Fine Refreshments and Delectable Treats
Always making sure guests are catered to at GBK Events, there were and premium selection of edible sweets and treats. GBK featured a range of gourmet sponsors including:
Sequin Wines: DFV Wines is a family-owned winery committed to its 80+ year California winemaking and winegrowing heritage. Sequin Wines deliver sweet aromas and delicate flavors that make any occasion special. www.SequinWines.com
Total Wine & More ~ Truett Hurst, America’s largest independent retailer of fine wine, spirits and beer, presented their new bottle design, the “Square,” their sustainably-farmed fine wine that doesn’t cut corners. www.TotalWine.com, www.TruettHurst.com
Prima Dolce Company gifted Bella’s Fruit Compotes. Prima Dolce Company is a maker of fine whole fruit compotes, sweet treats and confections. Guests received a collection of All Natural Fruit Compotes. www.PrimaDolce.com
Ike’s Love & Sandwiches LLC: Ike does it right! Rated the #1 Quick Service in the Country, Ike served up his delectable sandwiches with uniques dressing/speads, and slightly toasted rolls that melt in your mouth. Celebs received a gift certificate for $1000 worth of sandwiches. Will be open shortly in Los Angeles. www.Ikes.com
Blondie’s Cookies, the gourmet cookie and gift company have 12 retail location in Indiana and Florida, and offer mail order, fundraising and corporate gifts across the U.S. Guests received Gourmet Cookie Gift Towers. www.blondiecookies.com
Cocopotamus Chocolate. Celebrities love their chocolate truffles! They use a special technique that cuts down the fat, and use all natural ingredients from around the world that truly rival the very best European chocolate truffles. All the while being low in fat and no corn syrup allowed. They describe their chocolates as “luxuriously delicious yet down-to-earth line of all-natural, gourmet chocolate truffles”. Choose from many different delectable flavors. www.cocopotamus.com
Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine: All ‘Hommus’ is not created equal! Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine produces authentic Mediterranean food products with only high quality ingredients. And no added oil in the ‘hommus’. Delicious too! Guests received a one year gift certificate for the “Flavor of the Month”. www.omcfood.com
Lovely Candy Co. Consciously-crafted candies for health-minded consumers. Gifted were carmels, chocolate caramels, and gummy treats that are guarangeed to be non-GMO and certified gluten-free ingredients. www.lovelycandyco.com
CookieDaddy gifted a monthly gift of one dozen of their delectable artisan cookies for 12 months, shipping included. www.cookiedaddy.com
Apple Revolution gifted their delicious, mouth-watering designer caramel apples. Many different fancy designs available, which are all edible. www. Apple-revolution.com
Can’t leave our beloved pets out! BarkBox gifted their online subscription service for dog owners; each month they will receive a box of tyos, treats and goodies, while giving back to charity. 10% of all proceeds go to support dogs across the nation. www.barkbox.com
Planet.ECO uses the global reach of the internet to encourage and educate individuals to strive for a triple bottom line: People, Planet, Profits as a long term goal. Guests received ECO friendly shopping bags, environmentally friendly gift bricks with artist’s names on them premium positioning on www.WallOfCare.com and 10 years .ECO trademark artist name licensing.
To top off the event, Action Flipbooks provided their mobile animated flipbook studio for guests to be filmed onsite to make their own custom animated video flipbooks to take home. Fun stuff! www.ActionFlipbooks.com
It was truly a fun-packed day of giving, celebration, and raising funds for worthy causes.
