Delectable has taken off for about a month now; but the celebrations have just begun!If you hadn't received an invite in the mail; please please don't be disappointed! Fret not fellow bloggers and blog readers, I hadn't much space to work with in front of my shop and was told to go easy on the invitees but I'm planning more get-togethers with Delectable goodies up for grabs. I'll never forget or disregard those who have been there for me and shown their support. From lurkers to followers and fans of our Delectable treats; I love you all very much! and yes; we shall feast, drink and be merry soon enough! I've just got to get myself a little more organized with the timing and space soon.
On the 12th of June 2009, Delectable celebrated it's arrival into the world of art and pastry with a bang! Lots of fun; lots of laughter, gallons of quality chocolate and endless wines poured throughout the floor of invited guests. Why of course; we had cupcakes; our seven sins of chocolates, cookies, handmade chocolate truffles and all that sort on shelf for sale as well! What I did have specially done were the savoury foods! I had composed from savoury shortbread cookies with some of my favourite combos such as eggs and paprika, salmon and dill, rosemary and olives!
Making food for about 200 people was indeed challenging! I didn't have enough to last the entire event :(
I made all I 'thought' was necessary, but I guess I underestimated by a mile~
Ahh.. I felt incredibly sorry for those who were stuck in traffic and arrived late to find the goodies completely wiped out.
I have a tendency to over estimate most of the time; I guess for once I was too cautious .
With my hands tied speaking to guests and preparing food+product, I hadn't had a chance to reach for the SLR with my chocolate covered paws! Lucky Su had many back up photographer-helpers all hyped and ready to snap happy faces and delicious food that evening!I was forced to scratch off the "Chocolate Fountain" idea at the last minute because there wasn't enough time and the chocolate was a mess to prepare! In true 'SU' style; I smeared little blobs of mess on my dress. Pretty upsetting considering how I didn't have time to run home and change; I hoped over to GAP and pulled a yellow long cardigan off the rack instead! Funny how I'm always in some sort of *#$! hole at the last minute everytime! Haha I can't be facing a handful of media cameras with patches of brown chocolate all over! *laughs*
MY AMAZING team of staff were all matchingly dressed in Delectable colours; pretty dresses and a fancy tie for our Enrique! They all looked exceptional good for our big day!
The number of people who came by specially to help was surprising! I was overwhelmed by how helpful onlookers became as they saw me crashing in with a million things left pending moments before guests arrived. Kazar , Jay, John, Ian, Sharmini, Nigel, Benjamin, Wog, Ivy, Des thanks heaps for jumping in randomly with helping hands. Carrying boxes; moving tables; lugging food; assembling easels, pouring wine, taking photos.. truly appreciate it XOXOXO :)
I can't even begin to describe how grateful I am for the help I've gotten from family; sis, dad, mom. My incredibly efficient team behind our production, Pat leong, Aunty Kheng, Jami and Kuanyu piew yee. Not forgetting the aunts who have helped spread the word; run errands and cut flowers! *laughs* thanks to aunty Vivien for voluntarily spending the weekend making bows.
OH Delectable wouldn't be the same without such dedication from each and every person on the team. Su was working herself out of the mind; but now with a system in place and a larger set of little darlings; I'm much better now! I'm still a little stressed out about constantly needing to train new staff but I guess that's inevitable. My nicky, yaya and ame had their last day today.. *tear*...but shall save sad stories for another time.
I Had ALOT of fun :) Lots and lots of great things came from my brief encounters with everyone! I'm just very happy our products has been very well accepted! Delectable yummies!! *grin* Thanks EVERYONE for coming!!! Appreciate the follow up as well ;)
We will be working on organizing many more parties and Delectable get togethers for bloggers and blog readers in the near future, I want to meet everyone eventually! I'm so excited!!
Thanks everyone for coming and sharing supportive comments and encouraging feedback! It completely made all that hard work preparing for the day worthwhile! Everyone was happy and thrilled to be fed desserts! AHh the joy!!! I do apologize though if I don't have photographs of everyone up; I just havn't gotten all of them from a couple of photographers just yet >.<