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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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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Bellamy Purinton of Hamby Catering and Events

Bellamy Purinton of Hamby Catering and Events Good Gracious! Scholarship Winner 2021

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Bellamy Purinton, Event Producer at Hamby Catering and Events in Charleston, S.C., and congratulate her for winning our 2021 scholarship at Catersource in conjunction with the International Caterers Association Educational Foundation to foster the advancement of catering professionals in their knowledge of the industry, as well as the development of sound business practices.         Our Interview with Bellamy Purinton of Hamby Catering and Events Good Gracious! Scholarship Winner 2021: What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Right when I open my eyes…I think

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Dinner Party at Home with Chef Jojo

One might think I would be tired when I get home after cooking all day. But the truth of the matter is, I truly LOVE cooking, and moreover, I enjoy having friends over for lunch, dinner or simply cocktails and appetizers. Sharing food and conversation around the table is one of my most favorite things to do in life. After working in catering for over 22 years, I have learnt to plan menus that allow me to entertain and spend time with my guests rather than spend all my time in the kitchen. So today, I thought I would share

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Ivo Peshev of Flair Projects

Ivo Peshev of Flair Project

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing one of our creative partners and the Founder and Beverage Director of Flair Project, Ivo Peshev. Flair Project is a full-service beverage company based in Southern California offering a variety of bar services for private events and offer cocktail catering consulting. Ivo and his team are dedicated to bringing events and bars to life with artisan cocktails and exceptional customer service. Each and every bartender from his team is hand-picked, has the experience, skills, and personality to serve your guests. Read our full interview with Ivo and see some of his recent

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