Wedding Vendor Interview – Caterer
Last week, on my blog, I did an interview with the awesome Cherry Blossom. Today, I am bringing a new guest to my mini-blog series ‘Wedding Vendor Interview’ – the Chef Thomas Soberanis and the great team of Gourmet Soberanis. Read more about their wedding caterer business and how they got into weddings and events industry.
GET TO KNOW A WEDDING CATERER IN RIVIERA MAYA, CANCUN – GOURMET SOBERANIS
☆ Tell us a little bit about your story and your company.
Gourmet Soberanis emerge in 2005, we started selling lunch meals in Playa del Carmen downtown near 5th Av. in a small kitchen, and after some years of experience, we switch to wedding caterings, in which we have been for around 15 amazing years, full of joy, hard work, passion and love on what we do.
☆ How did you get into wedding and events industry?
We always wanted to be part of this industry in The Riviera Maya, so one day selling those lunch meals a client said to me: I´m getting married and you have to be my wedding cater, so that’s how we began with this magical project.
☆ What’s your favorite thing about working in the wedding and events industry?
Our favorite part of working in the weddings and events industry is the chance to get the opportunity to learn about the different kind of cultures, foods, and likes of each one of our clients, giving them one of the best food they have ever tried and made their day one of a kind, with the best taste we can give to them and their guests.
☆ What is your preferred wedding season and why?
Spring, weather is the best because of weather and the people get a new inspiration for everything after winter.
☆ What is the inspiration behind your wedding catering menu?
Our kitchen is always on the change, trying to get new inspirations finding new flavors based on 2 basic things: fresh and local = DELICIOUS.
☆ If you had to pick one meal choice from your menu which one would that be and WHY?
That is a hard question because each meal of our menu was created thinking of different tasting, but if it´s mandatory to reply, I think seafood dishes are my answer because as I said is a fresh, yummy, and perfect combo with beach and drinks.
☆ What are some of your favorite local dishes?
The Tikinchi Fish/Shrimps, Lime Soup, Cochinita tacos, each of those dishes have a unique tasting and are traditional of the Yucatán peninsula.
☆ As a wedding caterer vendor, what has been your biggest wedding day challenge?
Each wedding day is a challenge. Our goal is to exceed expectations about food, service quality, and the full experience. But of course, rainy days are the most challenging.
☆ What piece of advice would you give to future brides and grooms?
To enjoy every moment while planning their wedding, to feel the confidence and trust with each vendor and supplier that they decide to work with, and to let the experts do magic on what they are good at it, this will turn into THE BEST day of their life. Good vibes and good thoughts.
Thank you for being a lovely guest to my Wedding Vendor Interview! It’s a pleasure to know people like you.
Lots of Love, Anna