Teen Choice Awards 2014: The After Party

August 21, 2014 1 comment


The spirit of youth was in bliss at the FOX Teen Choice After Party on August 10th, 2014.  All around fun was had with Pinball, Pingpong, and Photo Booths. Party goers rode waves through the party each one bringing them to a dock of deliciousness. Guests surfed from the Killer Taco Bar to the Pi Pizza and Pasta Station to the Cowabunga Burger and Fry Bar. Others boogie boarded directly to the Endless Candy Bar, The Cotton Candy Station, or the Cupcake Design Station.

At last the dance floor awakened and the party lived on into the night. The Shrine Auditorium had become our beach for one night.

Saks Fifth Avenue

June 28, 2013 No comments yet


We are happy to be apart of the wonderful and fashionable Saks Fifth Avenue. If you haven’t gone please go and shop till you drop. You might even get to try some of our food. Such as our artisan cheese platters, apple pear ginger, Oreo cheesecake and raspberry fudge brownie bites. They get tray passed around for their exclusive customers so head over to Beverly Hills and become one too!!!

Inspiration for “HER” baby shower

June 28, 2013 1 comment

I have one word for you when it comes to planning your little girl’s baby shower….. PINK!!! I know it seems redundant and of course why not pink? its a girl not a baby blue boy. Duh! Well Instead of just having a pink banner or pink balloons why not think outside the box. Here are some pics from past baby showers that can give you a little inspiration to create a pinktastic party!!!june-pics-2013-124

Now-a-days you can just go on your computer and find candy companys and get candy in specific colors such as PINK!



Baby stroller sugar cookies in a pink woven basket, Vanilla bean cake with white poke-a-dot fondant on outside and pink poke-a-dot balls on the inside.



Personalize your pink fans and water bottles  for those hot summer days with you and your spouses name to commemorate the special occasion.



Pink rubber bracelets from the Made with Love in Africa Foundation. Made from recycled rubber all proceeds go to the support of homeless mothers and making sure their kids get to go to school. such a great thing to give back and still add a nice little twist of party favors to the party.



when labeling your candy or food why not bling it out! everything can be found at Michael’s arts and craft stores.



White and dark chocolate dipped strawberries with pink sprinkles.


Pink red velvet cake pops with silver sprinkles.


Gatsby Does Great Things at Brooks Brothers

May 6, 2013 No comments yet


What a “Great” evening Hosted by Project Angel Food and Brooks Brothers for a private screening of The Great Gatsby. After the screening all guests were invited to the Brooks Brothers on Rodeo drive for drinks and food provided by Epicurean Events Los Angeles. F. Scott Fitzgerald was not only one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century but was also a loyal customer to Brooks Brothers as well. When designing all the clothes you see in Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby, costume designer Catherine Martin teamed up with Brooks Brothers to recreate this beautiful era in fashion. They still have records of what clothes Fitzgerald bought from Brooks Brothers during that time period and used those specific styles to recreate the suits you see worn by Leonardo Dicaprio and Tobey Maguire in the film.

To Keep the theme rolling our bar served classic cocktails, such as Blood Orange Manhattans and a Ginger Fizzes. Executive Chef Joe Melillo kept it classy too with a menu that was timeless and unforgettable. With petit beef wellingtons and lemon caper salmon that just melted on your fork, there was not an empty mouth. Yukon gold potato cakes topped with Gorgonzola crumble, braised artichokes with a sherry gastrique, grilled asparagus with hollandaise sauce and you can’t forget about our traditional Caesar salad tossed on the spot by our Chef Max. With delicious food, refreshing drinks and classy fashion, you could imagine that Gatsby himself had something to do with this swanky soiree.

Check out some highlight pictures courtesy of Howard Wise Photography



Chef Joe Melillo ( front right ) , event coordinator – Spark O’Connell ( front left ) with EELA staff.


Chef Max preparing a traditional Caesar salad on the spot for our guests.


What a great centerpiece for a buffet. Flowers courtesy of Muguet Florist


These bouquets of white orchids and white roses were scattered throughout the entire party. Flowers courtesy of Muguet Florist.


Don’t forget Dessert!!! Gourmet coffee service with Lemon Chiffon Cake……


Fruit Tarts……


and Roy Rogers Strawberry Shortcake. Yum!!!


As you enter Brooks Brothers you are invited by this beautiful installation of costumes that were actually worn in The Great Gatsby.


Breakfast with Siedah Garrett

September 15, 2012 No comments yet


Thank you to Perfect Party Planners! It was such a pleasure to serve breakfast for Siedah Garrett and 25 esteemed guests who were taken on a tour of Westlake Recording Studios to see where Michael Jackson himself recorded the albums “Bad”. It is also happens to be where Michael recorded the great hit “Man in the Mirror” which was written by Siedah Garrett. It was a magical day for those 25 diehard fans that got to personally see how “Man in the Mirror” was recorded and listen to Siedah herself sing the classic chart topping hit for these lucky guests. Here is picture of Michael’s platinum and gold albums that were on display.