The Guest List
As always GBK was host to some of the most well-known celebrities and VIPs. This year’s gifting suite was visited by more than 75 of Hollywood’s well known faces including:
AJ Buckley from CBS’s”CSI: NY,” Alfre Woodard from BBC America’s “Copper” and HBO’s “True Blood,” Andrea Bowen from “G.B.F.” and ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,”Annie Ilonzeh of Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva,” CW’s “Arrow,” and “Switched at Birth,” Austin Basis of CW’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Barry Bostwick from “Finding Joy” and “Teen Beach Movie,” Beth Grant from FOX’s “The Mindy Project,” Recording Artist Brian McKnight, Brian White from CW’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Brianna Brown of ABC’s “Devious Maids,” HBO’s “True Blood,” and ABC’s “General Hospital,” Brooke D’Orsay from USA Network’s “Royal Pains” and CBS’s “Two and a Half Men,” Buddy Valastro of “Cake Boss,” Camille Grammer of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Chris Noth from CBS’s “The Good Wife” (Show Nominated for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series), Chuy Bravo of E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” Dania Ramirez from ABC’s “Devious Maids” and “Premium Rush,” Dennis Quaid from CBS’s “Vegas,” Dot Marie Jones (Nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress In a Comedy) from FOX’s “Glee,” Ed O’Neill (Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series) from ABC’s “Modern Family” (Show Nominated for Outstanding Comedy), Eden Sher of ABC’s “The Middle,” Elisabeth Harnois of CBS’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” Erin Cummings from Starz’s “Spartacus: War of the Demand” and “The Iceman,” Gleb Savchenko from ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” (Show Nominated for Outstanding Reality Show Competition), Harry Hamlin (Nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series) of AMC’s “Mad Men” (Show Nominated for Outstanding Drama Series), Hayley Orrantia of “The Goldbergs,” Jackson Pace from Showtime’s “Homeland” (Show Nominated for Outstanding Drama Series), Jason Isaacs from BBC’s “Case Histories” and NBC’s “Awake,” Jason Jones of “The Daily Show,” Jason London of “Roswell FM,” Jayson Blair of NBC’s “The New Normal” and MTV’s “Hard Times of RJ Berger,” Jeffrey Klarik & David Crane, Producers and Writers of Showtime’s “Episodes” (Nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series), Jim O’Heir from NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” Joe Morton of ABC’s “Scandal,” Joelle Carter from FX’s “Justified,” John Benjamin Hickey of Showtime’s “The Big C Hereafter,” Jose Pablo Cantillo of AMC’s “Walking Dead,” Joyce Giraud from NBC’s “Siberia” and Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Karina Smirnoff of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” (Show Nominated for Outstanding Reality Show Competition), Kearran Giovanni of TNT’s “Major Crimes” and ABC’s “One Life to Live,” Kyle Schmid of BBC America’s “Copper” and SyFy’s ” Being Human,” Lennie James of AMC’s “Low Winter Sun,” Lesley Nicol from PBS’s “Downton Abbey,” (Show Nominated for Outstanding Drama Series) Show- 2013 CREATIVE ARTS EMMY AWARD WINNER: Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score), Linda Cardellini (Nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series) from AMC’s “Mad Men” (Show Nominated for Outstanding Drama Series), Lori Greiner of ABC’s “Shark Tank” (Show Nominated for Outstanding Reality Program), Mary Murphy from FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” (Judge) (Show Nominated for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program), Matt LeBlanc from Showtime’s “Episodes” and NBC’s “Friends,” Matt Walsh from HBO’s “Veep” (Show Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series) and “Ted,” Matthew Moy from CBS’s “2 Broke Girls,” Max Burkholder from NBC’s “Parenthood” and “The Purge,” Meghan Ory from ABC’s “Once Upon A Time,” Michael Paul Chan from TNT’s “Major Crimes” and TNT’s “The Closer,” Neal McDonough of “Red 2,” “The Philly Kid,” and ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” Neil Patrick Harris, Host of the Primetime Emmys and star of CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother,” Nico Tortorella from FOX’s “The Following,” “Scream 4,” and “Odd Thomas,” Raphael Sbarge from TNT’s “Murder in the First” and ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” Regina King of TNT’s “Southland,” Reid Scott of HBO’s “Veep” (Show Nominated for Outstanding Comedy), Retta of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” RJ Mitte from AMC’s “Breaking Bad” (Show Nominated for Outstanding Drama Series), Robert Baker from ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Virtually Heroes,” and “The Lone Ranger,” Rumer Willis of “Return to Sender,” CBS’s “Hawaii 5-0,” Comedy Central’s “Workaholics,” and “For The Record: Baz Lurhman,” Steven Bauer of Showtime’s “Ray Donavan,” Sufe Bradshaw from HBO’s “Veep” (Show Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series), T.J. Thyne from FOX’s “Bones,” Taylor Spreitler of ABC’s “Melissa & Joey,” Tempestt Bledsoe of NBC’s “Guys with Kids,” Terry O’Quinn from TNT’s “Falling Skies,” and ABC’s “Lost,” Tim Daly of Comedy Central’s “The Daly Show” and ABC’s “Private Practice,” Tim Pocock of NBC’s “Camp” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” Timothy Simons of HBO’s “Veep” (Show Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series), Tony Hale (Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series) of HBO’s “Veep” (Show Nominated Outstanding Comedy Series), Travis Wall of FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” (Show Nominated for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program), Victoria Summer of Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks” and “Transformers 4: Age of Extinction,” Willie Garson of USA Network’s “White Collar” and HBO’s “Sex and the City,” Yvette Nicole Brown from NBC’s “Community,” plus four Charity Winners.
More About GBK:
GBK, (formally GBK Productions) specializes in entertainment marketing integration. Gavin Keilly, Founder and CEO formed the company in 2000. With the help of Executive Vice President Carla Domen, GBK has evolved into one of the biggest lifestyle and events companies throughout the country. GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations.
Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on GBK gifting suites please visit www.gbkproductions.com.
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Written by Jane Emery