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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, the last day to order is 11/19/12. *10 person minimum
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 ( email@example.com ). Here is to an amazing holiday season (early)!
Earlier this year there was an exploration of the favorite tropical inspired dishes of the principal’s at CCNYC. It was such a hit, so here is another common thread, summer inspired dishes and adventures too!
Julie Sommers, Director of Catering
Julie’s most resent summer ‘staycation’ adventure was a short ride away to Island Park near Long Beach. There she found an amazing off the road seafood joint called Peters Clam House. No fuss no muss, but amazing all on it’s own! She enjoyed old standbys: Blue Point Oysters, Cherrystone Clams, and a Lobster Roll. “They certainly were not glamorously served over a bed of ice, but rather a paper plate, but it didn’t matter because they were so fresh and amazing! The Cherrystone Clams had a nice cold sea flavor and the Blue Point Oysters had an amazing sparkle with salinity. Of course, we didn’t stop there, we had to have a Lobster Roll too. We ate so much we had to roll out of the place!” A true summer adventure with some amazing fresh seafood right here in NYC’s back yard!
Miguel Urrego, Executive Chef
Over Memorial Day weekend, Miguel enjoyed some quality family time while camping at Wildwood State Park in Wading River, New York. The annual family adventure involved several other families as well, “…we took over the place which meant the need to feed a ton of people. One of my favorite meals I made was a simple menu with things that were readily available and literally at arms reach, like BEER! We had Beer Braised BBQ Chicken with Garlicky Chinese Broccoli. Very kid friendly and tasty with an ice cold Modelo Especial. I will be making this again and again, it was out of this world!”
Benjamin Lester, Creative Director
Benjamin took the ‘staycation’ to heart and did exactly that. After a lovely afternoon at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens he was inspired to stay in and cook up some of his favorite summer dishes. “It was so hot out that weekend, I instantly needed Watermelon and beer!” He enjoyed a simple meal of Watermelon Salad with fresh mint, Kale Salad with Chickpeas, Pecorino Romano Cheese, with a Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette, and grilled Flank Steak with a dry rub of Pepper and Salt. “It was an evening of breaking out my favorite easy summer dishes and BBQ corn chips and Negro Modelo, of course! It’s official, summer is on!”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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