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Sandy Springs resident appears on ‘Catering Wars’
by Everett Catts
July 19, 2013 12:48 PM | 660 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Special Photo / Marcia Jaffe and her dog Callie appeared on 'Catering Wars' Tuesday.
Special Photo / Marcia Jaffe and her dog Callie appeared on 'Catering Wars' Tuesday.
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Sandy Springs resident Marcia Jaffe last week appeared on “Catering Wars,” the Lifetime reality TV series, and it’s hard to tell who had more fun, Jaffe, her dog Callie or the show’s representatives.

The series follows four metro Atlanta catering companies as they attempt to compete against one another for jobs through Cater Bid, a website in which clients can post information on their parties and companies can bid on them. The winner may be the lowest bidder or the one who can accommodate all of the client’s requests.

Jaffe appeared on the show’s season premiere, titled “Bones, Balls & Drag Queens,” which aired July 16 and two more times last Friday and Saturday. Her segment of the show was a “Bark Mitzvah” birthday party for Callie, a 10-year-old Australian shepherd mix, at the Hotel Indigo in Midtown, filmed in September.

“I had some reluctance but they did a good job with the material they had,” Jaffe said. “I did not want Atlanta to look like a bad city. I thought Atlanta looked silly in some of the other episodes. My caterer [Pat’s Party Perfect] and I got along. We weren’t in the kitchen fighting or throwing food like some of the other ones. ... [After it aired], I got calls from all over the country from people who saw the show.”

Jaffe, who is the captain of the Dream Supremes, the Atlanta Dream’s dance team, had the group perform at the party.

Rona Silver, spokeswoman for Cater Bid, said Jaffe was a joy to work with. She contacted her in August through their mutual friend, Star 94 radio personality Robyn Spizman.

“I was actually at that event, and she was amazing,” Silver said of the party. “She was very personable. She loved her dog. The dog goes to nursing homes and [Jaffe] does manicures for them while the people are seen by the dog.

“People came [to the party] with all their dogs dressed up in tutus and tuxedos. The rabbis [Barry and Michelle Coffskey] were wonderful. The food was kosher for the people. People loved working with Marcia. I know that the hotel itself and all the guests had a wonderful time. She was thrilled with the outcome as well.”

Information: http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/catering-wars.
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