Bill Hansen Catering Acquires Alexander Event Catering and Different Look Event Rentals

Miami, FL – Last week, Bill Hansen Catering announced a new partnership with Alexander Event Catering and Different Look, two leading brands that have served South Florida’s wedding and special events market for more than 15 years. The equal partnership between Bill Hansen and Monica Festinger, who is staying on board as founder and co-owner of Different Look and Alexander Event Catering, will build upon the brand expertise that Bill Hansen and his team have brought to South Florida for over 40 years. 

“Bill Hansen has always been a great inspiration to me throughout my whole career,” said Festinger. “I’m thrilled that we finally have the opportunity to work together after working alongside each other as competing vendors for so many years.” 

For nearly two decades, Alexander Event Catering has provided off-site catering services for events in South Florida, creating diverse menus for one-of-a-kind celebrations. From elegantly served hors d’oeuvres to interactive serving stations to plated dinners, the team works with clients to make their visions come to life. Alexander Event Catering is listed as a preferred caterer at some of South Florida’s top wedding and event venues, including Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, the Ancient Spanish Monastery, and many more. 

Different Look is a wholesale event rental company specializing in luxury tabletop curation and design. The brand is a leading partner for vendors throughout South Florida known for its unparalleled inventory of tabletop supplies – including china, charger plates, flatware, and glassware – in unique designs and materials from all over the globe.  The company also ships nationwide.

Both Alexander Event Catering and Different Look will continue to operate as usual, servicing private events and weddings out of their facility in Deerfield Beach. The difference is now they’ll receive expertise, guidance, and support from Bill Hansen and his team. Bill Hansen Catering will continue to invest in brand growth for each unit under the Bill Hansen umbrella, offering new infrastructure, processes, staffing, training, and more. This partnership will bring a new standard of luxury to South Florida events as a whole.

Craig Edelman, who has up to now served as Bill Hansen Catering’s business advisor and chief financial officer, structured the deal.  He will now work with both brands to help accelerate growth as President and CFO of M & B Hospitality Holdings LLC, the newly formed parent company which includes the two subsidiaries. 

About Bill Hansen Catering

Bill Hansen Catering is a full-service event catering, design, and production company celebrating more than 40 years in business in South Florida. Renowned for its bespoke event planning and tailored gastronomic approaches, the brand continuously challenges the boundaries of imagination thanks to its expert team members and their sophisticated know-how, warm, personalized service, and a paramount commitment to exceeding their clients’ highest expectations. In everything they do, Bill Hansen and his team strive to delight their clients and guests with passion, innovation, teamwork, and quality.

Every detail of Bill Hansen Catering’s impeccable service is thoughtfully designed and personalized. Its corporate executive chef, Dewey LoSasso, was selected by the Miami Herald as one of the “Florida Food Fifty,” an intimate group of food and beverage industry trendsetters. Chef Dewey’s custom-crafted farm-to-fork menus truly represent Bill Hansen Catering’s philosophy of forward and evolutionary thinking. 

Since its inception, Bill Hansen Catering has served four U.S. presidents, Pope John Paul II, Bill Gates, top professional athletes, singers, hundreds of Fortune 500 firms, and over 5,000 couples. Bill Hansen Catering uses a distinct approach of combining traditional and innovative solutions to turn its clients’ entertaining dreams into reality.

For more information, visit or follow @billhansenluxurycatering on Instagram and Facebook.Miami 

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