Nikki Lazar has been with Creative Concepts NYC for over a year as the New Business Development Coordinator. She has proven to be a social butterfly and a superb addition to the powerhouse team at CCNYC. Her duties include developing new business, event planning, and acting as a client liaison.Hailing from SUNY Binghamton with a degree in human development, Nikki has been in the fast-paced event industry for over eight years. Previously she was the Vice President of Corporate Sales and Events with Strike Holdings and the Director of Events at The One Group.
Nikki, a native of New Jersey, is a self proclaimed wine enthusiast, beach lover, and avid traveler. She has studied abroad in Florence, Italy and has traveled throughout much of Asia. Her drive and humor are welcome additions to the CCNYC Team!
Nikki Lazar- firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us do all the heavy work this Thanksgiving, you just wave and smile pretty! Have your Thanksgiving dinner for as little as $300.00! It’s simple, we deliver all the bells and whistles ready to be popped into the oven to be heated up. You arrange on you favorite dishes and voilà ––no sweat, no tears–– just a gorgeous tasty meal! Take a look at Chef Miguel Urrego’s delectable menu that is sure to impress your crowd!
Thanksgiving Menu 2012 by: Chef Miguel Urrego
Main: Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Herb Gravy Whole Roasted Turkey with Traditional Gravy Baked Honey Glazed Ham with Apple-cranberry Chutney Sweet Mustard Glazed Stuffed Pork Loin with Mushrooms, Fennel, and Thym Horseradish Crusted Salmon with Thyme-mustard Sauce Roasted Herb Salmon with Lemon-butter Sauce
Soups: Butternut Squash with Toasted Almonds, Nutmeg and Creme Fraiche Smoked Turkey Chowder with Corn and Yukon Potatoes
SIdes: Sweet Potato Soufflé with Marshmallow Topping Sweet Corn Stuffing with Roasted Carrots, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms and Herbs Ciabiatta Bread Stuffing with Bacon, Roasted Apples and Sage Sautéed String Beans with Roasted Fennel, Beets, and Apple Cider Vinaigrette Roasted Root Vegetables with Sherry Vinaigrette Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Gruyere Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pearl Onions and Roasted Butternut Squash Rice Pilaf with Julienne of Vegetables
Desserts: Pumpkin Pie Old Fashioned Apple Pie Blueberry Pie Classic New York Cheesecake
Price: A) 1 Turkey dish (sliced breast or whole), 3 sides, and 2 desserts *$40.00 per person +tax
B) 1 Turkey dish (sliced breast or whole), 2 sides, 1 soup, and 2 desserts *$40.00 per person+ tax
C) 2 main dishes with 3 sides and 2 desserts *$55.00 per person+tax
D) 2 main dishes, 2 sides, 1 soup, and 2 desserts *$55.00 per person +tax
Delivery: On 11/21/12 by 5pm $60.00 On 11/22/12 3pm $100.00
Don’t worry! We will send along printed instructions on how to heat the food with the delivery. The food will be in aluminum trays ready for the oven and all room temp items will be in disposable containers! Contact us today to order at email@example.com, the last day to order is 11/19/12. *10 person minimum
Creative Concepts NYC teamed up with Gotham Magazine, Dominique Ansel Bakery, and Karlsson’s Vodka to produce the after party for the kick off of the New York City Wine & Food Festival. The event benefited Share Our Strength and the Food Bank for New York City.
The CCNYC team received much acclaim for the event. Gotham Magazine referred to the CCNYC team as “…event planning maestros…!” Creative Director, Benjamin Lester explains his design for the event, “ I was interested in encompassing the bohemian feel of the Dominique Ansel Bakery with the complexity of Dominique‘s modern approach to pastry, ‘bohemian chic’, if you will!” Fall was in full force with 20 foot tall fall foliage arrangements on top of mirrored tables. The bohemian mood was set by strung vintage lights with paper lanterns and tons of candlelight.
Foodies, and guests alike enjoyed sweet treats including Dominique’s signature Warm Madeleines and Sweet Croissant Ice Cream Sandwiches. CCNYC’s savory crowd-pleaser, Chipotle Cotija Cheese Popcorn was given as a parting snack to end the the evening of culinary delight. A fantastic evening indeed!
A tip for the wise: it’s not to early to book your holiday party! The benefits of doing so are endless and many event and catering companies offer incentives for you to do so. The reason for this is because come November it is full speed ahead. In other words, the more planning a vendor can get out of the way now, the better for everyone!
Creative Concepts NYC is offering a ‘Book Now Save 10% Later’ promotion! If you would like to take advantage of this amazing incentive, book your holiday event before November 1, 2012 with Nikki Lazar ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Here is to an amazing holiday season (early)!
