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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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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Cupcakes

For those of you who are unaware, there is a new sheriff in town.  And by sheriff I mean a saucy, irreverent cupcake maven named BAKED.. (an extra period because they have a period at the end of their moniker) This chica is quickly becoming my go to girl for cupcakes. From what I understand, she […]

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Early this year we had the pleasure of catering Antioch College’s Alumni Reunion Weekend.  It certainly presents its share of challenges catering to over 300 people, up to 3 meals a day for 3 days. As daunting as those numbers are, the real challenge was to meet our shared goal of nearly 100% local and sustainable products […]

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Grilled Jerk Chicken

I imagine that when one mentions Jamaica, the minds of the masses gravitate towards the customary archetypes: Reggae Music and Rastafarians. A modicum of that gaggle may even be aware of the existence of Jamaica’s beloved  cuisine – JERK. With a casual amount of wiki-research, you can expose a great reservoir of world influences on Jamaican fare: It […]

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Fresh local vegetables

Although at Scratch we embrace numerous cultures of food and culinary traditions from across the world, we have not paraded our vegetarian culture at the forefront.  With a growing body of evidence supporting the health benefits of a plant based diet, we have decided there is no better time than the present to espouse the […]

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Party Arty 2012

It took us a long minute to get around to posting this footage from this years Party Arty 2012  What a great evening !  As one who attends (who am I kidding) – works a lot of fundraisers/galas, I can tell you that this gig made me feel thoroughly at ease the second I walked into the […]

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PUSH Dayton Catering

    PUSH DAYTON PRESENTS…   Dance the night away at Club Aquarius  to some of the greatest chart toppers from high school, enjoy heavy hor’dourves from Scratch Catering, have your prom photo taken and have a chance to become Prom King or Queen.   Need a dress? Check out Clash Consignment for a great […]

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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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