Category: Party Planning

  • Celebrate the Staff that Supports You: Administrative Professional’s Day is Wednesday, April 27

     

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    You know that your hardworking administrative professionals are the backbone of your company. They work hard every day handling the scheduling and correspondence for your business as well as developing and maintaining paper and electronic filing systems, researching databases, and establishing, maintaining, and completing necessary projects. They are a major part of what keeps your business running smoothly, but their talent and competence means that sometimes their work can go unnoticed. This month, make it a point to celebrate the staff that supports you.

    Celebrate Your Administrative Professional with Catering from Buca Here!

    Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated annually on the Wednesday during Administrative Professionals Week, the last full week of April. This is a day for employers and supervisors to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. Often administrative professionals are gifted with cards, flowers or lunches. While cards and flowers are nice, at Buca we think the best choice is to treat your administrative professionals to a lovely Italian lunch.

    Join Us and Dine In

    At Buca di Beppo we love celebrations! We provide the fun atmosphere, heaping portions of delicious dishes, and impeccable service. Treat your administrative professionals to a lunch at one of our eclectically decorated restaurants. Reserve one of our large, semi-private dining rooms or our Pope’s table for an extra special treat. Regardless of the size of your administrative staff, they will appreciate heading out of the office for an awesome Italian meal to celebrate their hard work.

    Delivery and Carry Out

    Not every office can come to us to celebrate, so we make it easy to bring the celebration to you. Set up a catered lunch at your office and we can bring your Party Pan orders to any location within a 10-mile radius one of our restaurants. Our Party Pans feed up to 20 and we offer a huge variety of choices so everyone will have a plate full of an Italian treat that they love. We also offer carry out so you can grab exactly what you need to feed your hungry staff. (A great option if the holiday slipped your mind and you need a last minute saving grace.)

    Everyone loves Italian food so show your employees how much you appreciate all the hard work they do every day by reserving a table or room at one of our restaurants or arranging for a catered or carry out lunch this Administrative Professionals Day! They will appreciate that you have taken the time to recognize all that they do.

    Celebrate Your Administrative Professional with Catering from Buca Here!

  • Celebrate Communion in Vatican Style at Buca

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    Spring is a time of Communion, the holy time of worship, remembrance, and celebration. If your family includes a child participating in their First Communion, this occasion is particularly special. You have been preparing your child for this special day, reviewing expectations and lecturing them about proper behavior during the ceremony. You’ve shopped for their outfits and made sure they looked their best for their photos. Now it’s time to celebrate this momentous occasion with family and friends!

    Reserve Our Banquet Area Now For Your Communion Celebration!

    At Buca di Beppo we love a celebration and we have the perfect spot for a First Communion party. Our restaurants feature uniquely themed dining rooms that can accommodate the largest of families or why not celebrate with the leader of the Catholic Church? Well, our version anyway. Our Pope’s Table sits in our Pope Room and comfortably seats 12 to 18 people. The room is decorated with statues, photographs, and other artistic representations of popes past and present plus souvenirs straight from the Vatican! Guests at the Pope’s Table can serve themselves heaping plates of fresh breads, Baked Rigatoni, Chicken Carbonara, Chocolate Chip Cannolis, and anything else you select for your party’s menu, from a “lazy susan” in the middle of the table. Is there a more perfect place to celebrate a First Communion than at The Pope’s Table in the Pope’s Room? We can’t think of one!

    When you select the choices you will be offering your guests, know that everything is prepared fresh by our chefs and we have something to suit everyone’s tastes. We can work with any budget or dietary restriction and our family style portions are a great way for children to sample new dishes without the waste if they don’t like something. Communion and First Communion are special times that deserve celebrating. Gather your family and friends and come to Buca di Beppo where our stellar service, plentiful portions, unique decor, and fun atmosphere have made us a favorite celebration destination for a variety of momentous occasions.

    Of course we love when you come to our restaurants, but if you are having your Communion celebration at your home or other location we can cater to your every menu need. We can bring your choice of delicious dishes, beverages, desserts, utensils, and napkins to your celebration. Buca loves family celebrations, so remember to put us on the guest list for your upcoming Communion parties!

    Reserve Our Banquet Area Now For Your Communion Celebration!

