Monday, October 26, 2009

A LEGENDARY EVENT PARTICIPATES IN WEEKEND CHARITY EVENTS


Atlanta’s own Ryan Seacrest hosted the “Hearts and Hands” Charity Gala Saturday night to benefit The Ronald McDonald House. Six hundred and fifty guests attended this black tie affair held at The World of Coca-Cola. The Coca-Cola Company was also the presenting sponsor for this exciting new event. “American Idol” season six finalist Melinda Doolittle performed two sets of music to the sold out crowd and A Legendary Event provided the catering and floral d├ęcor for this much anticipated event.


President and Owner of A Legendary Event, Tony Conway remarked, “It was so great working with the Ronald McDonald House team. This particular organization does so much for families and it was wonderful to have an opportunity to support their efforts.” The Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a home away from home for families with seriously ill and injured children who must travel to receive treatment at Atlanta area children’s hospitals. To learn more about The Atlanta Ronald McDonald House go to: http://www.armh.com/


A Legendary Event was also a sponsor for Ron Clark Academy’s Gala Awards Celebration. The Ron Clark Academy teamed up with Great American Financial Resources, Inc. to present and host the inaugural Great American Teacher Awards that celebrates excellence in education. A sold out crowd of 400 were in attendance at The W Midtown Atlanta on Friday night. Conway said, “We’re so fortunate to have been selected by The Ron Clark Academy for provide the design work for this Gala. We are so impressed with Ron Clark and what he’s done for the education industry.” The Ron Clark Academy is committed to celebrating exemplary teaching that is challenging, innovative, and creative. For more information on The Ron Clark Academy go to: http://www.ronclarkacademy.com/

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Joys of Molecular Gastronomy



A Legendary Event's Michael Schotsch and Executive Pastry Chef Charles Barrett fashion Mozzarella Balloons for the multi-itemed first course at DIFFA's Dining by Design Gala. Our culinary team has been experimenting with a number of cutting edge Moleculary Gastronomy techinques. Click here to view DIFFA slideshow by Laura Stone's artstarphotography:


Friday, October 16, 2009

DIFFA'S FEAST IN THE FOREST


We're still recovering from Monday's Feast in the Forest celebration at DIFFA's Dining by Design. Thought we'd share a wonderful photo hot off the camera lense taken by local photographer Laura Stone http://www.artstarphotography.com/. Click here to view

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

RECYCLING UPDATE

With our new recycling program, we've already composted 1,500 lbs of organic matter this week alone! The EPA reports that 4.9% of our nation's landfill comes from corrugated boxes with another 3.0% coming from glass bottles. So, starting Monday, we'll be initiating the next phase of our recycling program. All cardboard, glass, plastic, and metal cans will be recycled in a more efficient way with our new single stream recycling program. We'll be posting our recycling statistics on this blog so, if you're interested in how much our company is recycling, check back here for updated recycling statistics.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Legendary Event Featured in Today's Peach Buzz

(Above photo courtesy of Rich L. Eldrege and AJC Staff; Below is an excerpt from today's Atlanta Journal and Constitution)

As always, the annual Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS Dining By Design benefit was a stylish outing for attendees Monday night at Atlanta Decorative Arts Center in Buckhead. This year, Buzz was invited to sit at Atlanta caterer Tony Conway’s A Legendary Event table. Conway’s executive chef Lincoln Stevens and executive pastry chef Charles Barrett created the lavish menu for the evening.

A Legendary Event’s creative director Steve Welsh told us he was going for “romantic and comfortable” with his candle-lit woodsy theme complete with trees and real moss that covered the table. We happened to be seated next to Legendary Events floral director Kim Vasil who helped to create the beautiful setting (”We completely washed all the moss used on the table so utensils could be placed on it at dinner,” she whispered to us about the crazy amount of prep work that went into the table).
“We liked the idea of creating a quiet little getaway for our guests this year,” Welsh explained. DIFFA attendees always peruse Welsh’s creation each year as he attempts to top himself after creating a table made out of chocolate a few years ago at the fund-raiser. Joked Welsh: “People still talk about that table. It was a lot of fun but I don’t think I would do it again. The dry cleaning bills were too high!”

“We liked the idea of creating a quiet little getaway for our guests this year,” Welsh explained. DIFFA attendees always peruse Welsh’s creation each year as he attempts to top himself after creating a table made out of chocolate a few years ago at the fund-raiser. Joked Welsh: “People still talk about that table. It was a lot of fun but I don’t think I would do it again. The dry cleaning bills were too high!”
Click here for more picture of last night's DIFFA event:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Legendary Event Goes Green with Greenco

A Legendary Event became a little greener today by enlisting the help of Greenco Environmental. Greenco Environmental ("Greenco") is the leading organic recycling company servicing the Southeast. By combining large quantities of food waste, yard waste and wood waste, Greenco creates high quality organic compost with zero landfill contribution. Greenco is the first commercial food waste composting operation to garner a permit and endorsement from the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) or Georgia. Beginning today, A Legendary Event will separate ALL of its food and floral waste from other recyclables. The waste will then be hauled to Greenco's 32-acre Barnesville-based facility where it will be tilled and turned into organic compost. Dave Lishness, A Legendary Event's Chief Operating Officer said, "We're always looking for ways to make our company greener; this seemed like the next evolutionary step toward becoming part of the 'green' solution."
Greenco Environmental is featured in this week's Atlanta Business Chronicle. Check out: http://www.atlantabusinesschronicle.com/

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