Culinary is the heart of Good Gracious! Events produced by a team passionate about food, memorable moments and sharing it with the world. Founder and CEO Pauline Parry along with her dynamic team have provided award-winning services in all areas of culinary, beverage, hospitality for the corporate, social and wedding markets. Our ultimate goal is to not just be exclusive but, to be the preferred for all your events. We listen, we create, we bring your vision to fruition with only the highest standards.

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Let’s Talk About Wine

Wine cocktails get a bad rap and for good reason. Who hasn’t suffered a nasty hangover drinking sugary sangria or tried to talk yourself into enjoying a wine margarita? And then, there are all type of spritzers. Many are quite nice, but they can’t come close to the complex layer of flavors that you get from a cocktail. But that changed for me when I made it my mission to find some tasty wine-based drinks that don’t taste like wine. One of my most popular venues, the Annenberg Community Beach House, doesn’t allow spirits, and we often serve guests who

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My Perspective On Teamwork

I recently was fortunate enough to see a performance of OVO Cirque de Soleil at Microsoft Theater, complete with a VIP experience with the whole Good Gracious! Events team as a little THANK YOU for all the outstanding hard work they did to execute an event!    The performance was absolutely brilliant, and I was mesmerized by the cleverness of the costumes, the outstanding talent and fascinated by the production of the event!   As I watched the show, I thought about all the effort that went into creating such a mesmerizing production. It reminded me of the work my

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Entertaining with Family

Come along as Chef Jojo shares a special night of entertaining with family, complete with tacos, tequila and mariachi! I’m fortunate to have been raised in a family where entertaining others was a way of life. Our doors were always open for hospitality, and we often had someone or other staying with us.   My brother and I knew we could have friends over and my Mum would always have fresh baked biscuits to nibble on. And they were always welcome to join us for dinner.   Life always felt centered around parties and gatherings, and it seems, even to

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Chef Jojo's Memories in Mexico

Chef Jojo’s Memories in Mexico

Join Chef Jojo as she recounts her favorite memories from the ICA’s Culinary Learning Journey in Mexico. As a board member of the International Caterers Association, I love being able to take culinary learning journeys with colleagues who have turned into great friends. These trips have touched every part of the globe, with the latest taking place in Mexico in January. Since my mum couldn’t go, we decided to invite my dear friend and fellow catering chef in Los Angeles, Jennie Cooks. Mexico has beautiful scenery, proud people, amazing food and fabulous mezcal. What more could we ask for?! Not

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pauline's favorite things 2021

Pauline’s Favorite Things 2021

It is the best time of the year! The long-awaited list of Pauline’s favorite things is here! As an event professional in Los Angeles, author and full-time tastemaker, every year, Pauline shares a beautifully curated list of her discoveries over the past year.  The list includes all the fun items she LOVES for entertaining your guests and pampering yourself.   Photography by Brook Todd. Rabble Red Wine from Paso Robles As many of you know I am a lush when it comes to red wine. For me, it is always quite fabulous when you find an everyday, affordable wine that hits

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My Tequila Love Story

I had my first sip of tequila when I journeyed to California and dined at the iconic restaurant, Alice’s, located on Malibu Pier. I was smitten by the taste and flavor that day at the beach.   From that day forward, tequila became my “go-to tipple.” From sipping while relaxing, to sharing shooters with friends at a party and creating fabulous cocktails for friends at home, it is the spirit I always reach for.   Did I mention, I LOVE the various bottle shapes and designs from different tequila brands…it is all so much fun! Twenty-five years ago, when Dennis

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