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American Idol Kris Allen & Smoothie Idol Maui Wowi at SNHU

Posted by Mitchell York on Thu, Apr 20, 2017


Maui Wowi was part of the Southern New Hampshire University "Celebrate with CAPE"event headlined by American Idol winner Kris Allen. Kris stopped by for a smoothie (or three) after rehearsal and before his set. He, his bandmates and the students has a great mix of music and fun -- everything from smoothies, make-your-own-stressballs (finals are coming) and other activities. Kris, thanks for the reprise of some of the old Idol favorites.

 

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We're completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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Maui Wowi for Sweet 16 Parties

Posted by Mitchell York on Tue, Mar 21, 2017


Maui Wowi coffee and smoothie catering is a cornerstone of lots of different types of events - bar mitzvahs, weddings, corporate events, employee appreciation days -- and Sweet 16 parties. Teens love our smoothies, and thanks to Starbucks, they've become knowledgeable about espresso drinks. They know their lattes from their cappuccinos from their Americanos. Not to mention their sushi. At this Sweet 16 at New York's Chelsea Piers, Maui Wowi catered both smoothies and espresso drinks.  (Chelsea Piers is pretty cool - literally - for a Sweet 16. You can have an ice skating party and then move into a private room for your celebration. See the Zamboni machine right outside the party room?)

For those of you who have seen our Hawaiian tiki bar, you won't see it at this event. The tiki bar is optional. We can accommodate any theme, any environment and any audience.

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We're completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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Maui Wowi Smoothies on Campus of Brotherly (and Sisterly) Love

Posted by Mitchell York on Tue, Mar 21, 2017

 

Spring campus events are starting, even though it's still winter jacket weather. The students at Temple Universitybraved the chill to bring some brotherly and sisterly love outdoors in their plaza yesterday. From here on out for April through June, it's a non-stop Maui Wowi sprint to campuses all over the country. Break out the t-shirts and sunblock. Your pina colada is coming.

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We're completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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TruTV Enjoys a New Reality Drink: Maui Wowi Smoothies

Posted by Mitchell York on Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Every day brings a new and interesting corporate event for Maui Wowi. Yesterday we had a blast serving the dynamic crew at TruTV, the Time Warner reality show network that wanted to do something special for its creative staff. Maui Wowi provided a smoothie bar where everyone could let loose and have fun (which, come to think of it, is what these guys do all day). Think of Maui Wowi for your corporate events -- we provide smoothies as well as espresso drinks (cappuccinos, lattes, mochas -- hot cocoa, too).

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We're completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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Maui Wowi Smoothies Help Tech Firm Kick Off New Product Intro

Posted by Mitchell York on Thu, Mar 2, 2017


Bowmo is a New York City startup in the HR tech business. The company had its press rollout last week and hired Maui Wowi to provide smoothies (alcoholic, this time -- hey, it's a celebration!) for the event. It was a great example of corporate events catered by Maui Wowi smoothies.  Companies use our smoothie and cappuccino catering services in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and throughout the country for new product introductions, company meetings, employee appreciation events, client events, retail store openings and promotions, wellness fairs and more.

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We're completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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Smoothies in February? Hell to the Yeah!

Posted by Mitchell York on Thu, Feb 9, 2017

 

We love working with campus activities planners. One reason? Smoothies in February! Even though we offer an array of hot beverages (espresso drinks, hot cocoa, delicious Hawaiian coffee), it's a kick to make smoothies for students when in the middle of winter. Here we are at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. We're in New England all the time so if you're a campus activity planner (or corporate event planner, for that matter) and you're looking to do something special for your people, Maui Wowi is a great source of healthy fun.

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We're completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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Campus Activities Planners: 5 Ways to Make Your Events Even Better

Posted by Mitchell York on Sat, Dec 31, 2016

 

The team at Maui Wowi Coffee & Smoothie Catering has learned a lot over the last 15 years about what makes campus events successful. We figure we have made and served well over 1.5 million smoothies, espresso drinks and hot cocoas at more than 5,000 campus events during that time! That pretty much makes us experts at campus events. Here are some tips we hope you’ll find useful to make your student activities (with us and with other service providers) more fun and successful.hot_cocoa_bar1.jpg

 1. Tell them, tell them what you told them, and then tell them again

In the course of serving a few million drinks to students, we have heard the same question thousands of times. “What’s this for?” While our standard wise guy answer is, “Your tuition check cleared!” we of course let them know that their campus activities board is sponsoring the event. But if we have to tell them, then you’re not getting the credit you deserve. We suggest the following steps to raise awareness of your event.

  • Signage at the event
  • It doesn’t have to be fancy. An A-frame sign (like you see outside restaurants) with a chalkboard or whiteboard and a few words about the event (“Take a Break with a Smoothie/Sponsored by your CAB”), positioned where people will see it, will do the trick.

