(This is the third in a series of blogs about planning your wedding by bride Shana Lloyd) When you’re planning your wedding day they tell you so many things that are normal experiences. People will be late, your vendors will get lost, you’ll forget a guest table on seating chart (I did that), it will go […]

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Bacon and Grits Scratch Events

I honestly had a hard time deciphering whether our tasting was in fact a tasting or a full on catered event. Chef Matt Hayden and the Scratch Events team cut no corners at our shabby chic wedding preview and tasting. It was impossible not to envision how successfully tasty our wedding is going to be! […]

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Our clients would agree that Scratch Events has a passion for delicious, innovative food.  We use terms like “food forward”, “chef-centric” and “unforgettable” to describe our menus – and truth be told, the cuisine definitely comes first at Scratch Events. With nearly ten years of high volume, high visibility events under our belt, we have […]

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Coffee and wine DIY Country Chic Wedding Chalkboard

Pinterest has definitely changed the game when it comes to planning a wedding. For the crafty and DIY hopefuls like myself, there is a myriad of creative and fun country chic wedding ideas that I would likely never think of on my own.  It has its negatives though. For one, if you’re anything like me […]

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With nearly 300 weddings under our belt, we have accumulated a knowledge of the basics that we are happy to share with you.  You won’t be surprised to learn that the choices you make, from the table size and shape, the linen material, the china, glassware and flatware all have a practical reason for being […]

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From the beginning, Scratch Events has been characterized by creative food to suit any request – from exotic and authentic world cuisine to themed meals that reflect our clients whimsical desires.  We have created menus for such interests as: Steampunk, Medieval Fantasy, Star Wars, Revolutionary Period, Science inspired Molecular Gastronomy, Mad Men, Victorian, Western Cowboy, […]

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  CATS MEOW TOOK A CHANCE AND KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK Simply put, in all our years of catering, no client of ours has ever had the nerve to serve a Seafood Boil to their guests. Despite the fact that most travelled folks look forward with great anticipation to such a communal and […]

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    SICSA’S CATS MEOW IS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12th  I just thought I would take a minute of your time to inform you of a once in a lifetime foodie event here in Dayton. I am personally extremely jazzed to be collaborating with Chef Anne Kearney of Rue Dumaine (James Beard Award Winner) to serve […]

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Over the years we have seen our client’s idea of upscale food change from simple crab cakes and filet to world flavors and delicate, complex preparations.  At Scratch Event Catering we couldn’t be more happy with this shift: we applaud the new, young epicures for the courage to make a gastronomic stand with the most […]

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Matt Hayden

Cooking with Dad

It has been quite a spell since I lived at home, and despite the innate desire of a young adult to get the hell out of dodge, there are some things I certainly miss. Other than the occasional sandwich making, I think there was an arrangement that Dad was not permitted to use the kitchen […]

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