See what’s new with John Michael

In case you missed it…

A few weeks ago, our John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering team hosted our “Grand Tasting” event in conjunction with some of our amazing preferred vendors.

The event was hosted at the beautiful Leu Gardens, a 50 acre botanical garden minutes from downtown Orlando. The fabulous Lee Forrest provided floral décor, with rentals from Kirby Rentals, designed sample tables for our prospective clients to see some of the endless possibilities.


Not only did guests have the opportunity to meet with some of our wonderful partners, but they also had a chance to be some of the first to sample a huge number of our newest John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering team’s culinary creations.


We showcased five uniquely designed food stations with more than twenty items. Our stations offered a mix of entrees, seasonal side dishes, and carving stations.

The response was incredible to our Signature John Michael foods to our fresh new items.

Some of the new creations were:

Maple Salmon – baked salmon filet with a sweet maple glaze

Lemon Chicken – pan seared chicken breast with a light lemon sauce and fresh herbs

Chili Lime Roasted Potatoes – quarter cut baby new potatoes seasoned with fresh lime juice, cilantro and chili seasoning.

Red Beans and Rice – tender slow cooked red beans with a seasoned yellow rice

Chef Carved Top Round of Beef – a very flavorful cut of meat seasoned with spices and smoked, slow baked and served with carnalized onions and pomerey mustard as well as spicy and sweet barbecue sauce

Fiery Mac & Cheese Bites – a pastry shell filled with spicy mac and cheese topped with seasoned panko breadcrumbs (Ah-mazing!)

Mini Corn Muffins – our signature muffins mini sized and topped with charred corn and roasted red peppers

Feta & Sun Dried Tomato Crisps – phyllo pastry filled with sundried tomato and feta cheese

Chili Lime Salmon Satay – skewered salmon seasoned with spices and fresh lime

Chicken and Waffles – delicious Belgium waffle topped with fried chicken, country gravy and drizzled with maple syrup. (YUMMMMMM)

Now that your mouth is watering, do not worry if you missed this amazing event. Our John Michael Exquisite Events and Catering Grand Tastings are held for prospective clients every quarter with smaller tasting events in between.

Be sure to talk to our catering team to find dates, times and locations of our next tasting events.

If you are currently booked at one of the many central Florida wedding and event venues with our John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering team; you didn’t miss out.

Be sure to talk to our team about serving some of these incredible new food items at your upcoming wedding or catered event.