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One of our favorite events of this year was Corey and Morgan’s spring wedding at Cumberland Plantation. Everything from the flowers to the cake exuded a classic, timeless feel making the guests feel instantly at home. One truly unique aspect of their wedding was the first dance. Corey prerecorded him singing Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” to be their first dance song, which was a wonderful surprise for Morgan. Congrats...

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What an elegant wedding! The Fusts exchanged vows at the beautiful Grace State Winery in Crozet, Virginia. Kelly was radiant as she walked down the aisle to a beaming Michael. The night ended with a sparkler exit, but not before a giant toga party broke out, a unique family tradition. Congrats to Michael and Kelly and we wish you all the best! Click on the gallery below for more details:   Many thanks to: Wedding Photography...

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Earlier this year, the Wedding Crashers Tour was held in Richmond, Virginia at the beautiful Branch Museum. This enjoyable event allows future brides and grooms at the beginning stages of their planning to get a glimpse of some of their local vending options in everything from food and drinks to flowers and decor, with the hopes of sparking inspiration that will carry on all the way to their big day. MOSAIC had the honor of being a...

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Today is a beautiful day to look back at the show-stopping wedding of Erica and Adam. Our MOSAIC Charleston team had a lot of fun crafting a menu that reflected this couple and their impeccable tastes. Taking place at Charleston’s Legare Waring House , this alfresco event was backdropped by stately live oaks dripping with Spanish moss. The Ooh! Events team created this dreamy ceremony and reception using select heirloom pieces,...

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Calling all cocktail-lovers and “it’s five o’clock somewhere” supporters: We are excited to introduce part two of our two-part Cotton Candy Cocktail series! If you enjoyed the Fall-inspired Salted-Caramel Cotton Candy Recipe we announced in celebration of National Cotton Candy Day, then you are going to love round two of the festivities as we bring to you this fun, sweet twist on the classic French Martini. We...

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Ready to leave the cold winter behind and celebrate the return of summer? Us too! This month our very own Rachel McKenna created a design to represent just that feeling. For this look, “I drew a lot of our original inspiration from department store display windows, specifically Anthropology. The window displays evoke a certain feeling, and I wanted to achieve the same effect. The overlapping glass elements create a light, clean...

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One year ago today the Chinskys were getting married at the beautiful Dover Hall. We loved working with them to make their wedding completely kosher.  The menu was developed as a fusion between kosher traditions and the influence of Southern cuisine.  The Smoked Salmon and Dill Mac and Cheese was a perfect example of the creative kosher take on a Southern classic dish.   Congrats to the lovely couple and we wish you the best of luck!...

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Any chance you are planning an event sometime soon, but have no idea where to start? Don’t worry! Here is some inspiration for your next special occasion! We were inspired to create this display with an overall classic glam design. The all white gives the look very clean finish while the accents of gold ties the room together. It was very simple to put together and it is an easy way to glam up your next event! Click on the...

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Mosaic Catering + Events is an award-winning event service company with operations in Richmond, VA and Charleston, SC. We are a full-service, one-stop shop for your event, catering, design, rentals, and lighting needs. We are searching for ambitious new talent to join our team! Ideal candidates are go-getters, organized, have previous experience in a sales environment, and looking to flourish within a rapidly growing and trend-setting...

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The tone for Jamie and Min’s wedding was set as soon as we walked in and noticed the bride having a private jam session to some Beyonce with her bridesmaids. Beyonce became an understated yet greatly appreciated theme through out the night, bringing out the personalities of the bride and groom. This high energy and fun loving couple spent a majority of their relationship long distance as Minn has been stationed over seas for...

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Red Wine Hot Chocolate Recipe: Serves 8 5 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 cups whole milk 1 1/2 cups fruity red wine, such as Merlot, Shiraz, or Zinfandel Pinch of salt Cinnamon sticks and additional cocoa powder to garnish (optional) Whisk the chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar, and cinnamon together in a large saucepan. Add the...

