Boston Herald, Cigar Company on a roll with classy Cigar Catering® service
High rollers can now hire a cigar caterer for their next bash.
CF Dominicana offers on site professional cigar rollers for events. The company services events in 15 cities, including Boston. "Cigar Catering" is upscale and sophisticated” says Dennis Briganti president of CF Dominicana Cigars. Briganti founded the company seven years ago with help from Juan Espinal a cigar roller from the Dominican Republic. CF Dominicana attracted most of it's clientele through it's custom cigar band offering. (Cigar bands can be printed with the names of the bride and groom for example).
CF Dominicana Cigar Catering starts at $975. For that price, one cigar roller will attend an event and roll 50 cigars - complete with custom cigar bands in two hours. Cigar waitresses also may be hired to circulate and serve guests.
Donna Mullen of Quincy hired CF Dominicana to cater her New Year's Eve wedding at the Seaport Hotel. "We had a 1930's art deco-themed wedding and we were thinking of the old fashioned cigar girls” said Mullen. "we just ran with it. It went with the theme and it was different."
"Quite a few women were smoking", said Mullen, "...I was surprised. I caught some candid pictures of some of my co-workers outside smoking cigars." The catering's main appeal, according to Briganti, lies in the art of cigar rolling. "Guests appreciate the craft when they see it happening," Briganti said. "The leaves have to be folded and placed one on top of the other. The center of the cigar has to be folded so the air flows through."
CF Dominicana derives the bulk of it's catering business from weddings and corporate functions. Last year, the company worked seven functions in downtown Boston and other in Rhode Island and on Cape Cod. This year, Briganti hopes to hold more than 20 events in the Hub.
CF Dominicana's Cigar Catering hits it's peak during the spring and summer, many of it's clients' events are held outdoors or at the venues with outdoor patios. The service has not received backlash from anti-smoking groups, according to Briganti. He does acknowledge however, that with the presence of the cigar waitresses, his business could have become fodder for the frat boy and bachelor party set. To prevent that, Briganti does not permit the cigar waitresses to work functions without a roller. The only exception is weddings. And the high cost of hiring the cigar catering service keeps it out of reach for the younger, hard partying demographic.
CF Dominicana's Cigar Catering could have easily gone the sex route, but I never would have allowed that," Briganti said, “I put too much work into the brand to have it presented that way".
Weddings have been a popular feature with brides to be across the country and when cigar catering launched magazines both national and local, featured this fresh idea of cigar rollers for weddings. However the bigger upscale events immediately gravitated to the fresh, new idea for wedding receptions mostly for the father-in-law's. An interesting thing happened when photos were printed of actual wedding receptions with a cigar roller. This is when the concept went mainstream and caught fire across the country the visual was nothing anyone had ever seen before and the men in the bridal party as well as guests gravitated to the product of freshly rolled cigars while the brides and the female guests we're intrigued by The Craft and the experience of seeing the cigar roller work firsthand.
These cigar roller features by Cigar Catering® quickly grew to 29 cities over the past year with weddings being the top market giving the brand the demand it enjoys today while still growing the popularity with brides. Custom cigar pans are also designed for brides which includes unique graphics design for each wedding.
CF Dominicana has in-house event planning to eliminate the need for a third party printer making the designs very personal including matching the colors of the reception decor or the bridesmaids dresses. The groomsmen can also have cigars made with each of their initials personally designed for each of their cigars including the dads. All these options are available for weddings throughout the country in each of these cities we service.
The cigar rolling feature is enhanced by graphics on the custom cigar bands, and we can also provide cigar waitresses and waiters for larger weddings of 500 guests or more. All of these unique features are designed to create an experience where guests can smoke see you at the minute kind of cigars and a positive fun environment and create a lasting memory at each wedding reception.
Contact us using the form below if you would like a quote with other cigar related feature ideas for your Big Day! You dont have to know anything about cigars as all Brides-to-Be and wedding planners will have an assigned cigar planner to help you make the best decisions.
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