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 […]

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Molecular Gastronomy Ice Cream

Yes, making Ice Cream with Liquid Nitrogen is a brazen method of preparation – certainly flashy. With that said, it is undeniably the fastest way to your rich and frosty end. On this segment of WDTN’s Living Dayton segment, I illustrate how it is done.  You simply make a traditional vanilla ice cream base, refrigerate, […]

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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 […]

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Scratch Event Catering was honored to provide an advanced menu of Hors d’oeuvres for the Boonshoft’s inauguration of The Dome, the latest in digital Planetarium technology in the Caryl D. Philips Space Theater of The Boonshoft. What did we serve you ask ?   Dim Sum style Mini Pot Stickers passed in Steamer Basket Gougeres | Puff Daddy’s Small, […]

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Meals from Scratch Prepared Meal
Matt Hayden

Prepared Meals

In response to numerous requests for Chef Prepared Meals – Scratch Event Catering is proud to announce that we will be addressing this common demand. Our goal is to provide fresh, balanced, professionally prepared meals for those of you who simply do not have the time or inclination to prepare high quality meals for yourself or your […]

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Macaroons from Scratch

It has been FORETOLD – The French Macaroon is dethroning the Cupcake as the official sweet of that most special of days. It will certainly keep chef’s on their toes, as the macaroon is decidedly more touchy than its antecedents. I’m not going to lie – I used up nearly $50 worth of Almond Meal […]

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Scratch German Chocolate Cake

After having produced my first, from scratch, German Chocolate Cake – I couldn’t help from imagining my own storefront of the future adorned with all sorts of cakes from a bygone era – when baking prowess was a thing to be respected, honored and envied. I sincerely hope that this particular vignette comes to pass […]

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Loose meat sandwiches by any other name. Created in the 1920’s in Urbandale, Iowa by an butcher named Fred Angell. The style of car hop service provided by their first restaurant was new to the world and shortly after was emulated by all ! Needless to say, they’re awesome and you can grab one at […]

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Kitchen

It is with great expectation that I bring to you my own personal culinary rant.  A midst all the cross talk regarding the current state of the economy; the occupy movement; public opinion bearing on our present commander in chief –  I gladly offer up subject matter that does not engage you from afar.  Food is something that […]

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