May represents one of the busiest months of the school year. Our final Dinner Auction for the school year was held at Sacred Heart Academy. Sacred Heart always has elaborate decorations to go with their theme. Graduation and Sports parties start up this time of the year, with events being held at St. Louis University High School, Villa Duchesne, Marian Middle School, and St. Louis Priory. Villa Duchesne and Visitation Academy hosted their Maypole celebration. Barat Academy hosted their Baccalaureate Reception. LaSalle Retreat Center held a Founder’s Reception. Ursuline Academy hosted a Presidents Reception. St. Gerard Majella hosted an 8th grade Graduation dinner. Missouri Baptist University hosted Presidents Club Dinner. We also had a reason to celebrate when our President, Michael Kumpf, hosted a 90th Birthday Celebration for his Mother, Velma.
June continues the trend of graduation and Alumni parties and year end special events. Our annual company picnic for family and employees of Food Service Consultants was held at Purina Farms in Gray Summit. We had several special events this month; Ursuline Academy hosted their Alumni Luncheon Reception, St. Joseph’s Academy hosted a Celebration Reception, DeSmet Jesuit hosted a Freshman Orientation reception, Logan College held their Tri-Seven Card Ceremony and Sisters of the Most Precious Blood held their Community Days at Assumption Parish in O’Fallon, Missouri.
July slows down somewhat and allows us the opportunity to regroup and start to work on new menus and ideas for the 2013 – 2014 school years. We also had the opportunity to serve the Maggie Welby Golf Tournament. SLUH hosted a Wedding reception for the Becvar’s. Sisters of the Most Precious Blood had a Golden Jubilee Reception for several Sisters. Purina Farms continued to stay busy with Dog Shows and dinner events.
August, as always, seemed to come upon us so quickly. It appeared as if the school year had just ended and here we go again. Catholic Education hosted its annual Teachers Orientation on their campus. Missouri Baptist University kicked off their school year with a Back to School weekend of events and the President’s Reception. Logan College held their graduation celebration in the Purser Center. The next couple of week’s teachers started making their way back to school so we provided lunches for them. Visitation Academy hosted their Crescent Dinner which welcomes new students and parents. Nestle Purina held their company Family Day at Purina Farms in the Event Center. Their 4,000 + guests enjoyed a BBQ luncheon, with rides and carnival games for the employees and families to enjoy. Our Lady of Lourdes held a farewell reception for Father Nick. Priory hosted a Back to School BBQ for Parents, Students, and Faculty.
September started off with Purina Farms hosting the GSLVMA BBQ which recognizes the Veterinarians in the area. Ursuline Academy hosted their Freshman Induction Ceremony. SLUH hosted a weekend of dinners to celebrate the class reunions. In September we also started the Fall Auction Season with schools such as Trinity Catholic High School, St. Dominic High, Villa Duchesne, St. Clare of Assisi and Bishop DuBourg . We also served a wake reception for Cathy Naunheim. Cathy was a friend of the company and moreover, a friend of mine. Cathy will be missed by us and her friends at St. Louis Priory!
As we head into our busy time of the year we always want to thank the individuals at their respected schools for all their support throughout this time of the year.
Brett Groennert, Catering Director