COCONUT GROVE – As one of South Florida’s premier event planners and caterers, Bill Hansen leaves nothing to chance in serving affluent clients for what is perhaps the most important day of their lives.
As CEO of Bill Hansen Luxury Catering & Events Production (www.BillHansenCatering.com), Hansen has assembled a team of seasoned professionals who deliver high-end events at more than 100 exclusive venues throughout the area. That capability has been expanded through a new affiliation with South Florida-based Elegant Kosher Catering.
“We understand the sensitive and important nature of working closely with only the finest Kosher providers in South Florida,” said Hansen. “For years, we have been seeking this type of partnership and we’re pleased to announce this exclusive affiliation with the Mizrachi family and its outstanding team of chefs and event planners.
“Their philosophy regarding event planning runs parallel to ours and we are thrilled to be working with them.”
Elegant Kosher Catering is one of the most well-respected organizations in South Florida and meets the highest standards of the Orthodox Rabbinical Board (ORB). In addition, the family boasts a long history of Kosher food preparation. Founder Yaakov Mizrachi was born to a prominent Chabad family in Israel. As part of the Chabad tradition, he left Israel to become a Chabad shliach in Kazakhstan, Siberia, Sweden, Peru and Florida where he continued his passion for event management and catering. As the manager of a well-known Kosher restaurant in Boca Raton, he and his staff quickly developed a strong reputation for quality foods and outstanding customer service.
In 2007 he established Elegant Kosher Catering with his wife and has since catered events of all sizes – from small intimate gatherings of under 50 people to larger weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and corporate events.
In providing a Kosher event, Elegant Kosher Catering can either transport properly prepared food to the venue or prepare meals in a mobile kitchen on-site that is fully certified by ORB. The firm also provides all silverware and dishes that meet the stringent requirements of being a truly Kosher dining experience.
His menus include a wide range of selections in salads, seafood, meats, and desserts, all prepared by a staff of gourmet Kosher chefs.
“Yaakov and his team are the perfect complement since they not only meet the important Kosher requirements, but also the high standards we have established for more than 30 years,” said Hansen. With this relationship, we can confidently serve the Jewish community by providing quality events with the finest Kosher foods.”
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, 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.
There is no detail too small for Hansen and his staff.
“We offer all types of cuisine with a catering staff that rivals any 5-star restaurant in the area,” said Hansen. “Our chefs provide all types of ethnic cuisines and Kosher menus, to name a few. There isn’t a menu we cannot provide to our clients.”
About Bill Hansen Luxury Catering & Events Production
Bill Hansen started Bill Hansen Luxury Catering and Events Production in 1980, under the name Bills’ 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. They are preferred or exclusive at over 100 South Florida venues and were recently voted “Caterer of the Year” in 2015 by Bizbash readers and colleagues.