Destination Weddings with a Difference
Planning a wedding is a high-stress situation. Planning a destination wedding ratchets up the tensions even more. This is where hiring Executive Chef Rafaeli offers triple benefits: less stress, more fun, and delicious food.
With ample experience in destination weddings, Travelling Executive Chef Rafaeli notes that venues need not be overseas, as the USA offers a huge range of options. The golden beaches of the Caribbean are also a popular choice, where weddings segue smoothly into sun-drenched honeymoons.
Regardless of the venue, he stresses that detailed food and table decoration planning are needed to ensure a problem-free wedding reception. This is why he works with a team of specialized sous-chefs, each focused on preparing specific dishes for the reception under his expert supervision.
Affirmations and Alliances
Not all weddings follow the classic pattern of childhood sweethearts getting hitched as their loving families applaud. Keenly aware that family structures are changing rapidly, Chef Rafaeli is keeping pace with these new social demands. Once briefed about expectations, he is happy to design unique table settings for equally unique occasions, matched to dishes and ingredients aligned with cultural and religious preferences.
Chef Rafaeli and his team craft personalized solutions for wedding receptions of all shapes and sizes: from elegant golden wedding anniversary dinners to romantic just-us-two elopements, or even informal jump-the-brooms at a casual-but-classy Brazilian barbecue.
Weddings aren’t the only major occasions catered by Chef Rafaeli – he also helps families celebrate other milestones. For businesses, he’s full of innovative ideas for getaway corporate events, from prize-giving dinners on incentive trips to bring-the-kids company cookouts, where his famous kebabs are always a hit.
At home on three continents, this multicultural chef confidently oversees the preparation of dishes that are compliant with a wide variety of dietary constraints. This includes kosher-style dishes, when venue catering staff work under his supervision with only approved food products.
Special Touches for Special Occasions
Aware that families want to celebrate joyous occasions with his signature dishes, even when far from home, Travelling Executive Chef Rafaeli liaises with wedding reception venues – often hotels – and takes over the supervision of the entire kitchen. If requested, he can also cater smaller events related to a destination wedding, like the rehearsal dinner, planned as a more intimate occasion for just the immediate family.