Andrew is, hands-down and unequivocally, the BEST at what he does.
I've had the pleasure of both working for him, and having him work for me. As his cohort, I've helped him turn museums into Royal Halls, backyards into bazaars, and a non-descript commercial building into the offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. His inimitable talent isn't limited to conjuring up unique and exciting themes, however. His culinary talents are as varied as they are impressive, and he always manages to exceed everyone's expectations. The rest of his team are equally as dedicated to making sure that every aspect of every event is memorable and unparalleled.
For this particular instance and subsequent review, I called upon Andrew & co. to help me plan an evening that was very important to me. I had recently finished filming season 12 of Food Network Star, and on the night of the premiere, I wanted my friends and family, and especially the people I had worked so closely beside for a large chunk of my culinary career to be able to celebrate with me. During the planning process, I offered up a few ideas that Andrew welcomed with open arms, and he hit the ground running. We were in constant communication, and I always felt "in the loop" when it came to knowing how the plans were progressing.
I knew that Andrew and his team could never plan an event that didn't knock everyone's socks off, but what they did for me absolutely blew me away.
Andrew, along with other outfits that he often collaborates with, turned a small grassy knoll into a bohemian spin on an Old-Hollywood afterparty, complete with twinkling lights and a HUGE projection screen, and luxe vintage furniture sprawled over ornate rugs. It was charming and fashionable and comfortable, with even the smallest detail accounted for. While an extensive menu didn't fit with the "Premiere Party" vibe, Andrew and his assistant Mindy stocked a sort of Artisanal Concession stands, complete with freshly-baked soft pretzels, popcorn, and even theater-style boxes of candy. They even took care of the bar! My guests were more than impressed with the efforts Andrew & co., and I could never have enough good things to say about how absolutely ESSENTIAL he was to that night's success.
If you're looking for a stress-free, exquisite, unforgettable event, I absolutely 100% recommend Andrew Spurgin!