January 2011 Newsletter

Greetings from Bill Hansen and the Team at Bill Hansen Catering and Villa Woodbine!

January 26, 2011 ~ Complimentary Tasting Luncheon at Recently Renovated Villa Woodbine

If you are seriously planning a wedding, event, or large party, join us on January 26th at 12 o’clock NOON at Villa Woodbine (www.villa-woodbine.com)for a fabulous complimentary tasting luncheon featuring Chef Tim’s cutting edge cuisine, laced with some comfort foods and other treats. Reservations are extremely limited, and we are most likely to fill up quickly, so please contact Stephanie Lim in our office at 305.858.6660. Please tell her the type of event you are planning, the date and expected number of guests.

Your event does not have to be at Villa Woodbine, we cater at hundreds of locations in South Florida every year.  We can help you find the perfect location.

Villa Woodbine is Now Available for Film and Television Production Shoots, as well as, Daytime Conference Meetings

With the completed renovations, we are ready to accommodate still photo shoots as well as television productions shoots. We do hope that USA Network’s television hit Burn Notice notices us for next season.

With central air in the dining and living rooms, we can accommodate small groups for meetings, breakfasts and lunches. What better atmosphere than a historical site, nestled under the oaks, just five minutes from downtown Miami, and a quick walk to Biscayne Bay?  You can be amongst the first to try us.

January is National Hot Tea Drinkers Month

We are not making this one up..it is!  At Bill Hansen Catering tea drinkers receive special treatment.  Once plated dinners entrees are cleared, our team of servers offers after dinner beverages …with Tea Drinkers being served first.
Mighty Leaf Tea is our tea of choice.  Check them out ~Mighty Leaf Teas.

WhiteSPACE is a 10,000 square foot event, meeting & studio space bringing style and affordability to a centralized South Florida location. All white finishes chosen for the raw space make it a blank canvas that’s perfect for any kind of corporate event, celebration, or wedding. 18 foot ceilings add to the drama and flexibility of the facility. The venue also has a unique layout that makes it divisible to under 1,000 square feet for intimate gatherings.

Please contact Shaneil Sibblies at Bill Hansen Catering for more details ~


Catering for 10,000 French Plumbers

 This was one of the more challenging catering events that we ever undertook.  Imagine, three 747’s arriving in Miami every six days for a period of eight weeks,full of French plumbers and their significant others. First of all, who knew there were that many French plumbers?!?…but believe me, there are, and more.  From MIA they were bussed to the Port of Miami for a six-day cruise.  Upon their return they were loaded into 33 motor coaches and shuttled to Miami Seaqurium to see two water shows, listen to the music of Billy Rolle (who remembers Billy Rolle??), watch the Miami Heat dancers and enjoy Bill Hansen Catering’sfabulous buffet.

Since we were determined to have no lines, we set up ten double-sided buffet lines to serve the 1,300 or so visitors each of the 8 times.  This meant that each side of the ten lines was set to serve approximately 65 guests, self-service…chicken, ribs, Caesar salads, veggies, corn…the usual casual foods.  To this day, I still feel my apprehension as I looked at the mob of guests as they exited the Seaquarium en masse  and flowed towards our dining area. 1,300 strong with even stronger appetites!  Yes, it was nerve-wracking, but things went off so smoothly, that every guest had passed at least once through the buffet lines in less than twenty minutes…No line, no hassles….for 31 years!!

Viva La France!!

Parting Shot, and We Do Mean Shot. Heavy Water Vodka on the Tube

Check out this video to see our house vodka, Heavy Water, being featured on Hot Mixology TV.


In This Issue
National Tea Drinkers Month
10,000 French Plumbers
Complimentary Tasting
Villa Woodbine
Parting Shot

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