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Spotlight on Obviously Avi Catering

Erin Grajek

“Catering is a passion of mine and a labor of love. It’s so rewarding.” Says Avi of Obviously Avi catering. 16 years ago, Avi got his first job as a dishwasher in a kitchen where he eventually earned the title of Executive Chef. Since then, he has transformed his love of cooking into his own successful catering company. “I create menus around the client. No events are ever the same. I create each event uniquely, blending cuisines. I always try to use local, organic produce” says Avi.  

Recently, Avi catered the Botanical Gardens’  Victorian Tea, which was a huge success thanks to his exquisite menu. Guests were able to enjoy water chestnut mousse with soy glazed bacon, a tea sandwich of Chinese barbecue eggplant, and coconut panna cotta as well as an assortment of many other dishes. Rather than heading straight to Pinterest boards for inspiration, Avi thoughtfully researched the Silk Road and meals traditionally prepared during this time period. His food undoubtedly complimented the theme and ambiance of the event, and we received great feedback from our guests.

Obviously Avi Catering has been an exclusive caterer at the Gardens for over 6 years, and he has contributed his impressive talents to a wide variety of events from luncheons to wedding receptions. Avi kindly says “Working with the Gardens is consistently fantastic no matter who is working or volunteering. There is always a great atmosphere”, and we feel the same way about him!

To learn more, visit www.chefavi.com.
To book your next event at the Gardens, contact us at 716.827.1584 ext. 219 or events@buffalogardens.com.

Photo: Evan Robertson, Chef Avi Altman, Pat McCarthy

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