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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  It never fails to  impart a warm fuzzy feeling when folks order up Southern Food, Soul Food, Cajun or Creole from me.  I suppose that Southern Fare, more so than other regions, demands a certain amount of love when preparing.  It seems to communicate the attitude of the cook directly to the guests…. In […]

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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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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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