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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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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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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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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Antipasti Plate

  We were called upon to put together a nice set of appetizers for a little get together at Chip Cassanos. We just couldnt resist going the extra mile for our friend.  So instead of a traditional Antipasti platter, we opted for the GALACTICALLY ANTIPASTI PLATTER. What treasures inhabit this ginormous platter you ask:  fine […]

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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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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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