Meet The Food Designers! | By Something New Boutique | June 12, 2014

Meet “The Food Designers”

andyandheather“When it comes to our clients wedding, no detail is too small or insignificant to overlook. We at Food Designers like to think of the wedding day as an opportunity to provide first class service and cuisine and to showcase our skill and experience with receptions.

Our chef Andrew (Andy) Darrigan is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York. FCI’s curriculum combines classic French culinary techniques with American inventiveness.

filoImmediately after graduation, Andy worked at Bolo, a well known restaurant in Manhattan, under nationally acclaimed chef Bobby Flay. From Bolo he began a career in catering working for some of the best companies in New York City including Urban Events, and he has catered for every kind of group and event from large 2,500 person affairs such as the Cirque de Soleil to dinner parties hosted by Robert De Niro and Anna Wintaur of Vogue. He has also catered seasonally for Prada serving lunches to buyers from all over the world.

spring rollsIn addition to this wealth of catering experience, while working at Urban Events, he had the opportunity to work closely with David Bouley, a four star chef, who brought his own unique cooking style to Urban’s catering business. Through his time there, Andrew developed his own style which he has been showcasing at Food Designers here in Colorado Springs.

capreseSince 1984 we have been working closely with brides, grooms and their families to gain a thorough understanding of the vision they have for their big day and what we can do to make that become a reality. From initial meetings with the family to discuss logistics, onsite meetings to plan the set-up, and tastings to decide the menu, we gather all the information needed to transform their dream into our mission.  We take pride in putting together a team that makes it happen!

fooddesThe prospect of organizing a wedding can be daunting, but Food Designers can help guide you every step of the way, helping choose the menu, location, decor and entertainment that will delight the guests. If a reception calls for flowers, tents, bar service, live or recorded music, special cakes, or any distinctive touch, we can handle every detail, and when the fun is over, we’ll return the location to its pre-event condition (often even better).”

To contact The Food Designers, visit their website at or call (719) 632-5414.