     

     

     

     

     

  • Don’t Let Spring Events “Spring” Up on You: Plan Your Occasion with Buca

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    Spring has sprung and calendars are filling up fast with holidays, weddings, and celebrations. Buca is ready to host you and your guests in one of our banquet halls or bring our delicious dishes to a location convenient for you.* Our whimsically decorated, inviting banquet rooms are perfect for hosting any size group and any type of gathering. No matter the sort of banquet you have in mind, when you book with Buca, you are getting the spirit of Italian culture, meaning stellar service and fabulous food. Our diverse menu options will satisfy everyone so customize your party menu to include antipasti, fresh salads, baked pastas, delicious entrees, decadent desserts, and refreshing beverages. Several of our locations also offer bar packages and drink ticket packages to include cocktails, beer, and wine in your celebrations. Personalize your special event to your exact preferences, knowing that you will always receive impeccably created Italian cuisine and five-star service at Buca.

    Plan Your Spring Occasion with Buca!  Click Here to Get Started.

    Maybe catering would better fit the needs of some of your events? Our Party Pans feed 20 hungry adults and most of our selections are also offered as half pans. Mix and match all your favorites to create a mouthwatering catered event perfect for any occasion or crowd. Life gets hectic and you may have an event “spring” up on you. If you find yourself faced with a spontaneous event or need to feed a large group fast, give us a 3 hour notice and we can accommodate almost any order. Plus, we supply everything you need to serve and enjoy your meal: napkins, serving and dining ware, and plastic plates.

    Check your calendar for communions, proms, Mother’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, showers, graduation parties, and any other events where Buca can be of assistance. Then to begin planning a banquet, use the online form on our website and a sales manager will contact you. After discussing the necessities such as number of people attending, date and time, and menu, our staff will work with you to make sure every other detail is perfect for your party. Our skilled team is experienced in a wide range of social, religious and cultural events, can work with any budget, and is able to meet a wide variety of needs.

    * Most of our restaurants can deliver within a 10 mile radius for Buca Catering orders exceeding $100. (If you are outside this area, arrange a curbside pick-up and our staff will be sure that your order is hot and ready at your requested time.)

    Plan Your Spring Occasion with Buca!  Click Here to Get Started.

  • Buca di Beppo Can Hop Over with Your Easter Catering

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    Easter is coming! This special Sunday is full of church services, children’s performances, parades, and egg hunts. Often out of town guests are visiting and your family and friends are gathering to share a special meal. Rather than spending precious time and energy organizing menus and gathering ingredients, let Buca di Beppo take care of your Easter meal so you can spend more time with your guests. Maybe you can show the little ones how to use some of those toys that the Easter Bunny brought. 

    Book Your Easter Catering with Buca Today!

    Choose a few of our delicious entrees and make an informal buffet or mix in a few Buca classics with your family’s traditional Easter dishes to give your meal an Italian flair. Whether you’re feeding a dozen people or a hundred, no gathering is too big or too small for us to cater. From starters and salads to main courses and desserts, let us provide your Easter gathering with our delicious Italian specialties so you can focus on your family and friends. Our authentic Italian catering packages feature fantastic lunch and dinner platters and party pans. You can even create your own customized mix of selections to make sure that everyone has their favorites. Are you concerned about specific dietary needs? No worries, we offer vegetarian, vegan, low fat, and gluten-free to accommodate everyone at your event. Place an order by filling out our online order form. Just click “Catering” at the top of our home page to get started. If you arent’ sure exactly what you want or need, give us a call. We can work with you to create the catering package that works for you and your event. We have lots of great suggestions for working with budgets, suggestions regarding delivery or pick-up, and can answer any other question about catering that you may have. We even provide you with plastic plates, utensils, and napkins with every order so you don’t need to worry about dirty dishes or remembering additional items to bring to events outside your home.

    We love helping families enjoy their holidays by doing what we do best: preparing mouth-watering family-style Italian dishes for theirs celebrations. This Easter, leave the stress of planning and cooking a meal to us. Whether you’re planning an Easter lunch or dinner at your home or need to feed a crowd at an event, let Buca di Beppo cater it so you can spend more time enjoying it!

    Book Your Easter Catering with Buca Today!

     

  • Attention Leaplings! Buca’s Got a Birthday Gift for You!

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    It is estimated that almost 4 million people across the globe celebrate their birthdays on February 29. Most “leaplings” or “leap year babies” thus celebrate their birthday on either February 28 or March 1, except every four years when their true birth date comes around. Since 2016 is a leap year, Buca wants to celebrate by offering these special birthday guests a free spaghetti and meatball plate when they visit between February 26 – 29. We want to celebrate guests who only celebrate their birthday on their true birth date 25% of the time by offering a 100% authentic Italian birthday meal.

