracts?
A: Everything- every detail of that contract is imperative to the clients understanding of the product and service that they’re receiving. We require a meeting with our clients a week prior to their event to review the details of their contract so as to insure that no detail is left uncovered.

Q: What is something you wish all of your clients knew, or a certain thing you wish all of your clients would do to make working with them easier?
A: Communication is key throughout the planning process- it’s our job to help inform and guide our clients throughout their planning.

Q: Who is your ideal client?  
A: Someone who likes to eat! 



That's some great information from Taste of Excellence and as you can see they believe in the same things that All Events Planned believes in- good service (no matter what your budget), value and hard work.  

Check them out here www.taste-food.com 

Happy Planning!
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Venue Visit- Maltz Museum
VENUE VISIT- http://www.maltzmuseum.org/visit/plan-your-event/
Maltz Museum 2929 Richmond Road Beachwood, Ohio 



I had the pleasure of finally getting to stop by the event space at the Maltz Musuem and meeting with Sheri Stallsmith (formerly of the Akron Art Museum and Hale Farm).

The Maltz Museum is located on Richmond Road in Beachwood, which is the perfect location for access to hotels and things for your out of town guests to do so it is an optimal site for wedding receptions.

They have an open floor plan available and it is a clean space that is open to all styles and options of style for your wedding day.  The initial vibe that I would get from the space is more of a warehouse/modern style so you can work with that or just use the space and create what you want.  

You do not have to be Jewish to use the center or kosher, anyone is welcome.  They have ample parking, a great list of caterers to work with (A Taste of Excellence is one of my favorites and they are on the list!) and with such a great/central location you can use vendors from all around without travel issues.  Although, White Flower Cake Shop is right up the street if you are trying to stay local. 

I love the space and they are currently booking for July/August of 2016 so if you want to get into a widely underused location that will be a unique experience for your guests, this is the space.  Call 216.593.0595  or email sstallsmith@mmjh.org Sheri now for more information or a tour of the space.  

Then call All Events Planned to help organize the rest of your day!
www.alleventsplanned.com