We began The Table Service as a pop-up picnic shortly before the CA state shutdown in late February 2020. We didn't start back up again until late June 2020. Immediately, there was a huge demand for picnics all throughout CA due to the shutdowns of restaurants, strict indoor gathering protocol, and so forth. For us, picnics can be intimate and social distanced, making it a big hit. The company started with 2 best friends, Gloria Malaihollo and Stephanie Rende. Both had been friends since the 7th grade and shared the same love and passion for table decor. The Table Service also wouldn't be such a great success without the help of Gloria's sister, Grace Malaihollo.
When starting The Table Service, Stephanie was still committed to her full time job at Glidewell Laboratories where she worked for 10+ years in the IT dept. as a QA technician where she tested dental software prior to production.
Since then, Stephanie have completely ditched the normal 9-5 and turned her hobby into a full time job and chasing her dreams. At The Table Service, Stephanie wears many hats. A lot of which she had to learn on her own time in order to grow the business. She is our accountant, florist, and day to day business operation.
Both Gloria and Stephanie worked at Glidewell Laboratories prior to building The Table Service. While working at the Dental Lab, Gloria learned how to build a business plan, create P&L, software developments, management, and leadership. All of which makes a great tool in starting her own business.
At The Table Service, Gloria too, wears many hats. Gloria handles the behind the scenes business management, marketing, social media marketing, and business plans. Gloria have also picked up new skills along the way that have helped build the business significantly and that is , craftmanship. All of the picnic tables was built by yours truly. Along with many other rental items such as champagne/dessert cart, backdrops, and many more.
There is no telling what they will do next. Both Gloria and Stephanie are hungry for success and to learn new things.
Best to sit back and watch them grow!
Our mission is to make it easy for you to plan your next event or milestone. We simply put everything together, set up, and clean up.
Our Goal is to have our own venue. Someplace that is all inclusive and affordable but yet screams Hell Yeah!