Did You Know: Project Green Fork Edition

Mahaffey is excited to partner with Fuel Cafe this weekend for a wedding at the Metal Museum!
ImageFuel Cafe, located in Midtown, is one of many restaurants in Memphis that are Project Green Fork certified. Founded in 2008, Project Green Fork was established to reduce environmental impact, with an emphasis on supporting homegrown restaurants. 

Here are the six things that it takes to be Project Green Fork certified: 

1. All disposable products must be compostable, biodegradable, recyclable, or made from recycled content.

2. All items that can be recycled must be recycled (as recognized by Project Green Fork).

3. With the help of Project Green Fork, restaurants will establish a composting system for pre-consumed fruit, vegetable, coffee grounds, eggshell scraps, and other compostable waste. 

4. The use of toxic cleaners is discouraged and, whenever possible, must be replaced with plant-based and/or biodegradable cleaners. 

5. Establishments must complete an energy audit and attempt to reduce water and energy waste. 

6. All kitchens, front of houses, and outside areas should be clean and free of debris. 

Check this out to find any Project Green Fork restaurants in your neighborhood.

And to check out Fuel Cafe’s delicious menu, go see them on Madison Avenue or track down their food truck for Fuel on the go! Follow them on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up with where they are in Memphis. 

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Boudin Bourbon & Beer

Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer… a triple threat combination worth traveling for! Mahaffey is proudly sponsoring Boudin Bourbon & Beer, an Emeril Lagasse Foundation fundraising event, which helps to enable all young people to realize their full potential.

This Friday, take a trip to the Warehouse District of New Orleans to join Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals for a night filled with food, musical lineups, sweepstakes, entertainment, and more! Here you will experience the Boudin, a local sausage from a Cajun country in Louisiana. A sausage so good that it needed to have an event catered around it! Enjoy this and other local cuisines as over forty imaginative chefs create various dishes for you and your taste buds!

Whether it’s a soulful event or an upscale gala, Mahaffey has the perfect party rentals for you! Stop by our showroom or call 901.457.4538 today to schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists!

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New Inventory Item: Three Tier Dessert Tray

Enhance your sweet tooth palate by ditching the traditional wedding cake for numerous cupcakes! Mahaffey’s new three tier dessert tray is a tasteful way to showcase the wedding cupcake trend! After all, when it comes to wedding cakes, the more the merrier!

For desserts, what’s on the inside counts, especially during weddings! Opting for cupcakes allow multiple, heavenly flavors to be put into bite-sized treats. In general, wedding cupcakes are less expensive and easier to transport. They can also tie in your wedding theme through creative designs and displays. Allow your guests to marvel over your unique, abundant dessert spread with the help of our new rental item!

You won’t regret shrinking it down to cupcakes with Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals dessert trays! That’s not all; Mahaffey has other rental items such as, tableware, linens, tables and more to help with all of your wedding and event needs. Stop by our showroom or call us today at 901.457.4538 for pricing and availability on this delectable item!

Head to Mahaffey’s Pinterest page for more wedding cake trends!

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Tuesday Trends: Food Trucks

This new trend has become one of our absolute favorites. Who would have thought that food trucks would be the new thing for 2013. Mahaffey has fallen in love with the idea of serving hors d’oeuvres, entrees and late night munchies right out of a van, taking catering to a whole new level!

The possibilities for your event are endless…you could have the food truck serve entire meals, or surprise your guests with a late night service, driving in and serving coffee and donuts (possibly even inside your venue during colder months). Two local food trucks that we recommend are Graze Food Truck and Fuel Food Truck. Neither will disappoint in service or food!

Graze Food Truck is the cutest moving vehicle we’ve ever seen, and could add that perfect touch to your spring or summer event! Graze can provide everything from classic Southern comfort foods to soups, salads, sandwiches and everything in between. It started with the purchase of a 1983 Chevy Step Van in 2011, and in September 2012, Graze Food Truck hit the streets. They seek to use fresh, locally grown ingredients whenever possible and can cater your next private event, corporate party or wedding.

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Graze Food Truck at the Bridal Rhapsody Extravaganza

Photo courtesy of Graze Food Truck

Fuel Food Truck is another favorite; they even catered our Safety Luncheon last fall. The food, made from scratch, is to die for. Only organic ingredients are used, including antibiotic-free, humanely raised, grass/vegetarian fed meat and poultry. Not only can this truck be at your next event, but it can also be seen driving around Memphis, serving spots all over our great city. Mahaffey’s two favorite dishes are the Grilled Cheese and Bison Tacos.

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Fuel Food Truck at Mahaffey

Photo courtesy of Mahaffey Tent

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Tacos looking DELICIOUS

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Fuel Food Truck

Photos courtesy of Fuel Food Truck

Mahaffey Partner Spotlight: Wade and Company

Wade & Company, one of Mahaffey’s preferred catering vendors, was founded by Wade Hartsfield in 2006. His company has provided it’s wonderful services of catering and event design for numerous wedding receptions, corporate events, fundraisers and intimate gatherings.

Beautiful fruit and cracker display

Wade & Company has a professional design staff that will help bring character and personality to your venue. Their nationally recognized culinary staff will generate ideas and create a beautiful presentation of food at your event.

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Wade & Company is a member of the National Association of Catering Executives and the International Caterers Association. They also acheived their Project Green Fork certification in June 2010. Project Green Fork was a movement started in 2008 to promote a sustainable Mid-South by helping to reduce environmental impacts and strengthen homegrown restaurants.

Salad display 

For more information on Wade & Company call them at 901-260-3766 or email them at entertain@wadeandcompanycatering.com. Also, be sure to find them on Facebook. And don’t forget to book Wade & Company for your next event!

NOTE: All photos courtesy of Wade & Company’s website.