This past summer and fall, the presidential elections brought the state of Utah many opportunities to host political dignitaries as they came to campaign for their party of choice.
In Bountiful, Utah, Clarion Gardens event catering had the opportunity to provide a luncheon for the GOP vice presidential candidate, Mike Pence. Hosted by the GOP and Governor Gary Herbert, there were over 100 guests invited to dine and hear Pence speak on behalf of the Republican presidential candidate, (now President Elect) Donald Trump.
It was an interesting experience for Rick, myself, and our staff as we were put though the riggers of numerous security checks, which included background screening, being scanned by the Secret Service and experiencing bomb sniffing dogs. I believe there were more security than guests, and boy can those gentlemen eat.
It was a tense experience for us to make sure the catering was handled flawlessly. I wanted to get more photos but there was not extra time because we were so busy arranging every little thing perfectly under atypical circumstances. However, all went like clock work and Mr Pence, Governor Herbert and their wives were gracious enough to pose with our staff for a few photo shots.
We began the luncheon with 7 appetizers to choose from and Rick’s famous smoked ribs and brisket sliders were a hit. We also served my favorite quinoa salad with ginger lime dressing.
This was a huge and valued opportunity for us to serve and be a part of the presidential campaign process here in the state of Utah. The variety of people you meet from all over the world is an awesome and rewarding experience.
Clarion Gardens Event Catering looks forward to catering such Utah political events in the future.
Rebecca Carter – Clarion Gardens Event Catering
P.S. We have had many opportunities to cater luncheons and dinners for the Republican party, which has included Mitt Romney, in the home of supporters, Scott and Karen Keller. We have found the Utah GOP to be a considerate and gracious group of people.