Creative Concepts NYC worked the floor with their sublime interactive booth, by Benjamin Lester, at New York Magazine’s 2012 New York Wedding Event! The event took place at Metropolitan Pavilion and was dazzling thanks to touches of creative bliss by Taylor Creative Inc.
Smoked Chicken Salad with Almond Slivers, Cranberries and Chives Served on Dill Corn Edible Spoon
Wild Salmon Tartare with Caviar on Wonton Crisps
Seared Foie Gras with Sour Cherries on Toasted Brioche
All the ‘who’s who’ of the wedding industry attended and participated including CCNYC friends from Curtain Up Events,Generation Events and Sugar Flower Cake Shop. The entire evening was a huge success thanks to the New York Magazine event staff.
THE OUT NYC Urban Resort is New York’s first, straight-friendly, gay urban resort located in Hell’s Kitchen just steps from Times Square and Chelsea. Boasting the best of lodging, dining, nightlife and design all in one place! The property offers several amazing event venues that are available for private events.
The stellar event was held in the atrium and sun deck of the property where guests enjoyed a live sushi station, cocktails and, Chef Miguel Urrego’s, delectable passed hors d’ overs.
The mood was set by CCNYC’s Creative Director, Benjamin Lester, offering a fresh simple spa like design with cozy seating, lounge areas, and gorgeous florals.
No detail was left behind and all ran smoothly with, CCNYC’s Director of Catering, Julie Sommers’ flawless leadership. The event was bursting at the seams with key industry players, major corporations, and future and prospective clients all in thanks to, CCNYC Representative and social butterfly, Nikki Lazar.
If you would like more information on THE OUT NYC’s venues or would like to be involved and or attend the next tasting event, please contact CCNYC at email@example.com or (646)308-1243.
CCNYC is dedicated to giving back and this past holiday season we chose Hope Lodge NYC. Located in midtown Manhattan, Hope Lodge NYC is the House of Hope. The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Jerome L. Green Family Center offers lodging and support services at no cost for cancer patients receiving outpatient treatments in Manhattan, while away from home.
On December 8, 2011 Creative Concepts NYC Teamed up with Bonne Fete Baking, and YouCake to donate their services and provided food and gifts to support the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Holiday Bash. The Hope Lodge Holiday Bash with program Emcee Diana Williams of WABC-TV benefited the programs and services of Hope Lodge NYC Jerome L. Greene Family Center.
For more information on Hope Loge NYC and if you would like to contribute to their amazing cause and efforts, here is link to do so: http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/SupportProgramsServices/HopeLodge/NewYorkCity/index
Peace and goodwill to all! Happy Holidays from the CCNYC family to yours!
One of Creative Concepts NYC‘s innovative products is tailgating parties. That’s right, we pull up with you and your crew and whip it up right out of our vehicle and put out a spread. All you have to do is pop open your brewski and enjoy the fruits of our labor! The menus are geared towards your personal tastes and will surely prove to be fun, simple, and delicious grub for all! Menus can be more elaborate or just plain simple and comforting, below is a sample menu of a party we did featuring easy small bites by Miguel Urrego.
Tailgating Small Bites Menu
Backfin Crab Fondue
w/ Garlic Ciabatta
Grilled Chorizo on Crispy Jalapeño Polenta Cakes
w/ Cilantro Creme
Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp
w/ Aged Balsamic
Truffled Mac & Cheese Bites
BBQ Pulled Chicken Panini
w/ Pepperjack & Avocado
Mini Kobe Beef Franks
w/ Caramelized Onions & Grain Mustard Aioli
Enjoy The Game!
An enormous congratulations to one of our favorite couples Jenn & Joe! Clients like these two are the reason why we love what we do, we couldn’t be happier to have been part of their big day! Check out what they had to say about us below
Dear Julie + Ben,
What could we say… WOW! Our wedding was outrageous! It was everything we could have hoped for + so much more! The reception we envisioned really came to life because of all your hard work. The bars, pink pillows, the table settings…. we could go on and on…LOVED it all! Not to mention the food, it was delicious. So happy with all of your choices. Our guests and Joe could not get enough of those mushroom apps. I think he ate a whole tray! And the desserts were just perfect- yummy! Your staff were polite, courteous, and attentive. I just want to say I truly appreciate the relationship we established over the past year + all your advice, tips, and calmness were a huge help!
Jenn and Joe
Earlier this year we kicked off our annual seasonal tasting events. Top of The Garden, was the perfect setting for our future clients to experience what we have to offer in a full event setting. The event was co-sponsored by AFR Event Furnishings and Party Rental LTD and offered our in house decor team free range of their amazing party rental and fine furnishing products to feature at the tasting kick off event. Delish food, made by chef Miguel Urrego, was passed by our amazing hand picked staff! Take a look at the fantastic video below, produced by: Pattie Simone of Women Centric. If you would like to join us for our next tasting event drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will keep you in the loop!