On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 the University of Maryland Alumni Hosted a Reunion and Ring Ceremony at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. If you are unfamiliar with the Riggs Center, it is a very spacious venue on the University of Maryland campus located in College Park, Maryland. This local and versatile venue provides plenty of space to meet, entertain, and celebrate, as well as host outdoor activities. We are one of the few preferred caterers on the list of the The Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. We work with this venue often, so we can ensure that your social and corporate receptions run smoothly with success.

We had the pleasure of catering the University of Maryland Alumni Reunion and Ring Ceremony reception for 275 members at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. We provided a sophisticated, yet fun menu, featuring a variety of Buffet style dining options to satisfy any pallet. Our chefs and staff created five unique dining stations as well as a fresh market station. As guests awaited the ceremony and reception, they indulged in the light fars at the fresh market station with hot spinach dip, fresh fruit and vegetables, and a variety of assorted cheese and crackers.

The five dining stations in the reception area consisted of a mini grilled sandwich station, a “Build your own soup” bar, full salad bar with chicken and tofu protein choices, pasta station, and dessert bar.

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The Mini Grilled sandwich station offered a variety of hot “off the grill” sandwiches such as mini Rubens, mini Cubans, and to satisfy your inner child, mini grilled cheeses! These adorable miniature options give you a guilt-free conscience to indulge, so why not grab all three?

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“Build Your Own Soup” bar is one of our special client favorites! This bar is where you select your own ingredients for a customized soup. The combination of your choices are then sautéed by our chefs and ready for your choice of three different broth options: Au Gratin, Maryland soup, and Wonton.

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The full salad bar was filled with fresh greens, ripe tomatoes, a plethora of toppings, and your choice of chicken or tofu protein to top it all off.

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Not a single member neglected to stop by the Dessert bar where we displayed a variety of delicacies sure to hit that sweet spot! Our display featured juicy chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate covered pretzels and marshmallows, and we can never forget our special soft  French Almond Macaroon Cookies. Mmmm…

While the planning process can be overwhelming, you can be sure Putting on the Ritz Catering, will put you at ease taking care of your menu, set up, and decor needs for any type of event.