Welcome to a new episode of the Camera Eats podcast, where host Felix Bazgan interviews Mike Bicocchi, the executive chef at Elegant Affairs, a full-service catering company serving Manhattan, New York City, Long Island, and the Hamptons. They discuss catering trends for 2023 and how Elegant Affairs distinguishes itself in the competitive market with exceptional presentation, service, and reimagining catering food. Mike shares his journey from working in restaurants to catering and the growth of Elegant Affairs from a basement business to a powerhouse.
Mike highlights some trends in catering, such as the popularity of mini meals and individual small plates that emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic, the increased use of sous vide cooking techniques, and the focus on personalization and emotion in event planning. He also emphasizes that catering doesn’t have to be limited to buffet-style food and can be elevated with proper planning and resources.
Join Felix and Mike as they explore the world of high-end catering and discuss the importance of a strong team, overcoming misconceptions about catering, and the exciting future of Elegant Affairs.
Guest: Executive Chef Mike Bicocchi
Host: Felix Bazgan