How do I even begin? In case the below is too long for you to read (although I promise to try and make it as useful as possible for anyone throwing an event), here is the gist: Andrew is the most creative, professional, good humored and talented chef + event advisor you will find, and he will ensure you get the event of your dreams - and have fun doing it.
When I started planning my wedding (just 5 months before the actual day), I knew I wanted something truly different: a colorful and wild yet decidedly upscale party that was more an interpretation of a wedding than anything else. The problem? I'd never planned an event before -- not even a dinner party. So I had no idea where to begin.
And then I found Andrew Spurgin.
I stumbled across him when Googling something along the lines of "upscale event design". I didn't want someone who only did weddings (or even specialized in them), since I found that many wedding vendors had a hard time thinking outside the traditional box.
From our very first email, I found Andrew to be the most enthusiastic, inspired (and inspiring!) professional whose endless ideas, network of truly THE most talented vendors (most of whom he's worked with for decades!!), and good humor turned my anxiety about party planning into one of the best things about the wedding.
Most telling is the end result, which I can honestly say was executed absolutely flawlessly. My initial vision wasn't just realized, it was elevated in nearly every way thanks to Andrew's guidance, support and suggestions. Also, his incredible menu drew raves from even my snobbiest guests (there were some very picky foodies in attendance), and I had more guests than I can count tell me this was the best food they'd ever had a wedding. This is especially impressive when you consider that due to some limitations at our venue, we had two other (large and reputable) caterers tell me they couldn't do a full menu there. Andrew managed not only to do a full menu, but to produce it gorgeously.
When I look back on my wedding 50 years from now, I will always think of Andrew and the fact that it wouldn't have been half the event it was if it weren't for him. I don't know how anyone plans any beautiful and impressive event without him - truly!
A million thanks to him for giving me the best day of my life - and our guests a day to remember!