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! […]

Read More
Canopy Creek Farm Catering

In our 20 years of catering, we have seen some venues…. It is safe to say, that we have catered events in every conceivable venue from laundry rooms and backyards to museums and  national parks.  Im here to tell you brother and sisters, THEY ARE NOT ALL CREATED EQUAL. Late last year, we heard that a […]

Read More

An intriguing  young couple contacted me last year to cater their wedding in Yellow Springs at the Beautiful Birch House in Glen Helen Nature Preserve. We have had to overcome some time zone issues, being that they are currently living and working in Cambodia !  To add to the intrigue, they requested an authentic Middle Eastern […]

Read More
Wedding Taste Plates

No sooner than we’ve cleaned up my kitchen from the deluge of Holiday Catering, the Wedding Taste Tests begin…… I shouldnt be surprised, after all, I proposed to my wife on Christmas Eve. I must be honest here, and not to take away from the countless weddings I have catered over the last 15 years […]

Read More

  It never fails to  impart a warm fuzzy feeling when folks order up Southern Food, Soul Food, Cajun or Creole from me.  I suppose that Southern Fare, more so than other regions, demands a certain amount of love when preparing.  It seems to communicate the attitude of the cook directly to the guests…. In […]

Read More
Matt Hayden

EPIC SLIDERS

Without appearing insensitive to the misfortune of a young BTB (Bride to Be) that requested a taste test today….We prepared a number of slider selections for her to consider for her imminent wedding next August.  We collected a gaggle of exceptional sliders from which to choose from, including a Black and Blue Burger and A […]

Read More
Cutting Board in the Scratch Food Kitchen

As a Wedding Caterer, the foods I prepare are the whim of my Clients.  If my clients say “We want Grilled Cheese Sandwiches”, I say “do you want them texas toast or regular ? american or cheddar ?  smushed or intact ? To a large extent, my repertoire is dictated by the market and does not […]

Read More
Wedding Tasting

Another taste test down… I have never really questioned whether or not taste tests are standard practice in the industry – I have simply always offered them.  They way I see it, why wouldn’t a “bride to be” not want to taste the food that they are going to serve to 300 of their closest […]

Read More
Dayton Knockout 2012 Catering

  For those of you who missed Dayton Knockout at Memorial Hall, here is my humble attempt at summarizing…. Dayton History and ARC Ohio teamed up to dream up a one of a kind fundraiser centered around boxing. In collaboration with Drake’s Gym downtown – they set out to fight the good fight and enlisted the participation […]

Read More