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  •  Text and social media before and during the event
  • Most campuses have the ability to send a group text to all students, in addition to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media. We suggest promoting our presence on campus a full week before the event, then the day before we’re there, then the day of the event and during the event as well. (We’ll send you a jpg of our logo to use in your promotion.) Our goal is to run out of everything we have – smoothies, cups, coffee, ice, everything – not because we’re lazy and want have less to pack up (well, that’s true, too) but because we want to reach and please the highest number of students we can. So send us home empty-handed!

2. Provide logo cups

We use our own cups for smoothies or espresso and hot cocoa drinks, but we’d be just as happy to use cups you provide. You can get logo cups with your college and CAB logo, including recyclable and compostable cups, produced inexpensively. We’d be happy to do it for you and bring them to your event. (BTW, compostable cups make a great tie-in with an Earth Day event, which is April 22, 2017).

 

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 3. A little crowd control goes a long way

We’ve had campus events at which we’re serving smoothies to 1000 people in 2-4 hours. We can serve more people faster if there is optimal line control. Some colleges set up stanchions so students enter and exit the line in an orderly way. This enables us to serve more people quicker (and run out of everything, as you know we want to do!).

 

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 4. Add a new element

You know us for our great smoothies, espresso drinks, hot cocoa and shaved ice. But we also partner with other vendors (depending on your location) who offer chair massage (pair with smoothies or lattes for pre-exam relaxation events and spa days), fresh-donut makers, head shot photographers (excellent for senior and upper class events for students who want to brush up their LinkedIn profiles) and more. We’ll create a bundle for you, all included in one proposal.

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5. Tie in with a theme

We make Maui Wowi smoothies for every conceivable kind of event…and not just for Hawaiian themed events! BUT, who doesn’t love dressing up in a grass skirt or the most outrageous Aloha shirt? Hawaiian events on campus are easy to plan, inexpensive to get supplies for, photo-ready and fun. And Hawaiian themed events are especially fun in the middle of winter, to get your mind somewhere warmer, if not your body.

 

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 We’ve also done smoothie bars for events like Gatsby Night, Zumba Party, Foam Party, Health & Wellness, Movie Night (smoothies + popcorn = yum!), Alcohol Awareness, Valentine’s Day (strawberry smoothies and cherry shaved ice, anyone?)

Got any of your own tips and tricks for better campus events? Let us know! 

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We're completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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Smoothie & Coffee Catering: Best of 2016

Posted by Mitchell York on Fri, Dec 30, 2016

 

Thanks to all our customers for making 2016 our best year ever, with 332 smoothie and coffee bars catered for hundreds of corporate clients, colleges and social events. Everything from 3,000 frozen cocktails for Viacom to a 5-city event for Emblem Health to espresso for Billy Joel's 4th of July party, a birthday party at Samantha Bee's show, plus hundreds of college events, health fairs, corporate conferences, department store promotions, weddings, camp visiting days, and even a briss or two! Looking forward to an even more exciting 2017.

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We're completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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Employee Appreciation Events Raise Productivity

Posted by Mitchell York on Thu, Dec 22, 2016


You don't want to be this guy, right?

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We used to have a boss who said (only half joking), " If you don't come in on Saturday, don't even bother  coming in on Sunday!" Of course, now we're our own boss so we work seven says a week (sigh).

Anyway here's the point: employee appreciation events are good for you and your staff, and get this: they raise productivity! Our favorite newspaper has an article this morning offering scientific proof that taking breaks raises productivity.

 

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There are so many pictures of Maui Wowi employee appreciation events,  we're practically breaking Google. Take a look: if you don't see your firm's photo in there, there's a chance your employees are being under-productive -- all for the lack of a Maui Wowi smoothie or latte. It ain't worth the risk!

We can't believe you got to the end of this article without calling us to set up your own Maui Wowi employee appreciation event with our smoothie or espresso catering event in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or anywhere else in the United States. Our contact info is below. See you soon!

 



 

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We're completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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Have Our Catered Espresso Bar for an Entire Week

Posted by Mitchell York on Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Want to do something really special for your students or employees? Take a look at what we did at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY. Maui Wowi literally moved in for an entire week and created a catered espresso and gourmet hot cocoa bar to get students through finals week. We served nearly 2,000 drinks over the course of the week. We use our own Kona espresso beans, ground fresh with each cup. Our cocoa is Ghiradelli (and if you find something that's better, we want to know about it - because we think this is the best there is). Add our selection of Monin syrups, sauces, toppings and you have a fantastic selection of customized espresso drinks for your people. Students love having us for 2 hours, but what about having us for 4 hours for an entire week? That's 10 times the love. :-)

A Maui Wowi catered espresso bar is also perfect for corporate employee appreciation events. January's coming and it's going to be cold in most of the country. Imagine having our catered espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, mochas and more on site for the whole week. Your employees will save a small fortune from their usual Starbucks. And our's is fresher and better, anyway!

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We're completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

Tags: campus events espresso catering employee appreciation events

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