… I think this is a great idea, particularly now that so many cities have passed no-smoking bans. Plus, the novelty of having a cigar roller also makes the event more fun. I know that when we have a cigar roller at our Famous Smoke Shop events, the attendees get a better perspective on what goes into making a fine cigar.”
Something new has been added to the successful â€œCigar Cateringâ€ service of CF Dominicana. If you arenâ€™t familiar with the company, their current service features cigar rollers who personally hand-roll CF Dominicana cigars for customer special events while guests look on. The popularity of Cigar Catering has been so overwhelming that the company now has cigar rollers in 15 cities.
Now just in time for the holidays, the company is introducing CF Cigar Servers. These cigar-knowledgeable ladies float the room of an event and serve cigars to the guests, reminiscent of speakeasies during Prohibition. This pleasant visual lends the perfect touch of style and beauty to an upscale affair.
These ladies consistently get attention,â€ says Dennis Briganti, President of CigarFlavors.com, Inc., which manufactures the CF Dominicana Brand. â€œThey add a classic element to an event and are the perfect complement to the cigar rollers. When the cigar servers are on the floor with the cigar trays and the cigar roller is making the cigars, the guests know they are at someplace special.
Special it is – the servers are allowed to work only those events that the company deems appropriate. â€œWe restrict the servers from certain events; we make certain to eliminate the â€˜bachelor/frat partyâ€™ type mentality,â€ says Briganti. â€œSome planners have had a problem with this but our thinking is, let them hire a stripper. The cigars are premium, our clients are sophisticated, the events are upscale and the cigar servers fit the scheme perfectly.â€
Event planners have already given deposits to reserve the cigar servers for their most elite events, even going as far as booking hotel and air fare. The cigar servers and cigar rollers are responsible for attracting the huge Internet following for the company, and all of this is happening before the cigars go on sale through retail cigar stores in 2006.
CF Cigars has a high-profile client list from events for Maxim Magazineâ€™s Hot 100, a â€œSopranosâ€ episode, a â€œSex and the Cityâ€ event, spirits and beer manufacturers such as Johnnie Walker, Dewarâ€™s, the Miller Co., and confidential celebrity clients from NYC to LA. CF Dominicana also boasts in-house graphic designers that will create beautiful cigar bands that are rolled on each cigar at the event. The company even manufactures gourmet flavored cigars. The premium cigar industry needed a fresh, new approach to the product and CF Cigars is the only brand offering any of these unique twists to the cigar experience.
The CF Cigar Servers are currently available for events in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Scottsdale and eventually all 15 cities where the company currently has cigar rollers.
In a society where smoking tobacco appears to be increasingly taboo – at least in public places – it’s good to know