Here’s a glimpse at the calm before the storm inside the Fermenting Cellar at 3pm on Wednesday March 28th 2012. The party venue was selected by the 2012 Canadian Special Events Meeting Exposition Trade Show for the 2012 CSEME Opening Night Party.
Stone House Catering knows that excellence lives in the details and they understand that whether you are hosting an intimate dinner party or an extravagant gala for thousands of people, you’ll want your event to be exceptional and memorable. On Wednesday March 28th 2012 at six pm in The Fermenting Cellar which is the home of Distillery Events and Stone House Catering opened its doors to the public in a free exhibition.
Peter Somers was the event designer, and his team at Contemporary Furniture provided all the furniture and décor. 5th Element Events contributed to the décor with the gorgeous floral arrangements, and added ambiance through their extensive lighting design and audio accompaniment. Aaron Kaufman, the Creative Director at 5th Element Events, worked tirelessly all day and stayed right to the end to make sure everything went off smoothly – his crew helped wrap up the attraction at 10pm. Check out the 5th Element Facebook page as it has become a good repository of information about the 2012 CSEME Trade Show in Toronto.
5th Element Events is based in Markham Ontario. Aaron’s creative energy comes complete with a sharp team of sophisticated young people with great taste. Here are three very creative young ladies who helped engineer the atmosphere at this event.
Corporate functions can be many things. A thank you story or celebration of everyone’s hard work after a successful year. They could be happy occasions to mark a transition of leadership, business management consulting. Mixers and social events yield valuable opportunities to “pump up the troops”.
Sushi Chef John Lee is a Zen 9 Sushi Master but he moved too quick for my camera. He is a master at preparing excellent food for simple meet-and-greet cocktail receptions, or as part of a larger food service team. John tells me that quality food service its own reward. He feels good after working hard and making exquisite food. A well-orchestrated corporate attraction can impact a company’s overall performance, and the positive effects of one good party can be felt for years. People are important, and showing them that they are appreciated not only gets attention, it builds your brand, customer loyalty and employee retention.
Andrew Winnik and his partner (employer) stand by the propane units that Caledon Propane Inc provided for the industry event.
These flame boxes are much more social than the usual overhead heater coils, and the light is great for pictures. They are very safe and somewhat mystical additions to parties and gatherings that want to make outdoors in Canada’s winter climate more social for smokers and party goers who want to stare at the stars, streetlights or skyline or scenery as the case may be.
Chef Timothy J Navkar Miles from Pure Spirits Oyster House at The Distillery Events ‘Industry Party’ . Here he is shucking four or five different varieties of oysters – very tasty.
Three friends and neighbours from 33 Mill St Pure Spirits Condominiums. These people are event industry professionals. The man in the center is Fabio Cavaggioni who is a Versace Authorized Distributor to Canada, alongside his wife Maria and friend Lilly.
A sharp dressed man waits for friends in a nearby food line.
Steve and Anna from ENGINE art gallery, which is a staple showcase here in The Distillery District’s thriving art scene
DJ iKhan and Anthony Andrews from Party Cinemas, which is an advanced video dance party solutions company that’s as dynamic as the founders. Both these guys have extensive backgrounds in large scale event planning and audio visual experience design. They know what attendees want, and how to let participants relax and have a good time.
When booking an event with Distillery Events you can expect superior standards of quality throughout every aspect of your event, with no detail left to question. The Distillery has become the premiere site to hold an event in Toronto for many reasons, beginning with the truly magical setting. One of Ontario’s hottest tourist attractions, The Distillery District is an internationally acclaimed 13-acre village of brick-lined streets and dozens of vibrantly restored Victorian Industrial buildings.
Margot Bowen and Heather Elder are glimpsed enjoying cocktails at one of the many tables that lined the center of the venue. These ladies did a wonderful job representing the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council at the event, and they explained to me how the CTHRC addresses labour market issues and promotes professionalism in the Canadian tourism sector. Collectively, council members work on behalf of 174,000 businesses that make up the sector. CTHRC brings together tourism businesses, labour unions, associations, educators, and governments to coordinate human resource development activities in support of a globally competitive and sustainable Canadian tourism sector.
Kristy Dennison, Manager of Events & Sales at Distillery Events, with Rema Gouyez @RemaGouyez the author of the Burgandy Book Blog. Other title sponsors included Advance Tent Rental who provided the front tent access for coat check and tenting to the back of the Fermenting Cellar to house our clearing station. Chairman Mills contributed with all rentals of glassware, china. Its good business practice to host the world and invite influencers to come visit, share ideas, and network for new endeavours. This is how Distillery Events rolls out a party!