COCONUT GROVE – Once again, Bill Hansen Luxury Catering and Event Production (www.BillHansenCatering.com) distinguished itself as the South Florida leader as it treated international luminaries and celebrities to the finest foods and service at the recent Longines Global Champions Tour.
This event features the world’s leading equestrian show jumpers in the world and Hansen’s firm set the tone with the area’s finest foods at the recent kick-off event on Miami Beach.
“We were honored to be selected for this event,” said Hansen, CEO and founder of this 35-year-old firm. “Our chefs and planners were able to exercise their creativity in providing gourmet foods for the hundreds of international guests and participants from all over the world.
“We represented Miami well with local foods and service that certainly exceeded the expectations of an affluent clientele.”
The 15-event tour regularly hosts high-profile equestrian enthusiasts such as H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Charlotte Casiraghi, Infanta Elena Duchess of Lugo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, rock star Bruce Springsteen and actress Marion Cotillard.
The selection of Hansen’s firm was certainly not a surprise since it is regarded as the area’s premier caterer and planner for those seeking unique experiences at unique venues.
“This was certainly the case at the Longines Global Champions kick-off event,” said Hansen. “We created a tented restaurant atmosphere on the beach for three full days. Local ethnic foods and refreshments highlighted our presentations during breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas for the VIPs. We also provided three full meals each day for the participants.”
As the first venue for the 15-event tour, the Miami Beach event set the tone for upcoming competitions on three continents at such cities as Rome, Mexico City, Monaco, Vienna, Shanghai and the special final event in Doha, Qatar.
As the caterer and event planners for South Florida’s affluent, Hansen and his team are accustomed to providing the finest meals and service at the area’s untraditional venues.
“If you’re planning an event at a hotel or country club, we’re probably not the right choice,” said Hansen. “Our clients tend to be creative and adventurous. The Longines event fit right in with our expertise.”
Based out of Villa Woodbine, a historic mansion in Coconut Grove, Hansen and his team of executive chefs and event producers consistently deliver on their promise of creating “one-of-a-kind” memorable experiences that eliminate the stress during the event planning phase or on the day of the event.
In addition to Villa Woodbine, Hansen offers other venues including Vizcaya, the Kampong, Fairchild Tropical Garden, SAMSARA, the Walton House, Estancia Culinaria, Park Place, Palm Court, The Alfred I DuPont Building, The Moore Building, The Cruz Building, the Walton House, Samsara, Estancia Culinaria, The Charles Deering Estate, 1111 Lincoln Road, The Gallery of Amazing Things, The Versace Mansion, The Temple House the Rubell Family Collection, The Ice Palace, The Walton House, The Ancient Spanish Monastery, The Bonnet House, The Needham Estate, to name a few. He caters at more than 100 venues throughout South Florida.
About Bill Hansen Luxury Catering & Events Production
Bill Hansen started Bill Hansen Luxury Catering and Events Production in 1980, under the name Bill’s Catering. Working out of The Miami Club, downtown Miami’s premier city club, he took Miami by storm and became a major player in the upscale catering arena. In 1983, he discovered Villa Woodbine, a historic mansion in Coconut Grove, which is today one of Miami’s most sought-after weddings venues.
For the past 35 years Bill Hansen Luxury Catering has paired with South Florida’s finest venues and vendors to cater and produce luxury events for hundreds of Fortune 500 firms, thousands of bridal couples and the who’s who of the celebrity world, offering its clients a wide variety of unique venues along with innovative catering, event planning, décor, and flawless execution.
It is the preferred or exclusive provider at over 100 South Florida venues and was recently voted “Caterer of the Year” in 2015 by Bizbash readers and colleagues. The firm was also named the 2016 Business of the Year” by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.