    Leap into Buca for Your Birthday! Book Here.

    How are leap years added?

    It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days (365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds) to circle once around the Sun. However, our calendar has only 365 days in a year. The remaining 6 hours are added as a single day to the calendar every four years. If we didn’t add a day every four years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar each year and after 100 years, our calendar would be off by 24 days.

    Where does the term “leap year” come from?

    The name “leap year” comes from the fact that while a fixed date on our calendar normally advances one day of the week from one year to the next, in a leap year the day of the week will advance two days due to extending February to 29 days rather than the common 28. The extra day added at the end of February “leaps over” one of the days in the week.

    What are your chances of being born on leap day?

    The chance of being born on a leap day is one in 1,461, since four years equals 1,460 days plus one day for the leap year. It is estimated that almost 187,000 people in the United States were born on a leap day.

    If you have a leap year birthday come celebrate your birthday with Buca. Every day is a celebration at Buca di Beppo but our free spaghetti and meatball plate will have leaplings truly leaping for joy! Dine in with us this February 26 – 29 and bring a valid ID showing your 2/29 birthdate to receive a free spaghetti with meatball plate.

    Leap into Buca for Your Birthday! Book Here.

  • Check Your Calendar for Upcoming Catering Needs

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    Every year brings about multiple opportunities for celebrations. As you look ahead in your 2016 calendar you will see that you probably have a few already scheduled. Start your planning now by calling Buca to discuss our wide variety of catering options. Our Party Pans feed 20 hungry adults and most of our selections are also offered as half pans. Mix and match all your favorites to create a mouthwatering catered event perfect for any occasion or crowd. Do you have any of these events coming up on your calendar?

    Make Your Next Event or Party Great and Order Catering from Buca Today!

    Anniversaries and Birthdays: Whether a surprise or planned gathering, these happy occasions are reasons to celebrate with more than just cake.

    Bridal and Baby Showers: Let’s face it….tea sandwiches are not enough to feed a hungry crowd of happy ladies.

    Wedding receptions: Scrumptious Buca specialties will keep your guests fueled up for all of that dancing!

    Graduation Parties: While you’re sniffling about them not being little kids anymore, remember that when their friends arrive at the party, they’re bringing their adult sized appetites!

    Religious Celebrations: When family and friends gather after the celebration, offer a selection they are sure to love! 

    Sports Teams Events: After school gatherings or before the big game, raise the team’s spirit with a spread of their Italian favorites. 

    Office:Catering from Buca saves time and energy. Perfect for a formal business lunch or a celebratory office party, our dishes fit any occasion.

    Retirement: Gather the retiree’s family, friends, and coworkers to celebrate all their years of hard work. 

    Holidays: They creep up fast. Save yourself the stress of cooking at a few of your events this year and start a new tradition of a Buca catered meal.

    Most of our restaurants can deliver within a 10 mile radius for Buca Catering orders exceeding $100*. If you are outside this area, arrange a curbside pick-up and our staff will be sure that your order is hot and ready at your requested time. If you find yourself faced with a spontaneous event or need to feed a large group fast, give us a 3 hour notice and we can meet almost any order you have. We supply everything you need to serve and enjoy your specially catered meal: napkins, serving and dining ware, and plastic plates. Catering is easy and delicious when you partner with Buca!  Give us a call or order online!

    Make Your Next Event or Party Great and Order Catering from Buca Today!

    *with an additional $25 Delivery Fee

     

  • Check Your Calendars Schedule Banquet Space For All of Your Upcoming Events

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    Have you thought about any upcoming events you have scheduled for 2016 where you are going to need a gathering space? At Buca di Beppo our fantastic banquet rooms are always party-ready and can accommodate any size group and any type of gathering.  Uniquely decorated, comfortable, and inviting, Buca is perfect for hosting a large banquet or an intimate gathering. Combining the look of an authentic Italian bistro with your favorite neighborhood hangout, you’re sure to impress your guests with your party’s Italian flair.

    Reserve Our Banquet Room For Your Next Event Here!

    Here are a few events where you should consider booking a banquet space with Buca:

    Anniversaries and Birthdays: Don’t wait for a “milestone” year, start a new yearly tradition by celebrating everyone’s marriages and births at Buca.

    Bridal and Baby Showers: Bring on the gifts and games! Our banquet rooms have plenty of space to make paper wedding dresses and see who can change a baby doll’s diaper the fastest. 

