Catering By Ashley Serves Up VIP Menu for Democratic Campaign

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U.S. Senators and VIPs eat up at Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Fundraiser.

Catering by Ashley designed, created and served the special VIP section of the fundraiser sponsored by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. More than 1,800 people donated at least $100 each to attend the event, held at the historic Bergamot Station Arts Center last Friday, October 15. The event, sponsored by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, was hosted by actor/director Malcolm-Jamal Warner (“Cosby”), and featured musical entertainment by the world famous Red Hot Chili Peppers.

With less than a week to prepare, although the guest list swelled unexpectedly by 500, Catering by Ashley smoothly executed the food and beverage service. “One of the things we pride ourselves in is anticipating our clients’ needs,” says Catering by Ashley owner and Chef Bill Blackburn. “I was prepared for the last minute bump in attendance because of this year’s charged political season and the magnitude of the guests of honor.”

Political luminaries on hand included U.S. Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton (NY), Barbara Boxer (CA), Debbie Stabenow (MI), Tom Harkin (IA), John Corzine (NJ), and Illinois U.S. senatorial candidate front-runner Barak Obama, who electrified the Democratic National Convention.

When it comes to cocktail party-styled fundraisers, the best caterers are invisible. That’s why Catering by Ashley got the nod to cater what is being described as the Democratic fundraising event of the season.

On tap was a succulent array of buffet finger food, including Mediterranean Chicken Brochettes, Beef Pepper & Onion Brochettes, Sushi Display of Vegetable, and Spicy Tuna & California Rolls. Also served were plentiful trays of Vegetables, Cheese & Crackers, and Fresh Fruit. Rounding out the menu was delightful assortment of Mini Desserts. The event’s culinary delights were complemented with Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot wines, beer, and refreshing soft drinks and bottled water.

Catering by Ashley is a full service catering company located in Southern California and provides service throughout Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties. For more information visit

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