29 Jul

USA Diving Makes a Splash at ISM

Rio is going to be hosting several Hoosiers at the upcoming Olympic Games! This summer has been an exciting time in the world of sports here in Indianapolis. Between the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, American Ninja Warrior, and the US Olympic Diving Trials – we have been a central spotlight in the Midwest for athletes and fans alike. Kahn’s Catering is happy to have been part of the Olympic action by working with USA Diving as they honored award recipients at the Rings of Honor ceremony held at the Indiana State Museum. This event marked the second class of honorees into the US Diving Hall of Fame and occurred toward the end of the US Olympic Trials week held at the IUPUI Natatorium. The event was hosted on a non-competition day, and attended by over 300 supporters.


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The Indiana State Museum was the hotspot for diving fans, coaches, athletes and honorees. The O’Bannon Family Great Hall was doused in blue uplighting giving an underwater feel to the space, coupled with blue crush linens on tabletops to add to the atmosphere. The evening was a relaxed social affair. Food stations and cash bars were available to attendees prior the evening’s presentation. Guests mixed and mingled throughout the hall, taking several photos, catching up, and recapping an excellent week of diving competition.

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International Cheese Display
Manchego, emmental swiss, brie courrone, canadian cheddar, drunken goat cheese and stilton blue served with crackers, fresh fruit and dried fruit

Crudites of Vegetables Display
Marinated baby carrots, cauliflower buds, broccoli florets, squash, zucchini, snow peas, medley of julienne belle peppers, asparagus, grape tomatoes and sliced cucumbers with spinach and artichoke dip

Dip Platter
Artichoke parmesan dip, con queso dip, spinach dip, hummus with fresh-fried tortilla & pita chips

Mediterranean Dip Display
Traditional hummus, chipotle hummus, baba ganoush served with fresh-fried tortilla chips & pita chips

Shrimp cocktail shooter, kahn’s signature cocktail sauce

Corn muffin stuffed with avocado and tomato salsa with tortilla triangle tuile

Crab cakes, creole remoulade sauce

Caribbean beef meatballs

Corned beef brisket served with dijon aioli, horseradish cream and petite brioche rolls

Assorted Miniature Pastries
Chef’s choice of lemon tarts, fresh fruit tarts, chocolate macadamia nut tarts, chocolate dipped strawberries, caramel brownies, macarons, amarena, opera torte and tiramisu cups

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We love the use of audio visual that USA Diving elected to use. With the expertise of Markey’s Audio Visual, the Indiana State Museum’s exclusive AV vendor, they created an incredible awards presentation. With three full screens framing the stage, prime microphones and audio equipment, everything was in place for a successful event. Even those guests seated further back in O’Bannon Great Hall were able to see what was happening on stage thanks to a live feed setup that projected onto the screens.


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Photography by Marc Lebryk Photography

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