    Wedding receptions: We’re a banquet hall and caterer all in one!

    Graduation Parties: The whole family is traveling in and they’re hungry!

    Religious Celebrations: From baptisms to bat and bar Mitzvahs, Buca is here to feed your family and friends after the ceremony. 

    Sports Teams Events:Awards banquets, senior send-offs, or a gathering or your local league all have one thing in common….athletes have big appetites!

    Office: From meetings to business luncheons to office and corporate parties, Buca’s fun ambience will be appreciated by your colleagues and coworkers.

    Retirement:Is this the year that a loved one or a colleague is retiring? Celebrate their years of hard work with a gathering of family, friends, and coworkers. 

    Holidays: It’s not too soon to be thinking of this year’s holidays and end of year celebrations.

    No matter the sort of banquet you have in mind, when you book with Buca, you are getting the spirit of Italian culture, meaning stellar service and fabulous food. Our family-style portions are ideal for sharing and our deliciously diverse menu provides you plenty of options to choose from for your event. You can personalize your special event to your exact preferences, knowing that you will always receive impeccably created Italian cuisine and five-star service from our amazing staff. Several of our locations also offer bar packages and drink ticket packages to include cocktails, beer, and wine in your celebrations.

    Call us today to reserve one of our banquet rooms for your next event. After establishing the number of people attending, date and time, our staff will work with you to make sure every detail of the menu is perfect for your party. We are experienced in a wide range of social, religious and cultural events, can work with your budget, and are able to meet a wide variety of needs. Whatever the specifics of your event, we promise to make sure that everyone has a wonderful time!

    Book Your Next Banquet with Buca!  Click Here.

  • Touchdown Tastes Everyone Can Agree On

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    The biggest football game of the year will determine league champion bragging rights until next February. This is your chance to throw the best Big Game party ever! Whether you’ve invited over your extended family, a bunch of your friends, or the whole neighborhood, Buca has all of your food and beverage needs covered. Forget the dips and chicken wings and go for a full Italian-inspired spread. Offer a variety of our antipasto appetizers, like Stuffed Mushrooms and Mini Meatballs while you wait for the coin toss. Guests can grab slices of our Pizza Con Formaggio and Spicy Arrabbiata Pizzas during the $5 million 30-second commercials and fill their plates with Apple Gorgonzola Salad, Chicken Saltimbocca, and Baked Rigatoni, while they watch the big half-time show.

    Score a Touchdown and Order Our Game Day Catering Today!

    Our Party Pans are so plentiful (enough for 20 adults) that guests can refill their plates all through the second half. We also offer dessert trays full of cookies, brownies, and cannoli as well as lemonade, teas, and sodas to quench your guests’ thirsts after all that cheering. Call us or put in your catering order online. Then we can either deliver (*within a certain radius) or have your selections ready for the pickup time you request. With our catering and carry out options you can take care of all your catering needs in a snap.

    Our authentic Italian cuisine is available in half and full Party Pans so you can tailor your big game order to fit your group’s needs. Build your own custom catering package by combining full trays, half trays, drinks, desserts, and more. Our diverse selection of delicious dishes will ensure that everyone will have a full plate in front of them as they gather around the big screen. We even provide the plastic plates, serving and eating utensils, napkins, and tablecloths to make serving and cleanup a breeze. Everyone knows that a Big Game party is only as good as the food served. Don’t offer mediocre munchies or miss the star play of the game because you were in the kitchen preparing something for your guests.

    Call Buca di Beppo today and spend your time cheering your favorite team to victory. It is certain that during the Big Game there will be touchdowns. Make sure one of them is your party. Call Buca today or order online to set up your catering order!

    Score a Touchdown and Order Our Game Day Catering Today!

    *Check locations for delivery options.

     

  • Catering Service in a Snap!

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    Do you need to feed a large group of people in a hurry? Buca di Beppo catering to the rescue! Place your catering order in one of our restaurants, over the phone, or online. Online ordering through Buca di Beppo’s convenient and secure website has never been easier. Click “Catering” at the top of our homepage, choose your location, and select “Order Now” to see that location’s catering options, Italian Feast packages, and pricing. It’s that simple! Catering packages may vary slightly from one location to another but you can see exactly what is available from your nearby Buca in this online catering section. Then choose from a collection of favorites to build your own custom catering package with full trays, half trays, drinks, and desserts. All packages come with napkins, disposable plates, forks and serving utensils to make planning and clean-up a breeze. Still not sure what to order? Tell us a bit about your event and we’ll provide you with some delicious recommendations.

