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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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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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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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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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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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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