Teen Choice Awards 2012

July 22, 2012 No comments yet


What a day to remember, being able to cater for the Teen Choice awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City. Hosted by Demi Lovato and Kevin McHale the show was a total success! It was our fourth year catering for the VIP tent and the Press Tent. Working with Your Bash and FOX we were able to throw one of the coolest extravaganzas, they just keep getting better every year! Check out some pictures taken by Your Bash of the spectacular event.


On such a hot day who wouldn’t want to hang out in the VIP tent, designed by Your Bash.


Some special kids won tickets to han out in the VIP tent and talk to their favorite celebrities.

Everyone got an autograph booklet or and autograph pillow, what a cool idea!


With it being such a scorcher that day, everyone was going crazy for our refreshing fruit coolers!


Here is one of the snack tables in the VIP tent with some of our tasty treats for all those hungry

Teens. Your Bash also brought in Sweet Rose Creamery who provided coffe ice cream cake pops

dipped in Chocolate, Yum!


Who doesn’t love homemade mini coockies from the coockie jar? ….nobody!


everybody loved our sweet potato fries in Teen Choice logo cups.



Vote Joe Melillo for Caterer of the Year!

May 29, 2012 No comments yet



               I’m happy to announce that Joe Melillo has been nominated for Caterer of the year (off premise) for the BizBash Los Angeles Readers’ Choice Awards. It is such an honor just to be nominated and is well deserved with the time and commitment Joe has put in to making Epicurean Events a catering company that is passionate about its food to make sure it is a memorable part of every event we work on.

We need your help! please go to bizbash.com/lavotes to vote for Joe Melillo of Epicurean Events for the caterer of the year (off premise). Voting is open till Sunday June 13th and you can vote once every 24hrs. If you are not already registered with BizBash you can either sign up through your email or through facebook. It takes less than one minute to register and you can fix it so they don’t email you in the future.

Again we would be very grateful if you could take the time to vote for Joe at Epicurean Events. An award like this will help our company climb to another level which will in turn give us more creative opportunities and keep our great staff employed .  The more times you vote the closer we are to becoming caterer of the year!

Thank you,

Spark O’Connell

Event and Sales Manager

That’s a Wrap for Almost Broadway!

May 12, 2012 No comments yet


It was a pleasure serving the cast and crew of Almost Broadway. For three weeks we provided breakfast and lunch to help this creative team shoot what will soon be an awesome movie! Can’t wait to see it! Here are some kind words from the assistant to the producer and director of the film.

“Hey! The lunch we had yesterday was great. Awesome meat. Awesome sauces. Great variety… Thank you so much for your contribution to this film. Without you… Our crew would be skinny and not happy. You really helped us out and we are extremely appreciative.”

                                                                                                         -Jason Bowers

The New Girl Q & A

May 8, 2012 No comments yet


The hit show The New Girl had a Q & A this week and FOX invited us to come and pass around some of our delicious appetizers for the fans and cast, including the “adorkable” leading actress Zooey Deschanel. Only in its first season it was great to see how many fans showed up for support and to see how many enjoyed our food. How could you not like our food when served blood orange tarragon chicken on a rice cake or a twice baked red potato stuffed with sour cream, cheddar and turkey bacon. Let’s not forget about our peanut butter bliss bars and strawberries with crème fraiche and brown sugar shooters for dessert. Thanks again for letting us entertain your taste buds!

American Idol DJ Junket at The Crocker Club

May 5, 2012 No comments yet

220px-american_idol_logoThanks again to all our friends at FOX for inviting us to cater everyone for the DJ Junket of American Idol, season 11. The event took place at the Trendy Crocker Club in downtown L.A. which used to be an old bank renovated into a beautiful lounge bar with beautiful classically designed private rooms. Even the vault has been transformed into its own little chill space. Starting the party off with tray passed appetizers a full spread buffet highlighting our amazing braised Shortribs with a cabernet reduction and ending the night with a beautiful display of desserts, including traditional pecan salted turtle brownies, peanut butter marshmallow bars, red velvet whoopee pies, pecan pie and much more. With good spirits and stuffed bellies everyone there left with a smile from ear to ear!


The vault of the Crocker club transformed  into a lounge room.

Great for private parties!


The Ghost Bar, another room also great for private parties or just

 to get away from the dance floor, either way pretty chic place to

have a cocktail. It’s like being in a James Bond movie!


These private booths are great for couples yet open so you

can hear the music and still be a part of the atmosphere.