Simply Delicious and White Door Events Fall Tasting and Event Design Preview Party Goes to The Animals

September 23, 2016

CONTACT:       Patrick Collins




Simply Delicious and White Door Events Fall Tasting and Event Design Preview Party Goes to The Animals


MEMPHIS, TENN., September 23, 2016 – Simply Delicious and White Door Events held a Fall Tasting and Event Design Party that went to the animals, so to speak, at the Zambezi River Hippo Camp at the Memphis Zoo Wednesday, September 21, 2016.


Over 400 people attended the event that showcased Simply Delicious and Corky’s Memphis catering expertise along with partner White Door Events inventory of design and décor items highlighting their combined ability to turn any venue into the party or event of the wildest imagination.


Other vendors showcased at the Fall Tasting and Design event included: Memphis Zoo, WED Memphis, Josh Threlkeld, Ekpe & Company, DJ Dingo, Creation Studios, Le Fleur, Ashlye McCormick Designs, Shotwell Candy Company, Mrs. Post Stationary, The Liquor & Wine Depot, Message in a Bottle Productions, Barnwall Event Company, The Flour Garden, Patti Cakes, MemPopS, HotShots, Fairys and Frogs Face Painting, Bella Caffe Coffee Bar, Party Connection, ZAZU Designs, and ProductionOne.   


Upon entering the Zambezi River Hippo Camp, guests were greeted by a Memphis Zoo resident screech owl, African Drummers, and a safari-themed Photo Booth.


Upon entering the zoo, guests were served a Sundowner welcome cocktail which consisted of a MemPop peach popsicle and prosecco. The first bar guests came to had a various selection of beer, wine and bar snacks such as praline bacon and buffalo spiced nuts. Another signature cocktail was bug juice, sticking with the safari theme.


Beautiful appetizers were passed around the hippo camp for guests to nibble on including mini beef wellingtons, butternut squash soup shooters, wild mushroom tartlets with chive crème fraiche, pancetta and pear bite cups, and smoked salmon on cucumber.


There were grazing tables inside Zambezi with various stations including an Italian table, a salad box, a BBQ tini station, and even a pig roast. Simply Delicious let guests have a sneak peak of their holiday menu and showcased some of their new holiday items including holiday chicken roulade over bowtie pasta, spice roasted carrots, and kale and roasted beet salad with balsamic vinaigrette.


Additionally, an exquisite dessert station was upstairs overlooking the Zambezi River Hippo Camp. Specialty desserts included special hippo cake pops by Patti Cakes, custom oreo cookies with White Door Events and Simply Delicious logos, delicious mini cupcakes by Flour Garden, and even an ice cream station where you could build your own sundae.



PHOTOS: all left to right


ARehkopf-SStephenson-TStephenson.jpg – Anna Rehkopf, Susan and Tom Stephenson

AAkers-KThomason-NWilliams.jpg – Anita Akers, Kelli Thomason, Nicole Williams

JSypult-ASkeen.jpg – Justin Sypult, Anna Skeen

EAbroto-TWoodman.jpg – Ekpe Abroto, Tricia Woodman

LHendrickson-HHjerpe-Elake-LSample.jpg  – Lisan Hendrickson, Haley Hjerpe, Elise Lake, Lois Sample

GHoward-KCobble-AHoward.jpg – Gene Howard, Kevin Cobble, Amy Howard

JMadere-KCampbell-KCampbell-KCampbell.jpg – Joey Madere, Katie Campbell, Kara Campbell, Kathy Campbell

WHurt-SGray-DGray.jpg – Whitney Hurt, Sharon Gray, Dominique Gray

EFarrell-MFarrell.jpg – Eric Farrell, Molly Farrell

KHunter-TWoodman-BPelts-LKarchmer.jpg – arla Hunter, Tricia Woodman, Billie Pelts, Laurie Karchm

PKennedy.jpg – Parke Kennedy Arts Memphis

MFitzpatrick-TWoodman-MMolinski.jpg – Molly Fitzpatrick, Tricia Woodman, and Mary Molinski

KSparks-BWhite.jpg – Kathryn Sparks, Beth White


TDalfiume-KLeFleur-BWhite-SWhite-PRuleman-KSparks-AMcCormick-TWoodman.jpg – Tim Dalfiume – Memphis Zoo, Kevin – LeFleur, Beth and Stand White, Patti Ruleman and Kathryn Sparks – WED MEMPHIS, Ashlye McCormick – Ashlye McCormick Designs


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About Simply Delicious:

Simply Delicious Caterings offers every event the best of both worlds: up-to-the-moment culinary and style trends paired with nearly three decades of catering and service expertise. Simply Delicious Caterings can take your event from good to unforgettable!  Whether the occasion calls for a plated dinner, a lavish buffet, lively food performance stations, a chic selection of butler-passed hors d’oeuvres or a combination of service styles, Simply Delicious Caterings will create an innovative menu and style that is uniquely yours. For more info visit:


About White Door Events:

White Door events partner with event planners and offers design consulting services and specialty rental items for wedding and event planners, corporations, venues, and the local and national hospitality industry. White Door Events collaborates with planners on every element concerning the event’s physical presentation. With over 25 years of experience in the event industry, White Door Events customer service is unparalleled. White Door Events works to understand the client’s vision, design the layout of the space to then provide the decor to make the event a visual spectacular. For more information visit:

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