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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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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Culinary Diaries: Part 4

Click here to catch up on Parts 1, 2 and 3 of Pauline’s trip to Tuscany. TRUFFLE HUNTING We were in the middle of black truffle season and had a wonderfully unique opportunity to hunt for truffles with a hunting dog–what fun! I could not help but think what a beautiful job to have: a dog by your side as you stroll through the trees of an estate and watch as your dog seeks out truffles. We followed the dog as he put his nose to the ground. When he found the right spot, his master dug the earth with his

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Tabletop Tips from Los Angeles Event Pro

Cindy’s Cool Corner: Tabletop Edition Thanks for coming back to Cindy’s Cool Corner where our Director of Business discusses all things new and noteworthy in the event industry and beyond. Wedding season is upon us, so it is time to share some tabletop tips from an award-winning Los Angeles event pro, like herself. Cindy here! It is so exciting to be planning weddings and events again, hosting tastings, and thinking about gathering together. With vaccinations steadily rolling out in California and counties loosening their event restrictions, I am excited to say that LOVE is officially in the air!   All

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We are Here to Please You: Creative Catering and Events

I wanted to take a moment to express how grateful we are for the opportunity to serve you through creative catering and events over the last year. We are proud to say Good Gracious! weathered the storm, and we are energized to be moving forward again by pleasing our dear guests. This quote might seem as if we do not want to impress you, but really, we focus on pleasing our guests first and impressing them second. With the intention of exceeding all your expectations, we take hospitality very seriously when producing your event. People ask me all the time,

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