    Click Here to Order Catering For Your Next Event!

    Our catering Party Pans can feed a crowd. Always filled to the top, each single full-size pan is packed with up to 20 portions of pasta. We also offer half sizes for most items on our catering menu, making it particularly well-suited for family gatherings and events where children will be present.

    Buca Catering takes the stress out of dinner parties, family gatherings, banquets, and meetings. Spend quality time with family without worrying about what’s for dinner. Gather in your kitchen for hearty pasta dishes to keep everyone warm on a cold winter’s night. Cater lunch at the office or host an impromptu evening with friends. Our menu offers a variety of authentic favorites prepared with the finest ingredients.

    Most Buca restaurants deliver within a 10 mile radius of the restaurant for Buca Catering orders exceeding $100*. If you are outside this area, you can arrange a curbside pick-up and our staff will be sure that your order is ready at your requested time.

    Put Buca di Beppo in charge of catering your planned and spontaneous events this month. Give us 3 hours and we can supply you with a wonderful selection of Italian classics. Create the perfect meal for your hungry crowd with Buca catering. From the ordering process to the cleanup, Buca makes catering a snap…so snap to it!

    Click Here to Order Catering For Your Next Event!

    * A $25 delivery fee will be applied. Delivery available only at certain locations.

  • It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Cocktails

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    Have you ever found yourself playing bartender at your own party or blowing your budget trying to set up a full bar because you weren’t sure what everyone would want to drink? This year, offer your guests a single signature cocktail to accompany a few basics such as beer, wine, eggnog, and champagne. Offer an array of seasonal fruits and sweets such as apples, oranges, cranberries, crushed cookies, cinnamon sticks, and candy canes to mix up multiple variations of all of your offerings, including your special concoction. Be sure to also offer at least one non-alcoholic option such as hot chocolate for guests who don’t imbibe or are driving. Whether you think a refreshing cocktail, dessert martini, seasonal punch, or hot cider is the best fit for your festive gathering, we have a few recipes to help you add sparkle to your event.

    Like Our New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipe?  You’ll Like Our Food Even More!

    Pomegranate Gin Fizz

    2 oz gin

    1 splash fresh lemon juice

    2 splashes pomegranate juice

    Club soda, chilled

    Mix gin, lemon juice, and pomegranate juice in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously then pour liquid and ice into glass. Top mix with club soda, stir gently, and add garnish.

     

    Pumpkin Pie Martini

    1/2 oz vanilla flavored vodka

    1 oz pumpkin spice flavored liqueur

    1/2 oz coffee flavored liqueur

    1/2 oz butterscotch flavored liqueur

    1/2 oz half and half

    Wet rim of large martini glass and then dip wetted rim into crushed graham crackers. Add all liquids to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain mix into graham cracker rimmed martini glass.

     

    Chocolate Martini

    1 ounce vanilla flavored vodka

    1 1/2 ounces dark chocolate liqueur

    1 1/2 ounces milk

    1/2 ounce chocolate syrup

    Wet rim of large martini glass and then dip wetted rim into crushed chocolate cookies. Add all liquids to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain mix into chocolate cookie rimmed martini glass.

     

    Sweet Seasonal Punch

    5 cups chilled orange juice

    2 cups chilled lemon-lime soft drink

    1 1/2 cups vodka

    1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice

    1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

    Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl. Ladle punch into glasses containing a few cherries.

     

    White Cranberry Citrus Punch

    1 bottle chilled sparkling wine

    1 bottle chilled Riesling

    1 1/2 cups chilled light white cranberry juice

    1 cup fresh cranberries

    1 thinly sliced orange

    Combine wines and juice in a large punch bowl. Add orange slices and cranberries. Ladle punch into glasses and garnish.

     

    Warm Spiked Apple Cider

    6 cups apple cider

    4 cups apple brandy

    3 cups fresh lemon juice

    6 tbs pure maple syrup

    Add ingredients to slow cooker on low 2-3 hours before serving. Switch setting to warm once liquid has fully heated.These tried and true recipes are sure to be a successful addition to any party you are hosting this holiday season. If you prefer to leave all drink making to the professionals, come to your nearby Buca di Beppo and let our experienced bartenders treat you to one of their specialties.

    Like Our New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipe?  You’ll Like Our Food Even More!