Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The official wrap up to the "Medusa Meets Lions" VERSACE and Elite Catering & Events Mixer

The official wrap up to the "Medusa Meets Lions" mixer held on November 22, 2014 and organized by Elite Catering & Events LLC and Official Versace at their Mall at Millenia location which featured models from the "Medusa Leets Lions" casting call. The event featured DJ's, complimentary Hors d Oeuvre's and Champagne for Versace guests. Here are few more of the official photos taken during the event for you to enjoy.The two models selected by Official Versace were Brandon Kaczynski and Joshua McClover, these gentlemen really did an amazing job representing the Versace and Elite Catering & Event brands. We look forward to future luxury brand partnerships where we can feature local models and talent during these paid events. Be sure to check us out at www.elitecne.com and follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on our upcoming events and talent searches through casting calls and try-outs right here in Orlando Fl.
Brandon Kaczynski and Joshua McClover
Versace happens to be the favorite fashion designer of Alfred Mann owner of Elite Catering & Events a local special events, personal chef, catering and consulting company located in Windermere Fl. Partnering with Versace is a real a real treat largely because they understand and deliver opulence and excellence in every aspect of their brand. Make sure you visit Versace Mall at Millenia and you'll agree.Stay tuned for more upcoming model castings calls and signature events in the near future. Orlando has passion for fashion and lots of talent.We look forward to showcasing talent at our paid events.

Backstage area where we prepared the champagne and the hors d' oeuvres. Great attention to detail with excellence in mind is what we offer. Hors d' Oeuvre's  were served and displayed on "Gold Versace Chargers" to insure guest experienced the opulence that Versace delivers in it's luxury brand.

Alfred Mann

Local models Brandon Kaczynski and Joshua McClover
doing their thing. 
Brandon Kaczynski and Joshua McClover

Alfred Mann of Elite with Brandon Kaczynski and Joshua McClover

Gold Versace Charger
Hors d' Oeuvre's
 BBQ Chop Chicken, Confit Potatoes, Tomato Gastrique
Grilled Winter Vegetables, Goat Cheese Crostini

Champagne anyone Happy Holidays ...see you real soon at a Luxury Signature event near you!
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fuel Your Car with Coffee? Really?

It just may be possible one day!  Back in 2008, Mano Misra, a professor of engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, was inspired to consider this possibility by a cup of coffee that sat overnight.  The next day it was observed that a considerable amount of oil had formed a layer on top of the coffee.

Professor Misra led the research which initially involved acquiring and analysis of 50 lbs of used coffee grounds.  The coffee grounds were obtained from several Starbuck’s stores.  The teams research found that the coffee grounds contain 10 – 15% oil by weight. A chemical process was then used to convert the oil into biodiesel.  They estimate this process could produce several hundred million gallons of this biodiesel with a production cost as little as $1 per gallon.  This may seem like a lot but, it would only represent less than 1% of the diesel fuel used in the United States in one year.

Scientist at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom have also been hard at work researching the use of spent coffee grounds to make biodiesel.  This year they reported experimenting with various coffee types from different countries around the world.  They determined  that varieties such as Robusta and Arabica are suitable for the production of fuel. They suggest that coffee chains could actually produce the fuel and use it to fuel their delivery vehicles.  The same vehicle could then be used to collect the used coffee grounds and deliver them to processing facilities.

Wow, could you imagine a company like Starbucks or Green Mountain being talked about with companies like Exxon or BP?  Could happen!  So, every time you enjoy that cup of java or latte you could be actually contributing to the future production of cleaner "green" biodiesel fuel.   Drink up!

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Monday, December 8, 2014

The Model Finalist from the "Medusa Meets Lions" casting call for Official Versace

          Medusa Meets Lions Casting Call Results
These were the top 10 model finalist from the "Medusa Meets Loins" casting call held on Tuesday November 18, 2014 at Vyce Lounge in Orlando Fl.The casting call was for an event organized by Official Versace and Elite Catering & Events LLC a catering and signature events company located in the Windermere FL.Stay tuned for the exclusive event photos and models that were selected by Versace in action at the event Medusa Meets Lions Mixer.

Special thanks to Look Live Luxe, Fierce Entertainment Management, Team Elite and all the models. To the judges: Robin K. Wright, Alfred Mann, Val Decena, Jessica Henlon, Jowita Szczygielska, Rob Henlon, Starr Dalton, Kevin Lapalme and Loritza Castillo thank you. Also the bartenders, photographers Brion Price, J. Leo Restrepo and all the volunteers. Special shout out to Spyro Markis Jr. for making the club go up on Tuesday November 18, 2014.