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 We’re feeling a little nostalgic as the new year begins and excited to share photos from one of our favorite events of 2016.  As we continue the planning process for the 2017 Heart Ball Season, it is the perfect time to look back and reminisce on last year. When we sit down at the planning table with a blank slate, one of the things that motivates us is the anticipation of our guests’ reactions and dreaming up ideas that...

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Jackie and John’s gorgeous wedding is the perfect example of a timeless design.  Almost two years later and we’re still swooning over their gorgeous Spring southern plantation wedding.  It was filled with meaningful symbolic details of Jackie and John’s love and the family style dinner service made 200 guests feel like they were in an intimate setting.  We worked with an amazing team of vendors to make this dream...

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Happy National Cotton Candy Day! In honor of National Cotton Candy Day, we’ve partnered up with Sugar Soiree to bring you a delicious cocktail that will be shaken table-side and poured over Sugar Soiree’s Salted Caramel cotton candy at MOSAIC Restaurant, Richmond on River Road.  Come on over to give it a taste and enjoy the full craft cocktail experience! Caramel Apple Cocktail Recipe: 1 1/2 oz Apple Brandy 4 oz House-Made...

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Dover Hall & MOSAIC Catering + Events cordially invite you on a culinary adventure celebrating the culture and traditions of Europe. Our monthly dinner series will feature fine cuisine with surprise guest chefs as well as cultural happenings and entertainment that will enhance your dining experience. Join us for this exciting new series set among the splendor of Richmond’s very own Dover Hall Estate, a private estate located in...

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It’s hard to believe that one year ago today Elise and Ethan were getting married! Our production department did a beautiful job designing and hanging the lighting canopy for their reception at the Country Club of Virginia. Congrats to the lovely couple and we wish you the best of luck! Click on the gallery below to enjoy the details.   Photography: Steven & Lily Photography Rehearsal Dinner: The Boathouse at Rocketts...

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  The Historic Hofheimer Building is finally in action! Scott’s Addition has been growing exponentially over the past few years, and has recently sky rocketed. As residents of Scott’s Addition, MOSAIC has loved watching this area grow, and being a part of it as much as we can. Watching this historic building’s renovation from start to finish has been an exciting process. MOSAIC could not wait for the chance to get our hands on...

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Meet Director of Restaurant Operations, Randy Roscoe. Randy began his professional career at the Country Club of Virginia before becoming the Executive Chef at Altria’s corporate headquarters in Richmond. With his passion for local Virginia ingredients, it’s no wonder that he shared a recipe that perfectly captures a Virginia summer in a bowl. “This recipe represents all the good things with Virginia in the summer time.  It’s a...

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Summer is the time to dine alfresco and enjoy fountains and gardens. Come enjoy Dover Hall Estate and dine by the reflecting pool as you enjoy gnocchi hand-prepared by our very own Chef Jordan Cregger during cocktail hour. Chef Glenn Hooper will prepare a rustic family-style feast paired with Italian wines that will transport you to the rolling hills of Tuscany. End the evening with a scoop of local, hand-made gelato from Nick DeLuca...

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Here is a beautiful wedding we worked on in earlier this summer. The new couple chose a southern wedding with a New Orleans feel. During the cocktail hour, fried okra and our famous mini sweet potato & country ham biscuits were served as a brass band played in the background. The New Orleans theme continued with the two Signature drinks, a Sazerac and St. Joe’s Blueberry Mojito. Dinner consisted of a slider bar, RVA Shrimp &...

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The Richmond NACE Chapter holds monthly meetings every month.  This month, MOSAIC’s team offered to sponsor the food and beverage for the meeting. The theme was camping, brought to life by planner Angela Simpson of XOXO Weddings & Events.  Glenn Hooper, one of our outstanding chefs, collaborated with Event Producer, Rachel McKenna, to design an upscale camping menu including chicken and steak kabobs on camping grills, black bean...

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Dover Hall & MOSAIC Catering + Events cordially invite you on a culinary adventure celebrating the culture and traditions of Europe. Our monthly dinner series will feature fine cuisine prepared by Chef Glenn Hooper with surprise guest chefs as well as cultural happenings and entertainment that will enhance your dining experience. Join us for this exciting new series set among the splendor of Richmond’s very own Dover Hall Estate,...

