The food you eat tastes better when surrounded by the people you love.
Centrally located in Hartford county of Connecticut, Catering & Events by Shaina is your one stop shop for all things food and event related. CExS strives to fill every occasion with mouth-watering food and providing a meticulous attitude by strategically personalizing each event to coordinate to the client’s vision. We aim to be the “backbone” for our clients by understanding their vision, supporting it by taking care of every detail and then going above and beyond to exceed that vision by infusing our creativity and expertise.
Cooking is my first passion. I grew up in the kitchen watching my grandparents cook meals, to also having my father “throw-down” for my mom, siblings and I every night. Food was literally my life! Not until my cousins passing, who was planning on going to cooking school, did I actually take it seriously and believe I could make a living out of it. So I went on and graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 2014 with my Associates in Culinary Arts, Bachelors in Food Service Management and a concentration in meeting and event management. His passing continues to be my motivation to succeed.
Remembering the exact moment when I knew I wanted to get into event planning was when I assisted a family friend with catering and serving a wedding reception. So from that one event I was hooked. I’ve even had the pleasure of planning my brother’s wedding in 2015.
If I’m not reading up on industry relevant blogs or testing out a new recipe, you can find me traveling, grocery shopping or spending time with loved ones. And on a final note, I realized a little later on in life that food brings families together and with combining both of my passions I get to see it with my clients and their friends and family from a different perspective and that’s what make this profession all worth it.
Full Service Event Production - Coordination of all aspects of event to make it a success for all attendees and of of course you!
On/Off-site Catering - Need us to cook for an event of yours? No kitchen on site? No worries. Kitchen on site? No worries! We also offer customizable menus to fit all budgets.
On-location Coordination - Just want someone to be in charge of the day of the event, handling all issues and making sure everything is perfect to your vision, we can handle that.
Social/Private Events are our specialty! Planning something not in this category we would love to have a one-on-one to see if your vision lines up with our services. Email us for more information