Last week we catered a special event at Elite Aviation serving about 150 guests. Servers tray passed a nice selection of our most popular appetizers: coconut shrimp with a marmalade dipping sauce, crab cakes with red pepper aioli, smoked salmon with lemon, caper and dill, and Santa Fe egg rolls with an Asian dipping sauce.
This memorial day Rise and Shine Catering has the privilege of serving over 300 Veterans at the Los Angeles Directors Guild for the premiere of Until They Are Home from filmmaker Steven C. Barber, producers Matthew Hausle and Tamara Henry and executive producer Tim Shelton.
Until They Are Home, Barber’s sequel to his 2009 film Return to Tarawa, chronicles the search by members of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) for the remains of missing US Marines who were killed in the Battle of Tarawa in November 1943. Narrated by Kelsey Grammer, Until They Are Home brings to light the extraordinary dedication of the JPAC team members, largely unsung heroes who, until now, have been unrecognized while working in the shadows. These young men and women returned in 2010 to the site of one of the most horrific battles of World War II in order to bring home fallen military heroes. Their efforts have provided some closure after 69 years, recovering the remains of a few US servicemen and flying those remains back to American soil.