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It’s already time to start booking for the holiday season. This year, I can’t take credit for remembering. A guest called yesterday and told me she wanted to book an event for her company’s holiday party in December. I was completely caught off guard, but envious of her organization!
Every year at Blue Bamboo, we are excited to help bring our guests’ holiday event visions come to life.
Our holiday catering services at Blue Bamboo will delight even the most discerning guest. Our dedication to serving only the finest, specially-sourced ingredients, combined with thoughtful service and attention to detail, provides for an infinite array of unforgettable events in-house, or any setting of your choosing. We will have take-out catering available for those who want to bring something special to your host’s party.
Whether you are gathering friends for a festive holiday brunch, or gathering your colleagues for a relaxing holiday celebration over lunch, we are dedicated to providing good food, and welcoming hospitality.
Blue Bamboo’s private dining rooms are perfect for holiday parties and special events. From intimate holiday dinners with friends, to festive luncheon celebrations and formal dinners, we will custom-create a menu and a setting that fits your event and style. Our culinary team uses fresh, seasonal foods and presents with a dramatic flair. Customized pre-fixe or tasting menus are available as well as wine pairings. Our private dining rooms seat up to 12, 45, and 100 guests, and can be decorated to your desires. We will even assist you in party favor selections for your guests of all ages.
One of the local charities that we support whole-heartedly is the Ronald McDonald House.
This year’s theme was Magic, which is surely something that they know a lot about, since our local Ronald McDonald House brings Magic to so many lives every day every day.
We were happy to be on-hand to serve our Chile Noodle Salad to atendees as they bid on some pretty cool donated merchandise and vacation packages.
The evening allowed us to visit with a few of our favorite guests in the community and support a great cause. Every year, we look forward to this wonderful event!
This is the second year that we participated in the Great Chefs of Jacksonville event. I, along with Mathew Medure, Tom Gray, and Scott Ostrander made up the City team. We went up against a team of chefs from the beaches to create 4 courses, matched up against one other.
Here’s the link to the event information about the annual event:
There were 200 guests, so we had to perform as efficiently as possible.
We created some unique dishes, all in our Blue Bamboo signature style.
We started with an earthy mushroom-veggie wonton stack.
The next course was a leek risotto cake, with a sherry sauce .
To finish off the meal, we created a chocolate-bruleed-banana mousse torte, drizzled with a cherry glaze.
It’s not often enough that we get asked to do custom dinners like this, but we look forward to the chance to practice our craft, and create new items for our menu.
Tonight we catered a birthday party at one of the best places in our city to have a party… on the Southbank of the Riverwalk in downtown Jacksonville. I’m sure that this place sees many parties, but tonight, wishing our special guest a happy birthday in such a perfect setting made our food seem that much more amazing. This private residential building has views of Jacksonville from 38 stories up. You could probably even see Blue Bamboo from that location, but I was busy looking at all of the other scenes around the city.
The space is caterer’s dream, with a modern working kitchen. With such a wonderful kitchen, we were happy to prepare our Chile Noodle Salad, Veggie Fried Rice, Ginger-Garlic Marinated Chicken Wings, Spring Rolls, Lump Crab Rangoons, Sweet Chile Meatballs, Hoisin Lettuce Wraps, and Fresh-Steamed Shrimp Dumplings.
The evening was everything that I envision to be a perfect party. DJ, Bar, and lots of tasty food.
About the Blog
Chef Dennis Chan is the creator of Blue Bamboo, a great restaurant. He writes this blog as an outlet for his food ideas and to keep fans of Blue Bamboo, Hip Asian Comfort Food and his cooking classes up-to-date.
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