Co-Owners Lindsay Abercrombie and Sherri Gomez have been designing, catering and planning events in and around Riverside, California for many years and joined forces in 2013 after developing a stellar reputation proving their expertise in this industry. Lindsay and Sherri met in 2003 while working together on a city historical renovation project and soon they realized a commonality in food preparation, menu planning and custom decorations. They pooled their varied talents and Encore Events was born.
The combined talents bring Encore Events to your next affair
with an unexpected feast and flair.
Lindsay comes to the table with a background including window dresser and display artist in the bay area. She excels in her epicurean passion for preparing dishes from around the world; however maintaining a special love of Southern cooking stemming from her mother’s Georgian roots. Since relocating to Riverside in 1985, she has been preparing menus and cooking for groups, constantly honing her gastronomic skills.
Sherri has always been an event designer at heart. Her upbringing was simplistic with ‘meat and potatoes’ being the staple at most meals. She and her mother experimented with different menus but they always came back to the basic to please the family’s simple tastes. Later in her corporate world, she found herself being called upon to organize and plan work events including client appreciation functions, employee celebrations and retirement parties-and she enjoyed every minute of it.
“I could not have thrown such a special event without them and I will use them again for my next special event.
“I am consistently impressed with their thoughtful, creative and delicious set-ups and they never forget the small details. … A delight to work with.
“Sherri and Lindsay are able to conceive and prepare creative and original dishes that also prove to be crowd-pleasers!
“Encore Events is aptly named because once you experience their delicious fare and excellent service, you will without question want an encore!
“Encore is very accommodating, responds timely to our inquiries, and we will be using them for future events.
“The presentation was beautiful and … the food was delicious! They were so easy to work with.