Mise en place

Mise en place

The placing of the letter “placed on the spot” or “made available” is a term used in catering that indicates, in professional kitchens, the predisposition of all material necessary for catering or banqueting.

Vegetable sculptures

Vegetable sculptures

The vegetable sculptures decorate banquets and receptions with a touch of exquisite personality and exoticism. It is possible to indulge in shapes and subjects of all kinds, always in harmony with the style of your event. Sculptures on watermelons, pumpkins, fruits and many other plants are sophisticated and preserve the vitality of the raw material which is perishable therefore it has a limited duration but is also “alive” for that.

Pavone vegetale
Vegetable peacock

Some curiosity about Thai art …

The most famous fruit and vegetable carving is in fact from the East and more precisely from Thailand, where it is called Kal Sa Luk and was born in the 14th century by the hand of an Empress who, at a ceremony, thought of Embellish a sacred object with a decoration on fruits and do so what is pleasing to his groom. Since then, the carving has become a cultural heritage before the female and then of the whole nation and today it is even a discipline in the schools.

Vegetable sculptures and catering: love at first sight!

In the new millennium, the Thai carving has spread all over the world thanks to internationally valuable schools. Catering companies who like to keep up with the trends are passionate about this art that is both ancient and modern thanks to the clever combination of shapes, colors and creative ideas.

For some years, the art of Thai crown is spreading also in Italy. Catering Maan has been a forerunner of the trend, because it has been offering these decorations for many years by having learned the art of “origin”: Marco, one of the founding members, attended courses and obtained certifications in Thailand. The ceremonies and weddings organized by Maan in Rome and the Castles can therefore have on request also this original and elegant signature.

Here are some examples of our achievements:


Wedding and tulips: love flower story

Wedding and tulips: love flower story

The flower associated with marriage is often pink, but it should actually be the tulip. Wedding and tulips are a winning combination. This beautiful and simple flower symbolizes deep love, the bond that lasts a lifetime. Here because…


Secrets and history of the tulip: so why choose it

His story is very fascinating: the name comes from the Turkish word “tullband” which means “turbans”, to which the shape of the corolla approaches. The tulip would be born from the drops of blood of a boy who committed suicide because he was unhappy in love. In 1500 the flower acquired a great fame, because Sultan Solimano the Magnificent loved him a lot. At this time he was also brought to Vienna and then to Holland and England.

In addition to its history and its meaning, it is important to know that color is also an element to be underestimated. Choosing a tone or another involves sending a specific message. The yellow tulip recalls the warmth of the smile, the mottled richness of the eyes of the recipient. Pink symbolizes a gesture of affection, while white can be linked to a request for forgiveness.


The red tulip, worthless to say, is a true love message, an open statement of deep commitment.

decorazione tavola tulipani rossi

That’s why you can safely say that the tulip is the flower of marriage. Perfect in the wedding bouquet, in the decoration of the location or the church is very beautiful in any color, even better in beautiful red vermilion.

tulipani centro tavola