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Catering Guru Launches DIY Event Planning Website

Bill Hansen, the visionary behind the renowned Miami-based luxury event and catering company that bears his name, today unveiled his new, online site that allows anyone to plan their own event in just minutes and with a few clicks.

The interactive website simplifies the search process, saves time and money and empowers visitors to fully customize their party, wedding or special event.

BillHansenMiamiVenues.com is free and features a special filtering system that connects to over 400 unique venues and reputable service professionals across South Florida.

Plan an Event Like a Pro with Resources at Your Fingertips

Hansen and his team have spent decades fostering relationships with the most stylish venues and service professionals in South Florida. “In order to have a perfect event you have to start with the perfect location. Many of these venues are hidden gems that you will never find in any publication,” states Hansen.

South Florida’s Ultimate Venue Resource

Here’s how BillHansenMiamiVenues.com works:

  1. Choose event type: wedding, social or corporate
  2. Choose the specific geographic area
  3. Choose venue style
  4. Choose budget
  5. Choose an estimated number of guests.

Within minutes, the user receives a customized report suggesting venues and resources for the specific event. “My team and I are extremely proud of our new, user-friendly website and we stand behind our recommendations,” Hansen said.

Hansen, a 55-year catering veteran, is widely recognized as a giant in the catering industry.  He is known for creating thousands of the most memorable events for entertainers and recording artists, including President Barack Obama and four U.S. Presidents, Pitbull, Sir Richard Branson, Maya Angelou, Bill Gates, Pope John Paul II, top professional athletes, hundreds of Fortune 500 firms and over 5000 couples. His passion for giving back to his community has resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars raised to benefit FIU, The March of Dimes, Touching Miami with Love and the American Red Cross.

With over 40 years of experience, Bill Hansen Catering has a proven track record as one South Florida’s extraordinary full-service event design and production companies with fully customized menus for sophisticated events. Creative thinking, innovation, and good old-fashioned hard work have made him a leader in every facet of the profession. He caters, coordinates, trains, teaches, mentors, motivates, manages and writes.

Currently, this site includes mainly venues, but restaurants with private rooms and hotel ballrooms will be added to the site shortly.

About Bill Hansen

Bill began his catering career in the mid-1960s, while attending the renowned School of Hotel Management at Cornell University. The young entrepreneur sold sandwiches, snacks, soda, and beer to pay for his tuition and board. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration in 1967. Bill’s military service as an officer included managing high-end Officers’ Clubs and Quarters at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

Bill moved to South Florida in 1975 and started his own catering business (Bills’ Catering) with his partner and best friend Bill Hendrich in 1980 while he was also operating The Miami Club, Miami’s most prestigious luncheon club. Bill Hansen Catering, a luxury catering company, quickly became the standard by which all upscale South Florida caterers were measured.

Bill has served on The Founder’s Board at Mt. Sinai Hospital on Miami Beach, the board of the South Florida chapter of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurism, the Board of His House Children’s Home. He is on the University of Miami Citizens Board and a Member of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce.He co-founded in 2014 and was CEO of Focus Miami, a hospitality network group that meets every month.

Bill actively participates in his church, the Christian Community Foundation of South Florida and was a member for five years of BNI (Business Networking International).  As a member of the BNI Miami Beach Chapter, the number one chapter in the world, Bill was voted by his peers to be Member of the Year for two of the five years that he has been a member.

Bill is an in-demand speaker at catering conferences, including Catersource, which meets every spring in Las Vegas or New Orleans, where he speaks to over 2,000 caterers