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

A Magic Carpet Awaits at University Synagogue

A Magic Carpet Awaits…At University Synagogue’s Open House With the help of BTB Events we were taken away to a Destination beyond our imaginations. Greeted by a resting Camel… we entered  a Mediterranean Escape At The University Synagogue in Irvine, California. Genies were on hand to grant your wishes, with Smoking Genie Cocktails. Guests enjoyed a delicious “Smoking Pomegranite Cocktail”, infused… Read More

Rancho Los Cerritos

Rancho Los Cerritos As your wedding guests arrive, they’ll be transported to the genteel era of early California ranchos. Have them gather for cocktails on the front patio, a tranquil area surrounded by pepper trees and native plants. While they’re socializing over drinks, you and your bridesmaids can sip champagne and put finishing touches on hair and makeup in the home’s cozy library off the til… Read More

The Centre at Sycamore Plaza – A Site For All Seasons Event

On October 6, 2011, TGIS Catering and The City of Lakewood welcomed hundreds of local residents, community groups, corporate organizations, and industry professionals in to the Centre at Sycamore Plaza for “A Site for All Seasons.” This spectacular Open House event introduced TGIS Catering in the newest of its event locations while this amazing multi use banquet facility shined in a whole new ligh… Read More