Looking Back – Marvimon Wedding

Thank Goodness It’s Sofia Catering has been around for along time. But our blog is new. Over the years we’ve worked on some memorable events. We decided we should take some time to look back and share some of them with you. The wedding of Erin & Jeffrey took place in Downtown Los Angeles at the interesting Marvimon. It’s always a pleasure to work with great professionals in our industry. This… Read More

Paella Party!

Here at TGIS Catering, we love a good paella. Guests at our events love it too. We own the biggest paella pan in Southern California. So big in fact, it can feed 1000 people! It’s a fun and interactive way for your guests to enjoy this delicious Spanish dish. Imagine the smell of the spices cooking, while guests watch. By the time it’s ready, everyone has a plate is ready to eat! If you want to do… Read More

Latin Themed Corporate Event

  TGIS Catering specializes in Corporate Events. Companies rely on us to creatively work with event designers to carry out their theme through cuisine. Recently APEX and International Flight Services relied on our expertise to dazzle their guests. The only choice for a Latin Themed event in Southern California is The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. A cactus filled sculpture garden… Read More

Up Up And Away With TGIS

Team Member Jeremy Smith is having an interesting October. When Vancouver Based Helicopter Manufacturer Heli One, was ready to show off The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Air Rescue Team, they wanted it to be a celebration. Only TGIS could pull off a party of this magnitude. Sheriff Lee Baca, and many Los Angeles dignitaries came out to see the copter in person. Where do you throw a party for… Read More

Sofia Welcomes You!

I would like to take a moment to welcome you to the new face of TGIS Catering and our wonderful website. Over 20 years ago when I began Thank Goodness It’s Sofia Catering and Event Planning, the world wide web did not exist and cell phones were for a privileged few.  At the beginning of the process I struggled with organizing my thoughts in a fashion that would translate technically, but yet still… Read More

Sweet 16 at University Synagogue

It’s Nikki’s “Legendary” Sweet 16 Party, at Club University Synagogue… Signature Party Rentals has pulled off another amazing transformation of this Space. With the help of a laser specialist and a fantastic crowd this is bound to be a party to remember! The space is lit with the neon glow of Amber and Blue Centerpieces.               A Spectacular Grand Entrance… Read More


The Museum of Latin American Art’s exclusive Award Winning catering company, Thank Goodness It’s Sofia, otherwise known as TGIS, will put flavor in your next event.   MoLAA in Long Beach, is a vibrant space that joins beauty, and the experience of discovering contemporary art from Latin America. Our various event spaces can be the perfect setting for your event. From the natural backdrop of t… Read More


The Betty H. Reckas Cultural Center is a hidden gem. TGIS is proud to be the exclusive caterer at this venue. This classic ballroom has been completely remodeled with all the modern amenities. The walls are a rich tan, that matches any decor scheme. Crown molding accents the room and adds a bit of luxury to the already classic beauty. What other touches await you here? A cozy fireplace, sparkling… Read More


Chili Colorado Dumplings with an Ancho Chili Sauce, topped with Cojita and Cilantro. Who said everything is made in  China? These tasty morsels are homegrown inventions, made just for you. Yes, the dumpling is all the craze around here at TGIS. Ever since Melanie Griffith offered them up to Sigourney Weaver in the film Working Girl, the dumpling carved out a special place in our palates. What we’r… Read More

Salad Wall

There’s a saying “A picture speaks a thousand words”… TGIS Catering says “A wall serves a thousand guests”. We had the pleasure of unveiling a TGIS Catering original creation. It’s our innovative Salad Wall. This jaw dropping piece was unveiled at the Brides Magazine Industry Event,  at The Majestic Halls in Downtown L.A. Los Angeles based wedding planner, Mary Sushinski of Occasions produced this… Read More