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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It has been well over 2 years since I was first contacted by the Pink Ribbon Girls.  What are they all about you ask ? They are a non-profit whose mission is to provide personalized support to young women throughout all phases of the breast cancer journey. They accomplish this through education, outreach, awareness, and one-on-one […]

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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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For the third year now, we have had the honor of participating in Ronald Mcdonald House Charities’ Doors of Compassion Dayton event. It has become somewhat of a tradition in our kitchen to spread our wings extra wide for this event, amassing great ingredients and pushing our own boundaries. I guess it is from within […]

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Vintage Wedding

2014 is alive and demanding our full attention. Catering trends and wedding trends for the year send us reeling and leave us full of sentiment(and great food!). She’s an elegant lady, demanding an old world look and feel with a couple contemporary updates to keep the heart and mind stimulated. She understands the subtle touches […]

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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 […]

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Glen House Yellow Springs Ohio

    Simply uttering the words “a winter brunch in the woods” has a calming and curative effect on the spirit.  Last weekend we had the rare opportunity to cater in a contagiously relaxing B&B in Yellow Springs called the Glen House. It certainly spares me all of the adjectives I could use to describe […]

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For many years we have preached a mantra of memorable food, instructing our clients to tune out the lure of easy, standardized boredom in favor of thoughtful, unforgettable meals. As our catering capabilities have grown, and with the addition of new talent, we have hit our stride – creating one unforgettable meal after another to […]

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Lord knows I despise the premature observance of the Xmas holiday. This seasonal encroachment that has proliferated of late is intrusive at best – most people agree that even mentioning Xmas before Thanksgiving is straight up sacrilege. However, I have noticed that despite the ever present reminders of Xmas, folks are content to wait till […]

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ARC Masquerage 2013

Over the years, our company been fortunate enough to be aligned with Dayton’s most outrageous and important party. Since 2007, I can consider myself in the company of many dedicated stewards of the great Masquerage ball held by Aids Resource Center Ohio .  The infamous party was conceived long before I came along and has […]

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