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Wrong Date Fiasco

Have you ever mixed up important dates? Can you imagine this happening when planning a once-in-a-lifetime event that took months of planning? Our team recently experienced this with a surprise birthday party that had been planned to be thrown the day before the actual birthday, which resulted in a mix-up of dates. 

Just as we were wrapping up preparations for the event on the next day, we received a call from the venue wondering where we were, as they had expected us an hour ago. What?! But the party is tomorrow…nope! The client had miscommunicated the dates with the actual birthday in mind and not the event date. Despite the confusion we sprang into action right away. Chef Navi flipped pans and sautéed like no other and we continued to pack and pack until everything was ready to go. Our team pulled it together with strong communication and determination to make sure that this event would receive the delicious food they were counting on. The surprised guest of honor had no idea that such a mix-up had happened as everything went as smoothly as planned. This is just one great example of the dedication to exceptional service that our team can provide, no matter how small or big the hiccups along the way. Contact us today to see how we can create and plan an exceptional event for you!

Recipes: Veggie Delish Soup

INGREDIENTS

Celery, 1/3 Cup chopped into 1/2 inch pieces

Carrots, 1/3 Cup chopped into 1/2 inch pieces

Onions, 1/3 Cup chopped into 1/2 inch pieces

Napa Cabbage, 1 Cup roughly chopped

Bell peppers, 1 Cup chopped 1/2 inch

Fresh oregano, 1 TSP chopped

Fresh basil 1 TB chopped

Yellow squash, 1/2 Cup chopped into 1/2 cubes

2 Roma tomatoes, diced into 1/2 inch pieces

Garlic, 1 TSP, minced

Olive Oil (can substitute canola oil) 3 TB

Vegetable Stock, 2 quarts (8 Cups), low sodium

TOOLS

Medium soup pot (4 Quarts)

Mixing spoon

Cutting board and knife

Measuring spoons

Liquid measuring cup

DIRECTIONS

Heat oil in pot over medium heat

Sauté garlic, tomatoes, and mirepoix vegetables (carrots, onions and celery) until onions are translucent

Add vegetable stock, bring to boil

Simmer for 10 mins

Add napa cabbage, bell peppers and squash

Simmer another 10 mins

Add herbs and season to taste with Salt and Pepper

Recipe: Cucumber Cream Cheese Cups

INGREDIENTS

2 English Cucumbers

Herbs: Dill, thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil

1 package of Cream Cheese (8oz)

1 lb Strawberries

TOOLS

Melon Baller (a table spoon also works!)

Mixing bowl and spoon

Knife and cutting board

Vegetable peeler

Piping Bag (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Wash cucumbers and cut off ends. Use peeler to remove strips of skin, or fully peel.

Cut into 2″ sections, use melon baller or spoon to scoop out the top half of the cucumber section. Chill in refrigerator.

Fine chop the herbs and combine with the cream cheese in mixing bowl

Wash strawberries and remove tops. Slice thinly.

Retrieve the cucumber cups, fill piping bag with cream cheese mixture, and fill the cups.

Top with a strawberry slice and serve on a platter!

Bacon & Beer Classic 2018

Did the first word to catch your attention start with B and end with Acon? I’m sure it did.

This year we are honored to be a part of a pretty awesome annual event – The Bacon and Beer Classic.

If you don’t already know, the Bacon and Beer classic is a traveling festival that makes its way all over the country to display 30+ food vendors who use their unique styles to push boundaries on how bacon can be used in a variety of dishes.

This event is for anyone who really enjoys bacon with a side of beer. Well, except for vegetarians.

The Bacon and Beer Classic strives to reach out to local, newer restaurants and private chef/caterers to participate in the festival and we just couldn’t say no!

Navi has been working hard to create fun, edgy and hip ways to enjoy bacon and we have a LOT in store for everyone that is coming.

I don’t want to ruin too many surprises, however, we figured a few sneak peek photos of these amazing three dishes Navi will be presenting the public with.

This is the 5th year of the Bacon and Beer Classic event and this will be the biggest one yet. You can expect MORE beer, MORE food and MORE people than ever before! There will even be games to participate in, like a Bacon Eating Contest! Say what?! This is a bacon lover’s dream.

Can you guess what type of dishes we will be serving? Is your mouth watering yet from all of the bacon talk? If so – make sure you buy a ticket for the Bacon and Beer Classic for this month!

See you there!