We all have a cause that is dear to our hearts, The Call, an adoption agency here in Benton, Arkansas, has made it their mission to find homes for children in the foster care system. On April 20th Vibrant Occasions did a fundraiser catering for The Call, assisted by Natalie Scott Events.  This was a spectacular event that people will remember for years to come, Changing Lives with Chocolate!

Our owners, Mary and Serge Krikorian, carefully crafted recipes that specifically tailored to this fundraiser catering. Meant to evoke feelings of family and home, the menu focused on comfort foods.  Fresh-baked Italian bread with a rosemary olive oil adorned the tables along with beautiful centerpieces set up by Natalie Scott Events.  But the middle of the Benton Events Center is where the action really took place!  Featuring individual small plates of an array of foods including Cajun Shrimp & Cheesy Grits with a Sweet Corn Relish, Salisbury Steak with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, and Grown Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with a Creamy Tomato Bisque were served to the guests from a chef-manned action station! Sizzling skillets and bubbling soups brought a sparkle to each food lovers eye!

Along the back walls was the largest spread of chocolate delights you have ever seen! So many chocolatiers and bakers from the surrounding area brought goodies and treats for all 400+ guests. It’s safe to say that our savory display of savory treats was a nice balance with the sweetness of the chocolates.

As if that wasn’t enough, we had one more trick up our sleeves for this fundraiser catering….we brought out a Chicken and Waffle Action Station half way through the evening! Yes, you heard that right, crispy battered chicken and fluffy waffles topped with toasted pecans, bourbon butter sauce, maple syrup and a strawberry on top! DELICIOUS. Guests may have been full but they all hurried back to the line once the smells of fried chicken and sweet maple syrup hit the air!

Through all of this The Call was able to raise money through a silent auction and generous donations and Vibrant Occasions was honored to be a part of this fundraiser catering. The community coming together to eat yummy chocolate and savory delicious treats had a greater meaning:  we were able to show children in the foster care system that they matter, they are loved and we care!!

We all have a cause that is dear to our hearts, The Call, an adoption agency here in Benton, Arkansas, has made it their mission to find homes for children in the foster care system. On April 20th Vibrant Occasions did a fundraiser catering for The Call, assisted by Natalie Scott Events.  This was a spectacular event that people will remember for years to come, Changing Lives with Chocolate!

Our owners, Mary and Serge Krikorian, carefully crafted recipes that specifically tailored to this fundraiser catering. Meant to evoke feelings of family and home, the menu focused on comfort foods.  Fresh-baked Italian bread with a rosemary olive oil adorned the tables along with beautiful centerpieces set up by Natalie Scott Events.  But the middle of the Benton Events Center is where the action really took place!  Featuring individual small plates of an array of foods including Cajun Shrimp & Cheesy Grits with a Sweet Corn Relish, Salisbury Steak with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, and Grown Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with a Creamy Tomato Bisque were served to the guests from a chef-manned action station! Sizzling skillets and bubbling soups brought a sparkle to each food lovers eye!

Along the back walls was the largest spread of chocolate delights you have ever seen! So many chocolatiers and bakers from the surrounding area brought goodies and treats for all 400+ guests. It’s safe to say that our savory display of savory treats was a nice balance with the sweetness of the chocolates.

As if that wasn’t enough, we had one more trick up our sleeves for this fundraiser catering….we brought out a Chicken and Waffle Action Station half way through the evening! Yes, you heard that right, crispy battered chicken and fluffy waffles topped with toasted pecans, bourbon butter sauce, maple syrup and a strawberry on top! DELICIOUS. Guests may have been full but they all hurried back to the line once the smells of fried chicken and sweet maple syrup hit the air!

Through all of this The Call was able to raise money through a silent auction and generous donations and Vibrant Occasions was honored to be a part of this fundraiser catering. The community coming together to eat yummy chocolate and savory delicious treats had a greater meaning:  we were able to show children in the foster care system that they matter, they are loved and we care!!