Festive firm hopes party’s not over

(Mary’s Kitchen)

Micucci’s Los Angeles catering company throws an average of seven parties a week for Hollywood clients, sometimes as many as four a day. These movie premieres, cocktail parties and celebrity weddings account for about half of her business. Their average price weighs in at $250,000, but can reach $700,000 for a themed premiere party.

Micucci said her company already did a fair amount of work outside Hollywood, including weddings, bar mitzvahs and corporate events. But she and her team are thinking about how to expand further in that direction.

“Let’s keep our fingers crossed that a strike doesn’t happen,” said Micucci, who employs 50 full-time staffers. “Especially with the economy the way it is and now with these fires.”


Claudia Eller