#makeitREIGN Campaign Women’s Weekend Retreat: March 4, 2017
When we were approached by our old friend and Founder of Our Happy Place blog, Katherine Petrunia to cater for a women’s weekend retreat, we were intrigued. The women’s retreat was going to be hosted by Melanie Pederson, founder of the Free Reign lifestyle brand. Kat presented Melanie’s motivations behind the #makeitREIGN Campaign to us and we were instantly impressed.
The #makeitREIGN Campaign’s main focus is to help remove the stigma that surround talking about the everyday and not so everyday challenges that we face in society. The campaign has brought together motivated, business-oriented and like-minded women together to start a conversation. By sharing from their own experiences, these women have started a movement to end stigmas of all sorts; end self-consciousness; encourage and most importantly, empower.
The retreat was held in a beautiful vacation rental float home called The Burrows Vancouver in North Vancouver, with all of the luxurious amenities you could want in a vacation rental. The retreat attendees were a group of local business owners and bloggers and overall, amazing women; we immediately felt connected to the group and inspired just through listening to some of their stories, experiences and thoughts.
Fork & Knife Catering Inc. prepared a three course plated dinner for the group. Our first course was a fresh and light Caprese Salad, served with olive oil and a balsamic reduction. The main course was a Mediterranean Style Stuffed Chicken Breast, served with a lemon scented orzo pilaf and roasted rainbow carrots. For those with a sweet tooth, we served a decadent Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut cheesecake.
The evening was full of laughter, tears, excitement and hope. It was certainly a night to remember and we felt so blessed to be a part of it!
About Fork & Knife Catering
Fork & Knife Catering provides high quality culinary creations, hand crafted by Executive Chef Van Dam and our talented team. Fork & Knife Catering provides Corporate, Wedding, Special Event, Movie & Film Industry, and Private Chef Catering Services to Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.