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Posts by Andrew Brancato

Menu Planning-My “Top 10 List”

One of my favorite parts of my job is menu planning. There are many factors that I consider when designing a menu. I have put together my “Top 10 List” of things I ask or consider when planning a menu. #1- Number of guests; I always strive to make sure the food is feasible, executable, and successful…

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Behind The Scenes

In the days prior to someone’s big event we  must make sure we are taking advantage of all the time we have. Great care and attention to detail will make sure that everything happens as planned during the event. It is important to make sure that everyone on your team is aware of the client’s expectations and…

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We Are Mobile!

We are excited to announce the completion of our mobile kitchens. We plan to take the mobile kitchens on their maiden voyage next week for the NHRA summer drag races at Heartland Park Topeka. We purchased and equipped the trailers for many reasons; they will allow for much easier installation for on site kitchens for high end…

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Bridal Shows

During the planning process, bridal shows are a great way to get an idea of what you want for your wedding and also potentially cross a few things off  your “to-do” list. Bridal shows give us an opportunity  to meet potential clients face to face. We feel that is the best way to sell our services…

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An exciting opportunity

Last week we had the extreme pleasure of being given the opportunity to provide our services for a couple getting married in Manhattan, Kansas on August 3rd. There are several great things about being awarded this job: *the reception will be held at the Kansas State University Alumni Center, my alma mater *we are being…

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A good two weeks!

The month of March has always been a time of year when we take time to focus on areas of improvement within our companies, add quality staff and products to our team, and take time to develop strategies for growth and efficiency. Two weeks ago four of us took the opportunity to attend the Catersource…

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Dedicated Staff

Employees are a company’s greatest asset! It is not typically a busy time of year for our company, or for most catering companies in our area, but last week we set a sales record for the month of February. Our week: We have had the pleasure this last week to provide food service for the…

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Sympathy

  I did not anticipate that my second blog would be based on tragedy. JJ’s on the plaza was an iconic Kansas City landmark, known for great food, great service, a great atmosphere, and best known for its wine list. The destruction of a fire is one that our family knows well after our facility…

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Welcome

I am so excited to finally be blogging on our new website. My name is Andrew Brancato, and I am the Senior Vice President of Brancato’s Catering and All Seasons Event Rental. I graduated in May 2006 from Kansas State University with a degree in Operations Management. I have always had a passion for food…

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