We did it BIG at the Masters Golf Tournament 2023!
Occasional Occasions by Carlton was honored to have been selected by UPS to provide catering services for their executive suite team and their corporate guests at the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
We courted the relationship with UPS over the years and were selected not only because of our cuisine and service reviews, but they were also looking for a diverse catering company…and as an LGBT, Veteran and Minority Certified company, Occasional Occasions was a perfect match. As part of our service offering, we provided welcome snacks for three (3) waves of attendees throughout the week, Drop & Go breakfast for two satellite homes, breakfast each morning for the host home, cocktail parties, followed by formal plated dinners.
Click on the following link to listen to what our Corporate Chef Christopher has to say. https://youtu.be/YicNm-YoGK0
Logistics were absolutely challenging with very strict service timelines. We orchestrated services across three (3) venues. In one venue, we designed and staged a commercial kitchen which included all commercial grade equipment, i.e., refrigerator, gas oven and stove top, shelving units, etc. We also worked out of a chef’s tent at the host home to do all the formal plating and design elements before each plate was served to the guests. All formal dining was served in an elaborate tent with beautiful estate tables, fine china and glassware and floral centerpieces. Our cuisine selections included New York Strip, Sea Scallops, Sea Bass, Beef Wellington, Mushroom Risotto, Peach Bread Pudding, Almond Cake with Elderflower Liqueur, and Pots De Crème with Candied Rose Petals, just to name a few. Are you hungry?
We were blessed with the attendance of former secretary of state Dr. Condoleezza Rice, as well as the golf legend himself Mr. Jack Nicklaus.
Some of the critical components of our success during this 10-day project were the execution, smart planning and having multiple resources for food specialty items in both the Atlanta and Augusta market. Having seasoned hospitality staff resources were also a very critical component.
The Masters Golf Tournament of 2023 experience was one of the biggest highlights of our personal careers in the hospitality industry and that of Occasional Occasions. We look forward to doing it again next year.