MOPA had the pleasure of working with Andrew Spurgin to create a custom-designed menu for the Museum's signature fundraising event. The result was a magnificent culinary experience that left donors and directors raving for weeks after the event. Andrew's comprehensive knowledge of food, cultural fare, and flair for the creative will leave you with a menu suited for the Gods!
Jan 4, 2018
Andrew and his incredible team have served two of our health care events in the last year. Exceptionally designed menus and executed with perfection. Service was spot on and our guests felt well cared for while inspired by the delicious dinner. We are so very grateful for the talent and personal commitment to excellence in everything Andrew does.
Nov 1, 2017
Andrew served over 630 guests for our charity event the day before Easter. He cooked along-side 25 of the best chefs in San Diego and took home the grand prize of most creative pairing dish! Andrew is a consummate professional: artistic, detailed, creative, and a pleasure to do business with. As the organizer of this event, I personally felt that Andrew brought incredible culinary legitimacy to our event and was a huge draw that helped raise needed funds for our charity. He is an incredible chef which is only matched by his philanthropic ideals. Thank you Andrew and I look forward to working with you on future Feeding San Diego events!
May 24, 2017
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!
Oct. 6, 2016
A sit down multiple course dinner for 14 people was presided over by Andrew and his amazing staff. The food was exceptional, the staff attentive but not overbearing and the evening was enhanced by their professionalism and obvious passion for what they do. Every aspect of the dinner was thoughtfully planned and executed. With absolutely no stress to us! We will definitely use Andrew and this terrific crew again!