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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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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RMHC Doors of Compassion

This weekend, we are honored to throw our chef, Marshall Bartley into the mix for Ronald McDonald House Charities. As chance would have it, we are once again paired up with the incomparable Fifi and Gary Froelich.  The Froelich’s are quite generous to offer up their beautiful, euro imbued digs for this one of a kind evening […]

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FilmDayton Non-Profit

In support of FilmDayton‘s Dessert with Oscar Party Tonight – we are making Persian Style, Rose Water Ice Cream. Of course there will be lots of other desserts there tonight. What is FilmDayton about you ask…. “FilmDayton is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to building the Dayton region’s film community. We bring together local filmmakers, […]

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The real irony in being a Chef, and what so few people understand, is that despite my proximity to so many delicious foods, I rarely have the time to eat my own handiwork.  Often times I am relegated to some convenience food or I may not eat at all.  In my case, I have been […]

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Red Quinoa healthy eating

It does no justice to this dish to call it simply “fried rice”.  In addition to traditional, fluffy Jasmine rice, our House Grains and Rice blend includes true wild rice as well as organic Red Quinoa and Green Lentils.  Why bother ?  The way we figure it, every component of your plate, even the humble rice […]

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Brie and Meyer Lemon Puffs

Here I am again…. praising those gifted young individuals that have the courage to steer from the status quo in order to create a truly memorable menu for their special day. As it happens, this young couple celebrates life’s great and magical elixir – BEER. In collusion with these two brew fanatics, we fermented a powerful […]

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Dinner Setting for a gourmet meal

It is not as often as you might think that we serve food to true epicures.  Plenty o’ folks talk the talk to keep up appearances – expound some foodie vernacular here and there for conversation’s sake -but we know the difference.  Last Friday we served one – and with his permission, we pulled out […]

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Healthy Eating

  After over a year of development, Scratch is fast approaching the launch of its most ambitious endeavor to date.  With the growing need for an up-to-date model of nutrition, we embark towards a brave new world, where food and medicine cooperate like never before.  Faced with an epidemic of diseases attributed to and/or elevated […]

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