1. Presentation – a Catering Specialty

    April 5, 2011 by Michael Cook

    Hello, my name is Michael Cook, the owner and chef of Michael’s Catering. I grew up in a hotel kitchen since my father was a general manager for Holiday Inn. I fell in love with the preparation of food and soon began cooking for a hotel, then worked my way up through the ranks to be come a chef in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas. Then, as Food Director, I became more involved in the operations end to round out my experience.

    About eight years ago, I decided to use my catering experience for large and small groups to start my own catering business, which has been blooming ever since.

    At Michael’s Catering, we provide a wide range of catering services for groups from 50 to 2500 guests. Whether you prefer banquet or custom menus, we cater for seated dinners, buffets and receptions with hot and cold hors d oeuvres. We prepare all types of cuisine – Mexican, Southwestern, Italian, and Luau. Planners also can choose from our premium choices, such as prime rib, lobster and other seafood dishes.

    More than half of our business is for wedding related events – receptions, showers, rehearsal dinners; but, we also provide catered breakfasts, lunches, dinners and breaks all over Oklahoma for all type events.

    Michael’s catering is known for our exceptional presentation. I create my own ice sculptures from a variety of designs to suit the occasion. We create a “wow” food table by displaying the foods at different heights using mirrors and crystal glassware. We supply flowers and food linens that coordinate with your color scheme and even use decorative touches such as feathers to enhance the impression. We offer two foot to five foot cheese or shrimp towers (with as many as 800 shrimp!).

    Utensils, plates, glassware are all provided, as are the set up and tear down. We supply a professional server and wait staff for sit down and banquet style events. For added convenience, we will also be happy to assist you in arranging for bar service, wedding and specialty cakes, rentals, florals and entertainment.

    If an Oklahoma wedding or other event is in your future, please contact Michael’s Catering and discover how experience, professionalism, quality and artistic creativity sets us apart from the competition. For personal service, call me direct at 405-556-0377.

    Mike Cook, Chef/Owner

    Michael’s Catering
    P. O. Box 6514
    Moore, Oklahoma 73153

  2. Trochta’s Flowers

    by Jim Vallion

    Trochta's FlowersBusiness is Blooming!

    A successful business is like healthy plants and flowers – deep roots are often the key to    how well they flourish.  That’s certainly the case with Trochta’s Flowers, Oklahoma’s largest and most trusted retail florist and greenhouse for more than 50 years!

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  3. Latest & Greatest April 2011

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  4. A Chapel with Old World Romance and Charm!

    by Sharon May

    Every girl dreams of her fairytale wedding day, filled with romance and joy as she imagines her walk down the aisle to marry the one she loves. When she grows up, planning the big day is too often anything but a fairytale! At Rose Briar Wedding Chapel, we’re giving brides their dream come true without all the stress of planning the perfect day.

    I’m Sharon Rose May and I had a dream too. For years I pictured a beautiful facility with beautiful amenities that would give happy couples an enchanted ceremony and seamless reception. I wanted to take the stress out of their day by anticipating and meeting every need. My children were grown and having left a career years ago, I knew it was time to pursue something more. My dream of owning a wedding chapel never quit haunting me. I purchased Rose Briar almost three years ago and found an amazing manager, Jacob Conger to partner with me.

    We went to work making changes to landscape and adding to the already beautiful old world style facility with updated amenities and furnishings. In order to offer the most enjoyable experience to my brides, I knew I needed to create all inclusive packages but with first class results. With that in mind, I acquired exceptional vendors. Brides are always pleased with our caterer, Bella Rosa Catering who allows brides to design the menu and the wedding cake! Our services include a DJ and sound engineer, limousine services, table and chair rentals with linens and flatware, audio visual services, and a one hour rehearsal in addition to five and a half hours for the ceremony and reception. From the guest book to the going away bubbles, we take care of everything! We even offer a list of preferred vendors for photography, florists, and musicians at special pricing.

    Bride and groom enjoy the excitement of getting ready in tastefully decorated rooms. We offer refreshments and both rooms have their own heat and air so they can get ready comfortably. The groom and his guests enjoy the flat screen TV and PS3 while the women prefer to chatter and giggle as they help each other look perfect. Elegance makes everything special. Our dedication to first class service and a stress free wedding make everything perfect. We invite you to experience the elegant simplicity of Rose Briar Wedding Chapel. Contact us for an appointment or stop by our website, www.rosebriarplace.com.

    Rose Briar Wedding Chapel
    11900 North Council Road
    Oklahoma City, OK. 73162

  5. DJ PRO Oklahoma Brings You the Party!

    by Craig Buffington

    No one plans a special event thinking, “oh it’s no big deal.” From social functions like weddings and birthday parties to corporate and sporting events, you know every detail for that event is critical to it’s success and that includes the entertainment.

    I’m Craig “Buff”ington, Afternoon DJ for 101.9 Twister. I partnered with DJ PRO Oklahoma (The Official Mobile Music Party For KJ-103 and 101.9 The Twister) to provide professional sound and entertainment services for events. I started my career as a DJ over twenty years ago and worked at stations in Tulsa, Jacksonville, Cleveland, and Cinncinati where I had the chance to work with Kevin Metheny (aka Pig Vomit – Howard Stern’s infamous Program Director). When I got married my wife and I decided we wanted to raise our children close to family so we moved back home to Oklahoma in 2004.

    Throughout my career I DJ’d events but it wasn’t until MP3 technology emerged that I wanted to start my own company. The ability to store thousands of songs on a computer was far more efficient than burning countless cd’s for a team of DJ’s. In 2006 I started running with it.

    As a professional DJ I knew that to get the highest quality sound meant investing in top of the line equipment. Our primary system is a computer based program you’ll find in many of the hottest night clubs across America and we back that up with a Dual Deck CD that some DJ’s use as their Main System. This gives us the ability to mix the music and video, run Slideshows and place Text on our HUGE Music Video Screen as well! We carry High Dollar Equipment from top line companies like JBL Audio, QSC, Numark, Behringer, Chauvet and Martin Lighting as well. We even carry an EXTRA set of Powered Speakers, just in case. There’s no back up CD Walkman at my events or a home stereo system or an Ipod plugged into an amp.

    Nothing sets the tone of your event like the music, whether it’s high energy dance mixes, Top 40, Country, or laid back jazz and Big Band. You can easily make requests for your event online with more than 40,000 selections! We also meet with our brides in person or over the phone to make sure we give them exactly what they want and work with their event planners to pull off a seamless event.

    Our lighting systems mirror the mood of the music for something romantic or strobe lights and flashing colors that change to the beat of the music. Another upgrade: We use high end oil based Haze machines allow the colors to stream through the cloud rather than thick clouds of fog, your guests will breathe much easier. We’ve recently added professional Videography to completely meet your audio visual needs and our huge projection screen allows you to display music videos or slideshows. In fact, don’t bother paying someone $150 to produce a slideshow when all you have to do is show up with your jpeg files on a CD!

    In recognition of DJ PRO Oklahoma’s commitment to professional service, we received the Bride’s Choice Award from Wedding Wire, placing in the top five percent of wedding professionals in the Wedding Wire community. But, our highest honors come from clients who tell us that we meet their demands and exceed their expectations.

    Your event is worth a professional DJ who will provide affordable, top quality service. Let DJ PRO Oklahoma’s professionally trained DJ’s compliment your event with great entertainment and peace of mind. Visit our website for more information at www.djprooklahoma.com.

    DJ PRO Oklahoma
    Craig “Buff”ington of 101.9 Twister
    Phone: 405-749-2833