You’re greeted by a cocktail upon entry, followed by dancers, canapés and maybe a rabbit in a hat (if you’re lucky). It seems that throwing a party or launching a brand has taken a near formulaic incarnation – a sad state of affairs for any person attending.
It’s the mechanisation of what should be a glorious celebration that leads to lack lustre experience for guests, brands and planners. Instead, why not choose some entertainment in a language that everyone speaks, the language of food. Choose any one of these roving royals: the Oyster King, Biltong, Sushi, Caviar, Bubbly, Macaron or Cake Pop Queens, who will entertain your guests while serving a few gourmet-inspired morsels.
Each brand activation is quite unique – a well-trained, personable promotional team serving oysters, sushi, caviar, macarons, bubbly, biltong or cake pops to your guests makes their way ‘round the crowd’. All you do? Sit back and watch the beaming faces of your guest list.
The Oyster Kings and Queens are teams of debonair young guys and girls who are quick on the draw as they shuck, garnish and serve fresh West Coast oysters. Dressed in their leather attire, they’re equipped with tools, oysters and condiments for a hors d’oeuvre that will set the tone for a truly inspirational event.
These kings and queens are also well versed in oyster trivia, to further that experiential experience you have created. Whilst they chatter, your guests are invited to top their oyster with tabasco, a squeeze of lemon juice, or a crack of black pepper as they enjoy the taste of the sea without missing a beat in conversation.
The South African culture of biltong runs deep and it is no wonder that we go around the world and share this national treasure. The Biltong Queens, in their sassy safari suits, are the perfect way to put a proudly South African stamp on your party.
For those with a penchant for the sweeter side of life, the Macaron and Cake Pop Queens are a truly charming bevy. Holsters filled with delicate meringues sandwiched with ganache, or decorated with fanciful icing cake pops are carried through the room by elegant beauties. With these ladies around you’re definitely letting your guests have their cake and eat it too.
Bubbly is every socialite’s best friend. There’s something quite magnificent about watching the streams of bubbles swirl in a long stemmed glass. Presenting your guests with a baseless champagne glass is sure to be a conversation topic and take them out of their comfort zone for the evening. With the ever-elegant Bubbly Queens keeping your guests eyes and glasses sparkling, every night is a red carpet moment.
The latest two options in the range of the royals, the Sushi and Caviar Queens give guests alternatives to the usual party fair. Both morsels offer guests a healthy, delicious and beautiful hors d’oeuvre option as they mingle. It’s a sign of sophistication, poise and simple good taste that will set your event apart from the rest.
The Caviar Queens will float through the crowd serving up spoonfuls of glassy caviar directly onto the gentle curve between the index finger and thumb that pop on the tongue rather seductively. Alternatively, the Caviar Queens could serve the coy little sea jewels on blini’s with creme fraiche – a treat for anyone.
Our Sushi Queens are chosen for their Geisha-like qualities, accented with sharp wit and vast knowledge about these canapés. They will arrive equipped with all the condiments and knowledge to be able to whip up a hand roll or present maki rolls right in front of your very eyes. Training to be a Sushi chef takes many years but these exquisite ladies have been given the tools and taught the tricks to be able to pull it off in style.
“Some of the Royalty we have entertained are the newly crowned King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, the Prince of Wales, and not to mention the King of the Virgin Empire Sir Richard Branson” comments Patrick de Bree, co founder of the Oyster King.
Add an extra layer to your event by including a King or Queen of rather tasty proportions. It’s the proverbial ‘cherry on the top’ of an effortlessly perfect soiree with all kudos going to the host, of course. Stand out in the sea of eventing and impress your guests with a sensory journey through food.