Philadelphia’s Event Catering Powerhouse Selects South Florida for Third Market
Since 1995, renowned restaurateur Stephen Starr has been taking the culinary scene in Philadelphia, New York, Atlantic City and most recently South Florida to new heights. With more than 33 celebrated restaurants including Verde, Makoto and Steak 954 in South Florida, in 2014 the STARR company portfolio is expanding its reach in Miami by introducing its catering and events branch— Stephen STARR Events.
Taking the innovative cuisine and superior service that STARR Restaurants are famous for and combining them with the most sought after settings in South Florida, STARR Events is one of the largest emerging catering brands within the South Florida market. “Re-inventing” the traditional event, STARR Events offers full-service catering for private, social and corporate functions. The company offers one-of-a-kind sensory experiences for events ranging from elegant weddings, exciting Mitzvahs’, intimate dinner parties at home, a casual or chic corporate gathering or a non-profit gala.
“Our plan is to offer bold yet fresh and innovative catering options that embody Miami with tropical influences,” shares Stephen Starr.
Bringing the restaurant experience to catered events and offering international options that include locally-sourced seafood and farm fresh meats, featuring well-balanced portion sizes crafted specifically to the client’s preferences. Understanding the grand nature of the Magic City, STARR Events’ caters to groups ranging in size from intimate parties to events of up to 5,000 guests.
The company launched by Stephen Starr and President of STARR Events Simon Powles, STARR Events has already secured exclusive partnerships with some top Miami venues. STARR Events has partnered with the newly launched Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) as the exclusive caterer and operator for the celebrated venues internal and external events. As the latest cultural Miami hotspot, STARR Events is the perfect company to partner with PAMM.
In addition to PAMM, STARR Events has also partnered exclusively with Ice Palace. Serving as a clean slate able to accommodate gatherings both indoors and outdoors, and ranging in size from intimate to festivals including PULSE Art Fair which welcomes over 5,000 during Art Basel, the Ice Palace is the perfect venue to offer catering by Stephen STARR events.
STARR Events is available to book for special events by contacting Beth Hudson at Beth.Hudson@starr-restaurant.com or 786-345-5645.
Founded in 1995 by Stephen Starr, Philadelphia-based STARR Restaurants is one of the largest multi-concept restaurant companies in the country. STARR Restaurants include Buddakan, Morimoto,The Continental, Barclay Prime, Continental Mid-Town, El Vez, Jones, Alma de Cuba, Pod, Parc, Butcher and Singer, Pizzeria Stella, El Rey, The Ranstead Room, The Dandelion, Talula's Garden, Frankford Hall, Il Pittore, Route 6, seasonal food-stand SquareBurger, Fette Sau and most recently Serpico in Philadelphia; as well as, Morimoto and Buddakan in New York City's thriving Meatpacking District. STARR Restaurants expanded to Atlantic City, NJ, with Buddakan and The Continental located in the Pier Shops at Caesars in 2006, to Florida with Steak 954 at the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale in 2009, and Makoto in the Bal Harbour Shops in 2011. Starr recently opened a French brasserie in Washington D.C. called Le Diplomate. In December 2013, STARR launched Verde at Perez Art Museum, which serves as a Miami-centric bistro catering to museum patrons and diners in the heart of Downtown Miami.
Stephen STARR Events is the group's full-service catering and special events division. This division's restaurants include Granite Hill at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Caffè Storico located in the New-York Historical Society, Cafe Serai at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, Rat's Restaurant at Grounds For Sculpture in New Jersey. Recently, the Events team announced new partnerships with the New York Botanical Garden and Carnegie Hall.
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