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  Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, our very own Director of Express Catering,  Crystal Lowery, has truly outdone herself with a Mexican inspired showroom display and a Signature Cocktail to go along with the theme!  Check out the recipe below:   Beerita Ingredients: 1 can (12 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate, slightly thawed, divided 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt 24 ounces light beer 1 1/2 cups tequila 1 lime, cut into 6...

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In April, 2016, Ryan Traylor, CSEP was among the newest international event professionals designated as a: Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) ® Ryan Traylor, CSEP, the Director of Catering here at Mosaic Catering+Events, prepared for and completed the rigorous exam necessary to earn the CSEP- a credential that sets the benchmark for best event practices worldwide. Ryan Traylor, CSEP, has joined an elite group of event...

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Thai cuisine is Senior Catering + Event Producer, Maggie Millan Padron‘s favorite. So naturally, she chose to share a Thai inspired cocktail recipe.  She partnered up with Jason Lough, one of RVA’s favorite bartenders, who created the following recipe for a signature Thai Moonlight cocktail as an Eventspiration for our clients. Thai Moonlight  Ingredients: 2oz. Clemente Martinique Rhum Agricol ½ oz. lemongrass simple...

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MOSAIC Celebrates 20 years by Giving Back Local Richmond Restaurant & Catering company is launching special throwback menu items and giving back to the community that has given so much to them. MOSAIC Hospitality will be celebrating 20 years this week. On April 1st, 1996 MOSAIC Café & Catering opened its doors in Carytown with only 10 seats and a handful of staff. Since then, we have grown into not only a Richmond dining...

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Meet Express Catering Chef, Glenn Hooper. Glenn brings a wide range of culinary experiences to the MOSAIC kitchen, including classic French cuisine and fine dining. When Glenn isn’t in the kitchen, he enjoys finding a good culinary challenge and cooking with ingredients he knows the least about.    “Chili is my favorite meal during the cold Winter months. You can make this rendition on the classic chili recipe have the...

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No one loves doing the rustic chic theme more than MOSAIC.  We probably have the largest inventory of rustic rentals in town!  Although we’ve all seen and done the rustic theme hundreds of times,  requests for it continue to come in as strong as ever as we continue to play with different interpretations. With the inspiration from the Holiday decor seen below, Senior Catering + Events Producer, Maggie Millan Padron chose to...

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Let’s journey back to the 18th century as our very own Rachel McKenna has transformed the Richmond showroom into a Marie Antoinette inspired display. The concept for this display was prompted by Rachel’s love for the Marie Antoinette film with Kirsten Dunst and a desire to capture the drastic effects of night and day with  pinks, purples, golds and pastels. The theme, ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ takes a Mosaic twist with delicious...

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Meet Ian McGrory, the Sous Chef + Executive Events Chef in Richmond. Ian brings a wealth of experience with all styles of cuisine to the MOSAIC team. Ian’s love of cooking stems from growing up with a mother in the hospitality industry. We love the family recipe he has shared, which is great for a taste of fall any time of the year!   “This is a family recipe from my grandfather, better known as Pops. This recipe is the first...

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Meet Executive Catering + Events Chef, Ken Bender.  A native of Richmond, Ken has done it all in his culinary career, from working in mom and pop joints to Fortune 500 companies.  When he isn’t leading the kitchen at the Richmond facility, Ken can be found surfing in the Outer Banks, so it’s no wonder he chose to share with us a recipe where the star ingredient is seafood! “This is one of my favorite recipes for cold winter days and...

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In celebration of all of our clients, vendor partnerships, and the local community, MOSAIC Catering + Events hosted an end of summer soiree called the MOSAIC Mix + Mingle in Richmond, VA. The night started off with guests being greeted by a repeller hanging off of the side of our building welcoming guests with Champagne and house-made lavender simple syrup. We were lucky enough to partner up with one of the best videographers in...

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