November 19 2019

Party in Focus: The Graham Company Holiday Party

By Elisa Ludwig

Having been in this business for more than four decades, Frog now has longtime customers whose celebrations almost feel like their own. One such example is The Graham Company’s annual holiday party.

The Graham Company is an insurance brokerage and consulting firm that was founded in 1950. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the company also has offices in New York City and Washington, DC. For the past 25 years, Frog has catered its holiday party at The Franklin Institute, a large open house style party for 800 to 1000 of the Company’s partners—insurance companies, law firms and other clients—many of whom travel to Philadelphia for the night.

“It’s meant to be a chance for us to thank our partners and to allow everyone to build on these relationships,” says Karen Boyle, vice president of human resources.

While the party is a festive event, replete with live music, it also maintains a stately professional atmosphere. Part of that is keeping a high level of consistency with the food and service. While some of Frog’s clients come wanting a groundbreaking new menu for each event, The Graham Company trusts Frog to come up with exactly the right menus for their group.

“Our guests want warm, homey food, especially given that it’s the holiday season,” Boyle says. “And we know if we didn’t offer them the sushi station we always have, they would be disappointed.” In addition to that lavish sushi station, the menu typically features classic passed hors d’oeuvres such as franks in blankets and mini crabcakes before dinner stations with crowd pleasers like Caesar salad, short ribs and garlic mashed potatoes. 

Boyle says she loves working with Frog because it affords her a sense of confidence in the evening’s success and allows her to enjoy herself. “Frog is amazing. I use a lot of caterers throughout the year for in-house events and other events. With Frog if something ever goes wrong, you’d never even know about it because it’s all taken care of. You can truly feel like a guest at your own event.”

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Read All 2019 Newsletter articles:
Seasonal Musings
The Takeaway
The Dish
On the Road
The Franklin Institute
Sweet Talk
By the Glass
Local Shopping
Fresh from the Oven