The excitement surrounding the "Medusa Meets Lions" casting call still lingers as we receive calls, emails and messages daily.Stay tuned there's more to come we are just getting started.









Tuesday, July 22, 2014

 "A Man's Unsung Music:  My Moment"

Introducing another fantastic production by none other than the talented, Shayla Tate of Voice Theatrical.  The play "A Man's Unsung Music: My Moment is on August 30th and I expect all of you to be in the audience. This play will definitely speak to you. 

We find ourselves surviving life and not living it, but in John 10:10, NIV, Jesus states "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." The play is about finding courage to LIVE when everything and everyone just needs you to survive. 

Come out and be inspired as five wonderful people, Belinda Marie Gary Bell Jr., Fia Hayden OLoughlin, Jennifer Massey, Deejay Young take the stage to tell a story very much like their own. Don't miss it August 30th with international cuisine created by Alfred Mann. 

Monday, June 16, 2014


Mind, Body & Soul


Yoga Pose of the Day


"Boat Pose" 


Benefits of Practicing Yoga

  1. Improves athletic performance
  2. Improves overall quality of life
  3. Improves short-term memory
  4. Increases muscle strength and tone
  5. Helps boost your immunity system.
  6. Increases mental concentration
  7. Improves quality of sleep
  8. Boosts energy
  9. Better mental clarity
  10. Improves skin tone
  11. Improves self-esteem
  12. Improves posture
  13. Improves balance
  14. Improves flexibility
  15. Greater physical stamina
  16. Sheds excess fat
  17. Increases general productivity
  18. Slows the aging process
  19. Improves ability to cope with stress.
  20. Reduces risk of memory loss, anxiety, obesity, cancer, stroke, heart disease, back pain, injuries, osteoporosis, drug dependency, depression, hypertension, Type II Diabetes, upper respiratory infections and excessive health care costs!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday Seafood w/ Wine

 Alfred Mann's
Signature Dishes
~ featuring ~

Smoked Salmon Crepes 
with spinach, oven-dried tomatoes, capers and herb goat cheese

~ Flavor Profile of this Dish ~
Smokey, Savory, Salty, Buttery


~ Wine Suggestions  ~
Chablis, Dry Riesling or Vodka

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Thursday, June 12, 2014



~ Organic Food Trend ~

With the increase over-usage of pesticides, GMO's, Genetically Modified Organisms, and antibiotics in today's crops, there is a rising health concern spreading across the United States as consumers are taking notice.

In recent 2013 estimates, the Centers for Disease Control shows that approximately 1.1 billion pounds of pesticides are the main active ingredients that are being used on an annual basis all over the country and approximately over 20,000 pesticide products are on the market for consumer  purchase, which is beginning to impact the health of consumers and our environment.  Hence, organic foods are produced using environment and animal-friendly farming methods and are gaining awareness around the country.  The Organic Trade Commission estimates that approximately 81 percent of families today are purchasing more organic food.

By 2018, it is projected by the United States Organic Food Market Forecast and Opportunities that the organic food market in the United States will grow approximately 14 percent between 2014 and 2018  Organic fruits and vegetables currently dominate in the organic food market, but with the growing awareness of organic foods, a demand for organic meat, fish and poultry will also be expected. 

Due to the consumer awareness of the importance of overall health, consumers are focusing more on product quality and packaging,which in turn will help the organic market grow significantly.

~ Wine Tasting Trend of 2014 ~
Wine Tasting Parties

The latest trend for 2014 is hosting wine tasting parties.  Hosting a wine tasting party is a great way to do something fun, classy, and different with your friends.  If you are looking to spruce up your typical Saturday night with friends serving your same old selection of light beers, tortilla chips and salsa, then you should definitely consider mixing things up a bit and host a wine tasting party from the comfort of your home.  If you want to know how to host a wine tasting party that's an even bigger hit than a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, then follow these steps:
  • Choose a theme.
  • Pair your food selection with the wine selection, otherwise known as "wine-pairing."  Something light to simply cleanse their palate. 
  • Select the proper wine glasses.  Glasses should have long stems so that your guests won't "warm" the wine with their hands. 
  • Gather the proper supplies for a party.
  • Select a proper time and invite your guests!
  • Add a game at the end of your wine tasting to make your evening even extra special and fun!
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